EMBA Life

CEU Executive MBA immerses you in intensive learning and personal development without sacrificing your professional schedule, personal pas- sions or family commitments.

Based on extensive consultation with our alumni, we have fine-tuned the most innovative Executive MBA program structure in Europe: a program designed, from A to Z, with the needs of a working professional in mind.

The full 50- credit, US- & EU-accredited Executive MBA degree is offered over 28 months in just ten four-to-nine day residencies. Most modules are centered around popular European holidays, including May 1 and November 1, when business is slower because of long weekends.

Our partners, Austrian Airlines and the Lufthansa Group, offer an attractive AA/LH-CEU Discount Program that allows you to conveniently and affordably fly from more than 50 destinations worldwide to attend our modules.

All in all, you will need just about 10 working days each calendar year, including travel, to graduate from our program.

each calendar year, including travel, to graduate from our program. 

Our seven Vienna Modules (two or three each year) will be four-day-long (except for the first one, which is nine days in duration). Most of these modules start after lunch, allowing participants to catch up with emails or do work before starting their studies. Because our courses overlap with other CEU classes, you will get a good taste of CEU campus life, meet many of CEU’s world-class faculty and become a true member of our community. You will also be able to experience.

Vienna — the capital of the fourth most prosperous EU country, boasting 300 regional headquarters of prominent multinationals and a renowned home to culture and diplomacy.

Our three Summer Modules, lasting nine days, will be offered in the slow season around the August 15 holiday. Since Executive MBAs from three consecutive intakes take this module at the same time,

you will have the chance to meet more than 200 top-level professionals from around the region and choose from an unparalleled elective selection offered both by the CEU faculty and vis- iting professors from leading business schools in the world.

Our Budapest campus offers state-of- the-art facilities for the summer module, affordable accommodation at a variety of our partner hotels and a multitude of attractive sightseeing and vacationing options for families.

Most of our competitors offer part-time programs that require you to devote either more than 150 afternoons/evenings or over 35 weekends to com- plete an MBA. At first glance, they seem to be easier on your work schedule. But alumni experience tells us otherwise. Afternoon programs seriously limit your work flexibility, including travel. Weekend programs lower your productivity by regularly depriving you of much-needed weekend rest, as well as time with friends and family.

Most importantly, neither format allows for commuting students, limiting the participants to residents of one city.

We believe an Executive MBA must be vibrantly diverse to be worthy of its name.

This is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, meet new people and take a moment to challenge yourself and digest new ideas. Our modular format gives you a chance to do all that!