International Management (CEMS MIM), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
This unique dual degree course is targeted at graduates with a business/economics background, proven fluency in English and an additional CEMS-accredited language (plus another language), interpersonal skills, as well as a clear desire to attain an international managerial position.


What will I learn?

The MScIM/CEMS MIM course provides a direct bridge between the academic and corporate worlds, combining the top-level academic theory of leading academics from the member schools and the in-the-field expertise of corporate partners of the CEMS alliance.

  • The academic knowledge and practical skills required to operate within globalised businesses and multinational teams.
  • A vision of responsible business decision-making, leadership and global citizenship that is informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity and respect for social diversity.
  • An awareness of different cultures, schools of thought and ways of doing business, via a semester spent abroad in a CEMS member school, an international internship and constant interaction with the corporate world during the course via the CEMS Business Project, Skill Seminars and other corporate events.

Course features

Unique course design - The CEMS Master in International Management is devised by both academic and business leaders, bridging university education and business expertise, thus offering keen insight into management best practices via seminars, core courses, electives, language teaching and internships.

Privileged corporate access – as the exclusive Irish member school, UCD Smurfit offers exclusive access to 60+ multinational companies throughout the curriculum via business projects and the mandatory internship, and flagship CEMS recruitment events.

Truly international experience – with a mandatory semester abroad, international network events, 20+ nationalities in class and a high percentage of graduates expatriating upon recruitment, the course provides the ultimate international springboard.

Exclusive CEMS Seminars - students studying the CEMS MIM have the opportunity to explore various global topics & issues as part of exclusive seminars for this course.

Programme Structure

This multi-facetted course comprises an introductory block seminar, two CEMS core modules, plus a number of option modules. Option modules enable students to deepen their knowledge in a specific domain or acquire a broad set of competencies. Other requirements comprise a business project, skills seminars, a ten-week international internship and the Business Research Insights Paper as part of the course.

Courses include
  • CEMS Block Seminar
  • International Business Strategy
  • Global Leadership
  • CEMS Business Project
  • Business Research Insights

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 16 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A minimum second-class honours (Grade 1) degree (or equivalent) in Business/Commerce/Business Administration or a related discipline.

You must submit two letters of recommendation as part of your application (Academic or Employer recommendations only).

You must also attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 18300 International
  • EUR 14450 EU/EEA


Financing - Irish Students

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has agreed flexible student loan rates with AIB. AIB UCD branch staff members have extensive experience providing finance to UCD students.

Features include:

  • Flexible repayment options
  • Quick decisions
  • No set up charges
  • Loan terms 1-5 years

Phone Cynthia Smith or Georgina Butler on 01 2694499.

For further information please look at AIB financing information

Local Authority Grant: You may be eligible for a local authority grant. Click here for further details: Department of Education and Science. Qualification is subject to means, age, academic attainment and residence.

Mature Student Grant scheme: You may qualify if you are over 23 years of age and live independently of your parents’ home. Contact your local authority for more information.

Tax relief: You can apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief on your tuition fees. Click here for further details: Revenue Commissioners.

Students from the US and Canada

You may be eligible for a US Federal Loan from the Department of Education or you can take out a private education loan from a bank in the US. To obtain information about Federal Loans please see
Canadian students can apply for a loan from the Canadian Student Loan Program. Click here for further details: CanLearn .Students may also be able to take out a private loan from the Canadian Higher Education Loan Program. Application forms are available from and

Development Cooperation Ireland Fellowships

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, under the aegis of its Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) Programme, offers annual funding to selected nationals from certain developing countries for post-graduate academic programmes in Irish third level institutions. Please consult the DCI website:

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.