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Rankings & Accreditation

In the 25 years since its launch, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) has solidified its reputation as the leading international business school in Asia. CEIBS is the first business school on the Chinese mainland to have been accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB and the only business school in Asia to have simultaneously made it to the Financial Times’ top 5 list of MBA and EMBA programmes.

Top-tier global rankings

The CEIBS MBA Programme has ranked within the Top 25 of the Financial Times' annual global business school survey for 15 consecutive years (2005-2019). The Global EMBA Programme was #5 worldwide and the highest ranked stand-alone in 2019. For more details, see below.

CEIBS MBA Programme:

  • #1 in Asia, #5 globally full-time MBA Programme (2019): Financial Times
  • #1 in Asia, Global Best Business School (2018): Bloomberg Businessweek
  • #1 in Asia, #3 globally among 2-year programmes outside the US, 2017: Forbes Magazine

CEIBS Global EMBA Programme:

  • Top 20 Globally for 10 Consecutive Years (2010-2019), #5 worldwide and highest ranked stand-alone programme in 2019: Financial Times


In December 2008, CEIBS received accreditation from AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

CEIBS now holds the distinction of having received accreditation from the US and European standard accrediting bodies.

In 2004, CEIBS received international accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), making it the first school in mainland China to receive this international accreditation. EQUIS is a renowned international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.

In 2007, EQUIS awarded CEIBS with renewal of its accreditation. The new EQUIS certificate ensured CEIBS' accreditation for five years. Accreditation was renewed in 2012, for another 5 years.

In 2002, the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of China formally recognised the CEIBS MBA degree.

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