Education for the higher educated

Master of China-Europe Business Studies (MCEBS)

Antwerp Management School

  • Description
  • Overview

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.

Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School?

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.

Our Career Management Service 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.


What can you expect?

Content level: Deepening Expertise.

After attending this program:

  • 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


What's this program about?

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)


For who?

Career level: Recent graduate.

This program is designed for 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.

Participant profile of current edition:

Number of students 22
Female 68%
Male 32%
Age range 22 - 30
Number of nationalities 9
Work experience range in years 0 - 6

Practical information


€ 12000 (VAT exempted).
Included: all student facilities at Antwerp Management School and documentation. Excluded: estimated additional cost of living, housing, travel and books.

General Conditions apply to our programs.


Antwerp Management School
Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13
BE-2000 Antwerp

ESSCA Angers
1 rue Lakanal - BP 40348
F-49003 Angers Cedex 01
ESSCA Shanghai
297 Wusong lu
200080 Shanghai
ESSCA Hungary
Czuczor utca 6
H-1093 Budapest

Financial Benefits

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Candidates should hold a degree that represent 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.


After the successful completion of the joint program and the master project/thesis, you will graduate with a joint degree:

  • Master degree Master of Global Management: China-Europe Business Studies from Antwerp Management School. The Master of Global Management is an official Master degree recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community. The program is AACSB and NVAO accredited.
  • Certificate of International Business from ESSCA

Application Process

We strongly encourage early application, as we only accept a limited number of students. Moreover, applying early will give non-EU students sufficient time to arrange for visas. The deadline to apply for EU citizens is August 20, 2014 and for non-EU citizens June 30, 2014.

Selection procedure

Once your application file has been accepted, Skype or telephone interviews will be organized to get a better insight of your motivation, perseverance, personality, leadership skills, as well as your knowledge of English.

Level University
Form Full-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 12 months
Location Antwerpen
Type Master (University of Applied Science - University), Specialised master for professionals
Costs €12000
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Start month September
Countries Belgium, China, France, Austria
Completion Diploma