Elective Courses

Elective Courses

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A broad range of finance electives help build your studies around your career objectives.

Further electives are available in legal studies, quantitative methods, technology skills and programming.

Banking and Financial Institutions
Peter Szilagyi
This course tackles the economics of financial intermediation and markets. It provides an in-depth look at banks and non-bank financial institutions, their markets, their behavior, and their role in the modern financial system.

Banking IT and Fintech
Szabolcs Szalay
This course introduces to the various dimensions of the banking IT operating model: infrastructure, application and data landscape, organization, business-IT interface and key IT processes
. Fintechs and emerging technologies are also discussed.

Boardroom Global Challenge
Tibor Voros
This course is a turn-based management-level business simulation. You will run a virtual company competing in a technology market with your fellow students. The key questions of each turn include supply chain, finance, pricing and marketing.

Company Valuation
Joy Chan
This course introduces the valuation techniques used by business consultants and bankers, as well as discuss how the various elements in these models are derived, and equally, how inherent bias and preconceptions cloud the valuation process.

Corporate Finance and Risk Management
Peter Szilagyi
This course introduces modern financial risk management from the perspective of non-financial corporations. You will learn about funding, interest rate, currency, counterparty and other risks, how the various risks can be measured and managed, and how risk management policies should be developed and organized.

Corporate Governance
Almos Telegdy
This course provides a synthesis of key governance issues in modern limited companies, and what actually constitutes good governance. Emphasis is on the practical rather than the theoretical, with visits from company executives and directors.

Corporate Restructuring
Joy Chan
This course discusses corporate restructuring transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, recapitalizations, private equity and leveraged buyouts.

Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Laura Ipacs
This course provides an in-depth understanding of ethical issues in finance decisions, the origins of the Global Financial Crisis, the nature of accounting scandals, and current developments in financial regulation and reporting.

Empirical Finance
Rosario Mantegna
This course describes the process of financial asset price formation. It starts with the efficient market hypothesis, presents stylized facts of financial indicators and discusses market microstructure aspects. It also incorporates case studies on individual and institutional investors, automated trading, and the role of exogenous and endogenous news.

Entrepreneurial Finance
Gabor Baranyai
This course introduces to the financial planning and valuation of entrepreneurial ventures. It discuss how to measure a venture’s financial performance, how to evaluate budgeting techniques and develop financial plans, and familiarize with international financial and tax planning and management.

Financial Trading Design and Technology
Ferenc Meszaros
This course introduces to the art and science of trading. Various timeframes, markets, instruments and analytical methods are considered and discussed. Success factors of automated and semi-automated trading strategies are explored and identified. Students design, backtest and forward-test their own trading strategies using specialized software, and trade, in simulation mode, on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Fixed Income Analysis
Peter Szilagyi
This course covers analytical tools and techniques required to analyze fixed-income securities. Reuters examples, case studies and a trading game are used to illustrate how market practitioners undertake fixed-income investment and trading.

International Finance
Laszlo Halpern
The aim of this course is to familiarize with the empirical relevance of exchange rate and international capital market theories, and to assess available policy options in different phases of economic development

Managerial Accounting
Anna Turner
This course focuses on the role of managerial accounting in a strategic management context. Topics include cost classification and behavior, opportunity costs, pricing decisions and target costing, budgeting and analysis of variances to budget, the balanced scorecard and other measures of performance

Mathematics of Life Insurance
Jozsef Banyar
This course focuses on actuarial studies. Topics include life assurance products and premium calculations, reserving, the relationship between different actuarial functions and their use in non-conventional situations, zillmerization, non-forfeiture options and inflation-handling methods. Regulatory issues are also discussed.

Personal Finance
Joy Chan
This course takes a hands-on, practical approach to help participants become better managers of their own money and time, by making informed choices related to spending, saving, borrowing and investing.

Private Equity and Venture Capital
Gabor Baranyai
This course is an interactive joint work to understand the structure and operation of the private equity/venture capital (PE/VC) industry, using up-to-date case studies, situation games and joint discussions.

Project Appraisal
Joy Chan 
This course covers the appraisal of projects using the project analysis model.  It focuses on key steps of the project evaluation process: defining appraisal parameters, underlying assumptions, and consideration of key variables affecting project viability.

Stochastic Analysis
Miklos Rasonyi
This course covers basic concepts of stochastic calculus with respect to Brownian motion. The course also reviews the fundamentals of continuous-time mathematical finance, pricing, replication and valuation using PDE methods, and exotic options and jump processes.

Strategic Managerial Accounting
Laura Ipacs
This course presents and analyzes a framework for creating a value-based performance management system. The techniques, methodologies, theories and practices behind organizational and customer value creation are presented in an analytical and critical manner.

The list of courses is provisional and remains subject to change.

* available on a full-time basis

  • "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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