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Real Humans of the CEIBS MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to Shanghai, China, home of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

The 18-month CEIBS MBA is well known for its China Focus, called “China Depth, Global Breadth,” as well as for preparing international leaders to enter the global business economy. 157 students from 26 different countries chose this leading program for their MBA studies in the Fall of 2020. Forty percent of the new class are women and nearly 34 percent joined from overseas. Sixty-six percent of students had resided in Mainland China. Fourteen percent came from the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions. Nearly 10 percent joined from Europe and seven percent from North America. Another two percent came from Latin America.

During their undergraduate years, nearly 47 percent of CEIBS students had studied business and management. Science and engineering followed at 36.3 percent. Nearly four percent majored in language and arts while the remaining 13 percent spread out across other majors.

At the time of matriculation, the CEIBS MBA Class of 2022 had earned an average of 5.9 years of work experience. Nearly 20 percent came from the financial services industry and 16.6 percent from manufacturing. Technology and consulting each saw 13.4 percent of students before they joined the program. Healthcare, including products and services, covered 6.7 percent of pre-MBA industry experience. The rest of the class came from other typical industries, including retail, real estate, consumer products and more. When it came time to take the GMAT, the CEIBS MBA students averaged a score of 667.

Read on for insights from new CEIBS students, what they learned from the admissions process, what drew them to CEIBS and more.

Posted in: Real Humans of MBA Class of 2022, Real Humans of MBA Students

Schools: CEIBS

About the Author


Christina Griffith  

Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.

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