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CEMS Master candidates, on entry (at the selection process) must be fluent in two or (in selected schools) three languages, either of which may be mothertongue:
  1. English (Accredited commercial tests)
  2. Any language at B2/B1 Oral/Written proficiency levels or mothertongue.
  3. Any language (same as 2nd language requirements or introductory course worth 5-6 ECTS, or B1 level commercial certificate/course if taken within 2 years before CEMS MIM year). 
In case of students with English as a mothertongue, the student must prove proficiency in two other foreign languages: one at B2 oral and B1 written level, and any other language as described above. If a student declares any language as mothertongue, he or she must sign a honorary statement (Mothertongue Declaration Form) in whcih the student  declares proficiency in particular language(s) as native speaker.

SGH requires two langauges on entry, but awards with extra points those students who may prove their fluency in the third language during the selection process.


Since 2020/2021 Academic Year, there is no loger "CEMS Language" category. All official langauges of the World are considered CEMS languages. However, the rule on proximity of langauges (forbidden combination of langauges to consider them as separate foreign languages) is still applied.

On graduation all CEMS students must have some fluency in at least three languages:
  1. English - by passing Business Communication Skill Seminar in Term 1 or mothertongue, or CPE Grade A*
  2. Any anguage (mothertongue, secondary educations or university degree, MBC test at B2 oral/B1 written levels, CEMS accredited langguage course at min. B2 level, In-house test at CEMS school - min. B2 level, Accredited commercial test - min. B2 level)
  3. Any language (as above plus: Accredited In-house test at B1 level, if taken max. 2 years before CEMS MIM year and Elementary level introductory course (5-6 ECTS) at CEMS university, EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution and at accredited cultural institute.

*) Only for student of 2011/2012 or before 

In case of SGH students:

  • graduates of BA studies at SGH, who completed tutorials in other than English language, or
  • all SGH students who achieved min. 60 points from CNJO Language Competence Test in other than English language, or
  • students who presented selected commercial test certificates (accredited by CEMS)**

fulfill exit requirements, by providing requried CNJO/commercial test certificates.

**) the list of CEMS accredited certificates is narrower than a list of certificates that are accepted at SGH at entry level and is available HERE.

In order to assess the level of proficiency CEMS was using a very extensive system of language testing in a form of MBC Tests (Management and Business Communication Tests) or Accredited courses. The third option to fulfill language requirements was to pass a commercial test  or to present university degree programmes conducted in the given language.

Due to the fact that MBC Test organisation is pretty costly and was previously abandoned to test proficiency in English (replaced by mandatory BCSS seminar in Term 1), and also due to lowered requirements for the third language, it was decided that starting from 2021 MBC test will no longer be offered.


After abandoning MBC tests, the proof of proficiency in foreign langauges is based mostly on commercial tests (2nd or 3rd language) at certain level or by passing commercial course offered by selected Cultural Institutions (for 3 rd language the minimum is elementary level course at 4-6 contact hours oer week in one semester).


The MIM programme includes the “tri-national track” option, in which the candidate will spend his/her second term abroad either:

  • outside the country where the candidate’s undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is issued; or
  • outside the country where the candidate’s Master`s degree is going to be issued.

Candidates who include the tri-national track in their study programme are exempted from examination in the second or third language (if the second langauge is thier mothertongue).


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