The China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, which counts executives of Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings among its alumni, is the No. 1 school in Asia for 2017, after placing second last year.
A total of 12 Asian institutions made the top 100 list, released on Monday: Five from China, including three Hong Kong schools; four from India; two from Singapore; and one from South Korea. Eight improved their positions.
Globally, CEIBS ranks 11th, up from 17th last year. It surpassed the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, last year's leader in Asia, which now stands at 15th place in the world.
CEIBS was co-founded by the Chinese government and European Union in 1994. Over 60% of its faculty hails from abroad, but the program focuses on China, including case studies of domestic companies, consulting projects with companies in China, and a "localization internship program" for international students. Roughly 190 MBA students -- about 60% of them from mainland China -- graduate each year.
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