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MSc in Management
International Business with CEMS MIM

Ivey's MSc in International Business with CEMS Masters in Management develops a cross-cultural aptitude to better lead in an international environment while opening up international career opportunities. Begins each January.

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MSc in Management
International Business with CEMS MIM

Ivey's MSc in International Business with CEMS Masters in Management develops a cross-cultural aptitude to better lead in an international environment while opening up international career opportunities. Our 16-month program begins each January.

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Exclusively offered to our MSc in International Business students, the CEMS Master in International Management (MIM) is a prestigious supranational business designation that is widely acknowledged as the best passport for an international career.

CEMS MIM has consistently ranked in the top 10 since the Financial Times Global Master's in Management ranking began in 2005. 2014 results include:

  • 5th Overall Ranking
  • 1st for International Faculty
  • 5th for International Mobility
  • 2nd for Value for Money

Program Curriculum


Ivey Essentials and Core Courses

Ivey Essentials

This course focuses on business essentials:  Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Marketing, Operations and Strategy. Students will be introduced to Ivey’s high engagement case-based learning methodology. The course is designed to aid students in understanding materials for their courses throughout the program.

Some of the key learning outcomes include:

  • Accounting: recording and using of financial business transactions to inform and support decision-making.
  • Finance: analyzing of financial problems corporations face including managing exchange risk, calculating the cost of capital, capital budgeting and taxation.
  • Leadership/Organizational Behavior: managing and participating effectively in teams by understanding the factors that lead to effective and ineffective team behavior.
  • Marketing: identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities.
  • Operations: identifying and understanding how effectively managing operations contribute to customer value.
  • Strategy: key concepts and tools in the context of competitive strategy; differences between corporate, competitive, and functional strategies.
  • Business Communications: develop an understanding about targeting your message and flexing your style to your audience.

Core Courses


Ivey Global Lab and Global Communications

Core Courses

Exclusively offered to MSc in International Business & CEMS-MIM students, the Ivey Global Lab (IGL) is an 8-week summer practicum that provides students with the opportunity to experience the business and cultural environment while working for a partner firm from a developing economy. In assigned teams, you will complete a practical work assignment for an organization partnered with Ivey. Students have worked on a number of projects for clients in India, Peru, and Vietnam. These projects have ranged across several functional areas including technology, marketing, microfinance and development, manufacturing, and health care management.

Get a taste of the Global Lab experience.

IGL Placement Assignment: Students are guaranteed a placement for the IGL, however, countries and projects are subject to change from year to year. While students may indicate preferences for a certain country and project, students are not guaranteed their preference of country or project. Placements are organized once a student is enrolled in the MSc program. The Ivey Global Lab is designed to fulfill the CEMS-MIM 8-week international internship requirement.


Core Courses and Elective Courses

Core Course

Elective Courses

Choose three electives from:

Electives are available for all MSc streams unless otherwise noted. Course offerings are subject to change and will vary by term.


CEMS Exchange Term Option

Ivey students originate from a wide range of countries, but it is the CEMS partner school network that really exposes you to the world of international business. As a CEMS student, you are required to spend a minimum of one term at a CEMS partner school.


CEMS Exchange Term

All CEMS students go on Exchange during this term.


Each year, over 700 students of 50 nationalities are admitted to the CEMS MIM version of their home school's MSc Program. With alumni of the program now in excess of 5,000, surveys show great international mobility upon graduation (over 50% living and working abroad).

Over 70 leading organizations with strong international reputations and an interest in the development of international management education and recruitment formally support the CEMS MIM as CEMS Corporate Partners.

The CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Its first mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Master’s in management.

The CEMS MIM at Ivey offers our International Business students incomparable global access. Through CEMS MIM, Ivey students are guaranteed one or two terms abroad at one of our CEMS academic partner schools. Last year, Ivey welcomed over 40 CEMS students to our campus. 

Common curricular content is in place in all member schools. Within these general program rules, jointly-established criteria have to be met. Member schools offer their interpretation of the curriculum with a clear local identity. The CEMS MIM is often referred to as a "dual-degree", since all CEMS graduates receive a degree from their home institution as well as the CEMS designation.

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