CEIBS GEMBA #5 again in FT Ranking
CEIBS’ Global EMBA programme has nowplaced fifth in the world – and first amongst independent (non-joint) programmes in Asia – for the second consecutive year with the release of the latest Financial Times global Executive MBA ranking today. This January, the school’s MBA programme was also ranked fifth by the Financial Times, further highlighting the strength and international influence of CEIBS in the field of management education.
Due to its stringent standards for participation and diverse criteria, the Financial Times’ annual ranking has become one of the most widely recognised business school rankings in the global management education community. The rankings are based on a comprehensive assessment of 16 categories coveringgraduate career progress, school diversity, and teaching and research levels. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) was also includedas a criterion for the second time in 2019.
Taking a closer look at the categories factored into the ranking, CEIBS’ Global EMBA graduates have again achieved remarkable results in terms of “salary level” and “salary increase”. CEIBS was ranked thirdin the world in terms of “salary level”, and has now remained in the world’s top five for seven consecutive years. In addition, the school’s “career progress”, “work experience” and “aims achieved” rankings moved up more than ten places each. CEIBS also ranked seventh in terms of “career progress”, where it entered the top ten in the world for the first time. The jump in rankings in these categories corresponds with the increased level of satisfaction alumni have with CEIBS. The school has long been committed to providing excellent service for students and alumni, creating a strong sense of belonging for its alumni community.
In the category of “international faculty”, CEIBS jumped three spots from 2018, while at the same time moving up two positions each in the categories of “international students” and “international course experience”. These results further support the fact that the Global EMBA programme delivers an international, multi-cultural learning experience for students.
The CEIBS Global EMBA programme also leverages its overseas campuses and a strong network of partner schools to facilitate overseas modules at locations on five continents, including Switzerland, the US, Brazil, Israel, India, Ghana and Southeast Asia. These opportunities serve to further enrich the international experience of students.
Equally striking, the school’s “FT research rank” increased 18 places, thus confirming the strength of academic research at CEIBS. Since 2014, CEIBS’ professors have ranked first on Elsevier’s list of most highly cited scholars in China in the category of “Business, Management and Accounting”. In 2017, the school also launched its Real Situation Learning Method, combining classroom learning with real-world experiences where students can visit companies and meet face-to-face with company executives.
CEIBS’ “corporate social responsibility rank” also rose ten spots, reflecting the various efforts of the school in promoting CSR. CEIBS was the first business school on the Chinese mainland to promote CSR and it holds a series of CSR-related activities each year to encourage alumni to elevate social responsibility to the level of corporate development strategy.
Earlier this month, the CEIBS 25th Anniversary Celebration was held at the school’s Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen campuses. Over the past quarter of a century, with the support of the Chinese government and the European Union, CEIBS has realised many remarkable achievements. Looking ahead, the school will continue to adhere to its motto of “Conscientiousness, Innovation and Excellence”, to focus on China and to contribute to betterment of the world.
Editor | Michael Thede