The second year of the program is the CEMS year. Here, you spend one of the semesters abroad at one of our CEMS partner schools and one semester at SSE. You attend a one-week intensive block seminar to kick of the fall, take CEMS core courses in global strategy and global management practices, and pick from a selection of elective courses. You also conduct a mandatory CEMS Business Project, which together with the Case Research Thesis during the first year makes up your Master’s thesis.
The elective courses allow you to tailor part of the program to fit your own goals and interests. Four elective courses of together 30 ECTS are required, plus languages courses if needed to meet language requirements. If you want to, you can also study two additional courses (15 ECTS). If you want to deepen your existing knowledge in a specific area, you can select advanced courses in economics, accounting, finance or marketing.
By catching up on a topic that you have not studied extensively in your B.Sc. degree, this is also possible (depending on topic). And if you want to go all in on international topics, you can choose electives in International Business and International Economics.