Student Participation

Why should I attend the Nordic Forum?

With around 90 CEMS students from all over the world and top companies, this is a great opportunity for you to expand your CEMS network. The three forum days will be filled with skill seminars, coffee chats and networking with prominent corporate partners. You will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and hear the opinions of experts in their fields. By participating in the skill seminars you will earn skill seminar credits for your CEMS MIM degree. The skill seminars will last 3.5 hours each, and you will earn 0.25 ECTS per skill seminar. Students that are selected for skill seminar participation will also have the opportunity to apply at a later stage to company and recruitment activities. 

Who can attend the Nordic Forum?

The Nordic Forum is an exclusive event for students enrolled in the CEMS Master in Management programme provided by the CEMS Alliance ( Students from any CEMS university around the world are eligible to apply to skill seminars.

Can I choose seminars to participate in?

All interested students will be asked to apply to their preferred skill seminars, and information about the final selection will be sent to the chosen participants as soon as possible after the registration period ends for each round. 

Please be aware that skill seminars are mandatory to attend, as the ECTS credits (i.e. 0.25 ECTS credits per 3.5h seminar) will be recognised in your CEMS study plan. 

What are the selection criteria for applicants?

In order to ensure a good match between students and companies for both skill seminars and company activities, applicants will be screened according to company requests. Your CV will help determine potential matches. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Standard CEMS rules regarding skill seminar attendance and cancellation policy apply to the Nordic Forum. You can read more about skill seminars here and about the cancellation policy from your respective year’s Student Guide here

The following provisions apply if participants wish to resign from participation in Nordic Forum:

  • Participants can withdraw their application form before the acceptance Deadline (which is determined in the confirmation email if the candidate is accepted) with no severe consequences.

  • If participants are no longer able to participate in the CEMS Nordic Forum, after the acceptance period, participants should be aware of CEMS guidelines on absence from Skill Seminars by visiting the Student Guidebook on


Policy on making changes

If candidates wish to change information in their application form that will directly influence participation in skill seminars, coffee chats or other events in the forum,  then an email must be sent to where a case will be made and dealt with individually. The CEMS Nordic Forum team does not promise that changes will be granted.