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Global Executive Management

Central European University (CEU)

28 months
28200 EUR/year
28200 EUR/year
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The MBA in Global Executive Management at Central European University (CEU) is a mid-career management program for professionals with at least eight years of experience, including three years of leadership experience, who want to transform their professional future by moving from operational and functional expertise to positions of strategic leadership.

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Master of Business Administration in Global Executive Management at Central European University (CEU)  prepares managers with 8+ years of experience to navigate today’s intricate managerial, technological, social and political forces. The tailor-made program for working managers allows our participants to earn a U.S.-accredited MBA degree in just 10 convenient residencies, lasting four-to-nine days each and scheduled over 25 months to minimize disruption to your work and life. Seven of the modules take place in CEU’s new Vienna campus and three in Budapest. 

CEU’s Executive MBA is the EMBA for the Open World – the program explicitly tackles competitive challenges and paradoxes of today’s post-industrial economy. Study in a transformative learning environment built on the principles of open society, where everything is open to challenge.

Program that fits your life

CEU Executive MBA immerses you in intensive learning and personal development without sacrificing your professional schedule or personal passions.  Most modules are centered around popular European “long weekends” as well as in mid-August, where business is slower. To graduate, you will only need to devote about nine working days each calendar year.

World-renowned faculty

During your CEU Executive MBA, you will exchange ideas with an unparalleled faculty comprised of some of the most accomplished management scholars in Europe. CEU Executive MBA instructors represent 20 nationalities and graduated from world’s top universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT and Insead. They combine their academic achievements with deep experience working with companies and organizations throughout the world.

Best in-class multi-campus experience

CEU Executive MBA allows you to combine the network and energy of Vienna during our spring, fall, and winter modules with the relaxed affordability of Budapest during the summer. In both places, you’ll experience state-of-the-art facilities, which are the backdrop to what is really important. Our unique campuses are defined by the principle of the Open Society and provide a meeting space for a vibrant community of graduate students from nearly 120 countries. 

Network you can count on

Joining CEU Executive MBA means becoming member of the tight-knit community of more than 16,500 professionals active in 136 countries. Our alumni are leaders in business, politics, civil society, academia and culture. Our commitment to lifelong learning, to innovative ideas and to challenging hierarchies and “conventional wisdoms” links people who share not only a degree, but also values and experiences. 

World-class experience at a local price

CEU Executive MBA represents one of the best price-to-value ratios in Europe. Our broadly available need-based scholarships allow you to pay as little as 13.000 euro for the entire program, depending on your income. We also offer a variety of partial and full merit-based scholarships for exceptional candidates.


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

The tailored curriculum combines high-level strategic, decision-making and leadership training with cutting-edge interactive, case-based instruction in finance, data analytics, economics, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Courses include:

  • Global economy
  • Business strategy
  • Data
  • Finance
  • Corporate finance and risk management
  • Big data and technology management
  • Marketing and consumer behavior
  • Operations management
  • Global supply chain
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and network economy
  • CEU leadership program

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 28 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 15: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa


100 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Professional experience: At least 8 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years of documented leadership/managerial experience.
  • Undergraduate degree: An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. 
  • Healthy career progress: Evidence of steady career progress throughout the professional career, as documented by the up-to-date Vitae of the candidate.
  • References: At least 2 professional references, including at least one professional and one academic.
  • Motivation: A cover letter explaining interest in the EMBA for the Open World.
  • Proof of English proficiency: Minimum requirements - TOEFL 88, IELTS 6.5

Work experience

Professional work experience: At least 8 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years of documented leadership/managerial experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28200 EUR per year during 28 months.
  • EU/EEA

    28200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28200 EUR per year during 28 months.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


CEU offers need-based scholarships of up to 12,000 euro for highly qualified candidates from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia or North Africa, in case their management compensation significantly departs from Western salaries. The need-based scholarship program allows participants from middle-income countries who do not earn Western income levels to attend CEU Executive MBA at a price point similar to that of local programs in these locations. 

In addition, a number of highly competitive merit-based scholarships include the Open World Scholarship, available for participants worldwide as well as our country-specific scholarships set up with a number of highly prestigious institutional partners.

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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