Milestones and History
A look at CKGSB's achievements over the years
  • 2019
  • CKGSB signed an MOU with Australia’s Victorian State Government to bridge China-Australia business ties.
    CKGSB established a partnership with UNCTAD to build entrepreneurial networks
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    CKGSB signed a partnership with Cambridge University’s Churchill College
  • 2017
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    CKGSB collaborated with UN Women to host the 3rd Women in Leadership Forum, featuring 30 globally renowned speakers and attracting over 750,000 viewers online.
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    The Global Innovation Summit was held in Shenzhen, gathering tech pioneers and leading academics from China and the US.
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    The Master of Entrepreneur and Technology Innovation (METI) program was launched with UC Berkeley, targeting engineers and business executives in the tech sector.
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    The CKGSB Education Development Fund was created.
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    CKGSB Dialogue: Selling Imported F&B in China was held in Beijing in September, bringing industry leaders and CKGSB professors together to shed light on imported F&B trends in China.
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    CKGSB’s 4th China Economic Symposium was successfully held at CKGSB’s Beijing campus on Nov 21, attracting over 1,200 registrants and more than 580,000 viewers online.
  • 2016
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    Harvard Kennedy School partnered with CKGSB for a second time to host the CKGSB-HKS Global Symposium in Beijing, featuring over 600 senior executives and opinion leaders.
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    CKGSB signed an MOU with NYU Shanghai, outlining a strategic cooperation to launch a joint teaching and research center.
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    CKGSB partnered with Columbia Engineering to launch the Cheung Kong Innovation Institute.
  • 2015
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    The Chuang Community, an incubator for rising entrepreneurs, was launched at the 5th CKGSB Young Investor’s Forum.
    CKGSB received accreditation from EQUIS, the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
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    The Harvard Kennedy School partnered with CKGSB for research, events and executive education to address issues of global relevance, such as inclusive growth and sustainability.
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    The Korean EMBA (K-EMBA) Program was launched in Korea.
  • 2014
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    The first Dual-Degree EMBA program with IMD was launched.
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    The CKGSB Philanthropy Awards were established.
  • 2013
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    The 1st Women in Leadership Forum was held, featuring Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Didi Chuxing’s President Liu Qing.
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    CKGSB was an official partner for UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to China.
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    The Business Scholars Program (DBA) was launched.
  • 2012
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    CKGSB launched its English-language Knowledge multimedia digital platform to help showcase the school’s original China business insights and research.
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    CKGSB and Cambridge Judge Business School jointly launched the Executive Education program “Global Business Strategy: China”.
  • 2011
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    Teaching facilities were opened in Shenzhen.
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    A representative office in London was established, along with the European Advisory Board.
  • 2010
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    Representative offices in New York and Hong Kong were opened.
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    CKGSB and Columbia Business School jointly launched a new Executive Education program, Global Business Strategy: China.
  • 2009
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    The Finance MBA program was launched.
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    The first CKGSB China-Japan CEO Forum was held in Beijing.
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    Starting from this year’s intake, all future EMBA students were required to complete 48 hours of philanthropy service as a prerequisite to graduation.
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    The CKGSB Philanthropy Fund was established to promote social contributions and innovations.
  • 2008
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    CKGSB sent groups of volunteers to Sichuan province to support those affected by the May 12 earthquake. Alumni and staff donations accounted for 7% of all Chinese corporate donations to earthquake victims.
  • 2007
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    The South Korea CEO Program was established.
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    CKGSB launched an Executive Management training program with IE Business School in Spain.
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    INSEAD partnered with CKGSB to create the inaugural China-India CEO Program in Beijing.
  • 2006
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    The school partnered with Wharton and INSEAD to establish its first CEO Program.
  • 2005
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    The first EMBA and MBA Graduation Ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Over 300 EMBA and MBA students graduated.
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    CKGSB became a member of the global Executive MBA Council.
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    CKGSB pioneered the integration of the humanities into management education.
  • 2004
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    Teaching facilities were opened in Shanghai.
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    CKGSB became an official member of accrediting body AACSB International.
  • 2003
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    The full-time English-language MBA program was launched, with average GMAT scores of 680.
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    The CKGSB Case Center was established to support professors in teaching and academic research.
  • 2002
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    Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business was founded in Beijing with seven professors as full-time faculty.
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    The first intake of 105 Executive MBA (EMBA) students was enrolled in November.
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