swissnex China Referral Sparks World-Class EHL-CEIBS Hospitality Executive MBA

On May 11, 2018, École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world's best ranked hotel management school, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China's leading business school, held a grand opening ceremony to mark the launch of their joint Hospitality Executive MBA (HEMBA) programme. Both Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China, and Mr. Alexander Hoffet, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai, were among the VIP guests-of-honor at the ceremony, which was attended by leadership representatives from CEIBS and EHL.

The initial spark that ignited the successful collaboration between EHL and CEIBS was originally instigated by swissnex China, connecting Dean Ding Yuan of CEIBS and Director Michel Rochat of EHL. The HEMBA is the first of its kind in China, while also being CEIBS’ first dual degree EMBA and first joint EMBA. Upon graduation, the student enrolled in the programme will be awarded a double-degree from CEIBS and EHL, thereby gaining access to the pretigious alumni networks of both schools. Throughout the years, swissnex China has been hosting a number of exceptional EHL students as part of our internship programme.

 VIP guests-of-honor (incl. Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China, and Mr. Alexander Hoffet, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai) and EHL / CEIBS leadership representatives drink a toast to the programme's success. CEIBS© CEIBS, 2018.

VIP guests-of-honor (incl. Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China, and Mr. Alexander Hoffet, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai) and EHL / CEIBS leadership representatives drink a toast to the programme's success. CEIBS© CEIBS, 2018.

Two exceptional partners have come together to form a perfect match and offer a leading-edge programme that will position graduates for executive roles in a service sector that is hungry for the skills the programme will provide participants.
— EHL’s Chief Academic Officer Professor Finbarr O’Mahony, representing EHL Group CEO Michel Rochat
 EHL-CEIBS HEMBA Opening Ceremony © CEIBS, 2018.

EHL-CEIBS HEMBA Opening Ceremony © CEIBS, 2018.

About China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

China Europe International Business School (www.ceibs.edu) is among the top international business schools in Asia, where it is the only b-school to have simultaneously made it to the Financial Times’ top 30 list of MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes. CEIBS’ world-class faculty – from both China and abroad – are experts in their fields. CEIBS, which has provided management education to over 130,000 executives both at home and abroad, has campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Zurich and Accra.

About Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL@EHLnews) is an ambassador for traditional Swiss hospitality and has been a pioneer in hospitality education since 1893. It has created and inspired a unique professional community of over 25,000 hospitality managers, united by the values and the legacy of EHL.

EHL is a leading university that provides learning solutions for enthusiastic, talented and ambitious students from 114 different countries. With undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, EHL offers its students a range of on-campus and online education opportunities at different stages of their professional journey.

EHL is regularly recognized as the best hotel management school in the world with the highest graduate employment rates in the industry. EHL is a member of EHL Holding SA, a Group dedicated to hospitality management education.