0433 Introduction to CEMS
Univ.Prof. Dr. Phillip C. Nell
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/01/22 to 09/19/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Friday 09/23/22 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM TC.2.02
Friday 09/23/22 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM TC.2.02

This is an introductory course to the CEMS program at WU. The goals of this intensive, one full day course is to provide key information to the CEMS students about their CEMS experience at WU. We will provide information about:

1. General communication with the CEMS office, weekly info, de-registration, evaluation, CEMS workload (ECTS), difference between CEMS and WU workload, exchange semester, internship, language courses, MSc thesis topics

2. Details about the CEMS network (CEMS schools), present our corporate partners (CPs), curriculum and extra curriculum CP involvement, skill seminars.

      3. Presentation of the CEMS club and the CEMS alumni assiciation

      4. We will also offer a team building workshop and an informal exchange with alumni and students of previous cohorts

      5. An introduction to the research element of the CEMS program, the MSc thesis  

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: Students on completion of the course will possess:

•            Knowledge of the facilities at WU

•            Familiarity with the CEMS program, corporate partners, CEMS club and alumni association.

•            Theoretical input and reflection on thinking and collaboration modes of intercultural teams


Cognitive & subject specific skills: Students on completion of the course will possess:

•            The ability to work more effectively in a team.

•            Awareness of the impact of cultural differences on team dynamics.

•            Organizational abilities in relation to teamwork

Attendance requirements

This course is mandatory and requires in-person attendance for the entire day.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The teaching methods are a blend of speakers' presentations, student participation in teams (based on team assignments during the workshop), and a personal participation 


Students will be assessed based on:

1. Their team work 70%

2. Their personal participation 30%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

All new CEMS students are registered for the course.

Availability of lecturer(s)

In case of content or academic questions. Please contact Phillip Nell via email (

In case of administrative or organizational quesitons, please contact the cems office (

Last edited: 2022-06-01