Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:4715 Duration:2 years

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MA in Economics / 2 years

Prepare for researcher and analyst positions in business, government, supranational and non-profit organizations, or continue to a PhD. Learn about the latest issues and methods in standard economics, including economic theory and analysis, and their applications in evaluating, understanding and tackling real-world matters. Students have continued their studies at the doctoral level at CEU and in top PhD programs around the world.

What you will study

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

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • CV
  • Academic records
  • 500-word essay (motivational letter) introducing your research topic and explaining your academic/professional background
  • Online Mathematics exam or general GRE exam. The online Mathematics exam aims to test Candidates on basic calculus, probability theory and linear algebra and is organized by CEU. You can also submit a general GRE score instead. GRE scores are valid for five years.

Fund your studies

In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous scholarships available to students from any country. Learn more about how to fund your studies at and

Where your degree will take you

Our students have been hired by employers such as:

Accenture · Bank of China · BCG · BlackRock · Citi · EPAM · Ericsson · GE · Goldman Sachs · KPMG · IBM · McKinsey & Company · Moody’s · MSCI · MOL Group · Morgan Stanley · Nokia · Procter & Gamble · PwC · Tata · European Bank for Reconstruction and Development · European Central Bank · European Commission · International Monetary Fund · United Nations Development Fund · United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees · World Bank

Study in Vienna

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