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MBA in Global Executive Management / 2 years

Course Description

Who we are

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 Innovations Lab startup incubator. In addition to coursework at the Vienna campus, students may also take advantage of academic activities and resources available on CEU’s Budapest campus. 

What we offer

Take your managerial skills to a strategic level. The program prepares managers with 8+ years of experience to navigate today’s intricate managerial, technological, social and political forces. It is a U.S.-accredited MBA degree offered in just 9 convenient residencies, lasting four-to-nine days each and scheduled over 25 months to minimize disruption to your work and life. Six of the modules take place in CEU’s new Vienna campus and 3 in Budapest. 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.

How to fund your studies

CEU offers need-based scholarships of up to 12,000 euro for highly qualified candidates from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia or North Africa, in case their management compensation significantly departs from Western salaries. The need-based scholarship program allows participants from middle-income countries who do not earn Western income levels to attend CEU Executive MBA at a price point similar to that of local programs in these locations. 

Early birds receive a 10% discount for applications until October 31, 2020; CEU Alumni receive a 15% discount until March 21, 2021.

In addition, a number of highly competitive merit-based scholarships include the Open World Scholarship, available for participants worldwide as well as our country-specific scholarships set up with a number of highly prestigious institutional partners. Learn more about how to fund your studies at

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  • March 21, 2021 to join us in May 2021.

Visit the MBA in Global Executive Management / 2 years page on the Central European University web site for more details!

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Heribert Gangl

“Every aspect of the new CEU Executive MBA curriculum looks like it was designed with an ambitious, mid-career manager in mind. I particularly like how the program integrates quantitative skills in new important areas into a broader strategic story. This Executive MBA will definitely make you think and develop as a leader.“

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Entry Requirements

• Completed online application form: View Website
• Professional experience: At least 8 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years of documented leadership/managerial experience.
• Undergraduate degree: An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
• Healthy career progress: Evidence of steady career progress throughout the professional career, as documented by the up-to-date Vitae of the candidate.
• References: At least 2 professional references, including at least one professional and one academic.
• Motivation: A cover letter explaining interest in the EMBA for the Open World.
• Proof of English proficiency: Minimum requirements - TOEFL 88, IELTS 6.5

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