Attila Serfőző | Hungary | MS BA 21

January 20, 2021

"After finishing my BSc studies in Finance and Accounting I worked as a consultant for multinational firms. Frequently performing long analytical and modelling tasks manually to create an analysis felt quite old-fashioned for nowadays. Thus, I decided to look for an institution in the EU where I could further improve my knowledge on advanced data analytics and automation of processes.

Searching for a master’s program, the MS in Business Analytics at CEU aroused my interest being the number one in Central Europe in the QS Business Masters Ranking 2019. The outstanding reputation of the University, the international environment and the exceptional curriculum taught by well-known professionals made it a perfect choice.

My first impressions of the University confirmed my expectations. By the time we finished our first trimester we already earned enough knowledge from CEU to work confidently in the field. It was also a positive experience that even with basic programing skills I never felt lost during my classes, due to the plenty of help CEU offered us to get everyone on the same level of knowledge. I find it a rare opportunity to participate in this program, as most international programs in the same area require prior programming knowledge. At CEU, if you put in the extra effort you get all the help to start from the basics."