The courses taught in the programme are divided into foundation courses, mandatory core courses, specialisation courses and elective courses.
During the first year, the MA programme provides catching-up courses in economic theory and quantitative methods, while also introducing students into International Business Economics, International Political Economy, Development Economics and International Financial Markets.
From the second year onwards, students have to select one of two specializations:
• International Economic Analysis
• Comparative European Economic and Business Studies.
By taking the International Economic Analysis specialisation, students can follow International Trade Policy, International Macroeconomic Policy, and International Business Strategy, and so on.
The Comparative European Economic and Business Studies specialisation, on the other hand, offers European Business Strategies, European Development and Regional Policy, Comparative European Economic Policy, among other courses.
Being a Master’s level education, the programme builds on the sound theoretical basis acquired in the earlier Bachelor level studies of the students, while aiming to further develop their skills in the practical application of this knowledge. While lectures are mainly directed at presenting theoretical issues and debates on given topics, seminars are practice oriented and use interactive discussions, group presentations and papers, as well as individual home assignments.
For more information about the outline of the program, please click here.
If you would like to learn about the experiences of the current and former students, please click here.
If you are studying at the MA programme, you can spend one or more semester/s in one of our partner institutes.
You can even apply for our Double-degree programme with The University of Gröningen, The Netherlands.
Half year preparatory programme is offered to improve your knowledge in the field of Economic studies (for example: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics..) for prospective students wishing to study at our Faculty in English .
If your bachelor degree is from a different field, you have the possibility to enroll in this programme and catch up in Economics after successful admission.
If you would like to prepare yourself for a successful admission to our MA programmes, this is your chance too.
If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please contact us.
- entrance exam:
o essay on general social and economic subjects in a case study form
o personal or telephone interview on motivations
- bachelor’s degree (authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree in both its original language and in English, along with the transcript. Note that graduating students have to send their certificates after the defence.)
For more information about the exams, please click here.
• Applications are welcome during the whole year. (Whoever wishes to apply for the scholarship of the Visegrad Fund has to send us his or her application material by the 15th of January latest, as we can issue the conditional Letter of Acceptance only in possession of that.)
• Application package (completed application form, authenticated copy of BA/BSc degree, detailed transcript, CV, motivation letter, certificate of language exam taken in a language other than English/mother tongue, copy of passport) to be sent by e-mail to Corvinus University by the 15th of April 2012.
• Application fee: 110 EUR - to be paid by the 15th of April 2012 - How to pay your application fee?
• Written exam via the Internet - 11th of May - Read more about the exam procedure, click here.
• Oral exam via telephone
• Applicants will be notified about their results (accepted or declined)
Applicants' English-language skills are measured in the written and the oral part of the entrance exam. For this reason, any certificate proving the English-language skills of applicants are not required to be enclosed in the application package.
For Hungarian nationals - Magyar Állampolgároknak!
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the detailed requirements for Hungarian citizens to be admitted are accurately listed in the "Admission Bulletin for Higher Education " / Felsõoktatási Felvételi Tájékoztató / published by the Ministry of Culture and Education annually in December and valid for the next academic year.
Please note that the deadline for applications to comply with central regulations is February/November 15 of each year.
You have to apply through: http://www.felvi.hu/
Államilag finanszírozott státusznál a hallgatóknak 150 000 Ft nyelvi hozzájárulási díjat kell fizetni.
Költségtérítéses státusznál a hallgatóknak 450 000 Ft-ot kell fizetniük.
Successful candidates will receive immediately a notification of acceptance by which their visa application can be accelerated if necessary.
The Faculty can assist in the visa application process. Read more about health care issues, please click here.
• Successful applicants are expected to arrive to Hungary by the 1st of September/February.
Please respect the deadlines!
The Corvinus University of Budapest considers it very important that the good standard of teaching and learning not be hindered by language problems. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that international students apply to study at Corvinus only if their command of the language of instruction is unquestionably sufficient and suitable for university studies.
Tuition fee: 1950 EUR per semester
NEW! NEW! NEW!
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), sponsored by the Government of Japan
Scholars from developing countries who have been accepted to our development-related Master's Degree programs (Ma in International Economy and Business; Ma in Public Policy and Management) and require financial assistance are invited to apply to the Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for support.
Visit the program's website at www.worldbank.org/scholarships for eligibility requirements and application materials.
The deadline for application is March 31, and award decisions are made in July. (Application to the JJ/WBGSP is not a guarantee of award.)
The International Visegrad Fund offers Master’s Scholarships for study/research projects of 1 to 4 semesters.
Citizens of the following countries can apply: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and the Ukraine. Note that Kosovo scholars are eligible as well.
We advise you to make a "personalized" working plan so that it includes the foundation and the compulsory courses of our Programme, as well as the elective courses you are interested in. For the second year, choose one of the possible specializations that are the most sympathetic for you.
Deadline for next academic year is 31 January, 2012.
We would like to ask Applicants to the Visegrad Scholarship Program to carefully read the conditions of application below. Please make sure you include all the required documents in your application package as Visegrad Fund only accepts and evaluates complete applications. Please note that incomplete application packages will not be considered and that the option of sending in required documents later than the application deadline is not available.
For more information visit: www.visegradfund.org
To find out more about scholarships, please click here.
Students in the IEB program are encouraged to take internships during their studies. Because Corvinus University has a wide network of contacts, students have numerous internship opportunities to choose from. Click on here to find out more.
• Please transfer the tuition fee for the two semesters of the next academic year to our bank account.
• Please note that registration is conditional upon the receipt of the fee.
• If the tuition fee for two semesters does not arrive by the end of June, we will not be able to send a letter of acceptance to you about the arrival of the payment, which you need for the residence permit application at our Embassy.
• Please note that the university is unable to offer postponement of payment, or to provide an installment payment scheme.
If interested in the MA programme, please contact our departmental coordinator, Mrs. Judit Striker, at the following address:
8, Fővám tér
Prof. András BLAHÓ
Programme Managing Director:
Assoc. Prof. István BENCZES