China Europe International Business School

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Global EMBA Programme

About the school

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) was co-founded in 1994 by the Chinese government and the European Union (EU). The business school has campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen in China, Zurich in Switzerland, and Accra in Ghana.

CEIBS has ranked No. 1 in Asia in the Financial Times ranking of global MBA programmes for seven consecutive years and has ranked among the top 5 on its global EMBA list for five successive years. The School offers MBA, Finance MBA, EMBA, Global EMBA, Hospitality EMBA, DBA (Switzerland), and Executive Education programmes.

Notable alumni include Pablo Che Leon (co-country head, VTEX), Kwun Phite Consunji Lock (CEO, BXB Exchange Shanghai), Apricot Wilson (deputy CEO, IforD), Hugo Mouroux (CFO, EMEA Markets and Global Travel Retail), and Kyle Baron (MD, Blockchain Communications Worldwide).

CEIBS boasts a strategic vantage location with its campus in Shanghai, symbolising the China-EU partnership and offering international students access to China's dynamic business landscape. The Zurich campus in Horgen, on the picturesque shores of Lake Zurich and a stone's throw from Zurich's buzzing city centre, serves as a European bridge to China, facilitating valuable international connections and student experiences.

Where is the school located?

Life at the China Europe International Business School

At CEIBS, international students enjoy a vibrant and diverse campus life. Various student-organised clubs cover social, athletic, and professional interests while providing students leadership and managerial opportunities. You can foster lifelong friendships, given the diverse professional backgrounds of peers.

The CEIBS campus has four student dormitory buildings with fully-furnished single and shared rooms, equipped with a telephone, air-conditioning, bathroom, computer network connection, group-study lounges, and satellite TV.

Off-campus housing options can be found through the College listings, which include small 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments near the Shanghai campus. The average rent for these accommodations is RMB 450 - RMB 620.

The CEIBS Shanghai Campus weaves the European and Chinese architectural styles, displaying European-style galleries and Chinese-style courtyards. The campus offers world-class, technologically advanced facilities, high-speed WiFi throughout campus and several meal plans for students in its cafeterias. Meanwhile, the CEIBS Zurich Campus offers multiple lecture theatres, group rooms, office space, and executive apartments.

Additional benefits of studying at the China Europe International Business School

The CEIBS MBA programme has consistently ranked in the top 25 of the Financial Times' global business school ranking for 19 years. It also holds the No. 1 position in Asia and ranks 20th globally among full-time MBA programmes in the Financial Times' 2023 rankings.

In addition, the CEIBS Global Executive MBA stands at position two worldwide and is Asia's top-ranked standalone programme, per the 2022 rankings. It has also maintained a spot among the top 20 globally for an impressive 13 years straight, according to Financial Times' rankings from 2010 to 2022.

One of the best in Asia, CEIBS’ faculty team delivers a combination of “China Depth” and “Global Breadth” in teaching and research.

Zurich campus


Zurich, Switzerland

City Population

0.415 million


Central Europe


Oceanic climate; warm and wet summers (July average 24.3°C/74.7°F) with cold winters (Jan average -1.4°C/29.5°F)

Nearest Airport

Zurich Airport (Flughafen Zürich)

Time Zone

CEST April-October (UTC +2), CET November-March (UTC +1)

Shanghai campus


Shanghai, China

City Population

26.8 million


Eastern China


Humid subtropical. Summers are hot and humid (July average 32.8°C/91.0°F), with temperate to cold and damp winters (Jan average 1.9°C/35.4°F)

Nearest Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Pudong Airport

Time Zone

CST from January to December (UTC +8)

Fast facts

  • Total living alumni: 28,000+
  • Countries represented: 90+
  • Management programmes undertaken: 200,000+ executives in China and abroad

Admissions criteria

You must possess a Bachelor's degree or above and have full-time work experience of 2 years or more to apply for CEIBS graduate programmes. Additionally, you may have to fulfil other programme requirements to meet their admission eligibility criteria.

You can look up the admission application deadlines here.

After completing the online application, international students need to submit supporting materials:

  • A personal statement/Statement of Purpose: Required

  • Letter(s) of recommendation: 2 letters

  • Undergraduate transcripts (translated into English): Required

  • Graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, LSAT): May be required by specific programmes

  • Proof of proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS): May be required by specific programmes

  • Resume/CV: Required

  • Application fee: RMB 1,000 for MBA, RMB 1,800 for EMBA

Please visit the Programmes Page for specific admission guidelines or additional details on the admission process.

The tuition fee for the 16-month MBA for the 2025 class was RMB 468,000 (covering tuition, teaching materials (excluding textbooks), Internet resources through the campus network, and access to the school's databases, open to MBA students. The tuition fee for the Executive MBA intake is RMB 758,000, and RMB 598,000 for the Finance MBA (FMBA tuition includes textbooks, other teaching materials, school resources, and accommodation and meals).

Please Note: The above fee is for reference only and is subject to change over time.

Please consult the school's necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and any updates.

Job placements

The Career Development Centre (CDC) at CEIBS helps international students identify career interests and develop a career plan, enhancing communication between companies and students.

You will access substantial self-assessment tools, career counselling services, mock interviews, role play, on-campus presentations on potential recruiters, intranet job/internship postings, practicum projects, workshops, and various recruitment fairs.

One of the critical events organised by the College on its campuses includes coffee chats.

These events are hosted for all courses (MBA, EMBA, FMBA, etc.) available at the institution.


  • 95.9% of MBA graduates receive job offers from recruiters at CEIBS
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Last updated: 07 Dec 2023

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