2021 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Applications for our 2021 intake of our CEMS MIM programme are NOW OPEN. 

Our intention and expectation is that there will be a return to face-to-face teaching in 2021, although contingency plans are in place to deliver the academic programme through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning methods. The UCT GSB will return to classroom-based teaching and face-to-face learning when it is safe to do so.

Gain a solid grounding in international business

Do you want to enhance your career prospects and connect with a global community? The UCT GSB CEMS Master of Management specialising in International Management (MIM) will set you on your way.

This internationally recognised full-time one-year Master’s programme will enable you to engage with academic and corporate specialists from the field of international business and management, and prepare you for international research and professional employment. 

The programme comprises international management courses, business skills seminars, an international internship and a business immersion project at a multinational organisation. It also includes a credit-bearing study term abroad at one of the CEMS partner universities – which include top global business schools in 33 countries. 

QUICK FACTS
DURATION

12 months

START DATE

August 2021

APPLICATIONS

Applications Open: 1 May 2020
Application Deadlines:
*31 Oct 2020 (First Round)
*15 Jan 2021 (Second Round)
30 April 2021 (Final Round)
*You must apply in the first or second round in order to be eligible for TERM 1 Exchange School options.

PREPARING ASPIRING GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS

Study in Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful city, at a globally ranked business school with a world-class reputation. The UCT GSB is one of fewer than 100 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited and the only South African institution to offer the CEMS MIM programme.

The programme offers an intensive cross-cultural experience designed to prepare aspiring global business leaders to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world.

This is a pre-experience Master’s programme, best suited for candidates at the beginning of their careers who have not worked for more than 18 months.

STUDY AT THE TOP BUSINESS SCHOOL IN AFRICA

“Our global reach is evident in our international exchange programmes, multi-university collaborations and study tours that attract visitors from around the world and give our students first hand experience to see how we measure up to the world’s most prestigious business schools.”

MORE ABOUT CEMS

CEMS is an exclusive global cooperation between top business schools, multinationals and NGOs that promotes global citizenship through the following values:

  • The pursuit of excellence with high standards of performance and ethical conduct
  • Understanding and drawing upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy
  • Professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society as a whole

For more information, visit the CEMS website.

Consistently ranked in the Top 10 Internationally:

Ranked in the Financial Times Global Master in Management Rankings, QS Masters in Management Rankings & The Economist Master in Management Ranking


A global strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies:

Includes 33 CEMS Member Schools across all continents, 70 Corporate Partners (multinational companies) and 7 social partners (NGOs). 1 328 MIM students of 80 nationalities. 


A global alumni network:

15 625 alumni of over 108 nationalities working in +75 countries

CEMS MIM CURRICULUM
Programme Structure

The programme consists of core courses, electives, an internship and a dissertation

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International Exchange

Go on a one-term exchange at a CEMS partner school

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Learning Objectives

The programme has five key learning objectives

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Term Dates

Term Dates for the 2021 intake

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CEMS MIM APPLICATIONS AND FEES
Entrance Requirements

Attributes and qualifications needed for this degree

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Fees

Costs for this programme

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How to Apply

Start your application for the 2021 intake

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Available Funding

Scholarships and bursary opportunities 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A 2017 CEMS graduate survey showed that:

97% of graduates are employed or continuing their studies

91% have worked in two or more countries

75% work for multinational companies

51% have worked for CEMS corporate or social partners

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.

MEET THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
DR BEVERLY SHRAND
Director of the CEMS programme

Beverly Shrand's career started at Reader’s Digest South Africa. Over the years, she held various marketing management positions including that of Circulation Manager for the flagship product, the Reader’s Digest magazine. Thereafter Beverly 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), Beverly implemented a financial services joint venture with WesBank (also a subsidiary of FirstRand Bank Limited) that continues to be successful today.

Beverly'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.

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UPCOMING VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

CEMS MIM Info Session Webinar

Date: 23 November 2020

Time: 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT+2)