WUlaunched the Master in International Managment/CEMS in fall 2009. The academic program is divided into four 4-month terms, totaling 120 ECTS Credits.
The Master in International Management/CEMS is a two-year, full time program taught entirely in English. It is specially designed to meet the needs and trends of the global marketplace in an international and multi-cultural setting, creating a stimulating learning environment through the wide variety of professional, academic, and research experience brought to the classroom. It gives participants the academic and practical knowledge they need for a successful international career.
Qualification profile of IM/CEMS graduates
Graduates of the Master’s Program in International Management/CEMS are extremely well-qualified for a professional career in a culturally diverse global environment.
After completion of this program, they should have the skills necessary to:
* Consider problems from various theoretical perspectives and translate their knowledge into practical management decisions;
* Critically analyze and evaluate management actions and decisions based on a general understanding of internal organizational processes and the external environment (global markets, etc.);
* Speak at least two foreign languages well enough to be able to discuss and negotiate competently in an international environment;
* Apply creative problem-solving methods to international management challenges, both individually and as part of a team;
* Lead and become integrated in international teams with a high level of cultural and educational diversity;
* Understand businesses’ role in society and adhere to high ethical and moral standards;
* Communicate even the most complex of topics and problem situations understandably and appropriately to various target groups, both to experts and laypeople;
* Follow and assess the development of new theories and approaches in international management using a variety of media (scientific publications, databases, trade journals, etc.);
* Continue to develop and foster his or her own skills in accordance with the principle of life-long learning.
WU employs a rolling admission policy, allowing students to apply from the beginning of September until spring. Rolling admission for the academic year 2015/16 starts September 1st, with the following two priority deadlines: October 8th, 2014; January 8th, 2015
A multi-tiered application process guarantees that only the best candidates are enrolled in the program. Applicants’ aptitude is judged based on academic and personal criteria.
The first step in the admission process is the online application. Candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:
›› A relevant bachelor degree or other equivalent degree program (the program must be worth at least 180 ECTS credits).
›› A minimum of 60 ECTS credits must be from the field of business administration
›› English proficiency
›› Knowledge of a second language (e.g. secondary
education, grade transcript, language certificate)
›› The GMAT is obligatory for non WU students
›› GPA (grade point average) is mandatory for WU students only
Students that are formally qualified and meet the program’s standards will be shortlisted for interviews.
At the interviews, the following criteria are assessed:
(i) Intellectual potential & knowledge, (ii) attitude &
soft skills, and (iii) international orientation.
For further and more detailed information on the
application requirements and admission process,
please visit the program’s website at