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CEU Business School

CEU Business School - A SCHOOL WITH A SPECIAL MISSION Location: Budapest, Hungary, European Union Language of Instruction: English Accreditation: US, and Hungary Degrees offered: Graduate level – Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master’s in Finance, MSc in IT Management Key Facts CEU Business School was founded in Budapest in 1988 by a group of visionary leaders headed by legendary investor and philanthropist George Soros. [caption id="attachment_607" align="alignleft" width="300"]
 George Soros and Dean of CEU Business School, Prof. Mel





George Soros and Dean of CEU Business School, Prof. Mel HorwitchHorwitch[/caption] CEU Business School was the first educational institution in the Central-Eastern Europe region to train managers by offering a western graduate business program leading to an American MBA. Since its inception, the school has pursued the goal of developing standards in line with Western institutions, while ensuring timely and relevant consideration of the changes within the region’s transforming economies. Every year, Mr. Soros attends the CEU Graduation Ceremony to personally hand over the Diplomas to all students graduating and is active as an advisor,advocate and guest lecturer.





  Accreditation & Ranking Central European University (CEU) is organized as an American graduate institution, governed by a Board of Trustees. It was incorporated in the State of New York. The university has an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department. In the United States, CEU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools: 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States. Phone: (1 215) 662 5606. Central European University (CEU), in Hungary Közép-európai Egyetem is accredited by the Hungarian Adult Education Accrediting Body (in Hungarian, Felnőttképzési Akkreditáló Testület [FAT]). CEU Business School's MBA programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the three internationally recognized MBA/Business School accrediting agencies. For the third year in a row CEU Business School is viewed as #1 business school in Central Europe by international and regional employers, according to the results of the London-based QS TOPMBA.com research. Budapest
Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, the largest in East-Central Europe and one of the largest cities in the European Union with nearly 1.75 million inhabitants. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with unification on 17 November 1873 of west-bank Buda and Óbuda with east-bank Pest. The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world (and the oldest in continental Europe). Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.3 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world (and the 6th in Europe) according to Euromonitor.

Considered a financial hub in Central Europe, the city ranked 3rd (out of 65 cities) on Mastercard's Emerging Markets Index, and ranked as the most livable Central/Eastern European city on EIU's quality of life index. It is also ranked as "Europe's 7th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes, and as the 9th most beautiful city in the world by UCityGuides. It is the highest ranked Central/Eastern European city on Innovation Cities' Top 100 index. Budapest is home to the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and the first foreign office of the China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). Budapest had a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of almost $100 billion in 2012, making it one of the largest regional economy in the European Union and among the 100 largest GDP performing cities in the world. The Hungarian Grand Prix in Formula 1 is a recurring event since 1986, being held at the Hungaroring just outside the city.  

Program Portfolio


Full-time MBA Duration: 11 months, with a start every September and end in July. Tuition Fee: 16,000 EUR For detailed information on admission please contact Prime Study.

 Academice Director of MBA programs, Prof. Zoltan Buzady




Academice Director of MBA programs, Prof. Zoltan Buzady


Executive MBA (part-time on weekends)

Duration: 2 years, starting every March with classes every 2nd week-end Tuition Fee: 16,000 EUR For detailed information on admission please contact Prime Study







 Master’s in Finance

Start Date:

January, 2014 Tuition Fee: 15,000 EUR MSc in IT Management Starts every September Tuition Fee: 8,600 EUR For detailed information on admission please contact Prime Study.