We are a leading, densely international department offering innovative research and industry-led education in Budapest and Vienna, two of Europe’s most buzzing financial and technology hubs.

We have developed our programs to best prepare talented students – from fresh graduates to working senior executives – to thrive in today’s realities and prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. We are also home to the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab startup incubator.

Our international faculty specialize in economics, statistics, finance and business, providing an ideal learning environment for future researchers, analysts, managers, decision-makers and entrepreneurs.

Economics Master of Arts (MA) Programs

  • MA in Economics | 2 years | full-time
    Prepare for researcher and analyst positions in business, government and supranationals, or continue to a PhD.
  • MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets | 2 years | full-time
    Understand global market forces, learn to design and evaluate policymaking decisions.

CEU Executive MBA  see dedicated website

  • CEU Executive MBA | 28 months | modular
    The intellectual adventure of a lifetime for experienced managers who want to move from operational and functional expertise to a strategic level. Cutting-edge management, leadership, and decision-making skills, newest management trends, best practices.

Business Master of Science (MS) Programs  see dedicated website

  • MS in Business Analytics | 10 monthsfull-time or part-time
    A unique mix of analytics, computer science and business. Learn programming, dive into data analysis, big data and cloud computing, machine learning and data engineering. QS 2019 #50, CEE #1.
  • MS in Finance | 10 monthsfull-time or part-time
    A program designed with industry. Focus on financial management, investments and banking, or financial technology and innovation. Embrace data analytics and technology. QS 2019 #89, CEE #3.
  • MS in Technology Management & Innovation | 10 monthspart-time
    Combine your technical expertise with business, finance and leadership skills to become a technology leader, or develop your own startup in the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.
  • Fintech Management Parallel Studies | full-time or part-time
    Earn the MS in Finance and MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Become a fintech leader or develop your fintech startup.

PhD Programs

  • PhD in Economics | 2 years coursework | full-time
    Learn to do cutting-edge original research. Specializations include applied micro, behavioral economics, econometrics, financial economics, industrial organization, international macro.
  • PhD in Business Administration | 2 years coursework full-time
    A more business-oriented PhD. Specializations include innovation and entrepreneurship, business and society, management and strategy, business in emerging economies

Startup Incubation Program and Bootcamp

Non-Degree Programs