Thomas Bieger re-elected CEMS Chairman

15 Nov

Professor Thomas Bieger, rector of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland was re-elected with a vast majority of the votes as the CEMS Chairman for a second mandate.

Thomas Bieger is Rector and since 1999 Professor of Business Administration with specialisation in Tourism at the University of St. Gallen. He held several guest Professorships at the University of Innsbruck and the Wirtschafts Universität Wien. He also taught at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and the Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano. From 2003 until 2005 he served as a Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and then he became Deputy Rector of the University of St. Gallen.

CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Its first mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Master’s in management.

Today, CEMS is the global league of leaders on the pre-experience Master’s market and it cannot be equalled in terms of reputation of its members: 28 world-class academic institutions collaborate together with more than 70 corporate partners and 4 NGOs to offer international postgraduate students a unique blend of high quality education and professional experience. CEMS is also very active in fostering faculty cooperation for joint teaching, research and doctoral education.

While the academic institutions provide the highest standards of teaching and research excellence, the CEMS Corporate Partners contribute to the practical business skills. This combination is key in allowing our students and alumni to achieve the highest level of success. CEMS MIM (M.Sc. in International Management), a prestigious supranational business degree awarded by the CEMS alliance, is acknowledged as the best passport to an international career.

In the 2012 Financial Times Ranking of Master programmes in Management CEMS MIM ranked 3rd, in 2011 and 2010 it was 2nd.

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