CEU is a U.S. graduate university founded by legendary financier George Soros in his home city of Budapest, Hungary. It is ranked among the world’s best and most international graduate schools by QS and Times Higher Education. Budapest is among Europe’s fastest rising financial services hubs. The city has a huge expat community, and is awash with jobs and internships with the likes of Citi, Morgan Stanley and MSCI – it is probably easier to get a good finance position in Budapest than anywhere else in the world right now. Hungary is of course in the European Union and the Schengen Area.
The MSc in Finance is a one-year program conferring a U.S. Master of Science degree. It has two entries a year in January and September, each comprising around 20 students from a dozen countries. The program is available full-time or part-time, allowing students to enter internships or jobs at any time. The curriculum has a strong practical focus, and a vast range of courses in finance, econometrics, programming and big data. Faculty have taught and earned degrees at Chicago, Wharton, Princeton, NYU, Yale, Boston, Cambridge, Oxford, the LSE, Imperial and INSEAD. The program is guided by an Advisory Committee of senior executives from BCG, Citi, Deloitte, GE, Jefferies, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI and PwC, among others. Our Career Services Office works closely with global employers, hosts regular corporate showcases and career fairs, and runs its own integrated job platform CareerNext.
Apply by October 1 for entry in January 2017, and by April 1 for entry in September 2017. Future of Big Data scholarships are offered for September 2017 only.