MSc in Finance

MSc in Finance

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At a Glance

  • U.S. Master of Science degree
  • September or January start
  • 12 months full-time or 12/18 months part-time (evenings)
  • 60 ECTS credits (54 for courses + 6 for field project)
  • NASDAQ, Empiricus and Future of Big Data scholarships
  • Tuition: EUR 10,000 due to gift by CEU founder George Soros

Jumpstart or accelerate your career with an international finance program guided by industry

  • U.S. Master of Science degree from a world-class university and the leading business school in Central Europe
  • Full-time for graduates and career changers, part-time for professionals with existing careers
  • Vast curriculum in finance as well as quantitative methods, digital skills and big data
  • Strong practical focus with capstone field project, Finance@CEU, case studies, simulations and site visits
  • Guided by the MSc in Finance Advisory Committee of senior executives from global finance employers
  • Careers with 100% placement within three months in 2016, corporate showcases, integrated job platform
  • Global student body, one of the most diverse and far-reaching university networks in the world
  • International exchanges free of tuition with top partner schools in the Americas, Asia and Europe
  • Scholarships from NASDAQ, Hong Kong and London investment firms

"The MSc in Finance is guided by a strong industry coalition and is constantly evolving.
I have built
on a decade of experience at Cambridge and Oxford to design a program that
global employers
actually need both as a source of talent and a means of talent support."

Peter Szilagyi, MSc in Finance Faculty Director

The MSc in Finance is a small and densely international program in the best tradition of CEU, ranked among the world's best and most international schools. The Class of 2017 comprises 36 students from 18 countries. The program is taught by research professors and industry professionals who previously taught and earned degrees at Wharton, Chicago, NYU, Yale, Princeton, Boston, Toronto, Cambridge and INSEAD, among others.
The program's full-time or part-time design allows students to plan their studies around their career needs. The curriculum has a strong practical focus with a vast range of courses. We continually push the frontier of big data and financial technology through content developed with the MSc in Business Analytics and the InnovationsLab, CEU's own startup incubator. The
Finance@CEU expert speaker series brings you industry experts working at the cutting edge of finance.
The MSc in Finance Advisory Committee is a working group of senior executives setting professional standards, advising on and contributing to the curriculum, and assisting with career services.
Our graduates are sought after by global employers seeking international finance talent. Budapest is among Europe's fastest rising financial services and technology hubs, home to Avis, Bank of China, Blackrock, BP, BT, Citi, Diageo, ExxonMobil, GE, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, TCS and Vodafone, among many others.

Central European University is a U.S. graduate university in Budapest founded by legendary financier and philanthropist George Soros. With 1,500 students and 300 faculty from 130 countries, it is ranked among the world's best and most international schools by Times Higher Education and QS World Universities. 




  • "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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  • Nádor u. 9.
    Budapest 1051, Hungary