In October, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai announced its purchase of the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich, via its Swiss foundation. Acting as CEIBS’ European campus, the Lorange Institute of Business will continue to deliver its offerings designed for professionals, including its EMBA, executive development, and master’s programs.
The merger will allow faculty at both campuses to explore the growing economic connections between China and Europe. The Lorange Institute’s campus will become a hub for Chinese-focused businesses in Switzerland, where the newly formed institution will offer executive development programs that target both managers of China-owned corporations based in Europe and European executives who wish to prepare themselves to do business in China. The school also will add European study tours for its master’s-level students based in China.
Philipp Boksberger will serve as president and Yuan Ding as executive chairman of the institute, now called the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich–A Member of CEIBS Group. Founder Peter Lorange will continue to work part-time as honorary president.