Skill Seminars

Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills. They are essential to kick-starting an effective professional career and fundamental to adjusting easily to an international management environment. Topics include:

  • Business Communication (BCSS / participation is mandatory)
  • Personal Development
  • Intercultural skills
  • Project Management
  • Group work abilities
  • International negotiation techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • CV building and Job Application preparation

Small groups ensure an interactive dimension. Students have to attend four Skill Seminar days in total (2 ECTS) (1 day = 8 hours = 0.5 ECTS), of which at least two days must be in "Business Communication".

During the Business Communication Skill Seminar (BCSS) students learn how to use a variety of techniques to effectively communicate in a business environment. 

Due to Corporate and Social Partner involvement and the degree of planning required to organise Skill Seminars, CEMS takes Skill Seminar attendance very seriously. More information on the self-learning objectives, attendance and sanctions can be found in the Student Guide

Company training sessions or other practical external seminars can substitute CEMS Skill Seminars when validated by the home-school Academic Director.