The CEMS MIM is a two-year, full time program (can be entirely in English) which combines academic theory and business practice and will give you 2 degrees with any additional tuition fees.
The program is only open to students who will enroll at LSM in the Master 120 in CEMS-Business Engineering (INGE2MS/G) or CEMS- Management (GEST2MS/GE) after being selected for CEMS MIM. Please note: the CEMS MIM starts in September of the first year of the Master 120.
At LSM we facilitate CEMS local-international student network and integration through the following common CEMS curriculum which includes: 2 academic terms at 2 different CEMS Schools*, an international internship, core courses, block seminar, skill seminars and a business project.
The academic year at LSM is composed of 2 terms and each term is split into two parts (Part 1 & Part 2) :
- Fall term going from September to December with exam session in January
- Part 1 : the 8 first weeks of the term (incl. integration and evaluation week)
- Part 2 : the 6 last weeks of the term
- Spring term going from February to May with exam session in June
- Part 1 : the 7 first weeks of the term (incl. evaluation week)
- Part 2 : the 8 last weeks of the term (incl. 2 weeks of Easter holidays)
All courses are given on a period of 6 weeks; thus, they are given in part 1 or in part 2:
- Courses from part 1 may end with an exam after the 6 weeks of lecture (on week 7) or during the January exam session
- Courses from part 2 have their exams scheduled during the June exam session automatically
* Mandatory 1 academic term abroad. The possibility to do 2 academic terms abroad has a limited access and the available places are allocated according to a ranking. Download the programme brochure on the right side of the page for more details.
- 3-4 core courses (19 ECTS)
- CEMS Option 15 ECTS (International Marketing Management, International Business, International Financial Management)
- 3 courses (13 ECTS)
- Internship: compulsory part of your LSM Master's degree (min 12 consecutive weeks in a full-time position and counts for 10 ECTS). CEMS Students have to achieve their internship during the 2nd part of Term 2 of their Annual Block 1 (after Q2 Part 1 evaluation week) - no overlap with academic terms is allowed. If the CEMS internationalism criteria are met, this internship, can also count as your CEMS internship (no ECTS).
When applying for the International Management/CEMS programme at LSM, you are required to provide proof of proficiency in only one language which is English (entry).
However, all CEMS MIM students graduate with competence in three languages (exit). These languages are:
- TOEFL iBT: minimum overall score of 100
- IELTS Academic test: minimum overall score of 7.0
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): minimum grade B
- Cambridge English Business certificate (BEC): minimum higher grade B
- Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE): minimum C1 level
- You have a Bachelor's diploma entirely taught in English from an English speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution
The third language may be another CEMS language or any other language.
Certain combinations of similar languages will not be allowed to fulfill the requirements (e.g. Danish/Swedish/Norwegian, Czech/Slovak, Catalan/Spanish, Ukrainian/Belarusian/Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin/Slovenian).
Our online CEMS language diagnostic test enables you to see if you already meet the CEMS language requirements and what your options are if you do not.
Click here for a list of approved institutions, courses and tests to fulfill the CEMS language requirement. Theses courses and exams can be taken before or during the CEMS MIM.
The following periods of validity apply for CEMS accredited language courses, certificates and tests. The reference date is the first day of the CEMS MIM year, which is the 2nd year of LSM Master's degree (September 2020):
- C2/C1 - eternal validity (unless different indicated, e.g. IELTS results are valid for two years only)
- B2 - 5 years (not older than September 2015)
- B1/A2/A1 - 2 years (not older than September 2018)
CEMS (Soft) Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills. They are essential to kick-start an efficient professional career and fundamental to easily adjust to an international management environment.
In order to graduate, CEMS Students have to attend at least 4 Skill Seminar days in total (2 ECTS) (1 day = 8 hours = 0.5 ECTS), two of which are through the "Business Communication (BCSS)" provided during the Fall term of your CEMS year (wathever the CEMS school you will be in).