Central European University

Budapest, Hungary


Unlike most MBA degrees in Europe, CEU Executive MBA is an integrated intellectual experience and a flagship program delivered by Central European University (CEU), rather than by a separate business school. This allows our executive fellows to take advantage of the entirety of the resources of CEU, the premier American university in continental Europe. Accredited in New York (USA) and Austria, CEU offers top-quality American education in Vienna, in a vibrantly international setting. CEU's current students and faculty come from more than 100 countries and the university is ranked among the most densely international institutions of higher education in the world. CEU has nearly 200 full-time faculty, with doctorates from some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Insead, Cambridge and LSE. We also benefit from distinguished visiting faculty coming from Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, among other institutions. CEU professional and executive students benefit from the personalized access to our faculty, which is made possible by the small size of our institution and one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in Europe. Our main campus is in Vienna, while our beautiful secondary campus is in Budapest. Six modules of CEU Executive MBA are on our main campus and three are in Budapest. Both campuses feature state-of-the-art executive classrooms with top audio-visual technology, breakout rooms, cafes and a stunning roof deck. CEU is also home to the largest English-language library in the region. The unique quality of CEU, coming at a highly affordable tuition, can be delivered because of the generosity of CEU's founder George Soros, who set up CEU in 1991 with the mission to promote Open Society through rigorous research and teaching done in the spirit of top US universities. At the core of our mission lies a set of principles: the pursuit of truth wherever it leads, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and commitment to resolving differences through debate and not denial. CEU's commitment to democratic values was proven in 2017, when the government of Hungary introduced a legislative amendment that made it impossible for CEU to ensure academic freedom. In response, in 2020, CEU moved its seat to Vienna, acting on a cordial invitation of both the federal and city government. In 2020, Europe's highest court struck down the Hungarian law; however, CEU decided to stay in its new home. CEU maintains its Budapest campus which our executive fellows can enjoy during summer modules.

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Last update on: 13/02/2023
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