We are a leading, densely international department offering innovative research and industry-led education in Budapest and Vienna, two of Europe’s most buzzing financial and technology hubs.
We have developed our programs to best prepare talented students – from fresh graduates to working senior executives – to thrive in today’s realities and prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. We are also home to the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab startup incubator.
Our international faculty specialize in economics, statistics, finance and business, providing an ideal learning environment for future researchers, analysts, managers, decision-makers and entrepreneurs.
Economics Master of Arts (MA) Programs
- MA in Economics | 2 years | full-time
Prepare for researcher and analyst positions in business, government and supranationals, or continue to a PhD.
- MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets | 2 years | full-time
Understand global market forces, learn to design and evaluate policymaking decisions.
CEU Executive MBA – see dedicated website
- CEU Executive MBA | 28 months | modular
The intellectual adventure of a lifetime for experienced managers who want to move from operational and functional expertise to a strategic level. Cutting-edge management, leadership, and decision-making skills, newest management trends, best practices.
Business Master of Science (MS) Programs – see dedicated website
- MS in Business Analytics | 10 months | full-time or part-time
A unique mix of analytics, computer science and business. Learn programming, dive into data analysis, big data and cloud computing, machine learning and data engineering. QS 2019 #50, CEE #1.
- MS in Finance | 10 months | full-time or part-time
A program designed with industry. Focus on financial management, investments and banking, or financial technology and innovation. Embrace data analytics and technology. QS 2019 #89, CEE #3.
- MS in Technology Management & Innovation | 10 months | part-time
Combine your technical expertise with business, finance and leadership skills to become a technology leader, or develop your own startup in the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.
- Fintech Management Parallel Studies | full-time or part-time
Earn the MS in Finance and MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Become a fintech leader or develop your fintech startup.
- PhD in Economics | 2 years coursework | full-time
Learn to do cutting-edge original research. Specializations include applied micro, behavioral economics, econometrics, financial economics, industrial organization, international macro.
- PhD in Business Administration | 2 years coursework | full-time
A more business-oriented PhD. Specializations include innovation and entrepreneurship, business and society, management and strategy, business in emerging economies
Startup Incubation Program and Bootcamp
- CEU InnovationsLab | CEU's award-winning startup incubator
- BOOST: Bringing Objectives, Options and Strategy Together
An intensive experiential weekend program for current CEU students to equip them with cutting-edge techniques of strategic management, to help them develop into effective professionals.