Education for a New Era of Global Business

Founded in Beijing in November 2002 by Li Ka-shing, Asia's most successful entrepreneur, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is China's first private,non-profit,and independent business school. Headquartered in Beijing with campuses in Shanghai and Guangzhou,CKGSB offers MBA, EMBA, and executive education programs. CKGSB's mission is to generate world-class insights on management theory and practice and to develop leaders for a new era of global business in China and beyond.

Thought Leaders on Business in China

CKGSB faculty, through their on-the-ground research and close relationships with leading domestic executives, provide global thought leadership on both the theory and the practical reality of real-life business in China. They consistently generate important insights into areas that are poorly understood outside of China, such as the globalization strategies of Chinese companies and competition and collaboration among state-owned enterprises, private businesses and multinationals.

World-Class Faculty with a Global Perspective

CKGSB is the only business school in China with the reputation and resources to attract faculty from top business schools such as Wharton, Stanford, NYU, and INSEAD.The majority of CKGSB faculty members were born and raised in China before leaving to study and teach abroad. Their bicultural backgrounds have endowed them with a valuable capacity to interpret global business in the context of both China and the West.

Programme Intro

Tuition:RMB 368.000 Total Immersion:Full-time Scholarship:Y
Size of Enrollment:60 Course Language:English International Accrediation:English
1  A One-Year, Full-Time English Language Program. Our exclusive and international MBA program brings you together with peers from around the world to help you learn to succeed in your chosen career. 

2  World-Class Faculty. Our over two dozen full-time faculty resident in China joined us from the faculty of the world's top business schools. Their extensive research and consulting experience at the world's largest companies give their teaching unmatched "on-the-ground" practical value. 

3  A Global Curriculum with a China Focus. Our courses combine international business theory with case studies tailored to the Chinese market, facilitating the understanding and integration of Eastern and Western management theory business practice. 

4  An International Experience. Over 50% of our students each year take part in exchange programs to top business schools in the United States, Spain, France, Korea, and Japan, while inbound exchanges enable CKGSB students to work on projects in a truly cross-cultural environment. 

5  The Most Powerful Alumni Network in the Region. Our alumni include the most elite Chinese business leaders, such as Alibaba's Jack Ma, Fosun's Guo Guangchang, and Huayi Bros.' Dennis Wang, while our Country Manager program attracts the top multinationals in China. 

6  Scholarships Available. CKGSB is a non-profit institution with a mission of developing future business leaders. We are pleased to offer partial and full scholarships to qualified applicants. 

Admission Requirements

Educational Background

· Bachelor's Degree or higher

Work Experience

· 2 years of full-time work experience (minimum)



Initiative and Motivation

Application Deadline



Application Calendar


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Decision Release


Apr 9, 2012;




May 14, 2012;




Jun 25, 2012



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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Through generous funding from the Li Ka-shing Foundation,CKGSB MBA scholarships aim to attract individuals of exceptional ability and talent in China and around the world. The goal of these scholarships is to help meet the financial needs related to the educational well-being and personal development of all eligible MBA applicants.


All scholarships are granted on a non-cash basis.Below are the three scholarship options available for MBA applicants. The applicant may choose one of the following options or a combination of all three:


CKGSB Early Admissions Scholarship for International Students 

CKGSB realizes the financial burdens an MBA education may create for some international students. In an effort to help these students,and with sufficient funding from the Li Ka-shing Foundation, CKGSB will award those international students who apply during the Early Round with a special Early Admissions Scholarship. Please contact for related information and materials.


Merit Based CKGSB Scholarships: 

First Category Scholarships :             RMB 338,000      5 awardees

Second Category Scholarships :       RMB 180,000    10 awardees

Third Category Scholarships :            RMB 90,000      15 awardees


Social Responsibility and the Green Future Scholarships: From RMB 20,000 to RMB 80,000 

Student  Bank Loans are avaible only to mainland Chinese  students.

Once an applicant's scholarship package is finalized, the designated amount will automatically be deducted from their tuition prior to the start of the academic year.

Q & A

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the CKGSB MBA course a full-time or part-time program? How long does it take to complete the course?
A: The CKGSB MBA course is a full-time, English-language program. The course includes one year of classroom study, as well as a period thereafter for students to write their theses.

Q: What language is used for classroom instruction? 
A: All classes are taught in English.

Q: What other graduate programs are offered by CKGSB?
A: In addition to the MBA program, CKGSB also offers a Chinese-language Executive MBA program; a Chinese-language, part-time Finance MBA program; and many high-level executive education courses.

Q: What are CKGSB's codes for the GMAT?
A: Applicants taking the GMAT should instruct Pearson VUE to send the official GMAT scores to CKGSB at school code 60D-KJ-39.  

Q: What is the minimum GMAT score required to apply to CKGSB?
A: There is no minimum GMAT score needed to apply for the MBA program at CKGSB. However, most students accepted to CKGSB received a score over 600. The average GMAT score of the MBA students accepted in 2010 was 680.

Q: Will I have any opportunities to study Chinese?
A: Yes. CKGSB offers free Chinese lessons to all international students.

Q: What is the application process for the MBA program at CKGSB?
A: First, fill out the online application materials.
Second, attend an interview.
Third, wait for a decision from the MBA Admissions Committee.
Our Admissions Office staff are happy to help guide you through the application process. If you need any further information, please click here.

Q: What is the application deadline for the 2012 intake?
A: The CKGSB MBA program accepts one class each year, consisting of 60 students. We are still accepting applications for the 2012 intake on a rolling basis. Early Deadlines:Oct 31, 2011; Dec 19, 2011; Feb 13, 2012. Regular Deadlines: Apr 9, 2012; May 14, 2012; Jun 25, 2012.

Q: Is there any age limit for applicants?
A: No, CKGSB MBA program welcomes applicants of all ages. However, previous MBA classes have had an average age of 28, and the ages of students generally range from 24 to 36.

Q: Can I contact CKGSB to confirm that you have received my application?
A: Our online application system will automatically inform you whether your application has been successfully completed, submitted, and received. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Q: How long after submitting my application will I need to wait to receive the admissions decision? How will you inform me of your decision?
A: The admissions decision will be sent out approximately two weeks after your interview. We will send you the decision both by post and by e-mail.

Q: May I submit more than two letters of recommendation?
A: Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. You are able to submit additional letters of recommendation; however, the number of letters of recommendation that you submit will not influence the admissions decision or raise your chances of acceptance. Therefore, we suggest that applicants limit themselves to two letters of recommendation unless they feel strongly that a third letter will reveal an important aspect of themselves otherwise absent from their application.

Q: Could I defer my enrollment?
A: Generally, CKGSB does not permit deferrals. An applicant unable to enroll at the time specified in the offer of admission must resubmit an application. If an unforeseen situation arises that would prevent an already-accepted student from enrolling at the specified time, that student may apply for a one-year deferral of admission.

Q: Can I come and visit the campus at some time? I would like to discuss the program more fully with somebody. 
A: We welcome visits to our campus. Please call us at +86 10 8518 8858*3060, or send an e-mail to to schedule an appointment.

Q: Does CKGSB offer scholarships?
A: Yes, outstanding applicants have the chance to be awarded a scholarship to study at CKGSB MBA program. For more information, please click here.        
Q: What is the fee to apply for the CKGSB 2012 intake for the MBA program?
A: The application fee for this year's MBA program is RMB 800 or USD 120.

Q: What is the tuition for the CKGSB MBA program?
A: The tuition for the 2011 intake is RMB 368,000 includes an overseas module.

Q: Would I have the opportunity to study abroad during my time with CKGSB?
A: Yes. In 2010, 50% of our students had the opportunity to study at famous business schools across the globe with which we have partnership programs. 
CKGSB's partner schools include:
Columbia Business School, Columbia University 
Darden School of Management (UVA), University of Virginia 
The Johnson School, Cornell University 
Ecole de Management de Lyon (Em Lyon) 
Indian School of Business (ISB) 
Instituto de Empresa Business School (IE) 
Carlson School of Management (CSOM), University of Minnesota 
Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University 
Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University 
In addition to exchange programs, the CKGSB MBA course also offers several other activities providing international experience, including trips to other countries and chances for interaction with students visiting from famous business schools abroad.

Q: While studying at the CKGSB MBA program, will I need a laptop computer?
A: For convenience while studying, we strongly recommend that students bring laptop computers. There are also some desktop computers on campus that students may use without charge.

Q: Will I need to buy textbooks?
A: No. The tuition fee has included the cost of textbooks.

Q: What can you tell me about CKGSB's dorms? Can I live off-campus?
A: CKGSB offers student apartments in the vicinity of campus. Students can also choose to rent their own apartments nearby. For more information about student apartments, please click here .

Q: Are there any other costs in addition to the tuition fee?
A: When planning a budget for the school year, students should also keep in mind their living costs, rental costs, in addition to school tuition. For more information, please click here.

Q: What are the requirements to receive the MBA degree?
A: All students must complete the required credits and go through a thesis defense. In addition, to receive a Masters degree issued by the State Council Degree Committee, Chinese students at CKGSB must also register and take the MBA Entry Test (GRK). International students do not have this requirement. For additional details, please contact the Admissions Office.

Q: What career services are offered by CKGSB?
A: The CKGSB MBA Career Development Center offers individualized career development services to help students with self-appraisal and with preparing to find employment. For details on their services, please click here.

Q: Can CKGSB help me apply for a visa to come to China?
A: Yes, we guide our admitted students through the visa application process. If the application process has any specific requirements in your country, please contact the CKGSB admissions office with any questions.

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