CEIBS MBA program is an 18-month full-time MBA program conducted in Shanghai, China. CEIBS gives emphasis on developing communication skills, managerial skills and customizing the program according to student’s post-MBA goals.
The CEIBS MBA Core curriculum consists of a set of required courses that are designed to lay the foundation for developing managerial skills. The required courses are focussed on: Managerial Skills, Economics and Decision Sciences, and Marketing & Management.
The curriculum also has a strong china focus with courses like “China HR” and “‘China within the World”. Admitted candidates who are not well versed in Chinese are required to take the Chinese pre-MBA course. Each year, CEIBS also conducts an annual lecture series – China Discovery Week, a comprehensive lecture series about challenges and opportunities in Chinese markets.
Elective courses: Students can choose elective courses based on their focus on various concentrations. CEIBS offers concentrations in General Business Management or Finance/Marketing.
Interesting electives in Marketing: New Product Development & Marketing, Sales Force and Channel Management, Game Theory & Strategic Marketing and Services Marketing.
Interesting electives in Finance & Accounting: Banking Simulation, Mutual Fund & Portfolio
Management, Entrepreneurship Finance, Derivatives & Risk Management and International Finance
Interesting electives in Management: Starting New Venture, Negotiation, International Business Strategy, Project Management, Health Care System: Principles and Management and The Management of Technology
Students can also choose International Exchange programs instead of the electives. The Exchange partners provide a comprehensive list of electives. Based on the concentration that students have planned, they can pick courses accordingly. Some of the CEIBS partners schools are Melbourne Business School, Schulich School of Business, HEC School of Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Indian School of Business, SDA Bocconi School of Management, WASEDA University, Norwegian School of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Nanyang Business School, ESADE, Rotterdam School of Management, London Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Tuck School of Business and the Wharton School.
The Experiential part of the curriculum is fulfilled with Integrated Strategic Projects (ISP). One of CEIBS sponsor companies provides CEIBS MBA students to work on real business problem. During the project, teams of four to six students’ takes part in the consulting project under the supervision of CEIBS professors. This experience will allow students to develop competency in their chosen focus area. Most of the sponsor companies are based in Shanghai, although opportunities are also available to do consulting in other cities in China or in an International location.