The Faculty of Economics hosts several dozen undergraduate and graduate students every year from all parts of the world, especially from the EU, the USA, Canada, Turkey, Russia and China. Students who choose our University will find themselves in a beautiful city with lively cultural activities, and will also have the chance to follow courses that will enable them with sound knowledge in the field of both theoretical and applied economics. Regarding the applied fields, the main focus is on economic policy (such as public policy, public finance, monetary policy or regional policy) in CEE and the European Union.
Since the ultimate aim of both the Erasmus and the CEEPUS programmes is that students should also widen their understanding of contemporary world economy and politics, the Faculty also offers courses for those who have not yet heard about the region and its economic and political transformation. The most interesting topics cover Integration and Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Economic Policy and Public Finance in Transition, Quantitative Methods in Transformation Studies, Public Policy Process in CEE, EU Economic Policies, etc. As the topics reflect, the basic aim of our Faculty is to provide education for foreign students in the field of Hungarian and Central and Eastern European economic policies embedded in a European and global context. Even those students who are absolute beginners in Transformation Economics or Comparative Political Economy will find our courses appealing, since our enthusiastic academic staff patiently educates students on the most important concepts, methods, and practical issues.
Courses have been selected with the aim of creating English-language applied courses: the basic techniques and methods that students have learned at their home institutions can be applied to specific problems facing our region. Due to its regional determinacy, one of the main assets of our Faculty is its firm commitment to provide a better understanding and perception of CEE, with a special focus on the process of catching up, development, transformation and integration. The wide scope of study makes it possible for foreign students to obtain a relatively broad view and understanding – not just of the region, but also of contemporary world economy.
Foreign students are welcome to select among a wide range of courses in each semester (each course is worth 6 ECTS and is taught in a 2 x 80 minute session every week). To read more about the courses, please click here.
If you still have not found the course(s) that you were looking for, you are also eligible to choose courses – within certain limits – from the curriculum of the several degree programmes offered by the ISP or other faculties of the university, such as the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The Faculty also encourages foreign lecturers and researchers to spend a few weeks/months at the Faculty by conducting high-quality research in an energetic and vivid environment and delivering lectures for an international audience. Erasmus and CEEPUS mobility grants are available for colleagues arriving from partner institutions.
To see the list of the partners of the University, please click here.
To read about the application procedure, please click here.