Please note: This is a PRE-EXPERIENCE Master’s, so students may not have worked for more than 18 months. 


  • Have no more than 2 years work experience.
  • Have a degree that allows the student to enter in a Master's-level study in the country it was obtained from, which in South Africa is an NQF Level 8 qualification. All equivalent qualifications are subject to approval by the South African Qualifications Authority.
  • Proof of academic preparation: Having completed a Bachelor’s degree in management or economics or a related field; or will have successfully passed 120 credits/60 ECTS of studies in business education at the postgraduate level in any of these areas. This could be from a one-year honours or PGDip in economics/management or business following any other Bachelor’s degree.
  • Show proof of proficiency in English (if not mother tongue) through any of the following (minimum level): 
    1. TOEFL iBT 100; IELTS 7.0; CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) B; CPE C; BEC Higher B;
    2. A Bachelor’s diploma entirely taught in English in an English-speaking country or in a CEMS or EQUIS/AACSB-accredited institution;
    3. A pass in one of the CEMS-accredited locally accepted English exams;
    4. A-level GCSE issued in Singapore.
  • Take the GMAT. All MIM applicants are required to write the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and obtain a GMAT score of 600.
  • Complete mother tongue declaration form: all candidates are required to declare their mother tongue upon applying to the programme.
  • Possess a second language other than English at intermediate proficiency, and provide evidence of this.

All CEMS Master of Management specialising in International Management students graduate with competence in three languages, one of which must be English.

  • Language 1: English (home language or proficiency)
  • Language 2: Any language (home language or B2 oral/ B1 written level) 
  • Language 3: Any language (home language or elementary level)
    NOTE: Students who have proficiency in two languages will be expected to gain a third during the programme. Similar languages, for example Dutch and Afrikaans, do not count as separate languages.

Students will be evaluated for their intellectual potential and knowledge, their attitude and soft skills, as well as their international orientation. Candidates should exhibit:

  • High academic standards and professional skills;
  • Ability to perform in a fast-changing environment;
  • Empathy with different values and cultures;
  • Willingness to take responsibility within society.

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