PARIS, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - A pioneering global business education programme offered in partnership by 28 leading business schools across four continents, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the addition of a new academic member and the graduation of approximately 900 students.
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Established in December 1988 by four leading European schools (ESADE, HEC Paris, Università Bocconi and the University of Cologne), the CEMS Alliance designed the first truly European business education through one single master's degree. At a time when the Berlin Wall still stood, and the majority of business was conducted at a national level, the CEMS programme allowed students to travel between member schools and countries for their studies, equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed in the international markets of the future.
Today, CEMS is a global alliance comprising 28 of the world's most prestigious business schools, over 60 multinational employers, and 4 non-profit organisations. Its Master's in International Management programme has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Financial Times for the past 8 years, and its graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of companies including McKinsey, Google, P&G and L'Oréal.
This year's incoming class is CEMS' largest and most diverse to date, made up of over 1,000 students from 67 different nationalities. Roland Siegers, Executive Director of the CEMS programme believes its popularity is due to its global presence. "It's the only educational programme in the world in which there is no "home" or dominating cultural environment, meaning that once you become a part of it, the world becomes your home," he says.
Marking their 25-year anniversary, ESADE will host a three-day event that will bring together 2,500 members of the CEMS Alliance. Included in the celebrations will be the addition of Chile's leading business school, the Universidad Adolfo Inbañez, to the programme and the graduation of a record number of CEMS MIM students. The event will take place at ESADE in Barcelona, where the CEMS Alliance was established.
To find out more about the event visit: http://www.esade.edu/homesite/eng/cems-ae-2013
CEMS is the global alliance of 28 leading business schools, 64 multinational companies and 4 social partners awarding the CEMS Master's in International Management to over 1000 students from 67 countries.
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