29th CEMS ANNUAL EVENTS - Sydney 2017

The Annual Events, hosted by the exclusive Australian CEMS member school, the University of Sydney Business School (USYD), welcomed a new CEMS Academic Member, saw the induction of 9 new Corporate Partners (CPs), 2 CEMS Alumni of the Year, as well as the graduation of over a thousand students across the globe.

CEMS Welcomes the American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business as a CEMS Academic Member School

The addition of the AUC means that for the first time CEMS will be present on all continents.

CEMS Academic Director, Roland Siegers says, "AUC is a fantastic institution with a rich history and strong values that are close to ours: support for a pluralistic world, academic rigour, and a track record in excellence. Incoming CEMS students spending time in Cairo will find one of the most impressive campuses in the world, a young and thriving population, and high level engagement opportunities with Egyptian and international companies. "Equally we hope that CEMS students across the rest of the world will be able to learn from African and Middle Eastern rich cultural heritage and that the partnership will open up wide opportunities for mutual cultural learning and dialogue. I believe that aside from culture, the CEMS network can also learn a lot from MENA business models, which are particularly strong when it comes to entrepreneurship."

Interim Dean of the AUC School of Business, Nizar Becheikh, said: "We are truly delighted by this new partnership with CEMS, an organization with which we share common educational goals and common values."

"Jointly offering the top-ranked CEMS Master's in International Management will provide our students with another opportunity to pursue a world-class academic program that is in line with the School's liberal-arts, experiential-learning and 'glocalized' approach to business education.

"This partnership will concurrently expand CEMS's footprint to the Middle East and Africa, and offer CEMS global students a unique and exciting transformational immersion experience in Egypt, the cradle of civilizations and the land of the pharaohs. It is a genuine win-win partnership that we are very excited about. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students in 2019."

Partnerships continue to grow with the Induction of 9 New CEMS CPs.

CEMS Corporate Partnership (CP) is an exclusive academic-corporate collaboration in which CPs contribute to various activities across the globe including involvement in the MIM programme and benefit from privileged access to a global pool of top talent from the world's leading business schools. Part of the CEMS vision is to nurture a responsible and ethical approach to management that graduates will then take into the working world. With the involvement of Social Partners (SPs) - in the classroom, in research and conferences or in the governance of CEMS - the CEMS Global Alliance and all its stakeholders benefit from this exposure and dialogue.

This year CEMS introduced 9 new CPs into the Alliance, including CPs: Bain & Company, Bank Zachodni WBK, DHL Consulting, H&M, Ernst & Young, Metro Group, Merck, Daimler, C.H. Robinson.

"Our world is changing. It is becoming more and more volatile and complex as well as international and connected. That's why it is even more important to recruit talents with a global and flexible mind set, who can adapt quickly to new situations. CEMS attracts these highly motivated, capable and international talents with a focus on academic excellence, practical experiences and the development of responsible leadership skills. Daimler decided to become a Corporate Partner of CEMS to get in touch with these top talents from all over the world," says Simone Rodenheber of Daimler.

Graduation and the election of the Alumni of the Year

Thanks to the great hospitality of the USYD staff and student helpers, the CEMS Graduation Ceremony at the International Convention Centre with 1154 graduates from 63 nationalities receiving their diploma both on and off stage was a huge success.

The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) introduced the winners of the Alumni of the Year Award as Claudia Belli (senior leadership category) and Tomas Laboutka (young leadership category). Belli attended Bocconi University and HEC Paris, graduating from CEMS in 1991. Laboutka attended the University of Economics, Prague and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, graduating from the CEMS programme in 2010.

The graduation ceremony also included the announcement of the winners for the 2016-2017 MIM awards of the year including:

Block Seminar of the Year: Phillip Nell (WU) & Diego Stea (CBS): "Strategy as Practice - Critical Thinking, Problem Formulation, and Biases"

Block Seminar of the Year: Stefano Caselli (UB): "Entrepreneurial Finance"

Course of the Year Strategy: Negotiation Strategy, Luis Almeida Costa, Nova

Global Management Practice: Jacek Mironski, SGH

Exclusive: Multinational Financial Management, Christian Wagner, WU

Business Project of the Year: "Market Intelligence with IBM Watson" UoC in partnership with ABB

CEMS School of the Year: SGH, Warsaw School of Business



Official Website of the Annual Events 2017

CEMS Graduation Ceremony 2017 Video

CEMS Annual Events 2017 Photos


See you next year in Malta!!