What are the components of the CEMS MIM?

Semester Abroad

KOÇ CEMS MIM students spend one or two academic semester(s) studying abroad at one of the Academic Partner(s). Students are integrated in a very international cohort of students and exposed both inside and outside the classroom to multi-cultural learning experiences.

Block Seminar 

Koç University CEMS MIM students start their international management degree with a week long, intensive seminar calledBlock Seminar. Block Seminars are academically and culturally intensive, and the experience is the ideal starting point into the program.

Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the chosen topic in this very short period of time. There is also an important social aspect to the Block Seminars as this is often the first opportunity for incoming CEMS MIM students to meet and exchange with their new classmates. Block Seminars are open to CEMS MIM students at other CEMS universities.

Koç University offers a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Block Seminar that focuses on using information about customers to create marketing strategies that develop and maintain desirable customer relationships. By increasing customer value over time, organizations try to retain and increase long term profitability through customer loyalty. In this 5 day Block Seminar, we will blend academic perspectives with case analysis and corporate experience to provide well-rounded insights and understanding into a timely business topic.

Management and Business Communication

CEMS MIM is designed to give future international managers the skills they need to succeed in global markets. Speaking the relevant foreign language is essential if managers are to work effectively abroad. The program is thus rigorous in its testing of language abilities, ensuring the students are ready to live, work and communicate in different cultures. In a business context, this means that CEMS graduates must be able to perform certain important tasks at a professional level. CEMS graduates are expected to be fluent in English and have proficiency in a second foreign language by the time they graduate.

You may read more about Management and Business Communication requirements through the link below: http://www.cems.org/mim/curriculum/management-business-communication

Skill Seminars

Skill Seminars exemplify the managerial and applied foci of CEMS. Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills. They are the essential to start skills required to start in an effective professional career and fundamental to adjusting easily to an international management environment.

These shorter seminars are held throughout the semesters and often in close cooperation with CEMS corporate partners. Students have to attend four Skill Seminar days in total (1 Koç Credits) (1 day = 8 hours = 0.25 Koç Credits), of which at least two days must be in "Business Communication".

You may read more about the skill seminars through the link below:http://www.cems.org/mim/curriculum/skill-seminars

Business Projects

Each CEMS student has to carry out a Business Project during Term 2. It amounts to 7,5 Koç Credits. Student teams present the results in a final report and make an oral presentation to a corporate and an academic audience.

Business projects reinforce the CEMS partnership between universities and companies in jointly shaping the student learning process in international management.

Business Projects are designed as a real life learning experience for students. International student teams, comparable to mini-consultancy teams, solve a real life business problem supervised by both a corporate and an academic coach.

Internship Abroad

Internship abroad provide students with a real life professional learning experience by integrating them into an organization's culture and processes outside of their home countries. A ten-week international internship must be completed to fulfil the requirements of CEMS MIM. Students have the opportunity to complete this internship before starting the courses, between semesters or at the end of semester 2 or 3. The main objective is to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multicultural experience.

You may read more about the internship abroad through the link below:http://www.cems.org/mim/curriculum/internship