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 14271.5007 Supply Chain Innovation Elective In person View 14259.5001 International Financial Management Elective In person View 14259.5002 Risk Management Elective In person View 14016.5004 International Tax Planning: Transfer Pricing and Supply Chain Planning Elective In person View 14266.5008 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective In person View TBA Brand Management in the New Consumer World Elective In person View 14266.5002 Retailing Elective In person View TBA Quantitative Applications in Marketing Hard Skills / Elective In person View 14320.5001 Consumer Behavior Elective In person View 14320.5002 Organizational Behavior Elective In person View 14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy Online 2021-09-03 2021-10-15 View 14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy Online 2021-09-03 2021-10-15 View 14015.0009 Management Skills Exclusive Online 2021-09-06 2021-09-14 View 14289.0000 Economic Engineering Elective Online 2021-09-20 2021-09-24 View 14271.5006 Supply Chain Strategy Hard Skills / Elective In person 2021-10 2021-12 View 14271.5002 Supply Chain Management Hard Skills / Elective In person 2021-10 2021-12 View 14271.5009 Predictive Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person 2021-10 2021-12 View 14253.0108 Business Simulation (CAPSIM) on Strategy Formulation and Implementation Elective In person 2021-10-01 2021-10-04 View 14335.5006 Research Designs and Case Studies in Comparative Political Economy Elective To be confirmed 2021-10-10 2022-01-27 View 14277.5002 Information Systems and Environmental Sustainability Elective Online 2021-10-11 2022-01-31 View 14259.5000 Value-Based Management in Insurance - Theory and Practice Elective In person 2021-10-11 2022-01-31 View 14259.5009 Capital Market Theory Elective Online 2021-10-11 2021-11-22 View TBA Global South and Sustainable International Business: Ethics, Responsibility and Governance Elective Online 2021-10-11 2022-02-04 View 14259.0304 Empirical Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2021-10-11 2021-11-24 View 14016.0005 Selected Issues in Controlling Elective In person 2021-10-11 2022-02-03 View 14272.0901 Predictive Analytics Elective In person 2021-10-11 2021-11-24 View 14335.0102 Comparative Political Institutions Elective In person 2021-10-11 2022-01-17 View 14314.0200 Statistical Inference Elective Online 2021-10-11 2022-01-31 View 14289.0602 Experimental Methods Elective Online 2021-10-11 2022-01-31 View 14289.0600 Game Theory Elective Online 2021-10-11 2022-01-31 View 14314.0006 Mathematics for Economists Elective In person 2021-10-11 2022-01-31 View 14302.5102 Macroeconomics Elective Online 2021-10-12 2022-02-03 View 14266.5010 Marketing Performance Management Elective In person 2021-10-12 2021-11-23 View 14016.5003 Operative Controlling Elective In person 2021-10-12 2021-11-23 View 14253.5008 Strategic Management Elective Online 2021-10-12 2021-11-25 View 14259.5010 Corporate Finance Theory Elective Online 2021-10-12 2021-11-23 View 14266.5007 Start ups and Innovation in the European Union Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-01 View 14335.5009 Comparing European Democracies Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-01 View 14271.0100 Production Management Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-02 View 14259.0202 Insurance Economics Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-01 View 14277.0009 Advanced Seminar Collaborative Innovation Networks Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-03 View 14314.0203 Microeconometrics Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-01 View 14302.0200 Money and Financial Markets Elective In person 2021-10-12 2022-02-01 View 14277.5000 Analytics and Applications Elective In person 2021-10-13 2022-02-02 View 14253.5004 Strategic Human Resource Management Elective Online 2021-10-13 2021-11-25 View 14335.0305 Democratic Theory and Practice Elective Online 2021-10-13 2022-02-02 View 14289.0401 Media Economics Elective Online 2021-10-13 2022-02-02 View 14259.0004 Banking Elective Online 2021-10-13 2022-02-02 View 14277.0605 Analytics and Applications Elective In person 2021-10-13 2022-02-02 View 14289.5000 Information and Strategy Elective In person 2021-10-14 2022-02-03 View 14266.5007 Introduction to Economic Psychology Elective In person 2021-10-14 2021-11-26 View 14335.0004 The (International) Politics of Latin America: Developments and Issues in the Post Cold War World Elective Online 2021-10-14 2022-01-16 View 14335.0203 Institutional Reform of the European Union Elective In person 2021-10-14 2022-01-27 View 14289.5007 Energy Markets and Regulation Elective Online 2021-10-15 2022-02-04 View 14320.5010 Consumption in the Digital Age Elective In person 2021-10-15 2021-11-26 View 14302.0203 Seminar in Tax Compliance and Tax Evasion Elective In person 2021-10-15 2022-03-18 View 14314.0103 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data Elective Online 2021-10-15 2022-02-04 View 14289.0806 Quantitative Methods in Energy Economics Elective In person 2021-10-15 2022-01-14 View 14266.5003 Marketing@University of Cologne Elective Online 2021-10-18 2021-12-17 View 14253.0107 Corporate Innovation Elective Online 2021-10-22 2021-12-18 View 14277.0016 Advanced Seminar Information Management Elective In person 2021-10-27 2022-01-26 View 14277.5003 Digital Transformation and Innovation Elective In person 2021-10-28 2022-02-03 View 14015.5000 Management Skills Exclusive In person 2021-11 2021-11 View 14335.0312 Economic and Political Inequality Elective In person 2021-11-12 2022-02-03 View 14302.5008 Development Economics Elective In person 2021-11-29 2022-02-04 View 14266.5005 Customer Relationship Management Elective In person 2021-11-29 2022-01-31 View 14253.5010 Managing Business Ethics in Organzations and Markets Elective In person 2021-11-30 2022-02-03 View 14016.5006 Strategic Controlling Elective In person 2021-11-30 2022-02-01 View 14253.0003 The Empirical Evaluation of Management Practices Hard Skills / Elective Online 2021-11-30 2022-01-28 View 14271.5010 Prescriptive Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person 2021-12 2022-01 View 14253.5003 Mergers and Acquisitions Elective Online 2021-12-01 2022-02-03 View 14266.5004 Marketing of Digital Innovations Elective In person 2021-12-01 2022-02-03 View 14289.1600 Applied Econometrics Elective Online 2021-12-01 2022-02-02 View 14320.5011 Digital Transformations in Organizations Elective In person 2021-12-03 2022-02-04 View
Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View Business Communication Skills 2021-09-23 2021-09-28 1 2 View Bankathon - Introduction to Advanced Analytics in consulting 2021-11-12 11:00 2021-11-12 15:00 McKinsey & Company / McKinsey & Company / McKinsey & Company / McKinsey & Company 0.25 0.5 View The Success Recipe for your Job Interview 2021-11-18 09:00 2021-11-18 13:00 Barilla Deutschland / Barilla Deutschland 0.25 0.5 View Outsmart your Biases 2021-11-19 10:00 2021-11-19 14:00 DHL Consulting / DHL Consulting / DHL Consulting / DHL Consulting / DHL Consulting 0.25 0.5 View How to Crack the Case 2021-11-26 10:00 2021-11-26 13:30 Bain & Company / Bain & Company / Bain & Company / Bain & Company 0.25 0.5 View Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy & Implementation 2021-12-03 11:00 2021-12-03 15:00 Amplifon / Amplifon 0.25 0.5 View
Language Type Title Start date End date View German Third language elementary course German as a Foreign Language - CEF A1 2021-09-05 2021-10-08 View German Accredited course German Language Course CEF B2 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2021-09-06 2021-10-01 View German Third language elementary course German as a Foreign Language - CEF A1 2021-10-11 2022-01-28 View German Third language elementary course German Language Course CEF B1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2021-10-18 2022-01-28 View
Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View 14266.5000 Consumer-Centric New Product Development Elective In person View 14289.5013 Behavioural Economics Elective In person View 14335.5015 The International Politics of Climate Change Elective In person View 14259.0302 Empirical Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-03-04 2022-06-27 View 14289.5006 Model UNFCCC - Climate Change Strategy Role Play Elective In person 2022-03-22 2022-05-31 View 14271.0009 Supply Chain Games Elective In person 2022-04-01 2022-06-26 View 14266.5010 Consumer Learning in Digital Environments Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-05-20 View 4271.5007 Supply Chain Operations Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-07-15 View 14320.5003 Organisational Psychology Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-07-11 View 14259.0110 Advanced Sustainable Finance Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-05-18 View 14016.0007 Selected Issues in Controlling I Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-07-14 View 14016.0104 Tax Accounting Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-07-11 View 14277.0002 Advanced Seminar Collaborative Innovation Networks Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-04-05 View 14335.0311 Public Opinion on Democracy and Advanced Survey Methodology Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-07-11 View 14314.0200 Stochastic Models and Processes Elective Online 2022-04-04 2022-07-11 View 14302.0703 Corporate Taxation Elective In person 2022-04-04 2022-07-15 View 14016.5008 Value-Based Controlling Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-07-12 View 14016.5007 Financial Services and Real Estate Taxation Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-05-17 View 14259.5006 Fixed Income Management Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-05-19 View 14271.5006 Project Management Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-05-20 View 14302.5004 Growth, Inequality and Structural Change Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-07-12 View 14335.0102 The Political Consequences of Electoral Systems Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-07-12 View 16230.0109 Digitalization, Smart Manufacturing and 'Smart' Regions Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-07-12 View 14314.0004 Panel Data Analysis Elective In person 2022-04-05 2022-07-12 View 14253.5004 Economics of Incentives in Organizations Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-07-13 View 14286.0001 Digital Transformations, Consumer Well-Being, and Sustainability Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-05-18 View 14266.5007 Brand Management Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-05-18 View 14277.5005 Advanced Analytics and Applications Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-07-13 View 14266.5004 Digital Strategy and Marketing Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-07-14 View 14277.5003 Emerging Electronic Business Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-07-13 View 14016.0008 Advanced Seminar Controlling Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-06-21 View 14335. 0402 Comparative Political Economy: Theories and Methods Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-07-13 View 16230.0110 Methoden der Regionalforschung Elective In person 2022-04-06 2022-07-13 View 14266.5008/14266.0104 Applied Digital Marketing and Business Analytics - A Case-Based Course Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-06-03 View 14253.5008 Behavioral Ethics Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-06-23 View 14302.5001 Macroeconomics of the Labor Market Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-07-14 View 14289.5007 Growth, Energy, Climate Change Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-07-14 View 14277.0005 Advanced Seminar Information Management Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-07-14 View 14314.0802 Topics in Econometrics and Statistics 2 (Machine Learning) Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-07-14 View 14314.0107 Bayesian Econometrics Elective In person 2022-04-07 2022-07-14 View 14266.5005 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-05-20 View 14289.5008 Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-04-11 View 14320.5002 Consumer Psychology Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-07-15 View 14314.5000 Time Series Econometrics Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-07-15 View 14277.0204 Advanced Seminar Information Systems and Digital Technology Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-05-09 View 14253.0102 Strategic Innovation Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-07-16 View 14289.0810 Electricity Markets and the Energy Transition Elective In person 2022-04-08 2022-06-28 View 14277.0608 Advanced Seminar Information Systems for Sustainable Society Elective In person 2022-04-12 2022-09-01 View 14277.0608 Information Systems Research: Analytics for a Sustainable Society Elective In person 2022-04-12 2022-09-01 View 14335.5013 Governments and Parliaments: Political Representation in Europe Elective In person 2022-04-13 2022-06-29 View 14253.5005 Global Leadership Leadership In person 2022-04-22 2022-06-24 View 14266.5006 Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elective In person 2022-04-28 2022-05-20 View 14253.5000 Organization Theory Elective In person 2022-04-29 2022-05-07 View 14335.0011 Proactive Foreign and Security Policy: Geopolitics, Geostrategy, Change Management, and International Law as Tools for Designing Politics Elective In person 2022-05-02 2022-05-30 View 14253.5009 Corporate Social Responsibility Elective In person 2022-05-23 2022-07-14 View 14271.0900 Behavioral Supply Chain Management Elective In person 2022-05-23 2022-07-14 View 14259.5005 Asset Management Elective In person 2022-05-24 2022-07-14 View 14271.0904 Strategic Sourcing Elective In person 2022-05-24 2022-07-14 View 14015.5000 Management Skills Exclusive In person 2022-06-13 2022-06-24 View 14277.0602 Advanced Seminar Machine Learning Elective To be confirmed 2022-07-26 View 14014.0021 Information Systems, Strategy, and Operations Elective To be confirmed 2022-08-01 View 14014.0022 Negotiation Strategies Elective To be confirmed 2022-08-10 View 14014.0023 US-American Leadership in Practise Elective To be confirmed 2022-08-22 View 14014.0024 Ethics Issues in Contemporary Business Elective To be confirmed 2022-08-31 View
Title Kick off date Compagn(ies) View Supplier & material risk scoring 2022-04-08 ABB View One step ahaed - leveraging meaningful KPI for sustainable brand growth 2022-04-08 Beiersdorf AG View How to implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) topics as a luxury brand in the German market. 2022-04-08 Richemont View Elevating Talent Acquisition in the luxury sector: (Re)design the Talent Acquisition & EB strategy ot affirm Richemont Group as attractive employer to German speaking talent looking for employment opportunities in Amsterdam and the DACH regions. 2022-04-08 RLG Europe B.V. View Ensuring adoption of digitalization initiatives @ DHL Post & Parcel Germany 2022-04-08 DHL Consulting View How to fully leverage the potential of mobile applications in the direct-to-consumer business model? 2022-04-08 Groupe SEB View The future of retail: How omnichannel strategies change the way we shop 2022-04-08 KEARNEY View Level of outsourcing of the Future technical maintenance at LCAG's main hub 2022-04-08 Lufthansa Cargo View Data in the city - how to scale up a new business field in the automotive industry 2022-04-08 Daimler View
Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View Global Citizenship 2022-04-02 2022-04-09 1 2 View Problem Solving 2022-05-05 14:00 2022-05-05 18:00 Integration Consulting / Integration Consulting / Integration Consulting 0.25 0.5 View Understanding Industry Perspectives and Negotiating Change 2022-05-13 14:00 2022-05-13 18:00 CO2 Management AS 0.25 0.5 View Build your Career by Managing Yourself and Your Environment 2022-05-16 10:00 2022-05-16 14:00 Procter & Gamble / Procter & Gamble / Procter & Gamble / Procter & Gamble 0.25 0.5 View Making Data-driven Investment Decisions in the CPG/FMCG Industry 2022-06-07 13:00 2022-06-07 18:00 ABInBev / ABInBev 0.25 0.5 View The Impact of Supply Chain Driven Projects on Sustainability 2022-06-08 13:00 2022-06-08 17:00 Beiersdorf AG 0.25 0.5 View From Personal to Professional Self: Your Journey to High Performing Organizations 2022-06-09 09:30 2022-06-09 13:30 Amplifon 0.25 0.5 View Consulting Fundamentals 2022-06-14 11:30 2022-06-14 18:00 Bayer Business Consulting 0.25 0.5 View Innovating for a Circular Economy 2022-06-23 15:00 2022-06-23 19:00 McKinsey & Company 0.25 0.5 View Storytelling 2022-07-01 13:00 2022-07-01 17:00 Accenture Strategy & Consulting / Accenture Strategy & Consulting 0.25 0.5 View Comercial Airline Strategy in Vuca Times 2022-07-04 12:00 2022-07-04 16:00 Lufthansa / Lufthansa 0.25 0.5 View