CEU Executive PhD’s novel modular format means you can focus on an intensive learning experience during the module without the need for conflict with your professional and career obligations or family commitments.

The dates for the modules are fixed well in advance allowing you to plan ahead to organize your other commitments and engagements.

During the two-year coursework phase of your experience, there will be modules on both our Vienna and Budapest campuses.

Vienna Modules

Because our Vienna modules overlap during the week with other CEU classes, you will get a good taste of CEU campus life, meet many of CEU’s world-class faculty and students in other departments, becoming a true member of our vibrant university community. You will also be able to experience Vienna – a vibrant world city, routinely voted as one of the most livable cities in the world which boasts 300 regional headquarters of prominent multinationals and a renowned home to culture and diplomacy. It is also reachable easily due to its extensive international flight connections.

Budapest Modules

During the CEU Executive PhD coursework, a module is offered on our our Budapest campus which benefits from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. Budapest is a fantastic, historical city on the banks of the Danube offering affordable accommodation and a multitude of attractive sightseeing and vacationing options for you and your families. With Budapest’s large international airport, getting to and from Budapest is easy.

Program Dates for 2022/2023 Entry

The EPhD Teaching Module dates for the August 2022 entry are as follows:

Module 1 - August 22-25, 2022 (Vienna)

Module 2 - November 2-5, 2022 (Vienna)

Module 3 - February 20-23, 2023 (Vienna)

Module 4 - May 8-11, 2023 (Vienna)

Module 5 - August 12-20, 2023 (Budapest)

Module 6 - November 6-9, 2023 (Vienna)

Module 7 - February 19-22, 2024 (Vienna)

Module 8 - May 6-9, 2024 (Vienna)

NB: Accepted candidates without an MBA will be required to take selected Executive MBA classes in their modules that take place immediately before or after the EPhD module.

COVID related disruption

If you are unable to come to any of your CEU Executive PhD modules due to pandemic related constraints, you do not need to miss out. We have a high-quality online participation option available for you. All CEU auditoriums and seminar rooms are equipped with outstanding AV equipment, which permits online participants to engage in the learning experience as if they were physically in class. Our faculty have considerable experience of working with hybrid classroom environments and make every effort to involve you if you are online.