CEMS is a strategic global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and non-governmental organisations. This highly-ranked, global, one-year, pre-experience master’s programme emphasises and develops management and leadership competencies with emphasis on internationalism and responsible leadership.

The programme is ranked by Financial Times among the top Master’s in Management programmes in the world from 2005 to 2015, and was recently ranked 9th in 2018. For the inaugural The Economist’s Master in Management Ranking in 2017, the CEMS MIM was ranked 9th. NUS was the first Asian university to be made a full Academic Member of CEMS in 2008. This programme is exclusively open to the MSc students of CEMS Member Schools, and has been widely recognised as one of the best springboards to an international career. The international mobility of CEMS graduates is well represented by our over 14,000 alumni of at least 100 nationalities who are currently working in more than 75 countries. More than 45% of them live and work outside their home country.

During your CEMS MIM year, you will enjoy two international exchange semesters at two leading CEMS partner universities, complete CEMS courses in Global Management, block seminars and skills seminars, as well as complete an international internship. With the CEMS MIM, you will get to experience and join a cohort of high-caliber, internationally-minded, multilingual students enrolled at leading business schools across the world.

Programme Structure

Up to 3 Level-5000 modules (maximum of 12 MCs) taken at the CEMS host schools can be counted towards the fulfillment of your MSc in Management requirement. At NUS, the workload of each module is expressed in terms of Modular Credits (MCs). The European equivalent of workload representation is ECTS credits. A typical module consists of 4 MCs (or 6 ECTS), representing about 10 hours of work per week.

International Exchange Programme
You are required to spend one term each at two additional CEMS partner schools. Destinations for the terms abroad will depend on availability. Location and sequence preferences will be taken into consideration, but those with better academic standing (including good GMAT scores) may stand a higher chance of getting their preferred placement.

Block Seminar
You will begin the CEMS MIM term with a mandatory intensive one-week Block Seminar that is an ideal start to the programme as it facilitates discussion of management topics from different cultural and academic perspectives.

Admission Requirements

Educational Background
A good Bachelor’s degree in Business or a business-related discipline.

Applicants in the process of earning a degree and are about to graduate are welcome to apply.

English Language Requirement
Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction.

The TOEFL score must be at least 260 for the computer-based test, 620 for the paper-based test and 100 for the internet-based test.

For IELTS, the overall band score must be at least 7.0.

Admission Interviews
A strong performance in the interview (conducted for shortlisted candidates only).

CEMS Language Requirements
Besides good oral and written skills in English, applicants for the double-master degree programme with CEMS must be proficient in at least one other CEMS language.

Although GMAT is not mandatory, a good GMAT score will strengthen your application. Candidates with good GMAT scores will be considered favourably for study awards, and also stand a higher chance in getting their preferred placement in CEMS host schools for the double degree programme.

We do not require you to have work experience for admission into the programme. Applicants with some postgraduate work experience are also welcome to apply.

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

NUS Business School
National University of Singapore
Mochtar Riady Building, Level 4
Singapore 119245

Tel: +65 65163370