Graduation a first for Sydney

This article first appeared in The Australian, Australia 29 Nov 2017, written by Sian Powell

The University of Sydney this week hosted a graduation ceremony for a prestigious international degree.

21 Dec 2017

Why is the Business Masters Such a Hot Topic Right Now?

Roland Siegers is the Executive Director of the CEMS Global Alliance (eighth in the QS Masters in Management Rankings 2018), a consortium of 31 top global business schools (one in 31 different countries) that each run a Masters in International Management (MIM). QS recently sat down with Roland and asked him why he believes the business masters is such a hot topic right now. Read the full article:

20 Dec 2017


FRONTLINE – Roland Siegers, executive director of CEMS discusses how to find a multicultural employee. Multinational corporations operate in a complex and ambiguous environment. They operate across multiple countries and engage with a wide range of cultures but, like all businesses, they are also dealing with individual personalities. It seems sensible, therefore, that the people that multinational corporations employ must have a good global understanding in addition to a high level of emotional intelligence. Read more at the Global Recruiter:

19 Dec 2017

The power of global lifelong learning

Four leaders — all graduates of CEMS — from across the globe reflect on their business school education and how this has enriched and augmented their careers, and offer their predictions for the future of leadership with Changeboard:

19 Dec 2017

A look back: CEMS Startup Challenge

The Student Board and CEMS Entrepreneurs organized the annual CEMS Startup Challenge at the Career Forum in Budapest on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2017. The Startup Challenge was initiated last year to give entrepreneurial CEMS students and alumni the chance to connect with one another, mentors, and Corporate Partners. This year, ten teams competed in two stages and received one-on-one mentoring to help develop their ideas and startups.

Ten teams competed in two stages of the CEMS Startup Challenge: Idea Stage for teams of CEMS students with an idea for a startup and Early Stage for CEMS students and alumni already running a start

19 Dec 2017

A tree grows in Korea: Saving the world one tree at a time

According to the World Wildlife Fund, 17% of the world’s forests have been lost in the last 50 years due to deforestation. In the first year of the CEMS Forest project, “over 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions from forest clearing and burning prevented during the first 18 months of the project, equal to taking 25,000 cars off the road.” We spoke with Student Board Representative, Robert Grey, to learn more about his work in Korea to reverse the effects of deforestation.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, 17% of the world’s forest have been lost in the last 50 years due to deforestation.

19 Dec 2017

Claudia Belli, CEMS Alumni of the Year-Senior Leadership Category

The CEMS Alumni of the Year is a joint campaign by the CAA in close collaboration with the CEMS Student Board, which gives the CEMS community the opportunity to learn about CEMS alumni on a monthly basis and vote for the favorite candidate as the CEMS Alumni of the Year. Claudia Belli has won the CEMS Alumna of the Year for the Senior Leadership Category. CEMS sat down with Claudia to learn more about this years’ winner.

It is fantastic, I never believed I could win this award.

05 Dec 2017

CEMS ranked top ten in QS Masters in Management rankings 2018

CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education – has been ranked number 8 out of 121 schools globally, in the QS Masters in Management rankings 2018.

In particular CEMS has been recognised for:

28 Nov 2017

WU Wins Exclusive Course of the Year Award

CEMS students voted for their choice of the exclusive CEMS Course of the Year as the Multinational Financial Management taught at WU. The increasing globalization and integration of goods markets, as well as financial markets, has substantially increased the importance of foreign real operations and foreign financial operations of multinational firms. Understanding the international dimension of financial management is relevant for key tasks in multinational firms such as risk management, financing the firm and determining the cost of capital as well as capital budgeting. CEMS sat down with Professor Christian Wagner who is teaching the course at WU to learn more.

The course is structured in two parts. In the first part, I teach students the basics of international financial markets, in particular currency markets, and financial instruments.

26 Nov 2017

ABB and the University of Cologne win Business Project of the Year

Similar to the rise of the internet the Digitalization will transform our every day lives. Most tasks which can be based on algorithms will be done or at least semi-automated by artificial intelligence and robots. CEMS students studying at the University of Cologne in Germany had the unique opportunity to collaborate with ABB on a business project involving marketing intelligence around IBM’s Watson. The project was voted on by CEMS students as the 2017 CEMS Business Project of the Year. We caught up with Oliver Lawrenz, Group Vice President Marketing & Sales – Performance Management, ABB; supervising professor at UoC Dr. Michael Becker-Peth; and students Daniel Zimpel, UoC; Felix Hütter, UoC; Yiran Yang, USYD; Peizhe Yang, UB to learn more.

“ABB is transforming the way its customers interact through a couple of digitalization programs including FACE (Future ABB Customer Experience) and ABB Ability,” says Lawrenz.

22 Nov 2017