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Hop on a short flight to our state-of-the-art campuses in Vienna and Budapest and take part in the Executive MBA for the Open World at Central European University — the world’s second most international university according to The Times Higher Education.

Become a member of an elite body of 1,500 graduate students from 117 countries and an alumni community of more than 16,500 professionals in 136 countries. Experience the unique atmosphere of the American-style campus, founded by visionary financier and philanthropist George Soros to promote open exchange of innovative ideas in an environment free of hierarchies and dogmas.

Take advantage of our tailor-made program for working executives and get a US-accredited MBA degree in just ten convenient 4-to-9-day residencies, scheduled over 28 months to minimize disruption to your work and life. And benefit from a variety of need- and merit-based scholarship programs that allow us to gather an inspiring mix of participants from a variety of sectors and countries.

WHY JOIN CEU Executive MBA? We see at least 7 reasons!

 

Join the intellectual adventure of your lifetime and elevate your managerial profile to a truly strategic level.

REASON1

TAILORED CURRICULUM FOR EXPERIENCED MANAGERS

Our goal is simple: transform your professional future by taking you from operational and functional expertise to positions of strategic leadership within your organization. For this aim, we designed a curriculum that 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. READ MORE >>

REASON2

PROGRAM THAT FITS YOUR LIFE

CEU Executive MBA immerses you in intensive learning and personal development without sacrificing your professional schedule or personal passions. The fully US-accredited Executive MBA degree is offered over 28 months in just 10 four-to-nine day residencies. Most modules are centered around popular European “long weekends” as well as in mid-August, where business is slower. To graduate, you will only need to devote about nine working days each calendar year READ MORE >>

REASON3

WORLD - RENOWNED FACULTY

During your CEU Executive MBA, you will exchange ideas with an unparalleled faculty comprised of some of the most accomplished management scholars in Europe. CEU Executive MBA instructors represent 20 nationalities and graduated from world’s top universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT and Insead. They combine their academic achievements with deep experience working with companies and organizations throughout the world. READ MORE >>

REASON4

BEST IN-CLASS MULTI-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

CEU Executive MBA allows you to combine the network and energy of Vienna during our spring, fall, and winter modules with the relaxed affordability of Budapest during the summer. In both places, you’ll experience state-of-the-art facilities, which are the backdrop to what is really important. Our unique campuses are defined by the principle of the Open Society and provide a meeting space for a vibrant community of graduate students from nearly 120 countries. READ MORE >>

REASON5

NETWORK YOU CAN COUNT ON

Joining CEU Executive MBA means becoming member of the tightknit community of more than 16,500 professionals active in 136 countries. Our alumni are leaders in business, politics, civil society, academia and culture. Our commitment to lifelong learning, to innovative ideas and to challenging hierarchies and “conventional wisdoms” links people who share not only a degree, but also values and experiences. READ MORE >>

REASON6

WORLD CLASS EXPERIENCE AT A LOCAL PRICE

Our 2020 tuition of 25.000 euro for our US-accredited program represents one of the best price-to-value ratios in Europe. We also offer a variety of merit-based scholarships with diverse backgrounds and exceptional leadership potential. Our beneficial arrangements with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Group and accommodation partners in Vienna and Budapest further facilitate program participation, especially in terms of the opportunity cost of your time. READ MORE >>

REASON7

YOUR LEADERSHIP TRANS -
FORMATION

We are facing a paradox. As our governments become increasingly closed-minded, businesses are pressured to open up to new network strategies, more demanding creative talent and faster ways of learning and adapting. Navigating this complex web of technological, organizational, generational and political tensions will define business leadership for decades to come. The CEU Executive MBA will help you learn how to become just that kind of a leader.  READ MORE >>