CEU European Business School in Hungary

Provides international education programs in Hungary: first degree, undergraduate degree, dual degree in international business, executive mba, american mba, weekend mba

Meet the Dean

CEU Business School is clearly in motion. The momentum that began following our integration with Central European University three years ago is continuously building. We have successfully developed and launched two new graduate degree programs, a joint undergraduate degree program, numerous industry-specific executive education initiatives, and a center for corporate governance that plays host to the business community’s most timely and topical seminars and workshops.

The coming years will see us accelerating this pace - more new programs are being planned, including off-campus sites for our MBA and MSc program, and we are attracting top talent from more and more countries, farther afield.

We are driven not only by our commitment to be a top-tier business school in Europe in the coming years, but are also guided by the forces that shape businesses today - globalization, information technology, and corporate social responsibility. 

CEU Business School programs provide opportunities to add momentum and to advance your own career with progressive program content and delivery modes that have been designed to meet changing marketplace needs. Whether it is our prestigious Executive MBA for top executives, our intense one-year full-time MBA, our flexible Weekend MBA, or our specialized MSc in IT Management, there is a program for you.

Joining CEU Business School places you at the center of Central-Eastern Europe’s regional business hub - a strategic location at the crossroads of the old and new Europe and the gateway to the Near and Middle East. Your business school experiences here are further enriched by the rich diversity of your fellow classmates, and by the School’s close relationship to the local business community.

Become a part of the CEU Business community and make the first move toward realizing your own personal and professional goals.

Ádám Terták


1997                  HBS – AMP-ISMP Post Graduate Program, Boston

1995                  Ernst & Young - Kellogg Executive Program, Chicago

1991                  Ernst & Young - HBS Executive Program, Vevei

1991                  Scientex International / Center for Privatization
                          George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and 
                          International Development Training Institute
                          Advanced Executive Management Program on Privatization 

1984 – 1986     Budapest University of Economics
                         Specialization: marketing

1977                  SZÁMALK, Budapest
                          Qualification: system engineer

1972 - 1976      College of Accounting and Financing, Budapest

Work Experience

2006 -               Member and representative of CEU Budapest Foundation

2004 - 2005      ITDH, CEO

2004 - 2006      FHB Land Credit and Mortgage Bank Co. Plc., Non-executive director

2004 -               CEU Regents Trustee Board, Trustee

2003 – 2004    Ernst & Young Central European Area, Area Chief Learning officer,     member of the Ernst & Young Global Learning Operational Committee and member of the Central Europe Area Board

2003 - 2006     CEU Plc., Non-executive director, Chairman of the Board (2005)

1991 – 2003    Ernst & Young, Country Managing Partner for Hungary, responsible for the entire multidisciplinary operation. Member of the EY Global Partners’ Council between 1993 and 2003.

1989 – 1991    Ernst & Young Bonitas, business development director, involved in privatization, company transformation, helping FDI to settle in Hungary

1988                 One of the three founders of Bonitas Rt., a business consulting company, predecessor of Ernst & Young

1987                  Freelance advisor to banks on IT solutions

1982 – 1986      Director of SZÁMREND, IT turnkey solution systems provider
Task included the establishment, development and day-to-day management of the company.

 1978 – 1982    Main department chief of a main-frame (Siemens) computer center, managing a 7/24 operation with 120 people, including HW, SW maintenance and client servicing

1971 – 1978     Various positions in the IT field, in Hungary

Social activity

Founding member of several business organizations / associations in Hungary:

  • American Chamber of Commerce: served a total of 8 years on the board as treasurer and vice president. At present member of the board at large since 2005 for a period  of 2 years
  • British Chamber of Commerce
  • TIME (Transparency International Hungarian Chapter): served 4 years as chairman, and was member of the TI Global Board for 3 years
  • United Way Budapest:
  • Joint Venture Association
  • Association of  Hungarian Industrialists
  • Association of Managers
  • Various other organizations


2003       Heller Farkas Prize, awarded by the Minister of finance for involvement in helping the transition of the Hungarian economy during the last 14 years

2004       Manager of the Year (2003), an award given by the Hungarian Press and the Manager Association of Hungary


Hobbies           reading, skiing, sailing, biking, tennis, photography