Applying

Applying

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Entry in September 2017: Apply here to enter full-time or Apply here to enter part-time

Applications by candidates from EU/EEA Member States are accepted until June 30, 2017.

Please email admissions@business.ceu.edu with questions about the application procedure.

Please contact MSc in Finance Director Peter Szilagyi with academic questions.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's (or higher) degree in any field of study from a reputable institution
  • A strong command of English demonstrated by a competitive TOEFL or equivalent test score, if applicable
  • Good fundamental skills demonstrated by at least one of the following, if applicable:
    • a competitive score on CEU's online mathematics test
    • a competitive GMAT or GRE score
    • CFA (min. levels 1-2) or ACCA (min. levels 1-8) exams.

The English proficiency test requirement may be waived for natives speakers, and candidates who have completed a bachelor's (or higher) degree in English.

CEU's online mathematics test may be taken by appointment after we have received your application. The test requirement may be waived for experienced business professionals. Go to the Application Checklist for possible exemptions.

Admission Process

   Stage 1: Submitting the MSc in Finance application

Your application consists of:

  • Application form for September 2017 (full-time) / September 2017 (part-time)
  • Professional resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Copies of bachelor's (or higher) degree diploma and transcripts (or confirmation of expected date of receipt)
  • Two reference letters (sent directly by your referees)
  • TOEFL or equivalent test score report (or confirmation of registration date), if applicable
  • GMAT/GRE score report or CFA/ACCA exam reports (or confirmation of registration date), if applicable

We can start processing your application once you have submitted your application form, CV, and statement of purpose. For any outstanding documents please upload a Word document stating the expected date of receipt.

Go to the Application Checklist for requirements, possible exemptions and descriptions of supporting documentation.

Please save the email confirmation you receive when you submit your application, along with other admission correspondence for future reference. You can track the review process of your application on the online system.

CEU charges an application fee of EUR 30 (full-time applicants only).

   Stage 2: Interview and online mathematics test, if applicable

After we have received your completed application, we will contact you to schedule an admission interview either in person, by video call or by telephone call. The interview will typically be conducted by MSc in Finance Faculty Director Peter Szilagyi.

The online mathematics test may be taken by appointment after we have received your application. It is conducted via video call. For sample questions please email us at admissions@business.ceu.edu.

You will be considered for admission on the basis of past academic achievement, English competency, mathematics test or GMAT/GRE score if applicable, strength of recommendations, and general compatibility with the program.

   Stage 3: Admission decision

Applicants who have successfully passed the evaluation stage will receive an admission offer. Students will be conditionally admitted until they have provided the following within the deadline indicated in the admission offer:

  • A non-refundable payment of EUR 1,000 to secure your place, considered the first installment of your tuition fee
  • TOEFL or equivalent test score report
  • GMAT/GRE score report or CFA/ACCA exam reports, if applicable
  • an official copy of your bachelor's (or higher) degree diploma with the ink stamp and signature of a notary public or an authorized university official, and an official English translation if applicable
  • an official copy of your transcript in the original language with the ink stamp and signature of a notary public or an authorized university official, and an official English translation if applicable. A transcript is an official report supplied by your school on your studies, including subjects studied and grades received.
 

 

 
  • "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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