University of Cologne
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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.
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!
- M.Sc. International Management
Term dates for the Master Programme(s)
Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View 14266.5001 Applied Retail Analytics Elective In person View 14277.0009 Advanced Seminar Collaborative Innovation Networks Elective In person View 14277.0016 Advanced Seminar Information Management Elective In person View Leadership & Diversity (Summer School) Elective In person 2023-07-31 2023-08-10 View 14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy In person 2023-09-01 2023-11-25 View 14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy In person 2023-09-01 2023-11-25 View 14289.0000 Economic Engineering Elective In person 2023-09-25 2023-10-06 View 14277.0700 Programming for Data Analytics Elective In person 2023-10-02 2023-10-06 View 14259.5000 Value-Based Management in Insurance - Theory and Practice Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-29 View 14259.5008 Empirical Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-11-22 View 14259.5009 Capital Market Theory Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-11-24 View 14266.5002 Digital Brand and Customer Analytics Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-11-23 View 14271.5009 Predictive Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-11-22 View 14335.5012 Democracy in the Twenty First Century Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-29 View 14016.0203 Sustainability Reporting Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-11-20 View 14335.0102 Comparative Political Institutions Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-29 View 14335.0011 Applied Geopolitics, Political Change Management, and International Law (Geopolitics Part I) Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-11-20 View 14314.0200 Probability and Statistical Inference Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-30 View 14314.0108 Multivariate Statistics Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-29 View 14289.0600 Game Theory Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-29 View 14314.0006 Mathematics for Economists Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-29 View 14253.0303 Advanced Business Ethics Elective In person 2023-10-09 2024-01-08 View 14016.5003 Operative Controlling Elective In person 2023-10-10 2023-11-22 View 14253.5008 Strategic Management Elective In person 2023-10-10 2023-11-23 View 14259.5001 International Financial Management Elective In person 2023-10-10 2023-11-24 View 14259.5010 Corporate Finance Theory Elective In person 2023-10-10 2023-11-24 View 14266.5010 Marketing Performance Management Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-02-02 View 14271.5002 Supply Chain Strategy Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-10 2023-11-24 View 14277.5001 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-10 2023-11-22 View 14302.5000 Macroeconomics Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-02-01 View 16230.5001 Start ups and Innovation in the European Union Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-31 View 14335.5005 Who Rules the Economy? The Political Economy of Labor and Business Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-26 View 14335.5009 Comparing European Democracies Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-30 View 14259.0202 Insurance Economics Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-30 View 14277.0602 Advanced Seminar Information Systems for Sustainable Society Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-23 View 14335.0204 Institutional Reform of the European Union Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-31 View 14314.0203 Microeconometrics Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-30 View 14302.0200 Money and Financial Markets Elective In person 2023-10-10 2024-01-30 View 14016.5004 Taxation of Multinational Enterprises Elective In person 2023-10-11 2023-11-22 View 14253.5004 Strategic Human Resource Management Elective In person 2023-10-11 2023-11-23 View 14266.5005 Customer Relationship Management Elective In person 2023-10-11 2023-12-02 View 14271.5006 Supply Chain Management (CEMS only) Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-11 2023-11-24 View 14277.5000 Analytics and Applications Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-01-31 View 14302.5008 Development Economics Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-02-02 View 14289.5007 Energy Markets and Regulation Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-02-01 View 14277.0605 Analytics and Applications Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-01-31 View 14277.0208 Advanced Seminar Information Systems and Digital Technology Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-01-24 View 14335.0305 Democratic Theory and Practice Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-01-31 View 14289.0401 Media Economics Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-01-31 View 14271.0100 Production Management Elective In person 2023-10-11 2024-02-01 View 14277.5003 Digital Transformation and Innovation Elective In person 2023-10-12 2024-02-01 View 14289.5000 Information and Strategy Elective In person 2023-10-12 2024-02-28 View 14320.5003 Introduction to Economic Psychology Elective In person 2023-10-12 2023-11-24 View 14335.0203 Women in European Politics Elective In person 2023-10-12 2024-02-01 View 14335.0206 Comparative perspectives on elite rhetoric and democratic competition Elective In person 2023-10-12 2024-01-18 View 14314.0400 Statistics for Data Analytics Elective In person 2023-10-12 2023-11-30 View 14259.0004 Banking Elective In person 2023-10-12 2024-02-01 View 14266.5008 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective In person 2023-10-13 2024-02-09 View 14277.5002 Information Systems and Environmental Sustainability Elective In person 2023-10-13 2024-02-02 View 14314.5004 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-13 2024-02-02 View 14266.5007 Applied Digital Marketing and Business Analytics: A Case-Based Course Elective In person 2023-10-16 2023-12-13 View 14289.0807 Digital Strategy in Energy Companies Elective In person 2023-10-17 2024-02-20 View 14253.0100 SM Strategic Development Elective In person 2023-10-19 2023-12-02 View 14266.5003 Brand Management in the New Consumer World Elective In person 2023-10-20 2023-12-22 View 14289.0806 Quantitative Methods in Energy Economics Elective In person 2023-10-20 2023-12-15 View 16230.5000 Global South and Sustainable International Business: Ethics, Responsibility and Governance Elective In person 2023-10-31 2023-12-05 View 14253.0007 Leadership & Change Management Elective In person 2023-11-03 2024-01-13 View 14015.5000 CEMS Management Skills Elective In person 2023-11-27 2023-12-11 View 14271.5010 Prescriptive Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-11-27 2024-01-31 View 14016.0006 Strategic Controlling Elective In person 2023-11-28 2024-01-31 View 14253.0300 Managing Business Ethics in Organizations and Markets Elective In person 2023-11-28 2024-01-31 View 14253.5012 Strategic Development Elective In person 2023-11-28 2024-02-01 View 14271.5007 Supply Chain Innovation Elective In person 2023-11-28 2024-02-02 View 14277.0703 Data Management and Visualization Elective In person 2023-11-28 2024-01-30 View 14320.5001 Consumer Behaviour Elective In person 2023-11-30 2024-02-01 View 14320.5002 Organisational Behaviour Elective In person 2023-12-01 2024-02-02 View 14289.0300 Applied Econometrics Elective In person 2023-12-01 2024-02-02 View 14314.0802 Advanced Statistics for Data Analytics Elective In person 2023-12-01 2024-02-02 View
Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View Competitive Market Simulation Game: Volume or Profit, or Both? 2023-10-13 2023-10-13 Simon-Kucher 0.25 0.5 View Total Experience Unleashed: Crafting Strategies for Success 2023-10-18 2023-10-18 Gartner / Gartner / Gartner / Gartner 0.25 0.5 View Destination Engagement Camp 2023-11-14 2023-11-14 Hilti 0.25 0.5 View Design Thinking 2023-11-17 2023-11-17 Accenture Strategy / Accenture Strategy 0.25 0.5 View From Insight to Impact - Storylining, Storytelling and Influencing 2023-11-22 2023-11-22 McKinsey & Company 0.25 0.5 View How to (not) Raise a Unicorn 2023-11-29 2023-11-29 coparion / STS Ventures / straede 0.25 0.5 View