CEIBS MBA repeats as #1 in Asia in FT ranking for seventh consecutive year
February 13, 2023. Shanghai – CEIBS has again placed #1 in Asia (and #20 in the world) in the Financial Times’ global ranking of MBA programmes for 2023. This year’s list features six Chinese and a total of 16 Asia-based business schools. It is the seventh consecutive year CEIBS has claimed the top spot in Asia. The school’s Global EMBA (GEMBA) programme is currently ranked #2 in the world.
Today’s ranking release comes amidst growing interest in China’s role on the global stage and greater calls for more responsible leadership in business. It also comes as relaxed COVID restrictions have made it easier for international students to pursue a China-based management degree.
Asia remains a major market for management education in 2023, with many business schools in the region seeing stable or increased demand from both domestic and international applicants post-pandemic.
CEIBS President (European)
In compiling its ranking, the FT considers 21 indicators in the categories of career progress, diversity and research/ESG. CEIBS climbed 13 spots to an all-time-high #41 in FT research rank in 2023 and made significant moves up the ranking in aims achieved, career service, female faculty and ESG and net zero teaching.
CEIBS Vice President and Dean
As the first full-time English-language programme on the Chinese mainland, the CEIBS MBA has grown and expanded in step with CEIBS and China’s development. Despite many challenges and increasing competition, the programme has continued to deliver an unparalleled experience for those interested in pursuing a career in or with China.
CEIBS Vice President and Co-Dean
The end of zero COVID and China’s reopening have brought greater optimism for the country’s economy in 2023, and schools are now preparing to welcome back colleagues, students and alumni from abroad. Relaxed travel restrictions and visa polices mean international students can now enter China and schools can resume offline activities as well as overseas modules.
CEIBS Associate Dean (MBA) and Professor of International Business & Strategy
CEIBS MBA is now accepting applications to join the August 2023 intake (MBA 2025). Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications on or before the remaining two deadlines on March 22 and May 17, 2023.
Candidates can also get a feel for life on CEIBS Shanghai Campus, the MBA lectures and our alumni community by spending a weekend at the Beyond Borders Camp this March. Learn more here.
Catch Prof. Prashantham speaking as part of the FTLive’s The Future of Business Education: Spotlight on MBA online event on February 22, 2023. Details here.
About CEIBS MBA
CEIBS’ full-time English-language MBA programme is an intensive 12- or 16-month journey combining academic rigor, experiential projects and personal transformation. Designed with the school's motto of ‘China Depth, Global Breadth’ in mind, students build on business fundamentals before taking deep dives into electives. Learn more here.
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) was co-founded by the Chinese government and European Union (EU) in 1994 and has campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra (Ghana), and Zurich (Switzerland).
CEIBS is committed to educating responsible leaders versed in ‘China Depth, Global Breadth’ and serves as an important platform for exchange and co-operation between China, Europe and the world.
The school offers MBA, Finance MBA, EMBA, Global EMBA, Hospitality EMBA, DBA (Switzerland) and Executive Education programmes. It has ranked #1 in Asia in the Financial Times’ ranking of MBA programmes for seven consecutive years and has been ranked in the top 5 on its global EMBA list for five consecutive years.
CEIBS has more than 27,000 alumni from over 90 countries and regions around the world and has provided management training for more than 200,000 executives worldwide. Learn more here.