Required level of language upon completing the programme (exit)

Required level of language upon completing the programme (exit)

Please refer to the table below for full details on acceptable forms of language evidence for CEMS exit requirements:

Language

CEMS exit requirement

Evidence accepted 

English

C1 (oral&written)

Entry requirement, successful completion of the compulsory Business Communication Skill Seminar (BCSS) during Term 1, and successful completion of the MSc International Management home degree

CEMS language

B2 (oral&written)

 
  • Secondary or university education completely taught in that language
  • Test for Management and Business Communication (MBC) (B2 oral/B1 written)
  • CEMS-accredited language course and/or test at a CEMS school (B2 or higher, oral and written)
  • CEMS-accredited commercial tests (B2 or higher, oral and written)
 

Third language

B1 (oral&written)

 
  • Secondary or university education completely taught in that language
  • Test for Management and Business Communication (MBC) (B1 or higher, oral/written)
  • CEMS-accredited language course and/or test at a CEMS school (B1 or higher, oral/written)
  • CEMS-accredited commercial tests (B1 or higher, oral/written)
 

The entry and exit requirements for English are nearly identical. In order to qualify for the exit requirements for the CEMS language you may need to improve the language level with which you entered the programme (e.g. B1 -> B2).

Certain tests (such as intake tests and university language centre placement tests) are accepted by RSM for entry, but are NOT accepted by CEMS for exit. Therefore in some cases you may need to take a course or a higher-level exam simply to provide formal evidence that you meet the CEMS exit requirement.

Important note about the third language: Officially, students may meet the third language CEMS exit requirement in the form of a "CEMS-accredited elementary-level language course." RSM also abides by the same rule, bearing in mind that CEMS defines an "elementary level" as A1, A2, and B1. As RSM requires proficiency at A2 level for the third language from the outset, we require a minimum B1 oral and written level for the third language towards CEMS graduation.