Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) aims to cultivate business leaders with a global vision, a humanistic spirit, a strong sense of social responsibility and an innovative mind-set. Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed, non-profit, independent business school.

Since its founding, CKGSB has developed into a prominent business school with more than 40 full-time professors, who have held senior or tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Harvard, Yale, Wharton and Stanford. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth of China’s most valuable brands.

CKGSB strives to understand business in a more well-rounded capacity, beyond the traditional boundaries of business schools. For instance, in 2005, CKGSB pioneered the integration of the humanities into its curricula to give students a long-term and holistic view of business and development. The school’s EMBA students—more than 80% of whom are above the Vice President level—are also required to complete six days of community work before receiving their degrees. In 2014, CKGSB was the first Chinese business school to develop a philanthropy program aimed at equipping the school’s alumni with expertise on setting up and managing foundations and engaging in philanthropy.

Besides its three campuses in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the school has representative offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Moreover, it has formed strategic partnerships for joint programs and research with close to 40 leading schools worldwide, including Columbia Engineering in the US, IMD in Switzerland and FDC in Brazil.

The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program (DBA) and Executive Education programs.


This 14-month, full-time MBA program helps young professionals transform into global business leaders with a strong understanding of China and other emerging economies. Participants will tap into unique mentoring opportunities that will connect them to a Who’s Who of business in China as they learn from some of the best academics in one of the most dynamic markets in the world.

Key Facts on CKGSB MBA Program :

  • A 14-month, English-language program that begins in October
  • Provides an in-depth knowledge of China and a firm grounding in Western business theory and practices
  • Faculty with prestigious academic backgrounds and deep insight into China
  • Mentoring by top business leaders
  • 10 of HBR’s “Best Performing CEOs” have studied at CKGSB
  • Diversified Consulting Projects for guided execution on real-world projects at host companies
  • Based in the heart of Beijing, with modules in Shanghai, New York and San Francisco
  • Overseas exchange opportunities at Cornell, Columbia, Michigan, IE, Waseda, and other top business schools
  • 50% take advantage of the opportunity to study at partner schools
  • Career development services through CKGSB’s global network in Hong Kong, London and New York
  • Student Profile
    • Age: 29.4
    • Average years of work experience: 6.5
    • Average GMAT score: 680
    • Percent international: 37%
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