CEMS Outbound - Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Curriculum for Keio Students
A Master’s degree from Keio University
To participate in the CEMS MIM Programme as a Keio University student, you must be enrolled in a Masters course in the Graduate School of Economics, the Graduate School Business and Commerce, or the Graduate School of Media Design.
Since the requirements for these three programs are quite different, it is necessary to deal with these three course structures separately (although there are curriculum requirements that commonly apply to all CEMS students in all graduate schools).
For details, please refer to Keio CEMS Brochure (pp. 9-14) and contact each Graduate school.
- See directly the pages for the Graduate School of Economics(pp.9-10), the Graduate School of Business and Commerce(pp.11-12), or the Graduate School of Media Design(pp.13-14).
CEMS MIM degree
In addition to the requirements of the Master’s program in which you are enrolled at Keio, there are three key components of the CEMS Programme:
Term 1 (the equivalent of Keio's fall semester),
Term 2 (the equivalent of Keio's spring semester), and
Term 3 (an internship of at least consecutive 8 weeks).
*At least two of these components must be taken outside Japan.
If Term 1 and Term 2 are taken outside Japan, students take CEMS courses at one of the CEMS schools for Term 1 and at another CEMS school for Term 2. If one of the terms is taken at a CEMS school other than Keio and the internship is taken outside Japan, students can take the remaining CEMS’ term at Keio University. For non-Japanese students studying at Keio, there are some special rules governing the internship.
After completing this one-year CEMS curriculum as well as the required curriculum set by the graduate school in which you are enrolled, you will receive a CEMS MIM degree and a Master’s degree from Keio University.
While you are studying abroad at CEMS schools outside of Japan, you must complete the curriculum as described below.
*ECTS is an abbreviation of the “European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System,” a credit transfer system adopted by many higher educational institutions in Europe. 60 credits are the equivalent of a full year of study in a standard academic year and courses are assessed on a seven-level grading.
For details, please visit the website of the European Commission.
*The beginning and end of terms (semesters) differ according to CEMS schools.
Graduation Requirements for Keio CEMS MIM Programme
CEMS students must fulfill the following Keio CEMS MIM Programme graduation requirements:
(1) Spend a minimum two out of the three terms outside of Japan
(2) Obtain a Master’s Degree from the affiliated graduate school that one belong to at Keio University
(3) Fulfill the CEMS minimum language requirements: Acquire Oral B1 and Written B1 level in one of your second language or your mother tongue, and complete an elementary study of the third language or your mother tongue
(4) Complete all of the following items in the curriculum
●Block Seminar (3 ECTS):
The Block Seminar is a one-week course that takes place at the beginning of Term 1. Block Seminars bring together professors and students from various CEMS institutions. Subjects derive from different cultural and academic perspectives; many topics are not a part of the universities’ standard curricula.
●Global Citizenship Seminar (1 ECTS):
The Global Citizenship Seminar is a two-day course and takes place at the beginning of Term 2. The Global Citizenship Seminar brings together representatives from Corporate and/or Social Partners, professors and students, for an experiential learning opportunity.
●CEMS Courses (45 ECTS):
Students must pass CEMS Courses accounting for 45 ECTS credits in the MIM Programme. During Term 1, students have to successfully complete a CEMS Course in the field of “Global Strategy”. During Term 2, similarly, students have to successfully complete a CEMS Course in the field of “Global Leadership”, and "Hard Skills courses" in Term 1 & 2. These specified courses are offered exclusively to CEMS students.
●Business Project (15 ECTS):
Students must carry out a Business Project accounting for 15 ECTS during Term 2. Business projects reinforce the partnership between universities and companies in jointly shaping the students’ learning processes in international management. They are consultancy-like projects designed as a real-life learning experience for students: international student teams solve a real business problem as a one-term, part-time activity.
●Skill Seminars (2 ECTS):
Students must attend four Skill Seminar days in total (1 day = 8 hours = 0.5 ECTS).
Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills. They are essential to kick-starting an effective professional career and fundamental to adjusting easily to an international management environment. Topics may include: Business communication, Strategy skills, Personal development, Consulting skills, Marketing tools, Group work abilities, Negotiation techniques, Career development, and Presentation skills.
●International Internship (Minimum 8 consecutive weeks):
Internships provide students with the real-life professional learning experience of integrating in an organisation’s culture and processes. The main objective is to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multi-cultural experience. They must therefore be at the level of a graduate recruit in order to provide valuable business experience.
Internships must cover a period of at least 8 consecutive weeks full time in the same company.
The Graduation Requirements of CEMS MIM Programme (Global rule)
The Graduation Requirements of CEMS MIM Programme (Global rule) is subject to change. Please visit the website below for the latest information.
Fees and Expenses
All CEMS students are required to pay the following:
- Student Registration and Handling Fee of €100 (As of April 2021)
- Airfare and living costs (dormitory fees, food, and other expenses)
＊Students are exempt from tuition fees at the schools they attend abroad, although some institutions may charge students additional fees for certain programmes such as Block Seminars.
- Others (Insurance, Visas, Events)