MSc (Mgt) Programme

MSc (Mgt) students can switch to a double-master degree programme, by opting for an additional CEMS Master’s in International Management (or “CEMS MIM”) degree, with possible scholarship support.  This double-master degree programme may be completed in 1.5 years by a business undergraduate student; 2 years by a non-business undergraduate student. 


CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schoolsmultinational companies (MNCs), and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  They collaborate closely to deliver the CEMS MIM.  NUS became the first Asian university to be made a full Academic Member of CEMS in 2008. 

CEMS MIM Class Year 2013-14


  • The required 10-week international internship can be completed in Singapore or abroad.
  • Since the MIM starts in August, MSc (Mgt) students from BBA / BBA(Acc) / BSocSc(Econs) may proceed to their CEMS host schools immediately after their Honours year, before returning to complete their MSc (Mgt) coursework.
  • Undergraduate students in disciplines other than Business and Economics must complete at least 20 MCs of the MSc Requirements (MSR) segment before proceeding to their CEMS host schools.

International Exchange

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

Language Requirements

All CEMS MIM students graduate with competence in three languages, one of which must be English and another must be one of the CEMS Languages.

Block Seminar

Students begin the CEMS MIM term with an intensive one-week seminar called the Block Seminar. This is mandatory and has to be completed at the host school in Term 1. The Block Seminar is an ideal starting point to the programme as it provides the opportunity to discuss management topics from different cultural and academic perspectives.

Global Strategy Course

During Term 1, you have to successfully complete a CEMS Course in the field of Global Strategy.

Responsible Global Leadership Seminar

The Responsible Global Leadership Seminar (RGL) is a two-day course, which takes place at the beginning of Term 2. The RGL Seminar brings together representatives from Corporate and/or Social partners, professors and students, for an experiential learning experience.

Global Management Practice Course

During Term 2, you have to successfully complete a CEMS Course in the field of Global Management Practice.

Skills Seminar

These shorter seminars provide training on practical skills that are essential for an effective professional career. They are held throughout the two terms and often in cooperation with companies.

CEMS Business Project

Students have to work in small teams on a business project during Term 2 of the CEMS MIM year. Business projects take a consultancy-like approach and allow you to apply your skills and knowledge to solve a real business problem for an international organization. The student teams work independently and are supervised and evaluated by both the faculty advisor and the corporate representatives. A Business Project will amount to about half of Term 2's workload.

International Internship

The main objective of internship is to turn academic knowledge and theoretical knowledge into a professional and multi-cultural experience. The internship can take place at a CEMS Corporate Partner, an international company, or a non-profit organization; as long as the work responsibilities correspond to that of a graduate recruit. You are responsible for finding your own internship and getting all official documents required for employment. More information can be found in CEMS website:

CEMS Internship Guide:


You may apply online and/or obtain more information from the CEMS website.  The application period is from 1st May to 15th July. All supporting documents required for the application must be uploaded.

Fees and Study Awards


There is an additional tuition fee of $15,000 for CEMS MIM, which is to be paid over two equal installments.

Study Awards for CEMS (MIM)

All applicants with good GMAT scores will be automatically considered for scholarships to help cover all or a portion ofthe tuition fee. There is no need for a separate scholarship application.

Scholarship receipients are chosen based on merit. To increase your chances for a scholarship, a competitive GMAT score is recommended.

Graduating Requirements

The MIM degree will only be granted upon successful completion of the MSc (Mgt) programme.

To be considered for the CEMS graduation ceremony held usually in late November or early December, the CEMS student must have successfully completed all obligatory components for the CEMS MIM by the June of that year:

  • Have spent at least two of the three MIM terms abroad
  • Have successfully graduated officially from the MSc (Management) programme
  • No more than 15 ECTS in Elective and Skill Seminar credits may be taken outside the MIM year
  • A consecutive 10-week international internship at first-job level
  • Met CEMS language requirements

You may obtain more information from the CEMS website.