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Central European University (CEU) Master of Arts in Economics
Central European University (CEU)

Master of Arts in Economics

Vienna, Austria

2 Years


Full time

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EUR 12,000 / per year **


* application deadline for applicants for master’s programs students if you do not seek financial aid, but need a study visa

** payable in one or two installments, non-refundable initial tuition fee installment (€500 EUR) is paid to confirm your acceptance of our offer of admission and is credited towards the 1st tuition fee installment in year 1


The first year of the program serves as an introduction to the core areas of standard economics and provides a firm foundation for further studies. The second year offers advanced and specialized field courses that students choose according to their research interests.

Sample Courses

Year I: Microeconomic Theory; Macroeconomic Theory; Econometrics; Corporate Governance; Labor Economics; Antitrust and Industrial Policy Analysis Year II: Game Theory; Public Economics; Applied Econometrics; History of Economic Thought; Program Evaluation; International Finance; Industrial Organization; Corporate Finance and Banking; Behavioral Economics; International Trade; Financial Economics; The Economics of Networks; Economic Geography.

Why study for an MA in Economics at CEU?

  • MA degree with global recognition that is accredited in Austria and the US
  • Fully English language program and university
  • 2-year full-time program
  • Tailored to the unique ambitions of each student, be it policy work, consulting, data analysis, or academia
  • Approximately 20 students admitted per year
  • High quality yet affordable degree: 12,000 euros tuition fee per year & generous tuition waivers and scholarships awarded.
  • The top applicants will be offered a full tuition waiver and a 10,000 euro scholarship per year, while partial tuition waivers and smaller stipends will also be distributed
  • Most internationally diverse program in the region. Current students come from Austria, Brazil, China, Hungary, Iran,
  • Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ukraine among other countries
  • Study in Vienna – consistently rated as the world's most livable city for its vibrant cultural scene, architecture, and great recreational opportunities

Program Accreditation/Registration

  • The program was approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)


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