Overview of the MS in Finance program

The MS in Finance is a small and densely international program, with the Class of 2018 comprising 44 students from 22 countries.

The program is offered full-time (12 months) for graduates and career changers, and part-time (24 months) for working professionals. Both formats follow the same curriculum:

  • Core courses deliver an in-depth understanding of finance concepts
  • Outer core courses cover critical issues in modern finance
  • Elective courses help build your studies around your career objectives
  • The Finance@CEU expert speaker series brings you the applied experience of leading industry experts
  • The capstone project allows you to apply your acquired skills in a professional setting.


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Investments I & II

CORE ELECTIVE COURSES (must take at least two out of three)

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Finance and Strategy
  • Regulatory and Policy Environment


The MS in Finance offers a broad range of professional finance electives, with additional cutting-edge offerings in data analytics, technology skills and legal studies to prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles.

Learn about elective courses on CEU Course Hub


The Finance@CEU expert speaker series brings you the applied experience of industry experts working at the cutting edge of finance.

Learn about recent expert speakers


The capstone project is a consulting field assignment with a client organization. It is owned and governed by you, with the help of an academic supervisor and a project sponsor assigned by the client. It may be hosted by any organization including startups, institutional investors, corporates, advisories, consultancies, charities or government institutions.

Learn about the capstone project