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CEIBS/Wharton Joint Programme: Corporate Governance and Board of Directors

Program Overview

The biggest challenge facing Chinese business leaders today isn’t global competition, but issues within the corporation’s governance structure. A joint effort between Wharton and the China European International Business School (CEIBS), the Corporate Governance and Board of Directors program will bring you the latest information on critical issues and developments in corporate governance and prepare you to create and implement an ideal governance model for your organization.

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Corporate Governance & Board of Directors Program Highlights & Benefits

During this five-day program, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the issues around corporate governance and explore the latest developments in this area
  • Use domestic and international examples of governance practices as case studies to learn from the successes and failures of other organizations
  • Learn practical tools and frameworks for the effective governance of your organization

Contact Us

For more information about this program visit the CEIBS website. Or contact CEIBS by email or phone:

  • Shanghai: Shasha Chen, +86.21.2890.5187
  • Beijing: Karen Sun, +86.10.8296.6688
  • Shenzhen: Pony Ma, +86.755-3337.8136

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Experience & Impact

After completing this singular program, you will have gained a clear understanding of the complexities of corporate governance and the knowledge you need to achieve your specific governance goals.

Taught in Mandarin and English (with interpretation by CEIBS and Wharton faculty), this distinctive program uses lectures and discussions, case studies, and hands-on simulations to provide the insights and tools you need to create and implement governance systems that utilize international best practices within the Chinese context.

Potential session topics include:

  • Board Governance
  • CEO Succession
  • Ownership, Control, and Leadership
  • Governing Board Policies, Practices, and Decisions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions for Directors
  • Competitive Strategy for Directors
  • What Board Members Must Know about Financial Reporting

Who Should Attend

Participants are a diverse group of senior leaders, including:

  • Owners and top leaders of Chinese enterprises and enterprise groups
  • CEOs and board members of public firms and firms under listing plans
  • CEOs and board chairpersons, supervisors, and delegates of controlling shareholders of their non-listed parent groups
  • Relevant government officials
  • Institutional investors
  • Business owners and executives concerned with building an effective enterprise system


Michael Useem, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Academic Director

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance

Harbir Singh, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions

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