The MS program in Finance at Central European University (CEU) combines a professional finance curriculum with data analytics, technology and legal studies. Develop your applied skills with cases, simulations and a capstone project. Learn from leading professors and industry veterans. Prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles.
The program ranks #1 in Central Europe and world #50 by QS Business Masters Rankings.
Study in Budapest and Vienna
Apply now and benefit from a diverse, multi-campus experience in the heart of Europe. Taking advantage of CEU’s international learning environment, you will have the opportunity to study in Budapest with elective courses in Vienna.
Fintech Management Parallel Studies
Top up the MS in Finance with the MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Earn two degrees and become a fintech leader, or develop your own startup in our award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.
Study and Work at the Same Time
Join full-time and land a job or internship anytime. In 2018, 100% of full-time students landed a job within three months of graduation.
Join part-time to continue your career. You may request a second year to take elective courses or to complete your capstone project.
Boost Your Career
All CEU students landed a job within three months of graduation.
Budapest and Vienna are among Europe’s most buzzing financial services and technology hubs. Employers competing for international talent include:
- Budapest – Bank of China, BCG, Blackrock, BP, BT, Citi, EPAM, GE, IBM, KPMG, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, NN, Nokia and TCS
- Vienna – DB Schenker, Deloitte, EATON, Franklin Templeton, Google, JP Morgan, LVMH, Raiffeisen Bank, Swarovski and Unicredit.
Join Exchange Partners on Four Continents
Go for a semester or just a week in the summer. Specialize further into finance, or broaden your skills with MBA courses. Partner schools include EBS (Germany), Emory (U.S.), ESSEC (France, Singapore), Hitotsubashi (Japan), IPADE (Mexico) and Shanghai Jiao Tong (China).
- Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
- Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
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The MS in Finance offers a professional curriculum designed with industry for immediate impact. Mandatory courses deliver an in-depth understanding of key concepts:
- Financial Reporting & Control
- Financial Management
- Investments 1 & 2
- Regulatory & Policy Environment
- Economic Foundations
Electives help build your studies around your career objectives:
- Financial Management
- Investments & Banking
- Reporting & Control
- Economics & Behavior
- Data Analytics
- Data Tools
- Financial Technology & Innovation
Finance use case seminars bring you the skills of industry experts. The Capstone Project puts your applied skills to work as a consultant.
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- 10 months
- 10 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesFinance Innovation Management Technology Management View 3 other Masters in Technology Management in Hungary
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- Completed online application form
- Proof of English proficiency
- Letters of recommendation
- Bachelor's degree
- Academic records
- Statement of Purpose
- GMAT or GRE General Test or CEU Math Test
- Admission interview
- Visa requirement for part-time applicants
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International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.
EU/EEA12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.
Generous scholarships contributed by CEU's endowment and industry partners are available to accepted students from any country.
Living costs for Budapest
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Applying for full-time? Apply by May 1 for named scholarship and internship programs, offered in cooperation with industry partners:
Women in Technology Scholarships
- Powered by BlackRock
- Up to 100% of tuition / possible paid internship leading to job
Morgan Stanley Internships
- Powered by Morgan Stanley
- Up to 60% of tuition / paid internship potentially leading to job
Applying for part-time? Apply with your colleagues.
- Corporate Tuition Scheme for Part-time Students
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.