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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CEIBS Revamps Global EMBA

~ Strong CSR focus in Africa

January 6, 2016. Shanghai – China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) will offer the world’s first truly global stand-alone Executive MBA programme this September, the only one that provides access to two emerging continents – Asia and Africa – plus Europe and the U.S. “The programme will be for high potential executives who understand that business – and learning – is not constrained by geographic location,” says CEIBS Vice President & Dean Ding Yuan.

Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programmes tend to be collaborations between at least two business schools but the revamped CEIBS GEMBA will draw on the school’s existing resources in China, Europe and Africa. The current CEIBS Africa EMBA will be merged with the new Zurich GEMBA class, providing both sides with greater networking and learning opportunities. “The restructured CEIBS GEMBA is in line with our enhanced CSR focus in our operations in Africa,” says Dean Ding Yuan. There will be 15 GEMBA scholarships open to participants from Africa. There will also be week-long free executive education courses for up to 50 African government officials and business executives every three months, and younger students can access financial aid to do their MBA at CEIBS Shanghai campus.

“It’s not surprising that as relations improve between China and Africa at the government level, there is increasing interest in the way business is done in both of these emerging economies, markets which are also of significant interest to Europe,” says CEIBS Dean Ding Yuan. “We are simply anticipating and responding to these needs.”


Headquartered at its largest campus in Shanghai, China Europe International Business School (www.ceibs.edu) is a not-for-profit joint venture between the Chinese and European governments. Established in 1994, CEIBS also has campuses in China's political capital, Beijing, and Zurich in the heart of Europe. CEIBS also offers programmes from its facilities in Shenzhen to China's south and Accra in Africa. CEIBS is mainland China's leading business school, with three programmes globally ranked by the Financial Times. CEIBS offers MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and PhD programmes. 

Charmaine N. Clarke