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Cheung Kong Milestones

2001
September Li Ka-shing develops the concept for the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
2002
January Preparations get underway to set up the school
May Administrators submit application to establish Cheung Kong to Chinese Ministry of Education
July Construction of Beijing campus begins at Oriental Plaza
August Seven professors are recruited from top global business schools as founding faculty members
October Cheung Kong's Oriental Plaza campus is unveiled
November School receives final approval from the Ministry of Education
November Commencement ceremony is held for first intake of over 100 EMBA students
2003
January Cheung Kong launches its first executive development program, "Finance for Non-Financial Managers"
July Cheung Kong opens China Case Center to develop business cases in support of faculty teaching and research
September School announces strategic partnership with Lenovo to conduct research and write case studies
November The Cheung Kong MBA program launched with an intake of 50 students with average GMAT scores of 680
2004
January Preparations begin to establish Cheung Kong Alumni Association
February Cheung Kong moves into state-of-the-art learning facility in Shanghai
June Cheung Kong becomes official member of accrediting body AACSB International
August The Cheung Kong EMBA program launches international residency programs in France and Italy
December Cheung Kong holds its first Accounting and Finance Conference in Beijing
2005
June Cheung Kong launches post-EMBA program
2006
April Cheung Kong hosts 2006 Management Forum in Shenzhen
April Cheung Kong China CEO Program is launched jointly with INSEAD and Wharton
April Cheung Kong holds inaugural class of its media management program
June Cheung Kong Mini-EMBA program is launched
2007
January Cheung Kong EMBA students complete inaugural European residency program
March First Cheung Kong China-Korea CEO Dialogue brings top CEOs to Shenzhen
June Inaugural China-India CEO program is held in Beijing
July Cheung Kong–Western China MBA faculty training program takes place in Yunnan
September Cheung Kong unveils new logo bearing a red seal with the message “A New Generation Business School”
October Australia-New Zealand chapter of the Cheung Kong GSB Alumni Association is established in Sydney
2008
January Cheung Kong hosts Sanya Forum focusing on East Asian economy
January 2008 East-West MBA All-Star Case Challenge is held in Beijing
January Cheung Kong MBA program launches Diversified Consulting Projects
May Cheung Kong sends group of volunteers to Sichuan province to support those affected by the May 12 earthquake. Alumni and staff make generous donations for relief and reconstruction efforts
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