Central European University

Introduction

Ever wondered what it’s like to study in a truly global community?

Ranked the 2nd most international university in the world, Central European University (CEU) brings together students and faculty from 115 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in Budapest. Listed among the top 100 universities worldwide by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in a variety of subjects, it offers world-class master’s and doctoral programs in English to address key issues of the 21st century.

Besides interdisciplinary courses taught by an outstanding faculty, the University boasts a highly research-intensive learning environment and a remarkable student/faculty ratio of 8:1. CEU is accredited in the U.S. and Hungary.

Choose your area

  • Cognitive Science
  • Economics and Business
  • Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and its Applications
  • Medieval Studies
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Network Science
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology

Study with a scholarship

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world, and provides generous scholarships available to accepted students from any country.

Apply by

  • February 1, 2018, for master’s and PhD studies with financial aid
  • June 1, 2018, for self-financing master’s studies.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Hungarian

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Comparative History

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

As of 2008, a two-year MA degree in Comparative History was introduced at CEU as a joint initiative of the Department of Medieval Studies and the History Department. It consists of two tracks: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies and the Comparative History from 1500 till present time. [+]

Accreditation

As of 2008, a two-year MA degree in Comparative History was introduced at CEU as a joint initiative of the Department of Medieval Studies and the History Department.

It consists of two tracks: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies and the Comparative History from 1500 till present time. In November 2007, this new program was registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (US) for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department, and in July 2008 by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.

By joining forces, the departments of Medieval Studies and History are able to offer a multifaceted degree program, strongly underpinned by a systematic introduction to theories, methods and research skills in history and related disciplines, focusing on Central, Eastern, Southeastern, and Western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to contemporary times, aimed at the understanding of persistent themes in the experience of these regions in a longue durée (historical) perspective. The two-year option does not affect the integrity of the accredited one-year MA programs currently offered by both departments separately, and it extensively relies on their curricula.... [-]


Master of Arts in Economic Policy in Global Markets

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

This two-year program focuses on economic policy in the context of global markets. The main goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of economic policy process and to provide them with analytical ability to evaluate policy-making issues. [+]

At a glance:

a 2-year program that provides you with the skills and knowledge to prepare and evaluate economic policymaking or work in the private sector

over 80% of students get a full tuition waiver

close to 50% of students get both a full tuition waiver and a fellowship (and accommodation if necessary)

learn about the implementing the theory in practice from faculty with leadership experience in government and international institutions

typically 25-30 students in the cohort

This two-year program focuses on economic policy in the context of global markets. The main goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of economic policy process and to provide them with analytical ability to evaluate policy-making issues.... [-]


Master of Arts in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The U.S. accredited two-year MA program in Economics was launched in 1994/5. The program is registered in the U.S. by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department. [+]

At a glance:

a 2-year program that focuses on the technical skills to do research in the public/private sector or continue with a PhD at CEU or elsewhere

over 90% of students get full tuition waiver

over 60% of students get both a full tuition waiver and a fellowship (and accommodation if necessary)

get the tools to understand cutting-edge research in economics

top students continue by doing a PhD at e.g. Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Berkeley, LSE, Duke

typically 15-25 students in the cohort

The U.S. accredited two-year MA program in Economics was launched in 1994/5. The program is registered in the U.S. by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department. This MA program was also accredited by the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Board in March 2007, (as "Közgazdasági elemző mesterszak” in Hungarian), and it is designed according to the Bologna process model.... [-]


Master of Arts in Global Economic Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest + 1 more

This joint program integrates training in international relations with economics. It provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and evaluate economic policies and strategic decision-making in a global setting. [+]

The Department of Economics is glad to announce the launching of a new MA program that has started from the academic year of 2016-17. Interested students now can opt for a one-year MA in Global Economic Relations program jointly run with the International Relations Department.

This joint program integrates training in international relations with economics. It provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and evaluate economic policies and strategic decision-making in a global setting. This program is fee-based only.

This innovative and interdisciplinary program integrates training in international relations and economics. The program focuses on deepening theoretical understanding and enhancing students’ skills and knowledge in data analysis, global politics, and global economic affairs.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Hungary Budapest + 1 more

Become a business decision maker who examines data and executes data & analytics strategies to drive business value. [+]

Business Analytics is where data science meets business strategy. This advanced and practice-oriented program will enhance students' ability to use data analytics and machine learning to extract quantitative insight and build predictive models as well as make evidence-based decisions.

Courses on network science, strategy management or behavioral economics will broaden the understanding of data-driven decision-making. Learning about data architecture, big data computing and technology management will prepare for managing data as a strategic asset.

Overview

There is already a shortage of data scientists and business analysts due to the Big Data boom. Businesses and other organizations increasingly recognize the potential value of the huge amounts of data produced and archived each day, indeed every minute and second, if such data is analyzed correctly and creatively.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

MESPOM program is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context. [+]

MESPOM program is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context.

The MESPOM study program is in English and lasts two years. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities: the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Budapest), the University of the Aegean (Lesvos, Greece), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (USA) Middlebury College, and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada).... [-]


Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Hungary Budapest + 1 more

Advance your career with the MS in Finance guided by industry. Embrace the rapid evolution of finance, learn new strategies, data tools and technologies, and grow your professional network. Study full-time as a graduate or career changer, or part-time as a working professional. [+]

Advance your career with the MS in Finance guided by industry. Embrace the rapid evolution of finance, learn new strategies, data tools and technologies, and grow your professional network. Study full-time as a graduate or career changer, or part-time as a working professional.

At a Glance U.S. Master of Science degree 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time 30 credits (60 ECTS credits) Tuition: EUR 12,000

The MS in Finance combines a professional finance curriculum with additional cutting-edge offerings in data analytics, technology skills and legal studies to prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles.

You will learn from leading professors and industry professionals, and develop your applied skills through case studies and simulations. The MS in Finance Advisory Committee is a group of senior executives setting professional standards and guiding the program.... [-]


Master of Science in Technology Management and Innovation

Campus Part time 10 - 20 months September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The MSc in Technology Management and Innovation program provides a bridge between IT and business. The program is unique in Central and Eastern Europe and special in that it helps those with technical backgrounds as well as those with broader experience prepare for technology-related leadership positions. [+]

Turn technology into business advantage

The MSc in Technology Management and Innovation program provides a bridge between IT and business. The program is unique in Central and Eastern Europe and special in that it helps those with technical backgrounds as well as those with broader experience prepare for technology-related leadership positions.

The program is designed mainly for managers or prospective managers who need to develop business, finance and leadership skills for advancement or entrepreneurship in tech-related positions and fields. The program is interactive and hands-on and delivered by industry experts as well as academic faculty members.... [-]


Contact
Location address
Central European University Business School
Nádor u. 9.

Budapest, 1051 HU