[photopress:CEIBS_Businessweek_illustration.jpg,full,alignright]First, the December version of Business Week (China edition) ranked China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) the top MBA program in China. The survey, conducted annually by an independent third party, uses the feedback of employers as the primary parameter to evaluate the quality of the MBA. 39% of the respondents agreed that CEIBS is the strongest overall.
Meanwhile, and perhaps much more importantly, the Financial Times did its own listing of the ‘best’ 100 business schools in 2006. CEIBS in Shanghai came in at number 11, just one place down from Yale. That is a massive improvement over last year’s praiseworthy figure of 21 and shows that Chinese universities are not just world-class, but some are at the top of world rankings.
For the latest annual survey, its ninth to date, the FT mostly emphasised the career success of alumni, crunching what its compilers have claimed to be more than one million separate figures in order to reach the eventual tally.
The 2007 list shows the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania once again as the world’s leading business school, followed by Columbia and Harvard universities. But CEIBS is right up there in the top dozen.
Source: Financial Times and CEIBS