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The CEMS Global Alliance is a group of prestigious business schools, and around 79 multinationals and NGOs around the world. From its Pan-European beginnings in 1988 the CEMS alliance has grown to become a truly global organisation. Approved by the CEMS Executive Board in 2007, the current globalisation strategy has brought the CEMS MIM to Asia, Australasia, and North and South America.  It has created an elite and global master programme that recruits only the most internationally minded and talented students. RSM is one of these 34 top-ranked CEMS business schools, and offers the unique CEMS Master in International Management programme, which was ranked fifth in the Financial Times' 2021 Global Masters in Management ranking.  

An official CEMS partnership with RSM is valuable and rewarding. RSM’s CEMS partners are usually organisations based in the Netherlands that operate internationally. The exclusive academic-corporate partnership between your organisation and RSM offers a wide range of benefits, including:

Recruitment of top talent

with a global mindset from a top-ranked MSc in management programme

Employer branding

Business projects and internships with CEMS students

as part of their education, during which you can also enhance your visibility and image

Sharing knowledge

and network with leading business schools, multinationals, and NGOs

Partnering with CEMS through RSM will offer you a close relationship with the educational world, meanwhile acting as a gateway to 34 other top business schools with global potential

Edwin Wammes

Director Maintenance at KONE

“Every year, selected CEMS teams are involved in real life challenges at KONE Netherlands. We like the CEMS approach because the students give us a fresh look on the challenge we face, and come up with realistic and useable solutions. The solutions the CEMS teams designed in the last two years were related to customer complaint handling as well as customer retention, and were actually implemented in our organisation. In both cases the solutions contained enough material to help us improve these new processes further.”

CEMS MIM Block Seminar

CEMS MIM Block Seminar

CEMS Corporate Partnership: Recruitment

CEMS Corporate Partnership: Recruitment

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As an RSM CEMS corporate partner, your organisation will benefit from the best of both worlds: RSM and CEMS. Not only will your organisation become directly connected to RSM and multinationals worldwide, it is also a gateway to a global pool of top talent from the world’s leading business schools. You will have privileged access to the more than 1,300 bright minds from RSM and all other top business schools that are part of the CEMS alliance. Within the CEMS community, many occasions will arise during which you can share best practices and are able to network. You will also benefit from:

Recruiting top talent

through online job posting and CV book tools, and premium access to each member school and its CEMS students’ CVs. You can also attend the global two-day CEMS Career Forum, with 700+ pre-scheduled interviews where you will meet 1,000+ students and alumni of 60+ nationalities.

Employer branding

across 34 top schools through direct mailing to students, activities on CEMS and RSM social media with more than 13,000 subscribers, and print and online editorial and advertising opportunities. CEMS issues two magazines per year, in which your company could be featured. RSM also has a dedicated information channel geared at CEMS students.

Business projects and internships

with CEMS students as a compulsory part of their curriculum, during which you can also enhance your visibility and image. Small teams of CEMS students conduct research on a business issues submitted by CEMS corporate partners. Offering these internships is the ultimate pipeline for hiring new employees for your organisation. Throughout the whole curriculum, your organisation can also provide guest lectures or a skills seminar.

A knowledge-sharing and networking platform

with 34 leading business schools and 79 multinationals and NGOs through Corporate Benchmarking Meetings with professionals from across the community, and numerous international and local student events.

CEMS graduates

Because each CEMS student has already been through a very tough application process, RSM has already selected the best young professionals with an international mindset to join your company during and after their studies. They offer your organisation:

  • intellectual potential and knowledge: analyse, learn, reflect, and new perspectives
  • desire to achieve and soft skills: enthusiasm, interpersonal competences, integrity, and critical thinking
  • international orientation: curiosity for culture and diversity, sensitivity and adaptability, and a positive spirit and open mind of facing challenges.

RSM’s CEMS graduates are internationally mobile and have a can-do attitude for taking action with their outstanding problem-solving abilities, innovative ideas, and analytical skills. The multi-lingual CEMS graduates work in sectors such as consulting, consumer goods, financial, technology and energy.

Becoming a CEMS corporate partner also opens up opportunities to engage with the network of experienced and internationally active managers and business leaders. These high-calibre graduates have a global mindset: around 10,000 CEMS alumni work in 75 countries – of which many within the CEMS corporate partner network.

Becoming a CEMS partner

Do you want your organisation to be recognised as a leader in the business world? Do you want to attract highly talented and multilingual young professionals? And do you want to connect with top business schools and multinationals worldwide? The CEMS Global Alliance has created partnerships with  79 multinational companies and NGOs including Deloitte, Beiersdorf, KONE, Google, Nokia, and L’Oréal.

Join this exclusive academic-corporate CEMS alliance for an annual fee of € 25,000 and take advantage from all the benefits that being part of the CEMS strategic alliance has to offer.

For more information about becoming an RSM CEMS corporate partner and to find out what the benefits are for your organisation, please contact Satya Autar,

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