University of Cologne

University of Cologne

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1. The School

University of Cologne

Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany with a long-standing tradition. It has gained a consistent and outstanding reputation for maintaining the highest standards in research and education.

The Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty), one of the six schools of the University and Germany’s largest and most reputable Faculty of its type is EQUIS accredited and regularly ranks among the top providers of management and business education. It is well-known for offering students a vast scope of study fields and specializations, that will give you everything you need to turn your career plans into reality.

Key points

MIM programme at this school

The University of Cologne's MSc in International Management/CEMS MIM comprises a carefully designed curriculum, which combines academic theory with business practice. Exposure to top-class teaching and the operational expertise of world-renowned companies gives CEMS students a great opportunity to consolidate previous knowledge and apply newly acquired skills as they go through the programme.

The MSc in International Management is a 2 years programme, including the CEMS MIM during the second year of the master studies.

As the University of Cologne is state-funded, there are no tuition fees, just a biannual “semester contribution” of approx. 280 euros, which includes the semester ticket for public transport throughout the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Living in the city

COLOGNE - AN OPEN MINDED AND SCIENCECENTRED CITY!

Cologne is located within a metropolitan area of about 13 million people in the heart of Germany’s economy making it easy for students and faculty to collaborate with great companies. It is one of Germany’s most attractive locations and offers a vibrant student life.

With around 100,000 students and a lively start-up culture, Cologne is the economic and scientific centre of the Rhineland region. In addition to 17 universities and business schools, the area is also home to numerous internationally renowned research institutions (such as European Space Agency (ESA) or Gesis – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) with knowledge transfer to industry and society playing a key role. Successful transfer structures include the university’s Excellence Start-up Center, GATEWAY Start-up Service, the Start-up Network Cologne e.V. and the Digital Hub Cologne.

Cologne is also proud of its reputation as a vibrant and tolerant city that is simultaneously multicultural – with 18% non-German residents – and strong in its local identity.


Karneval, Cologne’s famous carnival season taking place every February, and the popular local beer “Kölsch”, brewed exclusively in Cologne, are only two examples of the vivid cultivation of the city’s traditions.

  • 1,09 million inhabitants in city of Cologne*
  • 13 million inhabitants in metropolitan area of Cologne*
  • 100,706 students in Cologne*
  • 34.75 % of Cologne’s total area is covered by public parks, sports grounds and nature areas*
  • 1 famous Gothic cathedral, the “Kölner Dom”*
  • Unlimited opportunities to fall in love with the city

* Cologne Facts & Figures 2017 by City of Cologne

CEMS Club Cologne

The PIM & CEMS Student and Alumni Club Cologne e.V. is an independent association of students and alumni of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.

Its main intention is to establish a network between members with a variety of activities. In addition, the Club supports incoming international students in their first weeks and throughout their semester at the University of Cologne. Furthermore, the PIM & CEMS Club aims to provide its members with insights into the working environment. With a variety of workshops throughout the year, members get the chance to gain first-hand experience and to establish important contacts for their future career.

With over 1,700 members of the PIM & CEMS Club is one of the largest international networks of its kind in Germany!

Location
Albertus Magnus Platz, Cologne, Germany
2. Master of science and cems mim
7 December 2020-31 March 2021

2 years

October

English

DEGREE

  • M.Sc. International Management

Term dates for the Master Programme(s)

Term 1 From 1 September to 17 December 2021
Term 2 From 1 April to 31 July 2022
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3. Programme offer

Academic year

  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    14271.0006 Hauptseminar Supply Chain Management und Management Science (Games) Elective In person View
    14259.5007 Insurance Economics Elective In person View
    14015.0008 CEMS Management Skills (University of Cologne) Global elective Online 2020-09 2020-09 View
    14266.5007 Consumer Psychology and Behavior Elective In person 2020-09 2020-12 View
    14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy In person 2020-09-02 2020-12-11 View
    14015.0008 Management Skills Exclusive In person 2020-09-09 2020-09-12 View
    14015.0009 CEMS/MIM Management Skills Elective In person 2020-10 2020-10 View
    14253.5005 Business Simulation (CAPSIM) on Strategy Formulation and Implementation Elective In person 2020-10 2020-10 View
    14253.5004 Strategic Human Resource Management Elective In person 2020-10 2020-10 View
    14259.5000 Value-based Management in Insurance - Theory and Practice Elective In person 2020-10 2021-01 View
    14277.5002 Information Systems and Environmental Sustainability Elective In person 2020-10 2021-02 View
    14289.5010 Economic Engineering Elective In person 2020-10 2020-11 View
    14015.0009 Management Skills Exclusive In person 2020-10-06 2020-10-09 View
    14259.5001 International Financial Management Global elective Online 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14271.5006 Supply Chain Management Global elective Online 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14266.5008 Practical Applications in Retailing Global elective Online 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14259.0107 Capital Market Theory Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14259.0300 Corporate Finance Theory Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14253.5003 Mergers and Acquisitions Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14320.5002 Organizational Behavior Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14320.5001 Consumer Behavior Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14253.5006 Corporate Innovation Elective In person 2020-11 2021-01 View
    14320.5010 Consumption in the Digital Age Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14266.5008 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14266.5002 Retailing Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14259.5004 Financing SMEs Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14259.5010 Empirical Corporate Finance Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14016.5004 International Tax Planning: Transfer Pricing and Supply Chain Planning Elective In person 2020-11 2020-11 View
    14016.5003 Operative Controlling Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14253.5008 Strategic Management Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14259.5101 Capital Market Theory & Corporate Finance Theory Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14259.5001 International Financial Management Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14266.5010 Marketing Performance Management Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14271.5009 Predictive Analytics Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14271.5002 Supply Chain Strategy Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14271.5007 Supply Chain Innovation Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14271.5006 Supply Chain Management Elective In person 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14277.5000 Analytics and Applications Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14277.5003 Digital Transformation and Innovation Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14314.5003 Core Econometrics I Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14314.5004 Core Econometrics II Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14289.5011 Growth, Energy, Climate Change Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14289.5007 Energy Markets and Regulation Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14289.5000 Information and Strategy Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14302.5102 Macroeconomics Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14302.5003 Financial Intermediation Theory and Financial Regulation Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    16230.5002 Global South, Emerging Economies and New Global Growth Regions (Adv.) Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    16230.5001 Enterprises and Regional Development in the European Union Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14335.5005 Who Rules the Economy? The Political Economy of Labor and Business Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14335.5018 Elections as Instruments of Democracy Elective In person 2020-11 2020-11 View
    14335.5009 Comparing European Democracies Elective In person 2020-11 2021-02 View
    14271.5006 Supply Chain Management Global elective Online 2020-11 2020-12 View
    14253.5010 Managing Business Ethics in Organzations and Markets Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14320.5003 Behavioral Finance Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14320.5011 Digital Transformations in Organizations Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14259.5009 Empirical Applications in Investments and Finance Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14266.5004 Marketing of Digital Innovations Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14016.5006 Strategic Controlling Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14259.5002 Risk Management Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14266.5005 Customer Relationship Management Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
    14271.5010 Prescriptive Analytics Elective In person 2020-12 2021-02 View
  • Title Start date End date View
    Climate Change, Energy and the Business Response 2020-09-28 2020-10-02 View
  • Title Start date End date Number of days View
    Business Communication Skills 2020-09-16 2020-09-19 2 View
    Mastering Complexity 2020-10-20 11:00 2020-10-20 14:30 0.5 View
    Beyond Biases - Uncover Yourself! 2020-10-21 11:00 2020-10-21 14:30 0.5 View
    Self-Presentation and Networking in the Business Context 2020-10-22 11:00 2020-10-22 14:30 0.5 View
    How to Crack the Case 2020-10-30 11:00 2020-10-30 14:30 0.5 View
    Build your career by Managing Yourself and Your Environment 2020-11-16 10:00 2020-11-16 14:00 0.5 View
    Agile Transformation of an Iconic Brand - How can Nivea Men Become More Sustainable? 2020-11-17 09:00 2020-11-17 12:30 0.5 View
    Competitive Pricing Simulation Game -Volume or Profit, or Both? 2020-11-27 10:00 2020-11-27 13:00 0.5 View
  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    14253.0800 Global Leadership Leadership Online 2020-04 2020-07 View
    14289.5006 Model UNFCCC Climate Change Strategy Role Play Global elective Online 2021-03-01 2021-05-15 View
    14289.5006 Model UNFCCC; Climate Change Strategy Role Play Elective Online 2021-03-01 2021-06-01 View
    14277.5006 Programming Data Science Elective Online 2021-04-05 2021-06-16 View
    14016.5006 Tax Accounting Elective Online 2021-04-12 2021-07-19 View
    14253.5004 Economics of Incentives in Organisations Elective Online 2021-04-12 2021-07-21 View
    14253.5009 Corporate Social Responsibility Elective Online 2021-04-12 2021-05-31 View
    14266.5010 Consumer Learning in Digital Environments Elective Online 2021-04-12 2021-06-04 View
    4271.5007 Supply Chain Operations Elective Online 2021-04-12 2021-06-02 View
    14335.5012 Democratic Theory and Practice Elective Online 2021-04-12 2021-07-19 View
    14016.5008 Value-Based Controlling Elective Online 2021-04-13 2021-07-20 View
    14016.5007 Financial Services and Real Estate Taxation Elective Online 2021-04-13 2021-06-01 View
    14253.5000 Organization Theory Elective Online 2021-04-13 2021-06-02 View
    14253.5001 Organization Design Elective Online 2021-04-13 2021-06-12 View
    14259.5006 Fixed Income Management Elective Online 2021-04-13 2021-06-02 View
    14271.5006 Project Management Elective Online 2021-04-13 2021-06-04 View
    14266.5007 Brand Management Elective Online 2021-04-14 2021-06-02 View
    14266.5004 Value Creation in the Digital World Elective Online 2021-04-14 2021-07-21 View
    14289.5013 Behavioural Economics Elective Online 2021-04-14 2021-07-22 View
    14302.5007 Money and Financial Markets Elective Online 2021-04-14 2021-07-21 View
    14302.5004 Growth, Inequality and Structural Change Elective Online 2021-04-14 2021-07-21 View
    14335.5010 Comparative Political Economy: Theories and Methods Elective Online 2021-04-14 2021-07-21 View
    14253.5008 Behavioral Ethics Elective Online 2021-04-15 2021-06-17 View
    14314.5003 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data Elective Online 2021-04-15 2021-07-22 View
    14289.5007 Energy, Resources, Environment and the Economy Elective Online 2021-04-15 2021-07-22 View
    14302.5001 Macroeconomics of the Labor Market Elective Online 2021-04-15 2021-07-22 View
    14266.5000 Consumer-Centric New Product Development Global elective Online 2021-04-16 2021-07-16 View
    14266.5005 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective Online 2021-04-16 2021-06-04 View
    14266.5000 Consumer-Centric New Product Development Elective Online 2021-04-16 2021-07-16 View
    14320.5002 Introduction to Economic Psychology Elective Online 2021-04-16 2021-07-23 View
    14253.5012 Corporate Innovation Elective Online 2021-04-23 2021-06-26 View
    14266.5006 Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elective Online 2021-04-29 2021-05-21 View
    14015.5000 CEMS Management Skills Global elective Online 2021-05-25 2021-06-01 View
    14015.5000 Management Skills Exclusive Online 2021-05-25 2021-06-01 View
    14259.5005 Asset Management Elective Online 2021-06-08 2021-07-22 View
  • Title Kick off date Compagn(ies) View
    Sustainable Packaging @ DHL Parcel Germany 2021-04-16 DHL Consulting View
    Solving the global food waste puzzle 2021-04-16 A.T. Kearney Düsseldorf View
    Repurposing Inner-City Shopping Destinations to last mile logistic hubs 2021-04-16 Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield View
    Analytics & Knowledge management 2021-04-16 ABB View
    Are consumers telling the truth? – measuring & understanding claimed vs. actual purchase 2021-04-16 Beiersdorf AG View
    Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Strategies for Mass Market Beauty & Personal Care 2021-04-16 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA View
    B2B Customer Activation 2.x 2021-04-16 METRO View
    Reshaping the shopper experience on brand websites to ultimately create a win-win relationship with our customers 2021-04-16 Groupe SEB View
    SpeedUp Talent - how businesses can attract female/diverse talent fast 2021-04-16 McKinsey & Company View
    Medtech: Go-to-Market Strategy for Next-Gen Digital Education Technology 2021-04-16 Siemens Healthineers View
  • Title Start date End date Number of days View
    Global Citizenship 2021-04-06 09:00 2021-04-09 16:00 2 View
    Digital Company Building - Venture Validation 2021-04-23 11:00 2021-04-23 15:00 0.5 View
    New Product Launch Planning of a Global Skin Care Brand 2021-05-04 10:00 2021-05-04 15:00 0.5 View
    The Patient's Rising Influence - Designing a ground-breaking Patient Journey 2021-05-11 14:00 2021-05-11 17:30 0.5 View
    Beyond Bias 2021-05-19 12:00 2021-05-19 15:30 0.5 View
    Build your career by managing yourself and your environment 2021-05-20 10:00 2021-05-20 14:00 0.5 View
    High Performing Organization - Challenges and Opportunities 2021-05-27 10:00 2021-05-27 13:00 0.5 View
    The success recipe for your job interview 2021-06-02 13:00 2021-06-02 16:30 0.5 View
    Competitive Pricing Simulation Game - Volume or profit, or both? 2021-06-17 12:30 2021-06-17 16:00 0.5 View
    Bankathon - Introduction to Advanced Analytics in consulting 2021-07-02 11:00 2021-07-02 15:00 0.5 View
    Henkel Negotiation Skill Seminar 2021-07-05 09:00 2021-07-05 18:00 1 View
  • Language Type Title Start date End date View
    German Accredited course German Language Course CEF C1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2020-09-30 2021-02-28 View
    Spanish Third language elementary course Spanish - Crash course 2021-03-01 2021-03-26 View