Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:1 year
Local:$ 14.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 14.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: May 1, 2021
StudyQA ranking:133

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MS in Finance / 1 year / full-time/part-time

Advance your career with this industry-guided program. Sharpen your skills and learn new strategies, data tools and technologies. Zoom in on financial management, investments and banking or innovation and fintech. Gain data analytics and technology skills to prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. Learn from top faculty and industry veterans. Top up your training with CEU’s MS in Technology Management and Innovation to become a fintech expert or entrepreneur.

What you wil study

  • Boardroom Global Challenge
  • Corporate Finance & Risk Management
  • Financial Trading Design & Technology
  • Banking IT & Fintech: Bank to the Future  
  • PE/VC and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Academic records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GMAT or GRE General Test or CEU Math Test
  • Admission interview
  • Visa requirement for part-time applicants

Fund your studies

Applying for full-time? Apply by May 1 for named scholarship and internship programs, offered in cooperation with industry partners:

  • Future of Big Data Scholarship & Training Program
  • Morgan Stanley Internship Program
  • Women in Technology Scholarship Program

Applying for part-time? Apply with your colleagues.

  • Corporate Tuition Scheme for Part-time Students

Interested in fintech? Earn the MS in Finance and MS in Technology Management and Innovation together, at reduced tuition.

  • Fintech Management Parallel Studies

Are you a returning CEU student? You are entitled to reduced tuition.

  • CEU Student and Alumni Discounts

Learn more about how to fund your studies at

Study in Budapest and Vienna

Apply now and benefit from a diverse, multi-campus experience in the heart of Europe. Taking advantage of CEU’s international learning environment, you will have the opportunity to study in Budapest with elective courses in Vienna.

Boost your career

Budapest and Vienna rank among the EU’s top rising financial services and technology hubs, and best places for expats. Global employers competing for international talent include Bank of China CG, BlackRock, Citi, Deloitte, GE, Google, IBM, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, NN, Nokia and TCS. Students can start a job or an internship at any time thanks to the program’s full-time / part-time structure. More than 90% of students land a job even before graduation. Extend your MS in Finance studies by joining an international exchange program. Exchanges are free of tuition and may vary from one week to an additional semester. Please contact us for a list of our partner schools on four continents.

Join a 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 and Vienna. The international faculty of CEU’s Department of Economics and Business specializes in economics, econometrics, finance and business, providing an ideal learning environment for analysts, decision-makers and managers. 

Take an exchange trip

Join a top partner school in the Americas, Asia or Europe. Visit for a week or up to a semester free of tuition. Specialize further or broaden your skills, or take management and leadership courses on partner MBA programs.

Build an international network

Join our Finance alumni from China, Colombia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as 15,000+ CEU alumni on six continents.

Find out more about the program at

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