The CEMS network is the key in allowing our students and alumni to achieve the highest level of success.
The University of Sydney Business School
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin
WU (Vienna University of Economics & Business)
Bocconi University, Milan
Louvain School of Management
Keio University, Tokyo
Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo-FGV
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Ivey Business School, London, Ontario
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago
Warsaw School of Economics
|China (Beijing) |
Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
Nova School of Business & Economics, Carcavelos
HKUST Business School, Hong Kong
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
National University of Singapore
|Czech Republic |
University of Economics, Prague
ESADE Business School, Sant Cugat del Vallès
| Denmark |
Copenhagen Business School
|South Africa |
University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
| Egypt |
The American University in Cairo School of Business
|South Korea |
Korea University Business School, Seoul
| Finland |
Aalto University School of Business, Espoo
Stockholm School of Economics
| France |
HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas
University of St. Gallen
| Germany |
University of Cologne
Koç University Graduate School of Business, Istanbul
| Hungary |
Corvinus University of Budapest
|United Kingdom |
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
|United States of America |
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Ithaca
For more detailed information on each institution, see www.cems.org/academic-members, and the websites of the CEMS Partner Universities.
CEMS was built on the vision of creating a bridge between the academic and corporate worlds. Since its creation in 1988 CEMS has worked alongside industry representatives and academics in providing expertise, insight and vision for all aspects of programme development, implementation and support. At the outset, there were 9 CEMS Corporate Partners. Today, there are 69. The CEMS Corporate Partner community consists of a wide range of multinational companies with an excellent reputation both on a national and international level and operating in the fields of finance, industry and services and consulting. CEMS Corporate Partners are active contributors to the CEMS network interested in the development of international management education and recruitment. Social Partners have been an integral part of CEMS since late-2010 and are here to make an impact on the curriculum, the alliance and the thinking of the next generation of business leaders. Social Partners have an international scope and an interest in positively influencing business schools and students.
For a complete list of CEMS Corporate and Social Partners and for additional information on these companies, please see www.cems.org/corporate-partners.
The Student Board is the voice of the CEMS students within the CEMS global alliance. The Student Board consists of one representative from each of the member schools and manages its projects, targeted at enhancing the CEMS experience for the students, by
In carrying out the above, in an ethical and socially responsible way, the Student Board acts as the official voice of CEMS students, representing their interests before the Academic, Corporate and Administrative stakeholders of the CEMS Alliance. The Student Board is organised in project teams & functions and is headed by the executive team.
For more information, please contact the HSG student board representative at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CEMS Club St.Gallen is a team of dedicated CEMS students who strive to form and maintain a strong relationship between all stakeholders involved in the programme. We are fascinated by the idea of a truly international education, we cherish working in multinational teams and we highly appreciate the possibility to make friends all over the world from all over the world. Driven by this spirit, we engage current and former CEMS students to be part of the community and enrich the experience for everybody involved.
The CEMS Club facilitates the contact between CEMS students of the University of St.Gallen and CEMS students from our partner universities. We also build bridges to the CEMS Corporate Partners and the CEMS Alumni. We achieve this by providing various formal and informal events throughout the semester ranging from weekend trips for students to dinners with Corporate Partners.
If you would like to learn about CEMS from a student’s perspective, or if you have any questions, contact us:
Each semester the CEMS Club St.Gallen welcomes motivated students to participate in its board or contribute as a teamie!
There are many reasons to join the CEMS programme. One of the main advantages is the lifelong network to create and maintain friendly and professional long lasting contacts with over 15'000 CEMS Alumni worldwide.
Today, in Switzerland, we are an active community of about 790 Alumni which is small enough for personal networking and truly diverse in terms of nationalities and industry representation. We organise exciting events on a monthly basis such as conferences on current topics, lunches, after work drinks in Zurich and Geneva, cultural events (concerts/opera) and outdoor sport activities enjoying Swiss nature in summer as well as in winter time. We also interact frequently with the current CEMS students through joint social events, a mentoring program and a career panel taking place every semester to showcase life and career after the official CEMS year.
Join CEMS – and join the CEMS Alumni Association in Switzerland and worldwide!
Contact us for more information on the CEMS Alumni in Switzerland at LCSwitzerland@cemsalumni.org or for more details on Alumni initiatives, check out
Your CEMS Alumni Local Chapter Board Members:
|Arnie Devine (RSM 2004; HSG)||Luiza Dobre (ESADE 2010; HSG)|
|Vica Herstatt (UoC 2011; ESADE)||Patric Niffeler (UCD 2013; HEC)|
|Dr. Michael Studer (HSG 2001; Bocconi)||Linda König (HSG 2014; FGV)|
|Simon Roder (HSG 2010; USYD)||Daniel Marfurt (HSG 2015; Aalto)|
|Lukas Colliselli (CBS 2015; Ivey)||Mihaela Pisau (president) (CBS 2012; HSG)|
|Nadia Hanessian (Koç 2013; USYD), Local Chapter Geneva|
“As an Australian studying energy & environment economics in Norway, making my way to the HSG with CEMS led to so much more than I expected. Life defining, career shaping and memory making – the only way to adequately describe what CEMS really is.”
“Thanks to the very ambitious and highly motivated CEMS students the "Zurich - to go!" project resulted in intensely valuable lessons for the whole Zurich organisation.”
“The results of the business project are fantastic and of great value for ABB.”
“I can truly say (and I think I am speaking of many people) that this semester was one of the best in my life. We had an amazing group, a perfect CEMS Club, awesome support from the CEMS team and I am very grateful for the experience.”
“The importance of strategic narratives, political economy, stakeholder theory and systems leadership is meant to push the students out of their intellectual comfort zone.”
|Why did you choose CEMS?||Mainly to meet like-minded people from all around the world and work together in exclusive courses, skills seminars and the business project, besides having fun.|
|Have your expectations been met so far?||120% - My expectations have not only been met, but even exceeded. Before starting CEMS, I could not realise how valuable the international network I tapped into for my private life as well as for my career, is.|
|Your advice for applicants?||Demonstrate your motivation for an international career as well as your care about sustainability and foreign nationalities, which is especially nowadays of utmost importance given the circumstances!|
|Why did you choose CEMS?||My major is International Affairs, for me CEMS was the perfect combination since it focuses on international management.|
|Your best CEMS moment?||My introduction week in Brazil. Sitting at the beach with a bunch of cool people and speaking about the challenges of social entrepreneurship – could not ask for more!|
|Your advice for applicants?||Just do it – you can only gain: new friends, amazing experiences, international exposure, and a great time.|