Overview of the MS in Finance

CEU MS in Finance Overview

Finance at the Cutting Edge Guided by Industry

The MS in Finance is a professional program designed and taught with industry, continuously updated to deliver cutting-edge skills.

Choose electives from any thematic module – Investments & Banking • Financial Management • Innovation & Fintech • Data Tools & Analytics.

Study and Work at the Same Time

Mandatory and main elective courses run two days a week from 1.30pm.

Join full-time as a graduate or career changer – Take a part-time job or internship at any time. Should you be offered a full-time job, you may request a change of status and become a part-time student.

Join part-time as a working professional – Take a second year to take electives or to complete your capstone project.

Study in Vienna

The MS in Finance is based in Vienna.

Earn a U.S. Master of Science degree in Vienna/Austria. The program is accredited in the United States and in Austria.

Full-time non-EU/EEA students hold an Austrian study visa.


PhDs from – Yale • Princeton • SSE • Toronto • Amsterdam • Tillburg • Bonn • VGSF
Worked at – Boston • Georgia Tech • Cambridge • BI Oslo • EDHEC • NUS
Working for – BCG • BI Consulting • Causality • Citi • Morgan Stanley • PwC • Remek! Trading


Meet industry people working at the daily cutting edge of finance. Guests deliver talks, case studies and simulations at CEU or off campus. The series covers a wide range of topical themes, institutions and roles.


The MS in Finance is deeply networked into industry. The Advisory Committee is a working group of senior executives offering professional guidance, contributing to the curriculum, and helping with internships, projects and careers.

Capstone Consulting Project

Deliver a field assignment owned and governed by you. You may choose any client including corporates, financial institutions, startups, advisories, charities, government, or the CEU InnovationsLab incubator.


Pre-session for Finance*
Maximizing Your Future*
Economic Foundations*

Investments & Banking

Banking & Financial Institutions*
Trading & Portfolio Theory*
Asset Pricing*
Fixed Income Analysis
Financial Trading Design & Tech
Financial Regulation

Financial Management

Financial Reporting & Control*
Financial Management*
Corporate Governance
Company Valuation
Corporate Restructuring
Corporate Risk Management
Behavioral Finance

Innovation & Fintech

Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Banking IT & Fintech
Fintech in Transaction Services
Fintech in Depth

Data Tools & Analytics

Data Analysis 1: Exploration in R & VBA
Data Analysis 2: Finding Patterns
Data Analysis 3: Prediction & ML
Python 1-2
SQL for Business
Data Visualization 1-3: Tableau, R, Python
Data Engineering 1-2

* Mandatory course