CEMS Alumni of the Year March Candidate, Emmanuelle Kalil

The CEMS Alumni of the Year is a joint campaign by the CAA in close collaboration with the CEMS Student Board, which gives the CEMS community the opportunity to learn about CEMS alumni on a monthly basis and vote for the favorite candidate as the CEMS Alumni of the Year.

Meet Emmanuelle, the March candidate for the CEMS Alumni of the Year 2017 election.

28 Mar 2017

Switzerland: Integration Through Sports

In Europe, 1.3 million applications for asylum were submitted in 2016, with nearly 30 thousand of them in Switzerland. “The refugee crisis prompted us to think about what contribution we could make towards integration. This is how the idea of a tournament was born,” explained organizers of the St. Gallen Integration Through Sports activities, Marialda Palmieri and Janine Hubschmid. The CEMS Club St.Gallen invited refugee asylum seekers to sports events twice in 2016. They launched the first sports event in the spring, which attracted 26 young refugees from Eritrea and Afghanistan, aged 13-17 years, participating together with around 26 CEMS and HSG students.

Exchange and internationality are among the most important goals of the CEMS Club.

Copyright: University of St.Gallen (HSG), Hannes Thalmann

28 Mar 2017

From a Refugee to Global Citizen

In many ways, Octave Hirwa is like many CEMSies: he’s ambitious, intelligent, speaks many languages, is interested in the global community and is highly engaged in responsible leadership practices. There is one aspect of Hirwa’s path to his graduation this year that makes him unique amongst his CEMS graduating class. Hirwa was born in Kigali, Rwanda. In 1994, he and his family fled the country along with millions of other Rwandans. This fall, Hirwa will be graduating from CEMS in Sydney. He tells us about his personal journey from refugee to global citizen.

Before the war

27 Mar 2017

CEMS institution is awarded the only EQUIS accreditation in the Czech Republic

The University of Economics, Prague’s (VSE) Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) has just made history. It is the only institute in the Czech Republic to have successfully acquired EQUIS accreditation, which rewards only those faculties with the highest teaching standards, outstanding academics, high quality scientific activities and strong links with business practice.

The VSE FBA is only the fourth faculty in Central and Eastern Europe to have received this accreditation, including another CEMS partner institution, the Russian Graduate School of Management (St.

24 Mar 2017

CEMS Sustainable Business Models Partnership Kick-off

On Tuesday 14 March 2017, NHH hosted a kick-off seminar for the new CEMS Strategic Partnership project “Sustainable Business Models”. The project is funded by Erasmus+ for the next two years. The project is a collaboration between NHH and CEMS academic partners Copenhagen Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest and ESADE Business School.

Rector Frøystein Gjesdal welcomed over 100 students and faculty members to the “Future of Sustainable Business” and emphasized the importance of sustainability in business school teaching and of in

Credit: NHH

23 Mar 2017

Catching Up with CEMSies: Stella Yanling Ying with UOB

Many CEMS graduates have chosen to work with CEMS Corporate Partners. In this interview series, we investigate how they have been doing. Today, we catch up with Stella Yanling Ying who did her programme with HKUST Business School and HEC Paris She currently works in Global Markets at UOB.

Why did you choose to work with UOB? 

Three reasons I started my career with UOB:


14 Mar 2017

International Women's Day: 'Be Bold for Change' with CEMS Chair, Eugenia Bieto

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on 8th March every year. In different regions, the celebrations focus on respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. The UN theme for International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017, is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. 

In celebration of this day, we had a quick chat with the first female CEMS Chair, Eugenia Bieto. We spoke to Eugenia to hear her insights on motivation and leadership. 

Currently, you are the Director General of ESADE Business and Law School, making you the first woman to hold such a position in Spain.

07 Mar 2017

CEMS business students learn about leadership from the dramatic arts

A group of young future business leaders got the unique chance to spend the day at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) on Friday 17 February, where they undertook training to increase their personal impact and influence as leaders.

Originally published on Personnel Today, March 2, 2017 in Learning & Training. You can find the full article here: http://www.personneltoday.com/pr/2017/03/cems-business-students-learn-about-leadership-from-the-dramatic-arts/

Students studying the CEMS Master in International Management programme at the LSE spent an eye-opening day learning from dramatic arts experts how to use physical presence to increase gravitas and

06 Mar 2017