CEIBS Ranked Top 10 Globally for Fourth Consecutive Year by FT
February 8, 2021. Shanghai – CEIBS’ MBA programme has once again been ranked in the top 10 in the world by the Financial Times. In the latest ranking released today, CEIBS placed #7 globally and #1 in Asia. This is the fourth consecutive year the programme has ranked in the top 10.
The past 12 months have proven to be a difficult period for business schools everywhere, as many struggle to cope with the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, this unprecedented challenge has served as an important opportunity for learning and has spurred innovation.
The FT’s annual ranking is widely considered to be one of the most thorough and authoritative in the world and CEIBS made positive strides in more than 50% of the categories used in determining the ranking this year.
In the face of restrictions on global mobility over the past year, CEIBS was able to retain the diversity of its student body (leaping 14 spots in the category of international students), in part due to the launch of an innovative model which saw students from its MBA 2022 cohort enrol at its campuses in both Shanghai and Zurich.
CEIBS President (European)
CEIBS climbed 17 spots up the FT’s research rank this year, thanks to the continued contribution of the school’s faculty to cutting-edge insights in the field of management education. Amongst other initiatives, CEIBS recently launched four new cross-discipline research areas (China and the World, CSR/Sustainability, Digital Age Management and Service Excellence) and broke ground on a number of long-term partnerships with Harvard, Ivey and ECCH for the development and distribution of China-focused business cases.
CEIBS Vice President and Dean
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to occupy an important place at CEIBS, and the school’s CSR ranking remained nearly steady in the #29 spot this year. The results are especially significant for recently-appointed CEIBS Associate Dean and MBA Programme Director Shameen Prashantham, as he leads the programme through the first year of his tenure.
CEIBS Associate Dean and MBA Programme Director
In spite of the pandemic, CEIBS MBAs achieved a job offer acceptance rate of 91.4% in 2020, with 86.2% successfully pivoting to a new industry and/or function. CEIBS MBA graduates have now achieved an average salary increase of 156% within three years after graduation, putting the school first in that category amongst those in the FT’s current top 10.