The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) is a network of some of the world’s top business universities. Each year over 1,000 CEMS students advise business partners of the business school network. In the context of their Master’s Programme in Management, they are given complex assignments through which to prove their skills.
Consultancy teams consist of five CEMS students from each of the CEMS universities. Each project is supported by an academic partner from the university and the corporate representatives. A CEMS jury nominates the Business Project of the Year.
According to a statement from the University of St.Gallen (HSG), the CEMS team at the HSG was awarded the maximum grade this year by both the academic partners and the companies. The team conducted three management projects together with ABB, A.T. Kearny and PricewaterhouseCoopers respectively. The business projects received top grades for their ability to be translated immediately into practice and for their academic stringency. The HSG received the CEMS award in the Business Project of the Year category for these projects, making it the fourth time that HSG has received an award from CEMS.
Business partners have already submitted 19 projects for the spring semester 2017, nine of which may be accepted. “We didn’t always receive more projects than we needed,” said Andreas Wittmer, the new academic director at HSG