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China Europe International Business School 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.

The CEIBS MBA programme puts a a strong emphasis on global and China business along with responsible leadership. Students can choose between three concentrations:  General Management, Finance, and Marketing. In addition there are also a variety of Entrepreneurship courses on offer. Courses include a set of core classes the first year, and a variety of electives during the second year of studies. They are supplemented by two “hands-on” projects – the Integrated Strategic Project and the Responsible Leadership Project, where students can test what they have learned during the year by applying their new skills on real-life business issues facing the corporate world, as well as our society and environment.

Non-Chinese speaking students are required to learn Chinese and pass the CEIBS Chinese Language Assessment to facilitate their MBA study and future career in China.


Ranked 4th by Forbes international 2-year programs ranking, 2015

Ranked 17th in the world by The Financial Times general ranking, 2016

Ranked 11th in the world by The Financial Times general ranking, 2015

Ranked 17th in the world by The Financial Times general ranking, 2014

Ranked 21st by BusinessWeek international full-time MBA ranking, 2015

Admission requirements:

– A bachelor’s degree or above

– Full-time work experience of two years or longer

– A GMAT/GRE score or CEIBS Admission Test score

– Proficiency in English

Application Checklist:

–    MBA application form (including essays)

–    2 letters of recommendation

–    University degree and certificate

–    University transcript

–    ID or passport

–    Application fee receipt

–    Official GMAT/GRE score report

–    Business card

–    Corporate sponsor statement (if applicable)

The admission process runs in 3 rounds with deadlines in November, January and March.

Class size: 195

Average GMAT score: 686

Average work experience: 5.8 years

The degree: Full Time MBA

Duration of studies: 12 or 18 months

Starting date: August

Tuition: tuition fee for the 18-month MBA programme for the MBA2018 class is RMB 395,000

Location: Shanghai, China

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