Campus Digest: Ivey wins global alliance honour

Ivey wins global alliance honour

Western’s Richard Ivey School of Business has been named the CEMS Global Alliance School of the Year for its CEMS Masters in Management (MIM) program.

CEMS is a global alliance of 28 academic, four social and 65 corporate partners. Founded in 1988, the MIM program has been ranked in the Top 3 pre-experience masters by the Financial Times for the past eight years. After developing a base of 16 European business schools, CEMS began a process of globalization in 2008.

The program requires students to attend two academic institutions within the global alliance during the year. The award is based on a compilation of all student evaluations of all 28 business schools in the alliance. Ivey joined CEMS in 2009 as the first North American program, and its exclusive Canadian academic partner, and launched the program in 2010.

“The CEMS Master in Management program provides us the rare opportunity to hear feedback from students who can actually compare one school to another from their own personal experience,” said Darren Meister, director of Ivey’s MSc program. “The students who attended our program were excited by what we are doing at Ivey and the results show. Our own graduates are employed at leading firms around the world.”


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