Careers Services on the MS in Finance
Boost Your Career
Graduate or career changer? Take a part-time job or internship at any time during your MS in Finance studies. Should you be offered a full-time job, you may request a change of status and go part-time.
In 2018, 100% landed a position within three months of graduation.
Working professional? Take a second year to take electives or to complete your capstone project. Note that we cannot guarantee course location in the second year (Budapest or Vienna).
Budapest and Vienna
Budapest and Vienna are among the European Union's top 10 cities home to large expat communities. They rank among Europe’s most beautiful cities, biggest tourist destinations and best places for expats.
The two cities are among Europe’s most buzzing financial services and technology hubs, with employers competing for international talent.
Budapest – Aon • Avis • Bank of China • BCG • Blackrock • BP • BT • Citi • Diageo • EPAM • EY • Exxon • GE • HP • IBM • KBC • KPMG • Mastercard • McKinsey • Morgan Stanley • MSCI • NN • Nokia • TCS • TransferWise • UN
Vienna – DB Schenker • Deloitte • EATON • Franklin Templeton • Google • JP Morgan • LVMH • Raiffeisen Bank • Swarovski • Unicredit.
Budapest and Vienna also have booming innovation scenes. Join a venture capital firm, boutique M&A advisory or startup, or develop your own startup in our award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.
Austria and Hungary are members of the European Union and the Schengen Area. Housing and living expenses in Budapest are lower than those in Vienna and other major European cities.
Non-European nationals may be employed part-time on their study visas. Graduating students are eligible for a 9-month Hungarian Residence Permit for Job Seekers.
Professional and personal development
We hold development workshops and events throughout the year, to help you develop the skills necessary to achieve your career objectives:
- assessing your skills, academic and professional background, and strengths and weaknesses
- helping you define your career goals, while keeping you informed about the latest sector developments
- teaching you how to market yourself and network effectively
- helping you apply and interview successfully, and analyze, negotiate and accept a job offer.
We organize dedicated company showcases on a regular basis. Recent visitors include Amazon, Blackrock, Citi, Exxon, GE, Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, Nokia, TransferWise and the UN.
What Can You Do?
We are here to help whether you want to explore career options, network with international employers, brush up on your CV writing and interviewing skills, or improve your LinkedIn profile.
Engage with faculty and the invited finance experts you will meet over the course of your studies. You will have many opportunities to network with leading executives including prospective employers.
Tap into CEU's global alumni network, with finance professionals the single largest constituent group.
CareerNext is CEU’s job platform bringing together students and alumni with partner employers.
Jobseekers can post their CVs, access career-building materials, and scan jobs and internships in Central Europe and beyond. Partner employers can post jobs and internships, and scan the CVs of thousands of talented potential hires from CEU’s global student and alumni community.
Central Europe's leading university incubator • €6m+ raised • 120 jobs
AbsoRice • BrokerChooser • Family Finances • Plantcraft • Ryde • Salarify • Supp.li • Talk-A-Bot
CES 2019 Hungary Nominations –
Best Accelerator or Incubator • Coworking Space • Startup • Founder • Female Role Model • AI/Machine Learning Startup • Fintech Startup