23rd CEMS ANNUAL EVENTS - Lisbon 2011

Attended by over 1500 members of the CEMS alliance, the 2011 CEMS Annual Events saw the 26th member school approved, the arrival of 2 new Social Partners and 8 Corporate Partners, and a record 783 students graduate.

Global expansion and CSR strategy confirmed by illustrious new arrivals

Hosted by Nova School of Business & Economics, the exclusive Portuguese CEMS member school, the 2011 CEMS Annual Events were marked by the arrival of a number of heavyweights. On the academic front, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management were confirmed as the 26th school to deliver the top-ranked CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM), from 2012-13.

8 new corporate partners and 2 new social partners were ratified during the CEMS Annual General Assembly. On the corporate side: Beiersdorf AG, Capitaland, Catalent,  Maersk, Mastercard, QBE, Scotiabank, and Telekom Polska. NGOs the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Transparency brought the new portfolio of Social Partners to 4, just one year after CEMS made official its new CSR strategy.

 

CEMS Awards recognise students, schools and corporate partners

The traditional CEMS Best Course Awards, attributed based upon evaluation of the curriculum by the entire CEMS student cohort, produced the following winners for the 2010-11 academic year:

  • Block Seminar of the Year

“Entrepreneurship and Innovation” - Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo-FGV

  • Strategy Course of the Year

“Global Strategic Management 1” – Prof. Tatiana Kostova, WU Vienna University of Economics & Business

  •  Cross-Cultural Management Course of the Year

“Cross-cultural Management 2” – Prof. Günter Stahl, WU Vienna University of Economics & Business

  • Exclusive Course of the Year

“Management of Multinational Corporations” - Prof. Tatiana Kostova, WU Vienna University of Economics & Business

  • Business Project of the Year

“Analysis of the Swiss independent financial advisors’ portfolios” - Société Générale and the University of St. Gallen

  •  School of the Year

Nova School of Business & Economics

In addition, CEMS Club Prague were awarded the title of CEMS Club of the Year for the second time in the three years that the prize has existed.

 

Record number of graduates commit to responsible business values

Another feature of the events saw a new high of 783 students graduate from the CEMS MIM programme, with the opportunity to sign on stage the CEMS Global Values Statement, a student-driven initiative launched in 2010 to encourage new graduates to commit to uphold certain values and responsibilities once in working life.

CEMS Graduation Ceremony Video, Part 1

Annual Event 2011 Graduation Ceremony. On Saturday 10 December close to 600 CEMS MIM graduands received their diploma in the Centro Cultural de Belém Main Auditorium in Lisbon.  Nova  School

2011 Graduation Ceremony Video, Part 2

Annual Event 2011 Graduation Ceremony. On Saturday 10 December some 500 CEMS-MIM Graduands received their diploma in the Centro Cultural de Belém Main Auditorium in Lisbon.  Nova  School &nb