Programs

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We are a leading, densely international department offering innovative research and industry-led education in Vienna and Budapest, two of Europe’s most buzzing financial and technology hubs.

We have developed our programs to best prepare talented students – from undergraduates to working senior executives – to thrive in today’s realities and prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. Our graduates are in high demand for both industry and policy roles, and many go on to pursue successful academic careers.

Our research faculty come from some of the world's best universities. They publish in top journals and host several European Research Council grants. Clinical faculty include industry veterans from top institutions. We are home to the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab startup incubator.

ECONOMICS MASTER'S

CEU MA in Economics

Full-time
2 years
Vienna

MA IN ECONOMICS
Learn the tools and technical skills to do cutting-edge research in business, government and supranationals. Continue to a PhD at CEU, or top schools such as Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, LSE, MIT or Princeton.

MA IN ECONOMIC POLICY IN GLOBAL MARKETS
Get an up-close look at economic policy in the context of global market forces. Acquire the analytical skills to design and evaluate policymaking decisions. Choose from a range of electives to fit your interests.

Full-time or part-time
10 or 22 months
Budapest, trips to Vienna

MS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Cover a unique mix of data analytics, computer science and business topics. Learn programming, dive into data analysis, big data and cloud computing, machine learning and data engineering.

MS IN FINANCE
A professional program designed and taught with industry. Focus in on investments and banking, financial management, or innovation and fintech. Learn programming, data tools and data analytics to prepare for tomorrow's leadership roles.

PHD PROGRAMS

CEU Economics Business PhD Business Administration Management

Full-time
2 years coursework
Vienna

PHD IN ECONOMICS
Learn the skills of leading economists and conduct original research. Specialize in applied micro, behavioral economics, econometrics, financial economics, industrial organization, international macro.

PHD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Perform original research in a diverse range of business research areas. Specialize in innovation and entrepreneurship, business and society, management and strategy, business in emerging economies.

Modular
28 months
Budapest and Vienna

The intellectual adventure of a lifetime for experienced managers, who want to transform their professional future by moving from operational and functional expertise to positions of strategic leadership.

Complete the program in just ten residential periods of 4-9 days over 28 months in Budapest and Vienna.

Full-time
3+1 years
Vienna

BA IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS & ECONOMICS
Inspired by the well-established degree created at Oxford over a hundred years ago.

BA IN QUANTITATIVE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Combine the study of human societies with a rigorous foundation in math, statistics, computation and data science

Startup incubation
12 monts
Budapest and Vienna

CEU's award-winning incubator and accelerator.

Work with startups, or incubate your own. Our teams have raised more than €8 million in equity and created over 140 jobs.

Our success stories include AbsoRice, BrokerChooser, ff.next, Plantcraft, Ryde, Salarify, Supp.li, Talk-A-Bot and The Tailor Network.