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.
  • MA in Global Economic Relations | 1 year | full-time or part-time
    Integrate your training in international relations with the tools and approach of economics.

Executive MBA Program 

  • CEU EMBA (MBA in Global Executive Management) | 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, and business fundamentals adapted to the needs of experienced executives.

Business Master of Science (MS) Programs - see presentation

  • 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 Top 50, CEE #1.
  • MS in Finance | 10 monthsfull-time or part-time
    A program designed with industry. Focus in on financial management, investments and banking, or innovation and fintech. Embrace data analytics and technology. QS Top 100, 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 | full-time

Startup Incubation Program and Bootcamp

Non-Degree Programs

  • BOOST: Bringing Objectives, Options and Strategy Together 16 months | weekend. An intensive experiential program for current Master and Doctoral CEU students that equips them with cutting-edge techniques of strategic management, to helping them develop into highly effective professionals.