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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CEIBS MBAs Continue to Attract Multinational and Chinese Recruiters

January 16, 2019. Shanghai – Organised by the CEIBS MBA Career Development Centre (CDC), this year’s MBA Recruitment Fair held today at the CEIBS Shanghai campus attracted more than 100 multinational and local companies looking to fill more than 300 job postings with CEIBS MBAs. Since its inception, the CEIBS MBA Recruitment Fair has welcomed nearly 800 companies and serves as a key channel for brokering communication between students and recruiters.

The top five industries represented at today’s recruitment fair were financial services, industrial products, technology, consulting, and healthcare. Many of CEIBS’ long-term MNC partners were also back on campus, including Ford, Corning, Danaher, IBM, EY, KPMG, UBS, Carrefour, Walmart, adidas, Lilly, Novartis, Hilti, Intel, and Education First. In addition, Chinese partners such as Tencent, Huawei, Fosun, Suning, Ping An, Legend Capital, Geely, China Renaissance, CIFI Group, Industrial Securities, Future Holdings, and WuXi AppTech, accounted for more than half of the recruiters at this year’s fair.

In the run up to today’s event, more than 50 companies, including McKinsey, J.P. Morgan, Alibaba, Bayer, Kraft Heinz, vivo, Renault-Nissan Alliance, GSK, CFLD, and AB InBev, held additional individual recruitment events on campus.

CEIBS Associate Dean and MBA Programme Director Juan Fernandez thanked the recruiting companies for their continued support in his opening remarks at the job fair. “The past year has been a fruitful one for CEIBS MBA. It’s now ranked #1 in Asia and #8 globally by the Financial Times. This reflects the impressive reputation of CEIBS alumni and continued efforts made by the school to prepare students for today’s fast-changing global job market. We have also been busy bringing MBAs closer to new economic trends through the introduction of a series of in-depth China modules and a new focus on digital business,” he said.

In addition to today’s recruitment fair, the CDC has continued to respond to the growing trend of internationalisation by organising annual events to bridge the gap between local enterprises and MBA talents. The second Chinese Enterprise Road Show, for example, will be held in May to enhance interaction between globalised China enterprises and MBA students.

The CDC has also launched several initiatives aimed at better supporting international MBA students. Since the inception of the CDC’s Localisation Programme for International Students in 2016, a growing number of international students have completed internships at local enterprises. In order to enable MBA students to explore overseas job markets, CEIBS’ network of Reciprocity Partners (HBS, INSEAD, IESE, IE, LBS, and UCLA) has also been leveraged. IESE, for example, has again opened its job fair to CEIBS students this year. In addition to career treks to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Silicon Valley, USA, the CDC also organised inaugural treks for MBAs to Germany and India in 2018.

The MBA 2019 recruitment season lasts until the end of July, and the MBA 2020 Internship Programme has already begun. For more details about full-time recruitment  or our internship programme, please contact the CEIBS Career Development Centre (CDC) by email at cdc@ceibs.edu or call +86 021 2890 5142.

Annie Wu
Michael Thede