Why CEU?

Why should I apply to CEU's Department of Economics and Business?

  • Earn a U.S. master's or PhD degree from a leading international department offering innovative research and industry-led education.
  • In economics, CEU ranks #151-200 and CEE #2 in the QS World University Rankings and ARWU ShanghaiRanking. In business, QS ranks CEU #50 in business analytics and #89 in finance.
  • Build your network at one of the world's most international schools, with students from 118 countries and alumni in 146 countries.
  • Generous financial aid from CEU and international donors.
  • Study at Continental Europe's first sustainable campus in Budapest, shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize for world's best building.
  • Learn from world-class faculty and get exposed to cutting-edge research. Our faculty hold PhDs from Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, Toronto and INSEAD, and have worked at MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Cambridge, New York Fed and the ECB, among others.
  • Join small and interactive classes with accessible professors. Learn how to implement theory in practice from faculty with leadership experience in business, government and international institutions.
  • Land a job with global employers. Our graduates have been hired by BCG, BlackRock, Citi, EBRD, ECB, GE, Goldman Sachs, IMF, KPMG, IBM, McKinsey, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, PwC, TCS, UNDP, UNHCR and the World Bank.
  • Continue to a PhD with us at CEU, or continue on to a PhD at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Berkeley, LSE or Duke.
  • CEU is academically and financially strong. All students enrolling will be able to finish their studies and get their degrees as they have done so in the last two and a half decades. (How Current Legislative Changes Affect Future CEU Students - click here)

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