Bálint Tóth | Hungary | MS Fin 21

January 26, 2021

"After studying business administration and working in banking and investment banking, I was completely sure of my plan: I wanted to continue developing my career in the finance industry. I applied for the MS in Finance to dive even deeper.

I feel that at CEU I can learn exactly what I need to be successful. Having 39 colleagues from 17 countries with very different cultural and professional backgrounds makes for a very motivating atmosphere, where we can always learn from each other – and not just about finance. Next to studying at CEU I am also working in Vienna for Erste Group, one of Central Europe's leading banks. It is an exceptional opportunity for me to study and work at the same time, and apply the knowledge I gain at CEU immediately on the job.

The MS in Finance faculty has a perfect balance of research professors from top business schools and highly skilled professionals from industry. This allows us to gain theoretical as well as practical skills as part of our studies. Our academic experience is further enhanced by CEU's many support services, such as the well-organized career service or the exceptional library facilities. We also become lifetime members of CEU's global alumni network. I am sure that my time at CEU will give me the opportunity to build a very successful career."