Master of Science in Finance

Advance your career with the MS in Finance guided by industry. Sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, data tools and technologies. Embrace innovation and fintech. Grow your professional network. Study full-time as a graduate or career changer, or keep your career and study part-time.

At a Glance

  • U.S. Master of Science degree
  • 10 months full-time or part-time
  • 36 credits (72 ECTS credits)
  • Study in Budapest and Vienna
  • Tuition: EUR 12,000

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Finance at the Cutting Edge Guided by Industry

The MS in Finance offers a professional curriculum designed with industry for immediate impact. Focus in on financial management, investments and banking, or innovation and fintech. Learn data analytics and technology skills to prepare for tomorrow's leadership roles.

The program is deeply networked into industry. Learn from top faculty and industry veterans. Sharpen your applied skills with cases, simulations and a capstone project. The MS in Finance Advisory Committee is a working group of senior executives offering professional guidance.

Join a World-Class International Community

The MS in Finance ranks among the best in Central Europe and top 100 in the world in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings. In economics CEU ranks #151-200 in ARWU ShanghaiRanking and QS World University Rankings.

The Class of 2019 has 35 students from 14 countries, from early career professionals to senior executives. CEU brings together students from 118 countries and an alumni network reaching 146 countries.

Study and Work at the Same Time

Join full-time and land a job or internship anytime. In 2018, 100% of full-time students landed a job within three months of graduation.

Join part-time to continue your career. You may request a second year to take elective courses or to complete your capstone project.

Budapest and Vienna rank among the EU’s top financial services and technology hubs, and best places for expats. Employers competing for international talent include BCG, BlackRock, Citi, Deloitte, GE, Google, IBM, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, NN, Nokia and TCS.

Fintech Management Parallel Studies

Top up the MS in Finance with the MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Earn two degrees and become a fintech leader, or develop your own startup in our award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.

Join Exchange Partners on Four Continents

Go for a semester or just a week in the summer. Specialize further into finance, or broaden your skills with MBA courses. Partner schools include EBS (Germany), Emory (U.S.), ESSEC (France, Singapore), Hitotsubashi (Japan), IPADE (Mexico) and Shanghai Jiao Tong (China).

Scholarship and Internship Programs

Apply for our scholarship and internship programs generously contributed by CEU's endowment and valued industry partners

  • Future of Big Data Scholarship & Training Program
  • Morgan Stanley Internship Program – to be confirmed
  • Women in Technology Scholarship Program.

Application Deadlines

  • January 30, 2020 if you wish to be considered for financial aid
  • April 15, 2020 if you need a student visa
  • August 14, 2020 if you do not need a student visa.

We follow a rolling admission model where we evaluate and decide on applications as we receive them.

Peter Szilagyi
Associate Professor
Head of MS in Finance
Zsuzsanna Bordás
MS in Finance Coordinator
Room N13/413, email