Survey responses from nearly 20,000 current students, alumni and employers were gathered and analysed to formulate the ranking results. Differing slightly from the US ranking, the Asia Pacific ranking’s methodology focuses on four indexes; namely, compensation, learning, networking and entrepreneurship. Scheduled for release every two years, the ranking was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. However, today’s result now represents the second time that the programme has been ranked #1 in Asia in 2021, following the release of the Financial Times’s Global MBA ranking in February, which listed CEIBS MBA as #7 in the world and #1 in Asia.
CEIBS Associate Dean and MBA Director Professor Shameen Prashantham praised the MBA community for the programme’s continued success.
“Today’s news comes as a timely reminder of the importance of understanding China, and Chinese business, in a global context. The success of our students and alumni inspire us to redouble our efforts to provide MBAs with the best platform to dive deeper into China, become globally more competitive, and, most importantly, to have the courage and leadership to tackle the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said.
Over the past two years, the MBA programme has performed well across all four indexes. The recently released CEIBS MBA Career Report saw the graduate employment rate rise to 95.5% within three months of graduation – a 10-year high for the programme.
Regarding the learning index, experiential and rigorous courses continue to form the backbone of the 16-month full-time programme, bringing MBA students closer to China’s business world through hands-on initiatives. This includes China modules from the Gobi Desert to Shenzhen and the Integrated China Strategy Project (ICSP). Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) content now occupy more than 20% of teaching content in core modules and 40% of teaching content in electives.
Regarding the entrepreneurship and alumni indexes, MBA students can continue to take advantage of the school’s entrepreneurship lab (eLab), which has served as an important incubator for entrepreneurial ventures since 2015. Now with a global alumni base of over 25,000 professionals, the MBA programme continues to welcome back CEIBS graduates to support current students through a multifaceted mentorship programme, including career mentors, entrepreneurship mentors and peer coaches.
Committed to its mission of educating responsible leaders versed in ‘China Depth’ and ‘Global Breadth’, CEIBS links East and West in teaching, research, and business practice from its campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra in Ghana and Zurich in Switzerland.
About CEIBS MBA
The MBA Class of 2024, kicking off in October 2022, is now open for applications. In the VUCA era, CEIBS welcomes candidates who have demonstrated the resilience, courage and growth mind-set required to venture into a changing world.
The full-time English-language MBA programme is an intensive 12- or 16-month journey combining academic rigor, experiential projects and personal transformation. Designed with the school’s motto of ‘China Depth, Global Breadth’ in mind, students build on business fundamentals before taking deep dives into electives on digital business, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing and more.
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