Fall 2015

Fall 2015

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Welcome to our Fall 2015 CEU Business School Bulletin!

The 2015-16 academic year began with considerable excitement. Let me just highlight an intensifying of our offerings, which helped solidify our position as the academic pacesetter in our region. For the first time in the school’s history, CEU Business School now operates with a portfolio of exciting and distinguished graduate programs, including the Accelerated One-Year MBA, the weekend EMBA, our new MSc-Business Analytics and our Master’s in Finance (the latter of which begins in February 2016). Moreover, our flexibility is further enhanced with two entry points for the EMBA (October 2015 and March 2016) and the MSc-Business Analytics (September 2015 and February 2016). This robust academic portfolio allows us to serve directly fast-growing, attractive markets, remain at the state of the art, and, leveraging across programs, provide all qualified students an opportunity to take more specialized courses. In the non-degree arena, by introducing our “Breakthrough Series,” the school renews its commitment to offer the business community and alumni leading-edge courses in such new fields as digital management, new strategy thinking, data science in business, sustainability and cleantech, entrepreneurship, anti-corruption and integrity in business, and social enterprise. We now look forward to even greater participation by all interested candidates, including alumni, in our new offerings.


Mel Horwitch
Dean and University Professor
Please join us and invite your colleagues for our next Info Session on November 12 to find out more about all our new offerings!
Recent Program News and Developments:
 
  • With great honor and considerable pride we report that Sandor Demjan appointed CEU BS Alumna Borbala Czako as Chair of his 1-million-EUR Migration Fund. 
  • We welcome applications for the February-2016 cohort of our MSc in Finance Program launching in February 2016, which features new enhancements for an already-advanced and practically focused program.
  • CEU Business School, in cooperation with CEU's Department of Economics, is the first institution in Europe to launch an MSc Program in Business Analytics. This new program started in September attracting 13 professionals with an average age of 36 and over 12 years of work experience. A new MSc in Business Analytics cohort is planned for February 2016. Read more.
  • We successfully started our Breakthrough Series in July with our Digital Marketing Course. 20 participants from various industries took part in this unique and exciting learning experience. Watch what participants have to say about this program. A second Digital Marketing course started on October 7, comprising six evening sessions.

 


Other Important Recent Achievements
  • Congratulations to our most recent graduates. In June 2015, 90 CEU Business School students received their CEU degree, representing our BSc, Accelerated One-Year MBA, Executive MBA, IMM Global Executive MBA, MSc in Finance and MSc in IT Management programs. 
  • The Economist for 2015 ranked our consortium IMM Global Executive MBA Program among the best in the world.
  • In September 2015 we welcomed the 30 new students in our Accelerated One-Year MBA. They represented 17 countries.
  • For this academic year 2015-2016, CEU Business School will have five student cohorts participating in our Katalyst Executive MBA programs. Anticipated to reach a total of nearly 150 students over the course of the 2015-16 year, with two cohorts starting during  this academic year and two other cohorts graduating in Summer 2016. This highest-ever EMBA population illustrates the importance working professionals from all sectors and entrepreneurs now place on superior management education.   
  • Congratulations to our most recent graduates. In June 2015, 90 CEU Business School students received their CEU degree, representing our BSc, Accelerated One-Year MBA, Executive MBA, IMM Global Executive MBA, MSc in Finance and MSc in IT Management programs. 
  • The Economist for 2015 ranked our consortium IMM Global Executive MBA Program among the best in the world.
  • In September 2015 we welcomed the 30 new students in our Accelerated One-Year MBA. They represented 17 countries.
  • For this academic year 2015-2016, CEU Business School will have five student cohorts participating in our Katalyst Executive MBA programs. Anticipated to reach a total of nearly 150 students over the course of the 2015-16 year, with two cohorts starting during  this academic year and two other cohorts graduating in Summer 2016. This highest-ever EMBA population illustrates the importance working professionals from all sectors and entrepreneurs now place on superior management education.   

Meet Our Faculty: 


Professor Tibor Voros
Full-time MBA Director

And view videos of other faculty members here.


Alumni News:

  • On September 16 Professor Peter Szilagyi delivered an alumni and public webinar about Corporate Risk Management in a Post-Crisis World.
  • We held our first and highly successful Alumni Symposium, New Management Thinking, on October 3. This stimulating single-day event included sessions on Corporate Risk Management, Digital Marketing, the Digital Enterprise, and New Dimensions of Innovation and Strategy.Find out more about the day’s sessions.

 

Our "Alumni Shaker" gatherings in Budapest have turned out to be very successful informal monthly alumni get-togethers. Organized by two alums, Emese Biro and Tamas Czegledi, our next Shaker is planned for October 29.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Programs and Other Events and Activities Around the Corner:
  • The next cohort of our fast-growing Katalyst Executive MBA Program starts on October 16. Among the newly developed EMBA courses offered are: Strategy Execution, Managing in Emerging Markets, Leadership, Developing a New Venture, and Key Dimensions of Modern Strategy.
  • The MSc in Finance Program is introducing new enhancements to an already state-of-the-art and practically focused program, including three new courses: Banking and Financial Institutions, Fixed Income Analysis and Personal Finance. We will also be adding exchange opportunities and further electives with new cross-listing agreements with CEU’s Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics. Finally, the Finance@CEU expert-speaker series will start in March 2016, bringing to our school leading industry figures working at the cutting edge of applied finance.
  • The Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), in partnership with CEU Business School, is organizing a conference on Educating for Integrity on November 5-7 at York University, Toronto, Canada. The conference will examine key integrity-related issues facing business, government and communities, and will present new curricular materials developed by the Center for Integrity in Business and Government (CIBG). Learn more about the conference.
  • Missing Link Discovered is the title of a Forum on November 9 organized by CEU Business School Professors Paul Marer and Zoltán Buzady, with Claremont Graduate University Professor Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. Participants will discuss how to incorporate Csíkszentmihályi’s Flow Theory into management and leadership practice. Zad Vecsey, CEO of ALEAS Simulations, and Michael Croke, Professor and Associate Dean of University of Oregon, will also take part in the Forum. Read more.

 


Other Recent News:

  • Executive Education Programs (EEP) started the season holding ERSTE Bank Hungary's Talent Management Program. For the 32 mid- and top-level managers, we offered such topics as Where the European Union is heading and how can Hungary contribute?, When and how can the Hungarian economy get back on the path of sustainable growth?, and Business Analytics - Big Data and Managing Complexity. 
EEP also continued its regional marketing program for Monsanto, and will launch further customized programs this fall.

  • The Center for Integrity in Business and Government (CIBG) held in Bucharest, Romania on June 29-30 its third executive training program, Managing Integrity-What Executives Need to Know. A diverse group of participants attended, representing Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. This event focused on the managerial implications of business-integrity practice. Attendees used CIBG material that incorporated perspectives from management practice, anthropology, law and business intelligence. Learn more about the program
  • CEU BS Professors Peter Hardi and Noemi Alexa were jury members for the Telenor Ethical Company Award. The award, founded by Telenor and Transparency International in 2012, recognizes companies that adhere to ethical corporate principles.
  • Professor Noemi Alexa spoke on the Transparency Gap in Corporate Reporting at the 5th World Sustainability Forum in Basel on September 7. Her presentation was based on work supported by the Global Value project, in which CIBG is a partner organization.
  • Dean Mel Horwitch spoke on The Revolutionary Business School and the Role of Incubators  at the 25th Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland on September 10.
  • Our International Study Experience (ISE) organized a group of Executive MBA students from the University of Tennessee on September 15-18 as part of a longstanding agreement to host part of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Executive MBA. 
  • CEU Business School colleagues, Professor Michael LaBelle and Mirjam Simpson-Logonder, participated in the MBA fair in Belgrade on September 18, where Professor LaBelle held a workshop on Eco-Innovation: Sharing-Economy-Driving Innovation. Check out their interview (in Serbian) on Serbian TV Studio B.
  • Bridge Budapest, in cooperation with CEU Business School and Transparency International on September 23 released a study called My First Million. One aim of this report is to encourage ethical entrepreneurship in Hungary. Findings indicate that new types of entrepreneurship are emerging in the country, associated with creativity, innovation and even courage. CEU Business School now asks its students and alumni to share any stories on their “first million” onwww.elsomilliom.huWatch the video about the kick-off event (Hungarian).
  • Dean Mel Horwitch and Professor Zoltan Buzady spoke in Almaty, Kazakhstan on September 23-26 at the 23rd Annual Conference of CEEMAN, a leading academic association of management scholars and business schools with special interest in emerging societies. Dean Horwitch spoke on Rethinking the Role of Non-Degree Education: The Experience of a Small Business School in the CEE. Professor Buzady gave a plenum presentation on How research and case writing can reflect business needs?
  • Professor Peter Szilagyi spoke on the current refugee crisis at the Budapest Economic Forum on October 1.
  • The CEU Business School Center for Integrity in Business and Government (CIBG) started its Integrity Academy this summer for high-level business leaders and international experts. Contemporary integrity issues were discussed. A second Integrity Academy workshop, Ma'am, the authorities are in the lobby - How prepared are you to react to today's growing risks?, was organized by Peter Hardi, Director of CIBG on October 13, in partnership with corporate intelligence company CNS Risk, the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum and the law firm Horváth&Partners DLA Piper. Find out more about the event.
  • Dean Horwitch gave a keynote address on Opportunity for Leapfrog in the CEE: Smart Talent, an Innovative Society, Competitiveness and the Role of Revolutionary Business Schools in Vienna on October 13 at the CEE  Financial Summit. CEU Business School was the academic partner for this event. Read more

CEU Business School on the Road:

October 13: Access MBA - St. Petersburg
October 15: Access MBA - Moscow
October 17: QS Connect 1-2-1 MBA Fair - Istanbul
October 31: QS World MBA Tour - Shanghai
November 1: QS World MBA Tour - Beijing
November 9: Access MBA - Sofia
November 12: Info Session - Budapest
November 21: Access MBA - Budapest
November 23: Access MBA - Prague
December 9: QS World MBA Tour - Hyderabad
December 11: QS World MBA Tour - Chennai
December 13: QS World MBA Tour - Bangalore

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

     
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