Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Pioneering Innovation in
Business Education

History of Cheung Kong Graduate School

of Business

Established in Beijing in November 2002 with support from the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is China’s first faculty-governed and independent business school. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business boasts more than 40 full-time professors, many of whom previously held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Wharton and Yale. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one-fifth of China’s 100 most valuable brands.

Headquartered in Beijing, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is also located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, New York, Hong Kong, and London. The school offers the following innovative courses: MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program (DBA), and Executive Education programs.

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Key numbers of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

40+
full-time
professors
50%
of professors
tenured at top global
schools
58
global academic
awards received
by faculty
50%
of alumni are at
the Chairman or
CEO level
25%
of China's most
valuable brands are
led by alumni
19
unicorns were
created at
Cheung Kong Graduate
School of Business
in 3 years
13k+
alumni comprised
of China's business
elite

Alumni numbers of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

50%
of alumni at the
Chairman or CEO
level
25%
of China's most
valuable brands
run by CK alumni
60
alumni-led firms
in Fortune China's
2018 Top 500 list
13k+
alumni worldwide
15
of the "100 Best Performing
CEOs in 2018" in HBR China
were CK alumni

A Global Platform of Leading International Alumni

Zhou Hongyi

Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360

Sun Yiping

CEO of Mengniu Group

Liang Xinjun

Former Vice Chairman and CEO of Fosun Group

Fan Min

Co-founder of Ctrip

Fu Chengyu

Former Chairman of SINOPEC

Sir Tom Hunter

Founder of West Coast Capital

Jack MA

Founder, Alibaba

Niu Gensheng

Founder of Mengniu Dairy Group

Malcolm Sweeting

Senior Partner of Clifford Chance

Yidan CHEN

Co-founder, Tencent

Programs

English Degree Program

  • Global MBA

 

English Certificate Programs

  • Cutting-edge Insights from China
  • ASEAN New Economy Leadership Program
  • China CEO
  • China Start
  • Igniting Innovation for Impact

Chinese Degree Programs

  • Chinese MBA
  • METI
  • Executive MBA
  • Business Scholars Program (DBA)

 

Chinese Certificate Programs

  • Executive Education
  • Chuang (Entrepreneur) Community

Our vision

Philanthropy

With generous support from the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, philanthropy is part of the school’s DNA and core responsibility since its establishment in 2002. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’s vision is to influence the Chinese business community, advocate corporate social responsibility, and find new initiatives in philanthropy in order to promote social change.

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’s mission is to build the most influential, campus-led philanthropy platform in China. We want to help students, alumni, and the greater Chinese business community better understand philanthropy so that they can promote social change through their work.

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