Why CEU?

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

  • Study at an American university in Budapest and get a US degree.
  • Scholarships and tuition waivers from CEU and international donors. 
  • Build your network at one of the world's most international schools.
  • Study at our modern sustainable campus in the heart of Budapest, shortlisted for the RIBA award for the world's best new building.
  • Scholarships and tuition waivers from CEU and international donors. 
  • Learn from world-class faculty. Our faculty hold PhDs from Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton and Michigan, and have worked at Berkeley, Princeton, New York Fed, ECB and Cambridge, among others.
  • Join small and interactive classes with accessible professors.
  • Get exposed to cutting-edge research in economics, finance, policy and business.
  • Learn how to implement theory in practice from faculty with leadership experience in 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, MSCI, Morgan Stanley, 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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