Summer 2015

Summer 2015

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to our second CEU Business School Bulletin! We are now winding up a successful and packed academic year. With so much taking place, it is useful to step back and take stock. CEU Business School now has over 180 enrolled graduate students in all its degree programs and our faculty contribute to their respective fields in diverse and impressive ways. The school now clearly possesses broad-based momentum. Our challenge is to accelerate and capitalize on this dynamism during the upcoming academic year. We plan to do this by creatively and strategically leveraging our portfolio of programs and courses, by engaging our alumni more fully, and by nurturing faculty contributions to have even greater impact in our intellectual fields, our region and the broader managerial and entrepreneurial communities. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this brief update on what is happening at CEU Business School.

Mel Horwitch
Dean and University Professor

This year's New York City MBA module again is a huge success.

The special NYC MBA Module is a now a distinctive and exciting part of the CEU MBA experience. Three weeks in duration, this module has energized CEU MBA students and enlivened and distinguished our MBA offering. Required for all CEU A1MBAs, this year 16 EMBAs also opted to join the NYC MBA Module. All participants were impressed by the unprecedented high-level corporate, entrepreneurial and academic access and experience provided to our MBA students. All interactions are off-the-record and in-depth, and cover such subjects as global-city entrepreneurship, modern professional management, new financial services, global professional services and urban sustainability. The NYC MBA Module, launched only four years ago, is now fully integrated into the CEU MBA learning experience—significantly broadening our MBA and adding an unrivaled learning dimension. 

Read more.
Check out our video about the NYC module.
Check out the blog of our MBA students about the New York module.

First Super Weekend in our Katalyst EMBA Program:

CEU Business School and Warsaw University of Technology Business School Katalyst EMBA students participated in inaugural Super Weekend program June 5-7. The students, who have been collaborating virtually in their EMBA programs since last October, met for the first time for an intensive learning weekend. The overarching theme for this weekend was modern supply chains.
Read more.


We are happy to announce the second round of entrepreneurship fellowships for our Accelerated One-Year MBA Program and Hungarian civil service fellowships for our EMBA.

Recent Achievements:

On June 21, 90 CEU Business School students will receive their CEU degree. We are proud of these individuals, representing our BSc, Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, IMM Global Executive MBA, MSc in Finance and MSc in IT Management programs.

Other Important Recent Achievements:

New Faculty Book:

CEU Professors Peter Hardi and Davide Torsello and Nottingham University Professor Paul Haywood edit interdisciplinary volume, Debates of Corruption and Integrity, published by Palgrave-MacMillan, investigating how corruption and integrity applies to everyday practices, ideas and ideologies. Read more

Meet Our Faculty: 
Professor Davide Torsello


Alumni News:

Save the date: Saturday, October 3, 2015:
Special full-day alumni event on New Thinking in Management.
Please join us at CEU Business School on October 3 for a special alumni event introducing new approaches and practices in management. Learn about the latest knowledge, research and examples from pacesetting firms. Discuss and debate new ideas and reconnect with faculty and fellow alumni.

Faculty Webinars:
To engage our alumni around the world, we are launching a faculty webinar series this fall.
Stay tuned!

Programs around the corner:

Upcoming events:

IMPLICATIONS OF NETWORK SCIENCE FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - Special lecture on Network Science and Management by Professor Janos Kertesz, Director of PhD Program in Network Science, CEU Center for Network Science, 3:00-4:30 PM, June 26, CEU Business School, Frankel Leo 30-34. Read more.

  • The Center for Integrity in Business and Government organizes a lecture and book launch event on June 26:
  • THE LAW OF LAWMAKING IN THE LEGISLATURE AND THE EXECUTIVE - guest lecture by Susan Rose Ackerman (Yale law School, USA), 2:00-4:00 PM, June 26, Popper Room, CEU, Nador 9. Read more.
  • CORRUPTION: INTERNATIONAL CURES AT THE INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS AND POLITICS,4:30-5:30 PM, June 26, CEU Business School, Frankel Leo 30-34. Read more.

MANAGING INTEGRITY: WHAT EXECUTIVES NEED TO KNOW - The Center for Integrity in Business and Government is organizing a high-level integrity and anti-corruption training for top executives from the Central and Eastern European region on June 29-30 in Bucharest, Romania. Read more.

MIGRATION OF TALENT AND COMPETITIVENESS IN THE CEE - Roundtable sponsored by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of CEU Business School and co-organized with our professional partner, the Hungarian Joint Venture Association, 6:00-9:00 PM, June 23, CEU Business School, Frankel Leo 30-34. Read more.

Recent events:

                         - October 13: St. Petersburg
                         - October 15: Moscow
                         - November 9: Sofia
                         - November 21: Budapest
                         - November 23: Prague

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  • "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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