As a world-class business school from China, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) aims to develop current and future leaders with a global vision, a humanitarian spirit 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.
Over the past 12 years, CKGSB has developed into a prominent business school with 45 full-time professors, who have earned their PhDs or held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. Their research have provided the basis for over 300 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of the 8,000 CKGSB alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, lead one-fifth of China’s most valuable brands. Together, their companies shape over $1 trillion in annual revenue, demonstrating the school’s impact and influence.
CKGSB strives to understand business in a more well-rounded capacity, beyond the traditional boundaries of business schools. For instance, in 2004, CKGSB pioneered the integration of the humanities into its curricula to give students a more 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 to receive their degrees. In 2014, CKGSB was the first Chinese business school to develop a philanthropy course aimed at equipping the school’s alumni with expertise on setting up and managing foundations and engaging in philanthropy.
In addition to its main campus in the center of Beijing, CKGSB has campuses and teaching facilities in Shanghai, Shenzhen and New York, as well as offices in Hong Kong and London. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Dual-Degree EMBA with IMD, Finance EMBA, Doctor of Business Administration and Executive Education programs.