Nova Wins Course of the Year

The Nova School of Business (Nova) recently won the CEMS Course of the Year award for the Strategy course “Negotiation Strategy”. The course was voted by CEMS students as the best course in the category of Strategy. We recently interviewed Professor Luis Almeida Costa, who teaches this course, and CEMS students, to understand what made this course so successful.

This course offers a strategic and integrated perspective about how to prepare and how to deal with different types of negotiating situations in an international context.

27 Nov 2017

CEMS to Welcome the American University in Cairo

It is with great pleasure that we announce the upcoming arrival of the first business school in the Middle East and Africa to join CEMS. The arrival of The American University in Cairo (AUC) into the CEMS Family, pending ratification at the Annual Events in Sydney, is particularly significant because it means that CEMS will be present on every continent in the world for the first time. Please join us in welcoming this prestigious organization to CEMS and read the exclusive announcement in Forbes today:

14 Nov 2017

Block Seminar of the Year 2016/2017: “Strategy as Practice – Critical Thinking, Problem Formulation, and Biases’’

A co-creation of Professor Phillip C. Nell from WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Professor Diego Stea from Copenhagen Business School, this block seminar was developed based on a discussion between the two about conventional approaches in classic strategy courses. In contrast to classic approaches, this course uses insights from the behavioral sciences and focused on the fact that, after all, strategy is crafted and implemented by humans. Thus, we focused on perceptions, logical fallacies, and cognitive biases that human beings frequently suffer from, so as to provide new insights on the strategic management of organizations.

Through this course, the students learned how the adoption of a behavioral perspective provides important insights into the way strategy is crafted and carried out in practice.

09 Nov 2017

CEMS Welcomes Daimler as a New Corporate Partner

Daimler is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. The company provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. CEMS spoke with Simone Rodenheber of Daimler to learn more about this great partnership.

1. Could you briefly describe Daimler’s corporate culture?

19 Oct 2017

Catching Up with CEMSies: Elżbieta Hałasa with ABB

Many CEMS graduates have chosen to work with CEMS Corporate Partners. In this interview series, we investigate how they have been doing. Today, we catch up with Elżbieta Hałasa who did her CEMS MIM programme with Warsaw School of Economic, Poland and Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands. She is currently participating in the Global Trainee Program at ABB as a Project Controller for the Robotics & Motion Division at ABB Head Quarters in Zurich.

1. Why did you choose to work with ABB?

18 Oct 2017

CEMS Club Presidents Conference: Fall Semester 2017

The CEMS Club Support Team of the Student Board held its second CEMS Club Conference (CCC) for the year 2017 at the University of Cologne (Köln, Germany) on 6th and 7th of October. The CCC is an event that was initiated for the CEMS Club Presidents to share best practices, get insight into CEMS Head Office and Student Board projects, address common topics and network. It is a useful platform to meet and discuss common issues with other presidents while creating new relationships and a more cooperative environment across the CEMS Clubs. 

Twenty-one CEMS Club Presidents from around the world and seven organizing members from the Student Board gathered in Germany for the CEMS Club Conference of the 2017 fall semester.

09 Oct 2017

CEMS Start-up Challenge: Tackling big problems with a small a start-up

5 CEMS alumni from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) are taking on big problems with their start-up. Their journey started in November 2016 at the first CEMS Startup Challenge that took place during the Career Forum at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Initiated by the Student Board, the event brought together some of the best entrepreneurial minds for an opportunity to turn their ideas into innovative solutions.

We caught up with Co-Founder and CEMS alumna Veronika Logvinova to learn more about their project.


03 Oct 2017

From humble beginnings to changing livelihoods

Maria Alejandra from Ecuador is your average CEMSie: intelligent, ambitious and driven by the desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. What she is not, is the average Ecuadorian woman. Born and raised in a community where the vast majority of women are suppressed from perusing their dreams, this is CEMS graduate Alejandra’s story of defying conservative traditions to follow hers.

Early life in Ecuador  

02 Oct 2017

CEMS Alumni of the Year 2017, October Candidate: Jan Hendrik Milark

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.

Meet Jan Hendrik Milark, the October candidate for the CEMS Alumni of the Year 2017 election.

02 Oct 2017

CEMS Student Board Meeting at the University of Cologne, (UoC) Germany

The CEMS Student Board held its second meeting for the year 2017 at the University of Cologne (Köln, Germany) from 31st August to 3rd September. The Student Board meeting is a purposeful gathering of all team members and CEMS Head Office members with the objective to enhance the CEMS experience for CEMS students,

Köln meeting

12 Sep 2017