CEMS and Business Administration and Management successful in the Financial Times Ranking 2015

14 Sep

The Financial Times has published its annual „Master in Management Ranking 2015“. The CEMS master´s program ranked as fourth while the branch of Business Administration and Management placed in 72nd position. Both master’s programs are taught at the Faculty of Business Administration VŠE. 

CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education, propose a postgraduate, pre-experience degree „The CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)“ open to a select group of students enrolled in a Master’s programme in one of the CEMS member schools. The CEMS master´s program is a joint project of 29 prestigious universities. VŠE has been a member for the past 17 years. 1182 students was enrolled to CEMS MIM in the academic year 2014 / 2015. According to Financial Times, 95 % of graduates are employed three month after graduation.

CEMS Alumni Profile*:

  1. 97% are employed or continuing their studies
  2. 49% are working outside of their home country
  3. 50% have worked for a CEMS Corporate Partner 
  4. 70% of those that found a job through CEMS, found it through a CEMS personal contact, Career Forum, MIM Programme element (eg. Business Project), or Job Market.
  5. 18% are in C-level, Director or Vice President positions
  6. 97% would recommend the CEMS experience to others

Main sectors of activity:

Main functional areas:

Consulting: 20%

Consulting: 23%

Financial: 15%

Marketing/Communications/Advertising: 13%

Consumer Goods: 14%

Finance: 13%

Technology: 11%

General Management: 11%

Energy: 5%

Sales: 9%

*Statistics are based on the Student and Alumni Survey conducted in September 2014

At VŠE, this study program is implemented by the Faculty of Business Administration within the International Management branch. Applicants have to successfully pass a demanding, three-level selection procedure with knowledge of English and another foreign language.
The specific characteristics of the Master in International Management program are represented by a close linkage to the business sector based on cooperation with more than 60 corporate partners such as Škoda Auto, Plzeňský Prazdroj, HILTI. CEMS MIM is a very international program which explain its success in Financial Times ranking:

  • #4 Overall Ranking
  • #4 International course experience rank
  • #2 for Languages
  • #5 for International Mobility

All students are obliged to study one semester at a partner university with at least a 10-week internship abroad. CEMS is headquartered in Paris with a highly developed management system. The university presidents are strategic management members (Prof. Hana Machková deputies for VŠE), and vice-presidents are in the executive board (Jiří Hnilica). The academic directors are responsible for the educational content and its quality (Ladislav Tyll).

The Business Administration and Management study branch ranked in 72th position, between traditional VŠE competitors in Central Europe – Corvinus University in Hungary (68th) and Warsaw School of Economics in Poland (75th). In total, 80 top branches are ranked. Universities from 25 countries were ranked for 2015. The University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) ranked as the first, HEC Paris (France) places as the second and Essec Business School (France) places as the third. Study branches in Central and Eastern Europe are covered by two universities from Poland, one university from Hungary, one from the Russian Federation and VŠE. Among non-European countries Australia, Canada, People´s Republic of China, India, Taiwan and Brazil were placed in the ranking 2015. The most successful master´s study branches are traditionally from France (21x) and United Kingdom (14x).

Financial Times global masters in management 2015