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China Europe International Business School


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Contact Information

699 Hongfeng Road,
Shanghai, China 201206
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School Data

Annual Tuition: ¥478000

Full-Time Enrollment: 122

International: 28.6%

Average Age: 29

Female: 49.3%

Male: 50.7%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 11, 2022 | Round 2 - December 6, 2023 | Round 3 - March 6, 2024 | Round 4 - May 1, 2024

China Europe International Business School also known as CEIBS was established in 1994 by the Chinese government and the European Union – hence the name. The program is committed to the idea of “China Depth, Global Breadth.”

The campus is based in Shanghai, once a fishing village called “Shen.” Shanghai is famous for its art-deco style and is known as the “magic city” because of how it has attracted so many people – a population of 26.3 million – making it China’s largest city and the third most populated city in the world.

Historically, Shanghai was one of the first cities in China to open to Western trade and has one of the world’s largest seaports and the world’s longest metro system. Many consider it the birthplace of modern China, home to China’s industrial and commercial epicenter – making it a great place to kick off or change careers and network with global employers.

The full-time MBA program is taught in either a 12- or 16-month format. The program currently has 122 students enrolled and requires 60 credits – 32 of which are core and 28 of which are electives. The program is designed to lay a solid foundation while providing the flexibility to suit individual interests and career ambitions. Students can choose to focus on general business management, or select one of four concentrations in Finance, Marketing, Digital Business or Strategy.

As part of the international experience requirements, CEIBS MBAs must either partake in the B-School’s exchange program with one of 40+ partner schools including Wharton, INSEAD, LBS or NYU Stern, and/or take an overseas elective course.

The faculty base is largely international, with approximately a third originating from Europe, a third from the USA and a third from China. CEIBS also has China’s largest business school alumni network with over 28,000 alumni globally.

Unique to the program is the in-house China Discovery elective series offered each year, designed to deepen students’ understanding of China’s business environment and offers an opportunity to analyze perspectives on China’s history.

Beyond required academics, students enjoy getting involved with a variety of professional, athletic and social clubs.

“Unlike other top business schools, which have separate clubs for different areas of finance, CEIBS has just one, and it is by far the largest professional club on campus. And, as my classmates will attest, no matter how much you dislike finance, you have to understand the basics in order to graduate,” says Neil Flynn, past president of the Finance & investment Club, Class of 2021.

In a global and constantly changing environment, CEIBS recognizes that business leaders must be equipped with broad skills capable of dealing with complexity and change. The school teaches MBAs to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and apply their knowledge within company’s post-graduation. The results of the program are impressive, with 93.8% of the class employed within 3 months of graduation. Post-MBA, 82.7% of MBAs switched industries or functions.

CEIBS MBA Rankings

Ranking Poets&Quants
2023-2024 5
2022-2023 14
2021-2022 18
2020-2021 14
2019-2020 14

CEIBS MBA Compensation Statistics

MBA Compensation 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Median Base Salary ¥435,000 ¥425,000 ¥375,000 ¥360,000 ¥387,000
Median Other Gauranteed Bonus ¥93,000 ¥60,000 ¥50,000 ¥88,500

CEIBS MBA Job Offers

Job Offers 2023 2018 2016 2015 2014 2015
Job Offers At Graduation 93.7% 93% 94% 96% 90%
Job Offers Within 3 Months 95.9%

CEIBS MBA Industry Choices

Industry Sector 2023 2017 2016 2015 2014
Financial Serivces 16.5% 30% 24% 21% 22%
Technology 15.4% 18% 23% 21% 16%
Manuf. / Indust. 17.6% 16% 18% 14% 18%
Other 12% 9% 14% 14% 14%
Healthcare 15.4% 8% 10% 3% 14%
Consulting 6.6% 5% 3% 6% 7%
Consumer Products 7.7% 5% 9% 6%
Education 3.3% 3%
Media 3.3% 3%
Retail 3% 3%
Energy 6.6%
Transportation & Logistics 3.3%
Real Estate/Construction 2% 18%

Where CEIBS MBAs Went To Work

2023 2015 2015 2014 2012
4Paradigm Bain&Company Amazon ANZ AT Kearney
9M Technologies Bayer AstraZeneca AstraZenecs
Anzhong Investment Management
Apple Inc. BCG Bayer Baxter AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca DuPont AB InBev Bayer
Bain & Company
Bain & Company Eli Lilly AkzoNobel BMS
China Everbright International Limited
Bayer GE Apple Inc. China Fortune Land Development Cisco
Budweiser Morgan Stanley BP Dianping.com Cummins
Delta Capitial RB China Fortune Land Development DuPont Dow Chemical
Ernst & Young AB inBev Chrysler Dutch Mill DuPont
Fosun Ford DuPont Education First Evonik Degussa
Goldman Sachs Fosun E-Land Group Ford ** Ford
Google Eli Lilly Fosun Honeywell
Johnson & Johnson Fosun Group Hay Group HuaWei
McKinsey & Company Henkel HCD Learning
King &Wood Mallesons
Michelin Hilti Infosys Microsoft
Microsoft Jaguar Land Rover Jing Dong Novozymes
PepsiCo JD.COM Legend Capital
Orient Securities
PwC LG Li & Fung Pfizer
Schneider Electric Microsoft McDonalds
Shanghai Guosheng Group
XGD Roche Microsoft
Yuyuan Inc Solvay Nike

Relevant Features:

Meet The CEIBS MBA Class Of 2021

2019 MBAs To Watch: Apricot Wilson, CEIBS

2019 MBAs To Watch: Tian Tian, CEIBS

2019 MBAs To Watch: Jensen Ren, CEIBS

2019 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Emily David, CEIBS