In the more than 20 years since its launch, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) has solidified its reputation as the leading international business school in Asia. CEIBS was the first business school on the Chinese mainland to be accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

Top-tier global rankings

The CEIBS MBA Programme has ranked in the top 25 of the Financial Times'  annual global business school ranking for 17 consecutive years (2005-2021). The Global EMBA Programme was #2 worldwide and was the highest ranked stand-alone in Asia in 2020. For more details, see below.

CEIBS MBA Programme

  • #1 in Asia and #7 globally amongst full-time MBA programmes in the Financial Times (2021)
  • #1 in Asia in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools (2019)
  • #1 in Asia amongst 2-year programmes outside the US in Forbes Magazine’s The Best Business Schools (2019)

CEIBS Global EMBA Programme

  • In the top 20 globally for 11 consecutive years (2010-2020), #2 worldwide and the highest ranked stand-alone programme in Asia in 2020 in the Financial Times


In March 2004, CEIBS received European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, making it the first school in mainland China to receive this international accreditation. EQUIS is a renowned international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. In 2007, 2012, and, most recently, in 2017, EQUIS awarded CEIBS with a five-year renewal of its accreditation in recognition of the school’s overall high quality.

In December 2008, CEIBS also received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. CEIBS now holds the distinction of having received accreditation from both the US and European standard accrediting bodies. In 2013 and 2019, CEIBS was re-certified as an accredited business school by the AACSB for the next five years.

In addition, in 2002, the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of China formally recognised CEIBS’ MBA degree.

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