CEIBS became the first business school in mainland China with its own campus when it established a facility in Shanghai’s Pudong district in 1994. In 2013, the school opened Phase III of this main campus in Shanghai. The expansion doubled the size of the campus to a total floor area of approximately 80,000 square metres. CEIBS also has campuses in Beijing, Zurich and Accra, along with a teaching facility in Shenzhen (see details below).
CEIBS’ main Shanghai campus was designed by world-renowned architects Pei Cobb Freed and Partners; and the school’s architectural style combines Western architecture with the subtlety of Chinese beauty and grace. Phases I and II use Suzhou tiles to band and lattice the school’s windows, creating a unique identity for the 8-hectare site in Pudong. Completed between 1994 and 2008, the first two phases are connected with an arcade walkway that encloses the main garden, often referred to as the bamboo forest. 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 750-seat conference hall, providing students with an easily accessible high-speed connection to the school’s information network and databases.
Shanghai Campus Phase III
A glass pyramid surrounded by CEIBS' signature black-granite-floor indoor lake is the focal point of CEIBS Shanghai Campus Phase III, which was put into use in 2013. The third phase is linked to the others by a corridor that wends along the lake's surface. The main entrance is via the East Gate. Located on 38,000+ square metres, this phase is a continuation of the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' (PCF) architectural vision seen in Phases I & II.
Phase III consists of lecture halls in Academic Centre IV, a faculty building, two student residences, a commons building and a conference hall.
Buildings were designed to maximise the shape and specific characteristics of the land available. The end result is an optimised open space with a heavy emphasis on transparency, reflection and light.
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Shanghai Campus Phase II
The China Europe International Business School opened its Beijing Campus on April 24, 2010, a gleaming new facility located on 3.3 hectares within Beijing’s Zhongguangcun Software Park, alongside the research centres of IBM, Oracle, Neusoft and more than 200 other leading technology players.
Designed by renowned Spanish architectural firm IDOM, the impressive campus is a fitting facility to host CEIBS EMBA programme and Executive Education courses held in China’s capital city. Each year, the CEIBS Beijing Campus graduates over 260 EMBA students and nearly 3,000 Executive Education participants. The campus is also a central meeting point for CEIBS alumni as Beijing is home to CEIBS’ second-largest alumni chapter (after Shanghai) with 1,800 members.
The construction of CEIBS Beijing Campus is in compliance with the long-term strategic development plan of the China Europe International Business School. The campus plays an important role in the following aspects: facilitating the school’s contact and communication with China’s central government, accelerating CEIBS’ development into an important think tank, extending high-end business management education in North China, training senior management, strengthening the school’s research capability in management theories, practices and methodologies, and increasing the school’s competitiveness and influence.
The Beijing Campus brings CEIBS a high-profile presence in China’s nexus of politics, academics and research, but also assists the school in maintaining a rigorous pace of expansion. The new facility doubles the school’s total number of classroom seats. CEIBS already operates the largest Executive MBA Programme in the world, with nearly 800 students enrolling per year. The Beijing campus focuses on its EMBA and Executive Education programmes while CEIBS’ Shanghai Campus also offers the MBA and FMBA Programmes.
Deep Roots in Beijing
CEIBS’ history in Beijing dates back even earlier than the school’s official launch in 1994, in Shanghai. The school’s predecessor, the China-EC Management Institute, operated in Beijing from 1984 to 1994, making CEIBS the first and longest running China-based business school in operation. Even after relocating to Shanghai in 1994, CEIBS classes resumed in Beijing as early as 1996.
In addition to hosting the EMBA and Executive Education programmes in Beijing, the CEIBS Beijing campus has become a hub for the school’s alumni clubs, business forums, VIP speeches and class reunions. In particular, the campus is the venue for a number of high-level annual events hosted by CEIBS.
The Zurich Institute of Business Education (ZIBE) is CEIBS’ European base, located in Horgen right on the shore of Lake Zurich. The campus helps create the perfect mix of innovation and tradition. Two modern lecture halls are nestled between two picturesque buildings that used to belong to a winery, and are connected by a futuristic-looking glass facade.
Behind these walls you will also find the Restaurant Imperiale. Group rooms now occupy the area where the wine press used to stand, offering open, brightly lit space for study and conversation.
In this beautiful and peaceful location, it is easy to forget that you are just 15 minutes away from Zurich’s buzzing city centre and that you can take a train directly to Zurich airport. With its hotels, restaurants and opportunities for relaxation, Horgen itself is ideally situated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Given that the ZIBE primarily serves as a meeting place or marketplace where you can instantly explore cutting-edge ideas and the latest findings without red tape, the management team has opted out of having their own offices. All staff work at desks in the lobby, giving you unrestricted access to ask questions or discuss any suggestions or feedback you have.