Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), founded on November 21, 2002, is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and the only business school in China with faculty governance. The school offers MBA, Dual EMBA with IMD, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Doctor of Business Administration, and Executive Education programs to both Chinese and international students. 45 full-time professors and 10 long-term visiting professors currently make up the faculty staff, with research focusing on anything from global business issues to China-specific topics. In its 10 years the school has trained about 3000 CEOs from various Chinese companies, with notable alumni including the founder of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma; Fu Chengyu, Chairman of Sinopec; and Wu Yajun, fifth richest person and richest women in China as of 2012.
CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed independent business school. This is vital because it is the basis for academic independence and free scholarly inquiry. These qualities are what led them to recruit and retain the world’s leading business scholars who form their faculty bodies of more than 40 full-time professors. These scholars, in turn, guide the research efforts that have made CKGSB a global expert in China's business insights.
CKGSB has pioneered the integration of humanities into management education. Their Executive MBA students are required to complete 48 hours of community service before graduation. Moreover, they initiated the first compulsory philanthropy EMBA course module in China. They believe business leaders should lead with big hearts and give back to their communities and the wider world.
Established in November 2002 through the financial support of the Li Ka Shing Foundation, today CKGSB is considered one of the major graduate business schools in China, with a leading role in the growing Chinese private sector. As of 2011 CKGSB alumni collectively managed above $1 trillion in revenues, equal to 13.7% of the Chinese GDP in that year. Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB has campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, as well as offices in Hong Kong, New York City and London.
Their headquarters in Beijing is strategically located in the country’s policy-making center, while their campuses in Shenzhen and Shanghai give you access to China’s financial center and innovation hub. To better serve business people with global ambition across the world, they also offer programs and activities in their London, New York, and Hong Kong offices, in partnership with leading local institutions.