📖 Introduction

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) is China's only business school to originate from government-level collaboration, with campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra in Ghana, and Zurich in Switzerland. It was co-founded by the Chinese government and European Union (EU) in 1994, with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the EFMD serving as its executive partners.

Some of the offered programs by CEIBS Shanghai are MBA, Finance MBA, EMBA, Global EMBA, Hospitality EMBA, DBA (Switzerland), and Executive Education programmes. CEIBS was the first business school on the Chinese mainland to be accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB. CEIBS has placed in the top tier of the FT’s ranking of global MBA programmes for six consecutive years, and has been ranked in the top 5 on its global EMBA list for four consecutive years.

🏫 About China Europe International Business School, Shanghai

As China’s only business school to originate from government-level collaboration, CEIBS is committed to educating responsible leaders versed in “China Depth, Global Breadth” in line with its motto of “Conscientiousness, Innovation and Excellence”. Leaders from the Chinese central government, the EU and the Shanghai Municipality have respectively lauded CEIBS as a cradle of excellent executives, a role model of EU-China cooperation, and a calling card for Shanghai.

CEIBS offers China’s largest full-time, English-taught MBA programme, the world’s largest EMBA programme, stand-alone Global EMBA, as well as a part-time Finance MBA (FMBA) programme, a range of Executive Education programmes and an intensive PhD programme. Renowned for its academic rigour, CEIBS is the first business school on the Chinese mainland to have been accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB and the only business school in Asia to have simultaneously made it to the Financial Times’ top 30 list of MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes.

To date, CEIBS has more than 26,000 alumni from over 90 countries around the world and has provided a broad range of management programmes for nearly 200,000 executives both at home and abroad.

Each year, in dozens of major cities across Asia, Europe and Africa, CEIBS harnesses global insights and wisdom to host high-end academic and industry forums. CEIBS has become an important platform for exchange and cooperation between China and the EU.

Over the past 27 years, CEIBS has grown in tandem with the Chinese economy. In the years ahead, the school will continue to emphasise the innovation, transformation, and globalisation of the Chinese economy in order to facilitate global economic cooperation.

Shanghai Campus

Designed by the architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (PCF), the CEIBS Shanghai Campus is one of the most beautiful and distinctive campuses amongst business schools in the world. It covers a total area of 78,000 square metres, with a floor area of 84,000 square metres. European-style galleries and Chinese-style courtyards that fuse artistic expression with functionality fit in well with CEIBS' status as a joint venture between China and the EU, and its strategic positioning of "China Depth, Global Breadth".

The school's world-class facilities are impressive, comfortable, and technologically advanced. Wi-Fi is available in virtually all the rooms from the cafeteria to the 720-seat conference hall, providing students with an easily accessible high-speed connection to the school's information network and databases.

Beijing Campus

Designed by the renowned European architectural firm IDOM, CEIBS' Beijing Campus spans a total area of 3.3 hectares in Beijing's Zhongguancun Software Park—an area hailed as China's Silicon Valley.

The campus features alternate open and enclosed spaces and combines aesthetic elements of Chinese and western culture. Traditional Chinese courtyards and a public street, in particular, create an open atmosphere of communication and sharing. CEIBS' Beijing Campus is not only a first-class venue for teaching and research but a permanent home for CEIBS alumni. Nowadays, CEIBS welcomes domestic and overseas talent with open arms in Beijing, China's political and cultural centre.

Shenzhen Campus

Shenzhen campus is located in the core area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, with first-class teaching facilities and a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature. The CEIBS Shenzhen campus has cultivated a large number of internationally-minded senior executives for Chinese enterprises and multinational companies thriving in South China.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

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Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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