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. Some courses run with weekend-only classes.

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. Note that we cannot guarantee course location in the second year (Budapest or Vienna).

Study in Budapest with trips to Vienna

The MS in Finance is based in Budapest. Some courses and events are offered on CEU's Vienna campus in Winter and Spring terms.

Earn a U.S. Master of Science and a Hungarian post-graduate certificate. Full-time non-EU/EEA students hold a Hungarian study visa.

RESEARCH FACULTY AND INDUSTRY VETERANS

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

FINANCE@CEU EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES

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.

MS IN FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We are 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 award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.

Foundations

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

Investments & Banking

Trading & Portfolio Theory*
Asset Pricing*
Banking & Financial Institutions*
Fixed Income Analysis
Derivatives
Financial Trading Design & Tech
Regulatory & Policy Environment

Financial Management

Financial Reporting & Control*
Financial Management*
Corporate Risk Management
Company Valuation
Corporate Restructuring
Boardroom Global Challenge
Advanced Reporting & Control
Behavioral Finance

Innovation & Fintech

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

Data Tools & Analytics

Data Analysis 1-2: Patterns
Data Analysis 3: Machine Learning
Coding 1-3: Python, R, SQL, VBA
Data Visualization 1-3: Tableau, R
Data Engineering 1-3

* Mandatory course