Applications for our 2021 intake of our CEMS MIM programme are NOW OPEN.
The UCT Graduate School of Business joins top business schools in 34 countries around the world to offer this full-time master’s programme aimed at young graduates or those who have not worked for more than two years. CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs, providing the foundation for the CEMS Master in International Management. Students at the UCT GSB receive a unique African experience with unparalleled global reach, immersing students in the complexities of emerging markets with an international range and scope. Exclusive access to corporate and academic specialists helps prepare you for international research and sought-after professional employment. Successful candidates will be awarded both the Master in International Management qualification issued by CEMS and the South African Master of Management degree Specialising in International Management issued by the University of Cape Town.
12 - 18 months
Application deadline: 30 June 2021
The UCT GSB is one of only three triple-crown-accredited business schools in Africa and a leading institution of academic learning and research excellence on the continent. Based in Cape Town, it is the only South African institution to offer the CEMS MIM programme with renowned faculty members and business experts offering innovative insights into best management practice especially in uncertain, pressured times. Through innovative interdisciplinary courses, seminars and real case studies, tomorrow’s business leaders are shown how to work in international teams and find more sustainable and inclusive ways of doing business. The UCT GSB follows all guidelines to provide a safe and healthy learning environment in response to COVID-19.
CEMS is an exclusive global network of top business schools, multinationals and NGOs providing prestigious courses and seminars, learning experiences at big corporations and excellent international career prospects. Up to 92% of CEMS alumni have global careers and 96% of CEMS students are employed or continue their studies within six months of graduation. Students benefit from a lifelong connection with the CEMS community, with access to job opportunities and employers. For more information, visit the CEMS website.
Ranked in the Financial Times Global Master’s in Management Rankings, QS Master’s in Management Rankings & The Economist Master’s in Management Ranking.
Includes 34 CEMS Member Schools across all continents, 69 Corporate Partners (multinational companies) and 8 social partners (NGOs). 1 294 MIM students of 83 nationalities.
16 500+ alumni of over 108 nationalities working in +75 countries
The programme consists of core courses, electives, an internship and a dissertation.READ MORE
Participate in a one-term exchange at one of 34 CEMS international partner universities with around 70 corporate partners.READ MORE
The programme’s five key learning objectives ensure young business leaders are ready for whatever comes their way.READ MORE
A 2019 CEMS graduate survey showed that:
96% of graduates are employed or continuing their studies
92% have worked in two or more countries
75% work for multinational companies
Yes. A place on the programme must be confirmed before a study permit application can be considered by the South African Department of Home Affairs. International applicants should be aware that obtaining study permits from the South African authorities can take approximately two months.
The UCT GSB's Breakwater Campus is situated in the heart of Cape Town's most popular tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Centrally located and easily accessed, the UCT GSB is just 1.5km away from the central business district and 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.
As an added benefit to studying at the UCT GSB, you'll be situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Click here to see what Cape town has to offer.
For the portion of the degree that you attend at the UCT GSB, students need to arrange their own accommodation. Student accommodation is offered in the Breakwater Lodge, on the UCT GSB campus, at special rates on either a monthly or half-yearly basis.
Beverly Shrand's career started at Reader’s Digest South Africa. Over the years, she has held various marketing management positions including that of Circulation Manager for the flagship product, the Reader’s Digest magazine. She spent several years as Marketing Manager at HomeChoice, a leading South African catalogue retailer of fashion, bedding, furniture and appliances. Later, as Marketing Executive at DirectAxis (a subsidiary of FirstRand Bank Limited), Shrand implemented a financial services joint venture with WesBank (also a subsidiary of FirstRand Bank Limited) that continues to be successful today.
Shrand’s main expertise is in the facilitation of applied systems-thinking. She has delivered numerous workshops and interactive classroom sessions for leaders and managers at all hierarchical levels, employed by organisations such as FirstRand, ABSA, Capitec, Sanlam, Woolworths, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, Barrick Gold Corporation, Oxford University Press, Eskom, Transnet, Auditor General South Africa, EOH, Adcorp Holdings, Group Five, Volkswagen, CTICC, Groote Schuur Hospital, RCL Foods, and NAMFISA. She also designs and convenes Postgraduate and Executive Education management development programmes.