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Application Information
GMAT Accepted Yes
GRE Accepted Yes
Transcripts Required Yes
Resume Required  
Interview Invite
Recommendation 2
Minimum Experience Required (Yrs) 2
School Information
Average GMAT 686
Program Cost  $59,980.00
Class Size 195
Average Age (Yrs)  
Average Work Experience (Yrs) 5.8
Acceptance Rate (%)  
Weighted Salary($) $147,716
Employed at three months (%)  
Female students (%) 37%
International students (%) 39%
Essay Questions
  1. Essay 1:

    Discuss your post-MBA career aspirations (short term and long term) and explain how you plan to achieve them. (300 words).

  2. Essay 2:

    For question 2(a)~2(c), you only need to answer one of the three questions.

    2(a).CEIBS is situated in Shanghai - a truly global city, and the economic center of the world’s soon to be largest economy. Given its unique location, how do you anticipate that Shanghai will differentiate your MBA experience and contribute to your goals? (400 words).

    2(b).Many would argue that entrepreneurship is not necessarily a state of being, but a state of mind. Describe an entrepreneurial experience where you went against the grain or conventional way of thinking, to discover and create new value. (400 words).

    2(c).Identify up to two trends, big or small, that you see unfolding in the next decade. Discuss how the(se) trend(s) might affect you and your career, and how you plan to address them during your MBA and/or after you graduate. (400 words) 


  3. Essay 3:

    "As the world’s largest consumer market and fastest growing economy of the last three decades, China has offered outstanding opportunities for international professionals in search of a career boost. Searching for job or making a career switch outside one’s own market always presents new challenges such as differences in language, culture, etc. In order to optimize your career search and possibilities after graduation, what efforts – outside of utilizing the school’s career services – do you plan to make in order to reach your professional objectives?"

  4. Optional Essay

    (Optional) Is there any other information that you believe would be helpful to the MBA Admission Committee in evaluating your application?(200 words). Re-applicants are suggested to describe the progress you have made since your previous application.

Recommendation Questions

a. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?

b. In comparison with the applicant's colleagues, what do you consider to be the applicant's strengths? How do you think about the applicant's leadership ability?

c. In what areas do you think the applicant needs improvement or growth? To the best of your knowledge, what effort(s) has the applicant made to improve in the areas that you have mentioned?

d. Please comment on the applicant's ability to work with colleagues, including his or her supervisors, peers, and subordinates.

e. Please provide any other comments or information that may help us assess the applicant for admission into the CEIBS MBA programme.

  1. Round 1: 09-Nov-2016
  2. Round 2: 18-Jan-2017
  3. Round 3: 22-Mar-2017
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