China Europe International Business School

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China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
CEIBS logo.png
Motto 中国深度 全球广度 (simplified Chinese)
Motto in English
China Depth, Global Breadth
Established 1994
Type Business school
President Pedro Nueno
Dean Hellmut Schutte
Postgraduates 1,078
Location Shanghai
Affiliations Shanghai Jiao Tong University
European Commission
Ministry of Foreign Trade

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS; simplified Chinese: 中欧国际工商学院; traditional Chinese: 中歐國際工商學院) is a top-ranked business school located in Shanghai, China.

Established under an agreement between the Chinese government and the European Commission in Shanghai in November 1994, CEIBS was the first business school in mainland China to offer a full-time MBA, an Executive MBA and a wide range of Executive Development programs. All three programs are ranked in the world's Top 30 by the Financial Times. In 2012, CEIBS began offering a part-time MBA in Finance and coordinated with IESE Business School to launch a PhD Program. By the end of 2014, CEIBS has graduated more than 15,000 MBA and EMBA students, and provided management training for over 100,000 executives.

The school's predecessor, the China-EC Management Institute (CEMI), was launched in Beijing in 1984. After CEIBS was formally established in 1994 in Beijing in collaboration with its partners European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, it later moved to Minhang in Shanghai. Today, CEIBS has its main campus in Shanghai's Pudong district. It also has a campus in Beijing as well as facilities in Shenzhen and Accra, Ghana.


View of the water fountains and sidewalks between the library (L) and dormitories (R) of the CEIBS Shanghai campus
Outside of the CEIBS Beijing campus

CEIBS has developed one of the top MBA programs in Asia and it is ranked #1 in Asia and 11th in the world, according to the Financial Times (2015 edition).[1] In 2009, CEIBS became the first Chinese business school to make the world's Top 10 MBA ranking compiled by the FT.[2] Its EMBA program, ranked 10th worldwide by the same publication in 2014,[3] is the largest in the world, topping 700 students in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen. The school also trains about 10,000 students through CEIBS’ short-term executive programs each year.

Establishing its first campus in 1994 in Shanghai’s Pudong district made CEIBS the first business school in mainland China with its own campus, designed by Henry N. Cobb and Ian Bader of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. In 2011, CEIBS began the 18-month construction of Phase 3 of the Shanghai Campus which doubled its size to 7.5 million square meters.

CEIBS opened its Beijing campus on April 24, 2010, within Beijing’s Zhongguangcun Software Park alongside the research centers of IBM, Oracle, Neusoft and more than 200 other leading technology companies. It effectively doubled the school’s total number of classroom seats.

Designed by the Spanish architectural firm IDOM, the Beijing campus hosts CEIBS EMBA program and executive education courses. Each year, the CEIBS Beijing campus graduates almost 300 EMBA students and nearly 3,000 executive education participants. The campus is also a central meeting point for CEIBS alumni as Beijing is home to CEIBS’ second-largest alumni chapter (after Shanghai).

In May 2009 CEIBS started an EMBA program in Ghana, being the first Asian business school to do so in Africa.[4] CEIBS was also the first Asian business school, and one of the very few around the globe, to become carbon neutral in 2011.[5]

80% of the overseas students who graduate from China Europe International Business School establish residence and work in the Asia-Pacific region.[6]

Programs offered[edit]

Rankings and statistics[edit]


CEIBS MBA Programme:

  • #1 in Asia, #11 worldwide, full-time MBA Programme (2015): Financial Times
  • #1 in Asia, #17 full-time MBA in the world (2014): Bloomberg Businessweek
  • #1 in China 2011, 2007 & 2006 (3 consecutive surveys): Bloomberg Businessweek China
  • #1 "Most Valuable Full-time MBA Programme in China" (for five consecutive surveys in 2005-2007, 2010, 2012): Forbes China
  • #7 Best International 2-year MBA Programme (#1 in mainland China), 2013: Forbes Magazine
  • #1 "Best Business School in China" (2011, 2010, 2009): Eduniversal (award chosen by 1,000 international b-school deans)
  • #9 among "Top B-schools in Asia/Australasia" (2011) QS Top MBA
  • #18 Non-US MBA Rankings - Poets & Quants 2012

CEIBS EMBA Programme:

CEIBS Executive Education Open Enrollment Programme:

CEIBS Executive Education Company Specific Programme (CSP):

Admission to the MBA program[edit]

Key Admission Stats:

  • Average GMAT: 692
  • Average years of work experience: 5.3
  • Average age: 29

Admission to the global EMBA program[edit]

Key Admission Stats:

  • Average years of work experience: 13
  • Average age: 38

Sponsoring entities[edit]

Unlike most major business schools, CEIBS finances itself mostly from stipends. It also receives some funding from the municipal government of Shanghai and the European Union.

Notable people[edit]

Faculty and staff[edit]

Complete list of CEIBS’ full-time faculty at

Person Position
Dr. Li Mingjun President (March 2015 - present)
Pedro Nueno President, Chengwei Ventures Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship
Hellmut Schutte Vice President & Dean, Distinguished Professor of International Management
Zhang Weijiong Vice President and Co-Dean, Professor of Strategy, Member of the Academic Council
Romano Prodi Sino-Europe Dialogue Chair, former Prime Minister of Italy and President of the European Commission
David Gosset Director of the Academia Sinica Europaea, founder of the Euro-China Forum
Wu Jinglian Professor of Economics, one of the preeminent economists of the People's Republic of China
Xu Xiaonian Professor of Economics and Finance, named by Businessweek as one of China's Most Powerful People in 2009[7]
John Quelch Co-Chair of CEIBS International Advisory Board, Former Vice President & Dean, Distinguished Professor of International Management, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration and former Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School and Dean at London Business School


  • Che Fengsheng, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holding Group Ltd
  • Chen Hao, Governor of Yunnan province
  • Chen Jianqiang, Founder and Chairman, Springland International
  • Chen Zhilie, Chairman, EVOC Group
  • Edward Zhu, Founder and CEO, CHIIC & CHIC Group
  • Fan Yanqing, Secretary, Changzhou Municipal Committee of the CPC
  • Hu Haiqing, daughter of former Chinese President Hu Jintao
  • Huang Nubo, Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group
  • James Deng, CEO and President, Beijing Novartis Pharma Ltd
  • Ji Qi, Founder and CEO of China Lodging Group and co-founder of Ctrip
  • Jin Zhiguo, former President, Tsingtao Brewery
  • Jonathan Lu, Vice-Chairman, Alibaba Group
  • Kevin Li, Founder and former CEO,
  • Lan Yu, fashion designer
  • Li Yanshu, Co-founder and CEO, BUZZINATE Information Technology, named by Forbes China as one of China's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2012.[8]
  • Lidia Fluhme, Founder & President, Gran Fondo New York
  • Liu Qiangdong, Founder and President,
  • Lu Feng, Chairman, Shanghai Wind Information Co.
  • Mark Secchia, Founder, Sherpas Food Delivery Service Co
  • Ren Xin, Co-founder and COO, Shanghai Tianhailu Internet Technology, named by Forbes China as one of China's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2012.[9]
  • Robert Xu, Founder and Chairman, Kingdee International Software Group
  • Rong Guangdao, Chairman, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co.
  • Shirley Xiao, Vice President, Vanke
  • Tan Lixia, CFO, Haier
  • Tao Qingrong, CEO, Springland International
  • Wang Feng, Founder, LuxSea Boutiques, named by Forbes China as one of China's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2012.[10]
  • Wang Shuaiting, Vice Chairman, China Resources
  • Wei Feiyan, Chairman, Guangxi Huahong Pharmaceutical
  • Wong Chun Hong, Chairman, Top Spring International and Vice Chairman, Rainbow Department Store
  • Wu Guangming, Chairman, Yuyue Medical Equipment & Supply
  • Wu Jingshui, CFO, Mengniu Dairy
  • Xu Hang, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics
  • Yan Yiming, Founder and Attorney, Shanghai Yan Yiming Law Firm
  • Yang Lan, Co-founder, Sun TV
  • Yang Longzhong, Co-founder, BYD Company
  • Yang Mingping, Co-Founder,, named by Forbes China as one of China's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2012.[11]
  • Yang Xianxiang, CEO, SITC International Holdings
  • Zhao Danyang, CEO, Pure Heart Asset Management
  • Zhu Yicai, Founder and former Chairman, Yurun Group


  1. ^ [1] - Financial Times. Retrieved on January 26, 2015.
  2. ^ CEIBS MBA Profile - Financial Times. Retrieved on December 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Global EMBA Rankings 2014 - Financial Times. Retrieved on October 20, 2014.
  4. ^ CEIBS EMBA Africa Program - Financial Times. Retrieved on June 12, 2012.
  5. ^ CEIBS Becomes 1st Business School in Asia to Achieve “Carbon Neutral” Status - BusinessBecause. Retrieved on June 12, 2012.
  6. ^ The Business School Building Boom: How Do MBAs Rate Their Facilities? Business Because, Seb Murray, 27 Jan 2014
  7. ^ China's Most Powerful People 2009 - Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved on December 2, 2011.
  8. ^ Four CEIBS MBA Alumni on Forbes China’s List of Top 30 Chinese Entrepreneurs Under 30 - CEIBS. Retrieved on May 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Four CEIBS MBA Alumni on Forbes China’s List of Top 30 Chinese Entrepreneurs Under 30 - CEIBS. Retrieved on May 12, 2012.
  10. ^ Four CEIBS MBA Alumni on Forbes China’s List of Top 30 Chinese Entrepreneurs Under 30 - CEIBS. Retrieved on May 12, 2012.
  11. ^ Four CEIBS MBA Alumni on Forbes China’s List of Top 30 Chinese Entrepreneurs Under 30 - CEIBS. Retrieved on May 12, 2012.

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