China Europe International Business School is an international business school located in Shanghai, China. CEIBS is the only independent business school in Mainland China, a unique situation that prompted the Chinese government to designate CEIBS’ property as a “Special Education Zone”. The school was established in 1994 as a joint venture between the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, in Beijing. It was then moved to Shanghai, where it spent its first years in Shanghai Jiaotong University’s Minhang campus. IESE Business School in Barcelona has supported its development. Today CEIBS has its own facilities in Shanghai’s Pudong district, a small yet complex design by architect I. M. Pei and Beijing Campus. In this project, I.M. Pei combined classical monastic proportions of European heritage with Chinese elements.
In its short history, CEIBS has become one of the top MBA programmes in China (besides Tsinghua University, HKUST and CUHK) and it is placed 22nd in the world, according to the Financial Times (2010 edition). In 2009, CEIBS has become the first Chinese business school to (temporarily) make the worldwide top 10. Its EMBA programme, ranked 26th worldwide by the same publication, is the largest in the world topping 700 students in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen. In the 2009 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report the school was ranked 5th in Asia Pacific. Its joint venture partners are Shanghai Municipal Government, and the European Union.
In May 2009 CEIBS has started a MBA program in Ghana for the first time.