CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education was established in 1988. It is an alliance of European, Australian, American and Asian universities, business schools, multinational companies, and NGOs. The main aim of CEMS has been to establish a global standard of management education for students to become global managers with excellence in understanding cultural diversity, performance, and ethical conduct. All of this through their “Masters in International Management” (CEMS MIM) postgraduate, pre-experience degree. 

The only Indian member of this renowned alliance of leading multinational corporations and business schools is IIM Calcutta (IIMC). Let’s acquaint you with CEMS MIM Calcutta’s course structure. 


Master in International Management (MIM) is a program offered by CEMS in 32 countries across the globe. In India, it is being offered for the first time in collaboration with IIM Calcutta. This program is the perfect opportunity for you to gain international exposure while doing a regular two-year post-graduate program at IIM Calcutta. The duration of the MIM course spans over two terms of over 2.5 months each. The modules of the course focus on your critical, analytical and managerial skills in various scenarios. 

A remarkable feature of this course is that it brings together diverse stakeholders such as— schools, companies, students, and alumni, all rolled into one course, wherein, they collaborate to provide the best outlook on management studies.  

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Course Structure 

The course is structured around block seminars, international internships, business projects, and a mandatory term abroad. Once admitted to the program, you are expected to complete a term in any of the CEMS member schools before proceeding to IIM-Calcutta for the last term. The CEMS also requires you to pursue certain elective courses that have been made mandatory. Additionally, you are also to take part in seminars on entrepreneurial skills and work on business projects. Furthermore, you are also required to pursue an international internship and language proficiency mandates. These electives help you in gaining insights into management and exposure to dynamic work environments.

Some of the mandatory courses for the year 2021-22 are as follows: 

  1. Global strategic management 
  2. Global leadership
  3. Credit risk management
  4. The Economics of business policy
  5. Global Political Economy of the 21st century
  6. Blockchain and its implications
  7. Consumer behaviour
  8. Logistics and supply chain management
  9. Marketing theory and contemporary issues

Statistics have shown that over 96% of MIM graduates have successfully gained employment mostly at multinational companies. These job opportunities belong to three specific sectors—Consulting, Technology, and Consumer goods. Some of the top recruiters include BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, Gartner, Zurich, Google, Facebook, and Whirlpool. These statistics prove to be in line with their placement goals, which has resulted in 36% of the students living abroad and pursuing their ideal career path. 

As you might have realised, the MIM program is a gateway to studying in India’s top-notch and most exclusive universities and gaining international exposure in the management field. So, go ahead and seize this opportunity!  


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