“Courses are designed in a way that they not only incorporate theories but also their real world implications. They help students gain a broad picture of the financial world, both from an academic and professional perspective. The department, with its ample resources and wide alumni network, provides plenty of career opportunities. That is also why many from my class, including myself, have decided to stay in Budapest and pursue a career here after graduation.”

Central European University (CEU) has developed its economics and business programs to best prepare talented students – from fresh graduates to mid-level professionals – for the contemporary job market. We offer innovative and research-led economics, finance and business education in one of the world’s most active financial and tech hubs. Supported by dedicated faculty with a vast professional and intellectual network, our department also aims to enhance the financial capabilities, economics scholarship and management reputation of the region.

Programs offered

  • Master of Arts in Economics / 2 years
  • Master of Arts in Economic Policy in Global Markets / 2 years
  • Master of Arts in Global Economic Relations / 1 year, full-time, part-time
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics / 11/23 months, full-time, part-time
  • Master of Science in Finance / 12/24 months, full-time, part-time
  • Master of Science in Technology Management and Innovation / 11 months, part-time

Career path
Our graduates pursue careers in finance and banking, and in the public and private sectors, and within international organizations. Many of our alumni pursue careers in academia. 

Our students have been hired by employers such as: • Accenture • Citi • GE • Goldman Sachs • KPMG • IBM • MOL Group • Morgan Stanley • Procter & Gamble • PwC • UniCredit • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development • European Central Bank • European Commission • International Monetary Fund • United Nations Development Fund • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees • World Bank 

Apply by: 

  • February 1, 2018 for master’s studies with financial aid
  • June 1, 2018 for self-financing master’s studies 

Find out more about CEU programs, admissions requirements and available funding options here.