• About CEIBS

    China Depth, Global Breadth

    CEIBS Beijing
  • About CEIBS

    Unmatched China knowledge, proven global expertise

    CEIBS Shanghai

CEIBS Establishment


China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), a joint-venture for management education, 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.

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 Ph.D. 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.

CEIBS’ faculty team, among the best in Asia, is uniquely equipped to deliver a combination of China Depth and Global Breadth in both teaching and research. Over 60 full-time faculty members, experts in five disciplines, represent more than ten countries and regions worldwide. They bring a wealth of experience from teaching overseas, research and business practice. Each year, the school also invites over 100 visiting faculty members from all over the world to share and exchange the most up-to-date knowledge from both in and outside China.

Through either its three campuses or teaching facilities, CEIBS has a presence in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra in Ghana, and Zurich in Switzerland. So far, it has nearly 18,000 alumni from over 70 countries worldwide, and has provided a broad range of management programmes for over 130,000 executives both at home and abroad.

While drawing on overseas experience, CEIBS is devoted to in-depth analysis of China’s business practices. Initiated by the School, the Global Platform of China Cases has compiled over 800 China-focused cases, laying a solid foundation for providing China-specific knowledge. The School’s research, which is at the top tier of authoritative rankings, combines the latest theory with practical knowledge. Its research centres keep abreast of ever-changing business practices in vital areas such as globalisation of Chinese enterprises, innovation and entrepreneurship, and internet finance. Each year, CEIBS harnesses global insight and wisdom to host high-end industry forums on topics such as the automobile and healthcare industries, family heritage, and more.

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

CEIBS Partners

At the establishment of CEIBS, the signing parties on the official founding contract were Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). These organisations continue to provide the institutional guarantees that make CEIBS a centre of excellence in business management and research within Asia and worldwide.

Over a hundred years old, Shanghai Jiaotong University is one of the leading universities in China. It has extensive and long-standing contacts with businesses in the country, and is thus able to facilitate CEIBS’ relations with the Chinese corporate world.

EFMD is an international membership organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 700 member organisations from academia (including 500 of the world’s leading business schools), business, public service and consultancy in 80 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. EFMD is recognised globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education and has established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.