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Scholarship Deadline: 30 April 2023

The UCT GSB Master of Management Specialising in International Management (MIM) is offered in association with CEMS - a global alliance of the world’s finest students, schools, alumni, corporate and social partners. The UCT GSB CEMS MIM is a full time study programme offering a dual qualification, with international accreditation from UCT GSB as well as CEMS

This one-year master’s programme includes:

  • international management courses

  • business skills seminars

  • an international internship and business immersion project

  • with CEMS corporate partners

  • a credit-bearing study term at one of the CEMS partner universities - which include top global business schools, in 34 countries

At the conclusion of their studies, MIM students will be awarded both the Master in International Management qualification issued by CEMS as well as the Master of Management specialising in International Management degree issued by the University of Cape Town.


Prospective candidates must:

  • Hold a qualification that allows the student to enter into a Master's-level study in the country where it was obtained, which in South Africa is an NQF Level 8 qualification. All equivalent qualifications are subject to approval by the South African Qualifications Authority.

  • Provide proof of academic preparation:

  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree in management or economics or a related field; or have successfully passed 120 credits/60 ECTS of studies in business education at the postgraduate level in any of these areas. This could be from a one-year honours or PGDip in economics/management or business following any other Bachelor’s degree.

Students will be evaluated for their intellectual potential and knowledge, their attitude and soft skills, as well as their international orientation. Candidates should exhibit:

  • High academic standards and professionalism

  • Ability to perform in a fast-changing environment

  • Empathy with different values and cultures

  • Willingness to take responsibility within society


Once you have enquired on the CIM website, you will receive an email containing your unique Pre-application Portal Link. This sets you up with UCT GSB’s admissions team, your support along the application process. Each step of the process will be clearly indicated on the portal, with specific instructions for what to submit. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure optimal placement of your choice in the exchange programme.


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