September 04, 2017

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China depth- global breadth - skills needed for the future


This review is for CEIBS

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2019

Experience during the program

Coming from Europe and graduating during the financial crisis, I have always wondered where the best opportunities are. Certainly much of the global backdrop looks a bit bleak at the moment. For this reason it's very refreshing to be studying in china. My classmates are very optimistic about their future prospects, many have their own businesses or are in the process of setting them up. Coming to CEIBS certainly gives you the chance to get involved in these opportunities. I've been impressed with the number of high profile alumni the school has from its various courses and with the amount of firms who are scheduled to visit campus. With both multinationals and Chinese firms hiring, opportunities seem good.
As for lessons, CEIBS is living up to its promise. We are certainly getting the global breadth which I am sure is typical of most business schools. The curriculum consists of a lot of HBS cases and standard textbooks, but in addition we get china specific cases. I feel we get two for the price of one; I am certainly gettting a well rounded business education, but I am also learning specific knowledge about china which would be very difficult to pick up in any other way. Whatever I do afterwards, I feel that these twin elements of China depth and global breadth will be a very good differentiator on my CV.
Facilities is one area where CEIBS falls down a bit. We are in a campus which is slightly out of town, in quite a western area in Shanghai - it's easy to live here, but it's a shame more of the city isn't on you doorstep. The campus could also really do with a bar or some central focal point as it can be quite difficult to gather people on site.
Admissions team were very friendly and could not have been more helpful over the process. Highly recommend contacting them with any queries.
So far I would definitely recommend CEIBS for someone who wants to open up new opportunities and who wants to learn something beyond the standard cases.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Alumni Network
Admissions Team

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