How to apply to the CEMS MIM Programme


The CEMS Master in International Management (CEMS MIM) Programme is jointly offered by all members of the Alliance and is only open to students enrolled at one of the CEMS schools or universities in a master’s programme in Management, Economics, or other specialized master’s programmes

In order to apply, candidates must follow the local application and selection procedure. Please consult the schools'  fact sheet for application periods, deadlines and the application form for the school you are interested in. CEMS Schools select candidates to the CEMS MIM based on common requirements, however, you are recommended to contact the Programme Managers for details on the local admission procedures and additional requirements.


1. Common Application Requirements

Certain common application requirements apply to all CEMS MIM candidates across all CEMS schools.

Candidates applying to the CEMS MIM are required to:

● Be enrolled in a master’s programme in a selected CEMS school by the start of their CEMS MIM studies.
● Provide proof of academic preparation: have either received a Bachelor’s degree in Management or Economics or in a related field; or successfully passed minimum 60 ECTS of full-time business education (to be presented at the programme start). If applicable, provide a minimum of 600 points in GMAT Exam or 555 in GMAT Focus.
● Provide proof of proficiency in English (if not mother tongue) through any of the following (minimum level): TOEFL iBT100; IELTS (Academic) 7.0; CPE C; CAE B; BEC Higher B; Pearson test of English Academic (PTE) 68; have a Bachelor’s diploma entirely taught in English from an English speaking country or in a CEMS or EQUIS/AACSB-accredited institution; have passed one of the CEMS-accredited locally accepted English exams; A-level GCSE issued in Singapore.

Currently, the CEMS MIM accepts the following online tests:
● TOEFL iBT Test: a minimum score of 100 (with a score of at least 20 in each section)

● IELTS Online Test: a minimum score of 7.0

Important Note:
Please note, CEMS does not accept TOEFL MyBest Scores. We only accept results from specific test dates.

2. CEMS MIM Selection criteria


● The key selection criteria will be assessed through online application documents and through a personal meeting (for example an interview or an assessment centre).
● Candidates will be required to submit documents containing a centrally designed application form, a motivation letter, a CV, language certificates and grade reports.
● Each CEMS school may require the candidate to include additional documentation. Please see the application form for the school you are interested in and their fact sheet.
● A pre-selection on the basis of the documents is carried out.
● In addition to the application documents, a panel jury comprising different stakeholders, or an assessment centre evaluates the fulfilment of criteria. For further information, check application procedures and apply online via the school list.

MIM Selection Interviews

CEMS schools together with corporate partners select  candidates locally for their CEMS MIM. Based on the documents provided by the candidates, they may be invited to a selection interview or an assessment centre. Candidates will be assessed based on the following CEMS-wide selection criteria:

MIM selection Interview



The final decision on admission to the CEMS MIM is taken by the CEMS schools based on the application material and the outcome of the interview/assessment centre.


Additional Requirements on Languages 

Candidates should also be aware of the CEMS language requirements upon applying for the CEMS MIM, and inquire about the local language admission requirements that may vary at CEMS schools. Some schools might require candidates to possess three languages at certain levels at the time of admission. 

As part of the application process, candidates must also hand in a mother tongue declaration form. Please note that, although all CEMS schools ultimately require submission of a mother tongue declaration upon entrance into the programme to confirm your mother tongue(s), not all CEMS schools accept mother tongue declaration as appropriate evidence of mastery of the mother tongue to be accepted into the local master’s programmes. 

In such cases, candidates will need to meet the specific admission requirements of the chosen CEMS school.