CEIBS MBA Ranks 5th on FT worldwide chart

China Europe International Business School’s (CEIBS), Master in Business Administration (MBA) programme, has been ranked as fifth most credible world universities certificate, in the latest Financial Times (FT) world’s top 100 full-time MBAs.

The current position consolidates the Shanghai based university’s leading position among global business schools after moving up a further three places from its eight position on the previous chart.

This is the first time in the school’s history that the MBA has been so highly ranked and the first time CEIBS has had two programmes in the top five, CEIBS, “Global Executive-MBA” is now five also in the FT’s ranking of EMBA programmes worldwide.

CEIBS MBA also retains its position as number one in Asia in the FT rankings and is also ranked first in Asia by Forbes and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

The FT’s rankings are widely regarded in management education circles across the globe as one of the most rigorous and most authoritative.

The 2019 edition saw Stanford University placing first, ahead of Harvard, Insead, Wharton and CEIBS.

The President of CEIBS, Professor Li Mingjun said: “This is a historic and very significant milestone for us and a very good way to start our celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary.”

“It is remarkable what CEIBS has achieved in just 25 years since it was jointly established by the Chinese government and the European Union.

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“CEIBS’ outstanding achievements in recent years are in sharp contrast to widespread concerns about the slowdown of the Chinese economy and trade tensions between China and the US.”

The efforts of the school’s Career Development Centre (CDC) and the power of the CEIBS brand within the business community, have, for example, contributed to MBA graduates’ success in landing jobs. An impressive 93% of them were employed three months after graduation, the highest among the top five schools in the rankings.

The Associate Dean and MBA Director, CEIBs, Professor Juan Antonio Fernandez, said: “The CEIBS MBA offers an excellent return on the investment our students make in their future. We continue to improve the level of support we provide to ensure that they emerge from our programme better positioned to move ahead in their careers.

The CEIBS MBA is the most advanced in the Asia Pacific. We have 22 electives focusing on digital or innovation related topics.”

Mr. Fernandez, also indicated that the school’s faculty had 92 articles published in top journals between 2016 and 2018. There is also a strong focus on CSR, which the school’s leadership has made a focus at the strategic level of the organisation. For the last graduating class before the rankings were compiled, more than 40 hours of core MBA classes were related to CSR, ethics or social and environmental issues. CEIBS’ commitment to diversification in and outside of the classroom was also a factor reflected in the rankings.

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China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) is among the top international business schools in Asia, where it is the only one to have simultaneously made it to the Financial Times’ top 5 list of MBA and EMBA programmes.

CEIBS has more than 22,000 alumni from over 80 countries worldwide, and over the last 25 years has provided a broad range of management programmes for more than 150,000 executives both at home and abroad.

It also offers a Finance MBA, Hospitality EMBA and a wide range of Executive Education programmes. With a faculty team that has extensive China knowledge and global insight, CEIBS is uniquely equipped to nurture business leaders, at every stage of their careers, preparing them to make a global impact.

An unrivalled China expert, CEIBS is guided by the concept of China Focus, and Global Significance.  This is tangibly reflected in the school’s activities and operations at its 5 campuses across 3 continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. CEIBS has campuses in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen in China, as well as Zurich in Switzerland, and Accra in Ghana.

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