Students & Testimonials

MS in Finance Class of 2019

  • Students: 33
  • Countries: 16 in Europe, the Americas and Asia
  • Age: 28 years on average, ranging from 22 to 46
  • Work experience: 5 years on average, ranging from 0 to 20
  • Female-to-male: 15:18

Among the world's most international universities, CEU brings together 1,450 students from 117 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in Budapest. Learn about our student community.

Your CEU Experience Lasts a Lifetime

MS in Finance graduates are lifelong members of CEU’s global alumni community. CEU has 16,000 alumni living in 150 countries and organized alumni groups in 72 countries. Whether you live across town or halfway around the world, you will have many ways to meet and network with our alumni. You will also be entitled to a range of benefits and services, including social reunions, lectures and webinars, career and professional development, discounts on further study, library access, and much more.


Kevin Pirazzi Maffiola
Structured Finance Associate, Moody's

"The CEU experience was crucial in my career development. With my previous international experiences I was looking for a game changer, a program that offered what the job market is looking for without neglecting academics.

The MS in Finance is taught by world-recognized faculty, and the student body varies from fresh graduates to entrepreneurs and professionals who wish to expand their horizons. I had the opportunity to 'learn while doing', and was able to overcome my weakness in public presentation. It is difficult to express my gratitude to CEU’s faculty, who were very helpful in my career and personal development, and provided me with tools to build professional relationships and industry-specific knowledge.”

Yang Chun-Hung
Product Strategist, BlackRock

"After gaining international experience in the investment field, I wanted to lift my skills so that I can cope with the technological transformation of financial services.

The MS in Finance is equipped with cutting-edge courses and knowing professors, and offers hands-on experience that suits my career trajectory. Courses include simulations and guest speaker sessions offering valuable insights. Working with such professionally and internationally diverse classmates has boosted my thinking process from various perspectives. CEU has extensive resources, ample databases, and visionary guidance and career services."

Takaomi Yoshimoto
Credit Risk Analyst, Morgan Stanley

"The MS in Finance provides holistic and intensive learning in finance. The classes are always interactive, stimulating and challenging. Students are equipped with skills and knowledge that provide a major competitive edge in today's job market.

CEU is also as much about diversity as it is about academic excellence. Students are from all over the world with very diverse professional backgrounds. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with CEU, which has developed into a lifelong relationship."

Krisztián Farkas
Director of Strategy & Integration, AGCO

"Having spent several years in management consulting and then in the inside strategy organizations of large multinational companies, I wanted to deepen my finance knowledge in certain areas. When selecting CEU it was important to me that the institution had a good reputation, an international curriculum and students from all over the world, and that I was able to work and study at the same time.

The School follows a pragmatic, Anglo-Saxon approach when it comes to teaching. Real life case studies, presentations from experienced business owners and managers, as well as CEU’s highly reputed professors all focus on transferring practical knowledge to develop future leaders. The MS Finance program helped me develop skills that I could use immediately in my current job, including investment and enterprise valuation and identifying strategic acquisition targets."

Sopio Baiazde
Senior Treasury Officer, ISBANK Georgia

"In my work back in Georgia I was feeling the need for further business-minded education in finance. I wanted to do a masters abroad, but did not want to stray too far or too long away from the professional world. The MS in Finance offered a lot of flexibility, excellent reputation and great value.

This American program in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities offers an international environment that is excellent for building professional networks. The curriculum is built to suit students with very diverse professional backgrounds. One of the strongest features of the program is the quality of teaching by CEU’s outstanding professors. The MS in Finance was a great experience and prepared me for new challenges in my career.”