Master of Science in Finance

Advance your career with the MS in Finance guided by industry. Embrace the rapid evolution of finance, learn new strategies, technologies and data tools, grow your professional network. Study full-time as a graduate or career changer, or keep your career and study part-time.

At a Glance

  • U.S. Master of Science degree
  • 10 months full-time, 10 or 22 months part-time
  • 36 credits (72 ECTS credits)
  • Tuition: EUR 12,000

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Finance at the Cutting Edge Guided by Industry

The MS in Finance combines a professional finance curriculum with data analytics, technology and legal studies. Develop your applied skills with cases, simulations and a capstone project. Learn from leading professors and industry veterans. Prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. 

The MS in Finance Advisory Committee is a working group of senior executives from global institutions offering professional guidance.

Join a World-Class International Community

The MS in Finance is ranked among the best in Central Europe and top 100 in the world by QS Masters in Finance Rankings. In economics, CEU is #151-200 by ARWU ShanghaiRanking and QS World University Rankings.

The Class of 2019 has 33 students from 16 countries. Among the world's most international universities, CEU brings together 1,448 students from 117 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community.  

Boost Your Career

Budapest ranks among the EU’s fastest rising financial services hubs, and best places for expats. Employers competing for international talent include BCG, BlackRock, Citi, GE, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley and MSCI.

Study full-time or part-time. Enter a job or internship anytime, and switch from full-time to part-time if you land a full-time job. In 2017, 100% of full-time students landed a job within three months of graduation.

Fintech Management Parallel Studies

Top up the MS in Finance with the MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Earn two degrees and become a fintech leader, or start a venture in our award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.

Partner Schools on Four Continents

Extend your studies free of tuition with an exchange trip. Go for a week or an entire semester. Partner schools include EBS in Germany, Emory in the U.S., ESSEC in France and Singapore, and Shanghai Jiao Tong in China.

Application Deadlines

  • May 1, 2019 (for students who need a visa)
  • August 31, 2019 (for non-visa students)
Peter Szilagyi
Associate Professor
Head of MS in Finance
Anita Apor
MS in Finance Coordinator
Room N13/413, email