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Master's Scholarships in Economics and Business

Central European University - Department of Economics and Business

Location: Vienna, Austria / Budapest, Hungary 

Funding for: Graduate students from any country 

Funding amount: Visit CEU Master’s Scholarships 

We are a leading, densely international department offering innovative research and industry-led education in Vienna and Budapest, two of Europe’s most buzzing financial and technology hubs. Our programs have been developed to prepare talented students – from fresh graduates to working senior executives – to thrive in today’s realities and prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. Our international faculty specialize in economics, statistics, finance and business, and provide an ideal learning environment for future researchers, analysts, managers, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. We are also home to the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab startup incubator. 

Earn a valuable degree 

MS in Business Analytics / 10 MONTHS / FULL-TIME/PART-TIME / Learn to analyse and act upon insights from data. Understand how data analytics can drive business value. Cover a unique mix of data analytics, computer science and business topics, including programming, statistics with machine learning, big data and cloud computing and data engineering. Complete your training with use case seminars, specialist courses on text mining, deep learning or agile project management and a capstone consulting project.  

MS in Finance / 10 MONTHS / FULL-TIME/PART-TIME / Advance your career with this professional program designed and taught with industry. Sharpen your skills and learn new strategies, data tools and technologies. Focus on financial management, investments and banking, or innovation and fintech. Learn data analytics and gain technology skills to prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles. Complete your training with real-life business cases, simulations and a capstone consulting project. 

MBA in Global Executive Management / 28 MONTHS / MODULAR / Take your managerial skills to a strategic level. The program prepares managers with 10+ years of experience to navigate today’s intricate managerial, technological, social and political forces. Our tailored curriculum combines high-level strategic, decision-making and leadership training with cutting-edge interactive, case-based instruction in finance, data analytics, economics, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. Study in a transformative learning environment built on the principles of open society, where everything is open to challenge. 

MA in Economics / 2 YEARS / FULL-TIME / 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. 

MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets / 2 YEARS / FULL-TIME / Gain analytics skills to design and evaluate policy-making decisions and get an up-close look at economic policy in the context of global market forces. In your first year, take courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative analysis and applied economic policy analysis. Then, choose from a wide range of electives that fit your interests, including finance, data science, energy economics and economic policy in emerging markets. 

Study in the heart of Europe 

Apply for our economics master's programs and study in Vienna, ranked as the world’s “most livable city” for ten years in a row. Boost your career with our MS business programs and have a unique academic experience in Budapest with elective courses in Vienna. Located in the heart of Europe, both cities have much to offer, from a wide range of academic opportunities to a vibrant student life. Come join us in 2021-2022!  

Spark your career 


  • Accenture
  • Bank of China
  • BCG
  • BlackRock Citi
  • EPAM · Ericsson
  • GE
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • 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  

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 financial aid, including tuition awards and scholarships with stipends, available to students from any country. Learn more about how to fund your studies at and  

Why CEU?  

  • World-ranked master's and doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences 
  • Close supervision and faculty contact with world-class researchers 
  • 82% of our graduate students receive financial aid 
  • Valuable degree accredited in the U.S. and Austria 
  • Committed to academic freedom and open debate 
  • Based in Vienna, ranked as the world’s most livable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit  

Apply by 

  • February 1, 2021 for master's studies with financial aid 
  • March 15, 2021 for self-financing master's candidates who will require a study visa 
  • March 21, 2021 for master’s candidates of EMBA program 
  • May 1, 2021 for self-financing master's candidates of MS Business programs who will require a study visa 
  • August 16, 2021 for self-financing master's candidates who will not require a study visa 


For further enquiries, please contact: 

Student Recruitment Office 


Location: Budapest - Hungary, Vienna - Austria
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 3rd January 2021
Closes: 1st February 2021
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