Key Alliances


CEMS is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Its mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Masters in Management.
The CEMS alliance has grown steadily since it was founded in Europe in 1988, and this has been largely due to the success and popularity of the CEMS Masters in International Management: the MIM Programme. Today, CEMS is the global league of leaders in the pre-experience Masters market and is unequalled in terms of its members’ reputations: 27 world-class academic institutions (25 full members and 2 associate members) collaborate with over 59 corporate partners to offer international postgraduate students a unique blend of high quality education and professional experience.

Founded in 1973, the Partnership in International Management (PIM), is a consortium of leading international business schools.

Each member institution represents the highest degree of excellence in the fields of business administration and management, demonstrating leadership in their geographic region and delivering MBA or graduate-equivalent degrees in management.

PIM facilitates international co-operation among its members, promoting joint programmes, student and faculty exchanges, joint research and co-operation among faculty members and researchers.

ESADE has signed a broad-based agreement to co-operate on a full range of programmes at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and Executive Education, as well as faculty exchanges and research projects with the following top business schools:
Georgetown University
The Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme combines the interdisciplinary teaching strengths of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service with ESADE’s strengths in entrepreneurship and social innovation.


ESADE Law School is one of the founding schools of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), launched in 2008 in London (UK). The London-based CTLS is a global partnership currently encompassing over 20 schools from almost as many countries around the world. The initiative is premised on a belief that, as legal practice becomes increasingly ‘transnational’, the best legal education must include exposure to ideas, faculty members and fellow students from many different legal systems.

Simply put, 21st century legal professionals will need to understand law within the context of different legal systems and cultures. These lawyers will increasingly be called upon to advise businesses, individuals, non-government bodies, and administrations in matters that involve parties, laws, and judicial or arbitral bodies in two or more jurisdictions. To prepare for careers that transcend the borders of their home countries, lawyers will need to develop transnational perspectives.

CTLS offers that preparation in a manner unlike any conventional “study abroad” or exchange program. The Center’s academic purpose is to examine transnational legal issues from within a transnational educational context. Thus, while the school is located in London and instruction takes place in English, there is no “host school,” “local faculty,” or “domestic legal context.”

Instead, faculty and students alike are drawn from a range of world-class law schools located in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. All are encouraged to share their own “home jurisdiction” perspectives on academic and other issues. Some courses are co-taught by two instructors, specifically to explore the contrasts in such perspectives. Others include projects structured to facilitate collaboration by students from different backgrounds. The Center’s small size and multicultural orientation provide the opportunity for students to learn in a uniquely active, participatory way. Outside of class, CTLS organizes professional networking and social events with a similar goal.


THEMIS is a network made up of eight top universities: Università Bocconi (Italy), ESADE Law School (Spain), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Université Paris- Est Créteil Val de Marne (France), Maastricht University (Netherlands), Singapore Management University (Singapore), Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland) and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) (Austria).

These schools have come together to create a new standard in business law education in response to an ever-increasing demand for legal professionals with international know-how and expertise.

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