Masters of Business Administration ( MBA)


Program Description


In our globalized world, the brightest prospective MBA students are rightly looking for a first-rate education in a market with long-term professional opportunities.

China is the world's largest and most significant emerging market. The Economist refers to China's past three decades of economic success as "the most astonishing economic transformation in human history." Even more important for forward-looking MBA students to consider, however, is China's vast business potential in the coming decades. MBA students should study where the future will be.

Some prospective MBA students may be concerned that the quality of education in China may not meet global standards. CKGSB has addressed this concern by attracting nearly 30 full-time professors who have joined us full-time from the faculties of schools such as Wharton, Stanford, INSEAD, NYU, Cornell, UCLA, and Yale. Take a glance through our faculty pages to gain a better understanding of the world-class quality of the CKGSB faculty.

CKGSB meets the exacting teaching and research standards of top business schools in North America and Europe, offering a high-quality education in the fundamentals of global business to China-based students. But in addition, it has become a vibrant and increasingly influential center of research and knowledge dissemination on business and the economy in China. In this sense, it is uniquely positioned to help students seize hold of the substantial opportunities presented by China's economic transformation.


The one-year CKGSB MBA curriculum provides students with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of business theory and practice, while also addressing the cultural and ethical perspectives relevant to doing business in Asia.

The program aims to equip graduates with the analytical ability and confidence to face the uncertainties of real-world situations, deal with complex business issues systematically and creatively, and make sound judgments in the absence of complete data.

To complement academic coursework, Diversified Consulting Projects (DCP) offer students experience working with major international companies, analyzing business strategic questions and honing their marketing and presentation skills.

Inbound and outbound exchange programs help CKGSB students develop a global perspective and the ability to perform in cross-cultural work environments.

Course Description

The CKGSB academic year begins in late fall and consists of four terms, with a total of eight modules. Each term is comprised of 2 modules and is followed by a break.

The first four modules (November-April) cover required business fundamentals (economics, finance, marketing, management, and operations), and form the core curriculum. Module 5 - 8 (May-October) provides a selection of business electives, allowing students to pursue their particular career development needs. It also includes China business topics, such as Confucian Humanism, which instills an understanding of the ethical context of China business.

Diversified Consulting Projects (DCPs)

With Diversified Consulting Projects (DCPs), CKGSB students form teams to undertake consulting projects to help solve real-world business challenges. Working with support from participating organizations and CKGSB faculty advisors, students are able to translate classroom learning into professional, on-the-job experience.

Depending on the project, students may work for a multinational, private company, state-owned enterprise, or nonprofit. Participating organizations have included Siemens, Michelin, and Xinhua Finance. Typical consulting projects develop solutions related to strategic planning, marketing and feasibility studies, financial analysis, and operational evaluations.

Though participation in DCPs is not compulsory, the vast majority of MBA students choose to take part in the program, which takes place in late spring. Particularly strong student presentations have attracted interest from corporate recruiters.

The Global Classroom

The CKGSB MBA exchange program is designed for students to gain experience with the European, American, and Asian business world. Nearly half of the students in each CKGSB MBA class enjoy opportunities to spend a semester studying at one of our partner schools (see list below). Each year MBA students also enjoy a trip to Asia, visiting companies and meeting with key business leaders in the region

Admissions Eligibility

The MBA admissions committee identifies quality applicants with high potential and strong commitment through a comprehensive evaluation procedure. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Selection is competitive, so applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Basic Requirements

- A minimum of a bachelor's degree
- Preferably two years or above of work experience
- A competitive GMAT or GRE score
- A high level of proficiency in English

Application Evaluation

The MBA admissions committee reviews applicants' academic background, work experience, application essays, recommendation letters, GMAT score, and interview performance to assess program suitability with respect to their social responsibility, leadership potential, integrity, initiative, ability to work in teams, logical thinking, and proficiency in analytical and problem-solving skills.

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About the School

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business was founded in 2002 by a great visionary and Asia’s leading entrepreneur Mr. Li Ka-Shing, with a mission to develop top business leaders for China and beyond. C ... Read More

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business was founded in 2002 by a great visionary and Asia’s leading entrepreneur Mr. Li Ka-Shing, with a mission to develop top business leaders for China and beyond. CKGSB holds the unique position of being China’s first faculty managed, completely independent, not-for-profit business school. In less than 10 years, this young and dynamic School has made remarkable progress in securing leadership positions in the portfolio of programs it offers, including MBA, EMBA, and Executive Development Programs. This progress has been fundamentally due to the school’s world-class faculty that includes Professors from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Princeton, and Columbia that CCKGSB has been able to attract, develop and retain. In addition to CKGSB’s leading faculty, CKGSB’s highly interactive alumni, ranging through all 3 levels of programs is one of the strongest in China, giving students both now and in the future every opportunity to develop a comprehensive network throughout China’s business leaders. Course Overview The CKMBA curriculum provides a unique management education experience that combines global perspectives with a China focus, an experience advocating humanity and social responsibility, and learning’s that exposes participants to remarkable diversity. Courses cover strategic management and China strategy, business law-China perspectives, supply chain management, investment banking, corporate finance, Confucianism, and humanity etc. The one year, full-time program is intense, invigorating and rewarding. Students emerge with new opportunities, new connections and networks, and a new outlook on their career. Definitely more than just an MBA. The School has graduated two classes in recent years with 93% of MBA students accepting job offers prior to graduation, making CKGSB MBA students one of the most sought-after graduates in China. Furthermore, this high demand for graduates has also created a significant rise in the value of offers received by graduates with many reporting accepting offers with salaries more than double compared to their salaries before entering the program, making CKGSB MBA Program one that delivers the highest return on investment in China. MBA Program Essential Details a) Full-time English program in Beijing b) 12 months on campus intensive coursework c) Intimate class size, personalized attention, close friendships d) Student profile (2009 Intake – 56 students): e) Average Age: 29 f) Average Work Experience: 6 years g) Male 68% ; female 32% h) Average GMAT score 680 Read less