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CEMS MIM Curriculum at Keio

CEMS Courses

The CEMS courses at Keio are offered mainly by the three graduate schools: the Graduate School of Economics, the Graduate School of Business and Commerce and the Graduate School of Media Design (KMD). In addition, the Graduate School of Business Administration, and the Graduate School of Media Governance, will also offer some courses for CEMS students with limited capacity.

Two of the mandatory CEMS courses, Global Strategy Course and Global Management Practice Course, are the required courses. At Keio, Global Strategy Course will be offered by the Graduate School of Media Design while Global Management Practice Course will be offered by the Graduate School of Economics.

Block Seminar

Block seminars are intensive seminars run prior to the beginning of the first semester (Term 1). A block seminar, which will cover a focused management topic, will help you prepare to start the CEMS MIM programme smoothly and to establish relationships with other students and faculty members.

A block seminar at Keio is mainly organized by KMD. This takes place before the CEMS term 1 at Keio begins, in the form of a Crash Course. It is a kind of boot camp, in which students immerse themselves in academic contents such as digital media. Students are expected to learn Keio culture and collaboration to prepare to think outside of the box. Guidance will also be given on the classes offered by the Graduate School of Economics.

The Block Seminar accounts for 3 ECTS credits. Block Seminars are held in English. Topics, dates and exact locations are announced on www.cems.org in the student private zone in Term 2.

Skill Seminar

Skill seminars are designed to enhance practical skills that are required for you to be successful in international business. Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills relevant to an international management environment. At Keio, skill seminars are offered by the Graduate School of Economics.

Business Project

The Business Projects at Keio will be offered by KMD during Term 2. The content of each business project will be determined in cooperation with a company, emphasizing the research-corporate relationship. The end product of a project will depend on the business project’s theme. It can be in the form of a presentation, but it can also be in the form of developing an innovative product with the company. Business projects are implemented in a way to ensure that CEMS students deal with real problems that are currently at issue within companies.

International Internship

As a general rule, CEMS students are responsible for finding a company for  the international internship requirement (More than 10-consecutive weeks in a single company). If you wish to undertake an internship in Japan and if you are not Japanese passport holders, you will need to be keenly aware of the importance of meeting the Japanese government’s requirements regarding visas. For more information about visa, see the "Guide for CEMS Exchange Students at Keio."

Keio University Campuses

The Graduate School of Media Design and the Graduate School of Business Administration offer courses on Keio’s Hiyoshi campus, while the Graduate School of Economics and the Graduate School of Business and Commerce offer courses on Keio’s Mita campus. These two campuses are about 40 minutes apart by train.

The Graduate School of Media Governance offers courses on Keio’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus. CEMS students wishing to take classes offered by the Graduate School of Media Governance will be able to participate in these classes using video conference facilities at either the Mita or Hiyoshi campus.

Information on access to the three campuses is available at:
http://www.keio.ac.jp/english/about_keio/campus_info/accessmaps.html