China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), is a joint-venture for management education between China and Europe. CEIBS is also proud to be one of the only top business schools with a permanent campus in Africa, with our Accra campus having been established in 2009. 

CEIBS is the only school globally to have both its Executive MBA and full-time MBA independently ranked in the Financial Times top  5 worldwide programmes. 

CEIBS is the first business school on the Chinese mainland to have been accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB 

As China's only business school to originate from government-level collaboration, CEIBS is committed to educating responsible leaders versed in "China Depth, Global Breadth" in line with its motto of "Conscientiousness, Innovation and Excellence". Leaders from the Chinese central government and the EU have respectively lauded CEIBS as "a cradle of excellent executives" and "a role model of EU-China

The CEIBS Mission: To educate responsible leaders versed in "China Depth, Global Breadth".
The CEIBS Vision: To become the most respected international business school by linking East and West in teaching, research, and business practice and by promoting China's social and economic development through high-impact knowledge creation and dissemination.


Relations between China and Africa are booming. China is Africa's top trading partner. Professionals and executives with business experience and networks in China will be in increasingly high demand. Adding China to your CV will provide you with an edge professionally, whatever your chosen field is.  

CEIBS is one of the only top-ranked business schools with a campus in Africa (Ghana), established 10 years ago. This allows our Africa-based students the chance to study for their Executive MBA, plugging into the Chinese market, while still taking several modules conveniently located in Africa. Applicants based in Africa, of an African nationality are automatically eligible for a 50% scholarship on the tuition fee. 

CEIBS Global EMBA, ranked 5th in the world by Financial Times for 2019, is a part-time programme that balances China Depth and Global Breadth for high-achieving business leaders who want to take their career and personal development to the next level. With modules available in 12 cities worldwide, a diverse student body from more than 20 countries, and two integrated cohorts running between China, Africa and Europe, CEIBS Global EMBA provides unparalleled opportunities for participants to expand their global network, while plugging into China’s largest business school alumni network.

CEIBS Global EMBA programme is for high-potential, mid-level executives and entrepreneurs, to advance their careers by deeply enriching and developing their leadership skills and analytical ability.

Please check out our brochure here:

Snapshot of 2018 Global EMBA Class:

Number of countries represented: 21 (including South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire)
Average Age: 38
Average Years' Work Experience: 14
Female Ratio: 36%
International Ratio: 39%
Students flying in from Africa: 10% 

Students of the CEIBS Global EMBA programme are experienced executives and entrepreneurs eager to share their knowledge and perspectives with others. They are driven by ambition to build on and develop their leadership capabilities, and they typically demonstrate an international outlook through sharing their cross-cultural experiences. 

With more than 22,000 alumni, CEIBS is a privileged gateway to the prominent business networks in China and beyond. Over 60% of the Global EMBA alumni are at the top level of the corporate structure (Chairmen of the board, Presidents, CEOs, and General Managers) while many are top executives of major companies in key industries or high-level government officials in China.

Admission Criteria:

- Undergraduate university degree or above.
- 10 years’ work experience with 7 years in managerial positions. (Speak to our staff for an assessment of your experience)
- Strong command of both written and spoken English.
- A highly committed organisation that allows you to attend classes; financial sponsorship by your company is not obligatory.

Application Process

1. Meet with Admissions Staff
2. Application: online at
3. Admission Test (Executive Assessment)
4. Interview

The tuition for the 2019 intake is USD 98,000. Students of an African nationality who are based permanently in Africa are automatically eligible for a 50% scholarship. 

The tuition fee covers:

- Tuition for the 20-month programme.
- Textbooks and other teaching materials.
- Access to the school library, computer resources and other school facilities.
- Lunches during all the modules.
- Attendance at Global EMBA organised forums and lecture series.

Africa Campus
5 Monrovia Road, East Legon
Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 544315238

Shanghai Campus
699 Hongfeng Road,
Pudong, Shanghai, P.R.C.
Tel: +86 13918275076