MSc in Finance students are sought after by some of the biggest names in finance
and business. The program runs full-time and part-time with evening and weekend
classes, allowing students to enter jobs or internships even during the study period.
Of the Class of 2016, 100% were placed within three months of graduation.
The MSc in Finance Advisory Committee members meet students personally over
the course of their studies, and inform us of career and internship opportunities
directly. The internships available at partners such as Citi, Morgan Stanley and MSCI
are competitive, but they carry real responsibilities and typically lead to full-time offers.
Budapest, one of Europe's fastest rising financial services hubs
Budapest is an international and cosmopolitan capital city, home to a large expat community from all over the world. It ranks among the world's best and most beautiful cities, best places for expats, and biggest tourist destinations.
Budapest is among Europe’s fastest rising financial services and technology hubs. The city is home to European and global financial operations by many multinational employers. These institutions work in English and offer global career prospects. The biggest employers actively competing for international finance talent include
- financial services firms such as Bank of China, Blackrock, Citi, Erste, KBC, Morgan Stanley and MSCI
- consulting and advisory firms such as BCG, Cognizant, Deloitte, KPMG, McKinsey, PwC and TCS
- non-financial institutions such as Avis, BP, BT, Diageo, EPAM, ExxonMobil, GE, HP, Roche, SAP, T-Systems, UNHCR, UNICEF, Unisys and Vodafone.
Hungary is a member of the European Union, and the Schengen Area of 26 European countries. Non-European nationals may be employed part-time (24 hours a week) on their student visas during the study period.
Housing and living expenses in Budapest are lower than those in other major European cities.
Our Career Services Office organizes dedicated corporate showcases on a regular basis. Invitee employers present themselves to you, and share information about their activities, corporate culture and employment opportunities.
Recent visitors include Amazon, Blackrock Citi, GE, Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and MSCI.
CareerNext is a powerful integrated job platform bringing together CEU students and alumni with partner employers.
Jobseekers can post their resumes, access crucial career-building materials, and scan the best job and internship vacancies in Hungary and beyond. Partner employers can post job and internship opportunities, and scan the resumes of thousands of talented potential hires from CEU’s global student and alumni community.
CEU Career Days and Fair
Our biggest annual career event, CEU Career Days & Fair is a chance for students and alumni to connect with international employers on campus, explore professional opportunities, develop their skills, and network for success.
The event is also a fantastic opportunity for our partner employers to build their brand on campus and recruit CEU’s best and brightest students and graduates.
Career Development Program
Our Career Services Office holds career development workshops and events throughout the year.
A successful career in finance takes more than academic excellence. We will help you develop the skills necessary to achieve your career objectives, including by
- assessing your skills, academic and professional background, and strengths and weaknesses
- helping you define your career goals, while keeping you informed about the latest sector developments
- teaching you how to market yourself and network effectively
- helping you apply and interview successfully, and analyze, negotiate and accept a job offer.
What Can You Do?
Our Career Services Office is here to help, Make the most of it, whether you want to explore your career options, network with international employers, brush up on your CV writing and interviewing skills, or improve your LinkedIn profile.
We advise you to consult us before applying for jobs and heading into interviews. We know our partner employers well.
Engage with our faculty and the invited finance experts you will meet over the course of your studies. You will have many opportunities to network with leading executives including prospective employers.
Tap into CEU Business School’s vast alumni network in Budapest and worldwide. We have 2,300 alumni in over 80 countries, with finance professionals the single largest constituent group. Alumni already working in your chosen employer or field can advise you on career options and prospects, applying and interviewing, employment conditions and responsibilities, networking and more.
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