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Master of China-Europe Business Studies (MCEBS)

Course content

A 12-month full-time program designed for students who want to enhance their hands-on management skills and competencies in an open and international environment, particularly in the Chinese and European market.The program is a joint initiative of two leading European business schools, and takes place at four European and Chinese campuses.


As a result of China’s strongly rising economy, both international and Chinese managers need to be internationally oriented and culturally open in order to build strong relations between China and the rest of the world.
The Master of China-Europe Business Studies brings together participants from all over the world to prepare them for a successful international business career in and with China and Europe.


This master is designed for recent graduates and young professionals who wish to develop their career in a company with worldwide activities. The program provides solid academic knowledge for mastering business operations in foreign countries, more particularly in Asia and Europe. It also offers real-life experience of the multicultural environments of Chinese and European markets. The program aims to build strategic vision, confidence, teamwork and hands-on management skills.

You will spend five months in Antwerp (Belgium), and additional five months in either Angers (France), Budapest (Hungary) or Shanghai (China) and further two months for a China Consulting Project in Europe and/or China according to your chosen project. By teaming up with international students and professionals at different European and Chinese campuses, you will also have unique networking opportunities and build up China-Europe related business contacts.



Content level: Deepening Expertise


You will have profound knowledge of management functions
You master knowledge and skills required in key managerial responsibilities: leadership, people management and long-term planning
You will have strengthening highly relevant business skills such as: entrepreneurship, perseverance, motivation, emotional intelligence and initiative
You will have developed social skills, problem-solving skills, communication skills and the capacity for teamwork and leadership
You are able to examine global issues from a European and Chinese perspective
You will have built local competences both in a Chinese and a European business environment



The Master of China-Europe Business Studies is a major in the Master of Global Management. It is a 12 month full time program, taking place inseveral European and Chinese campuses. During the final two months you will be working on a China Consulting Project in Europe and/or China, according to the project location.

The program combines academic courses with an in-depth view of all functional areas of management, seminars on EU-China relations and cross-cultural management, competence development in different business environments and team building for international consulting projects. You will be able to take on a business language course: French/Hungarian for Chinese students and Chinese for the participants from other countries. The program is taught in an interactive way. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, analyze business cases, prepare business presentations, report by means of group papers and engage in computer-assisted exercises. The program consists of 4 modules:

- Management foundations (Antwerp)
- EU-China relations and cross-culture management (Antwerp/Brussels)
- Local competence building (Shanghai, Budapest or Angers)
- China consulting project (China and/or Europe)



Career level: Recent graduate


Recent graduates and young professionals (with a maximum of 3 years working experience) with a strong interest in management in both China and Europe who want to develop their career in a multinational company.


Our Leadership and Career Development Track helps you launch your career. During your time on our campus a Career Development Manager will guide you. Additionally you will have access to our documentation center and a database of companies and organizations.



Requirements -
Candidates applying for the Master of China-Europe Business Studies should hold a degree that represents 4 years of full-time study at university level, resulting in a master’s degree or an equivalent bachelor’s degree (a full time, 4-year curriculum, excluding orientation or preparatory years). It is possible to apply before you have completed your studies. In this case, the selection procedure will take place under the assumption that you graduate from your present studies before starting the program. Fluency in English, both written and spoken is required.

Application process -
All students applying for the Master of China-Europe Business Studies will need to go through the following steps:

1. Fill in the application form on top of this page and upload the following documents:
- Resume/CV
- Motivation essay; detailed instructions on how to write this essay can be found here
- Academic Transcripts
- TOEFL/IELTS scores (exceptions: native English speakers and/or an English undergraduate degree)

2. Once your application file is complete (see step1), you will be invited for on online numerical and verbal assessment.

3. Skype or face-to-face interview on our campus to obtain insight of your motivation, perseverance, personality, leadership skills, as well as your knowledge of English.

After completing the application procedure, you can expect an answer from us within 1-2 weeks.

Application deadline -
As we only accept a limited number of students, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Moreover, applying early will give non-EU students sufficient time to arrange for visas. The deadline to apply for EU citizens is August 20, 2015 and for non-EU citizens June 30, 2015.


Kelly Tang – Alumnus Master of China-Europe Business Studies 2012-2013 – United Kingdom - During the Master of China-Europe Business Studies, we spent the second semester in Shanghai and there is truly no better place to gain practical experience in international business than in this modern cosmopolitan city. In short, this program has definitely been a rewarding and unforgettable experience!





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