[photopress:CEIBS.jpg,full,alignright]China is attracting MBA seekers from around the world. The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) is one of the star players in China. Launched in 1995 in Shanghai, this EU-PRC joint venture dovetails western-style teaching with the culturally distinct business imperatives of the new generation of China’s executives and business leaders.
CEIBS has grown to be a world-class business school, offering 18-month full-time business courses. It has also expanded to Beijing and Shenzhen. It has maintained first place in the Financial Times’ ranking of top Asian business schools for three consecutive years, and its courses were ranked 21st this year in that newspaper’s top 100 global MBA programmes.
The program is taught in English, but with an emphasis on the local business culture. Overseas students are required to learn Chinese and encouraged to take a language proficiency test for study and career development in China.
The Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, recognised as one of China’s best business schools, offers a two-year full-time or three-year part-time MBA programme designed for potential leaders in the mainland’s surging private sector and state-owned enterprises.
Li Yining, dean of the school, said, ‘Our strategic goals are to nurture business leaders in China’s emerging private sector, help transform the country’s large state-owned enterprises and provide management training for leading multinational companies operating in China.’
In 2000, Guangha launched its International MBA programme, which offers two years of study in Beijing and a year with overseas partners, such as the NUS (National University of Singapore) Business School and the ESSEC Business School in Paris.
Meanwhile, Nanjing University has teamed up with Cornell University (in the United States) to launch an EMBA programme, and partnered with the University of Missouri to set up an International MBA curriculum.
Source: South China Morning Post