MSc in International Management/CEMS MIM From University College Dublin

Program Overview

  • This is a unique dual degree with graduates awarded an MSc in International Management from UCD Smurfit School and a Masters in International Management (MIM) from CEMS.

  • CEMS is a global strategic alliance of 33 leading business schools, over 70 multinational organisations and 7 NGOs. UCD Smurfit School is the only Irish school within this elite community.

  • The CEMS Masters in International Management is devised by both academic and business leaders, bridging university education and business expertise, thus offering keen insight into management best practices via seminars, core courses, electives, language teaching and internships. This course is targeted at graduates with a business/economics background, fluency in English and another language (plus a third language at a beginner level to be developed through the year), excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ambition to become international business managers and leaders.

  • With a mandatory semester abroad, international networking events, a diverse range of nationalities in class and a high percentage of graduates expatriating upon recruitment, the course provides the ultimate international springboard.



  Course Duration

16 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 22,500




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This multi-faceted course comprises an introductory block seminar, two CEMS core modules, plus a number of option modules across a range of areas. Option modules enable students to deepen their knowledge in a specific domain or acquire a broad set of competencies. Other requirements comprise a business project, skills seminars, a ten-week international internship and the Business Research Insights Paper as part of the course. With any possible internship opportunity students have to go through a competitive recruitment process, including interviews with employers, to be selected.

Autumn Trimester  

Core module

  • International Business Strategy

Module options

  • Two choices from a range of exclusive and elective modules across a range of different disciplines

  • As well as the modules there are skills seminars, company visits and talks, and Business Communications Skills

 Spring Trimester

Core module

  • Global Leadership

Module options

  • Business Project

  • Choice of a range of elective modules across different disciplines

  • As well as the modules there are skills seminars, company visits and talks, and the Responsible Global Leadership seminar

Summer Trimester

  • Business Research Insights


  • International Management Internship

NOTE: Semester 1 and Semester 2 curriculum for CEMS students depends on where the first semester is spent so core subjects will vary for students.

Taught Master's:  A minimum overall score of 7.0 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.  The non-academic version is not accepted.

Taught Master's: A minimum score of 100 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

General Requirements

  • Standard XII

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

  • Intermediate Exam (some state boards)

  • Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

  • Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

  • CBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent

  • A minimum second-class honours (Grade 1) degree (or equivalent) in Business/Economics or a related discipline.

  • Fluency in English and one other language.  Preference will be given to candidates with 3+ languages.

  • You must submit two letters of recommendation as part of your application (Academic or Employer recommendations only).

  • In addition to the above academic requirements, you also need to demonstrate the following:

  • International orientation and openness

  • Excellent interpersonal competencies

  • A strong desire to achieve and leadership potential

  • Integrity

Fees Full-Time EU:    €16,500 (academic year 2022/2023)

Full-Time Non-EU:    €22,500 (academic year 2022/2023)

Our network of corporate partners, combined with strong management learning, means that CEMS graduates are sought after by leading corporations around the world.

97% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors.  (Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in November 2021)

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Management Consultant

  • Business Development Manager

  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst

  • General Management

  • Strategy Consultant

  • Project Manager

  • Marketing Analyst


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