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Monday, September 26, 2016

Leadership Lessons for Chinese, European & African Execs

~ 1st class for CEIBS Global EMBA in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland. September 26, 2016 – Almost thirty hand-picked business executives from Europe, China and Africa will gather for leadership lessons at a picturesque venue along the banks of Lake Zurich over the next eight days. This is the first module of the China Europe International Business School’s (CEIBS) Global Executive MBA being offered at CEIBS’ Europe Campus since the programme was revamped a year ago.

“The EMBA is a tough market, and even schools that have been in the European market for years find it challenging to sign up 30 top executives for one class. So we are quite pleased at the class size and quality of participants,” says CEIBS Dean Professor Ding Yuan. “The class is large enough to have a diversity of opinions and small enough for participants and faculty to really get to know, and learn, from each other.”

CEIBS alumni during a reunion at the school’s European Campus, the Lorange Institute of Business, Zurich,  in 2015.

The group of 29 includes seasoned European and Chinese business executives from a wide range of industries along with experienced African leaders from both the world of business and government. The programme is the only one that provides access to two emerging continents – Asia and Africa – plus Europe and a study tour to the U.S. It draws on CEIBS’ resources in Europe, China and Africa, creating synergies across the school’s locations.

The Zurich class is the second cohort of the CEIBS GEMBA. Its curriculum is identical to the one offered to participants in Shanghai, ranked among the Financial Times Top 20 for the last six years, where the latest class began on September 4. The Zurich class gets underway today with an opening module at the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, a Member of the CEIBS Group. As the 20-month long programme progresses, participants can just as easily opt to attend a class in Shanghai or Accra, or do any of the carefully selected electives available in major cities around the world. The CEIBS GEMBA has been designed to meet the needs of busy global executives. Classes for the Zurich leg are offered every two months with each module running for eight days. The programme is the world’s first truly global stand-alone EMBA as CEIBS has bucked the trend of partnering with other b-schools. “The attractiveness of the content, the expertise of the carefully selected faculty plus the opportunity to engage with peers from three different continents are just some of the elements that make this programme so attractive to me,” says VP for Administration at Egret Pharma (Shanghai) Limited, Sunny Wu.

Headquartered at its largest campus in Shanghai, China Europe International Business School 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. Established in 1994 as a non-profit joint venture between the Chinese and European governments, 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 Ghana.

For more information on the CEIBS GEMBA Programme click here