Our Master Program
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About the Program
MSC IN REGIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (REE) belongs to the Institute of International, Political and Regional Studies, and is designed for those who
- would like to acquire masters level knowledge in development policy and/or feel a commitment toward environmental issues
- would like to contribute to urban and regional development processes as economic experts
- would like to participate in the work of highly qualified academic researchers
- would like to learn from practical experts with extensive experience in economic and regional development and urban planning on the local, national and EU level
- would like to gain fresh, interdisciplinary knowledge about the environmental, social and geographic changes affecting the globalising, but also regionally structured world economy
- have a BA qualification in a related area (economics/management, geography, environmental sciences, agriculture, or other related social/natural science/engineering areas)
- would like to expand their knowledge through a study trip abroad or an internship in Hungary
- would like to participate in a programme with special focus on climate change
Graduates of the MSc in International Economy and Business are qualified to
- gain the ability to analyse development systems, regional and ecological processes
- participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental and regional development policy strategies and programmes
- as well as to co-ordinate development activities at the project level
Employment of graduates
Graduates of the programme are mostly active in the field of development policy or environmental protection, working in various industries, government branches, as well as EU and municipal organisations. Some former MA students have decided to continue their studies in the GEO Institute’s Geopolitical phd program and became involved the research and teaching activities of the Institute.
I. A Bachelor’s degree
Applicants are required to present an authenticated copy of at least a BA/BSc degree both in the original language and in English, as well as an official copy of the transcript of their studies. Graduating students need to send their certificates after the defense of the thesis work.
II. Successful entrance exam
III. Language requirements
The English-language skills of applicants are tested in the entrance exam, so a certificate proving the English-language skills of the applicants is not required to be enclosed in the application package.
How to Apply
The application procedure
- Application packages should contain the following items:
- A completed application form (online form)
- An authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree
- An official transcript of studies
- Curriculum Vitae
- A motivation letter
- A copy of applicant’s passport
- A copy of receipt proving payment of application fee
Application packages have to be posted in hard copy to the postal address of Corvinus University of Budapest OR have to be sent in an electronic form to Márton Péti Phd (see contact information below) by the application deadline. Successful candidates receive the certificate of acceptance in online form via E-mail, as well as in hard copy via post so that, in case it is applicable, the visa application procedure can be started in time.
The entrance exam
There is an oral entrance exam to the Master’s Program. For all the applicants from abroad there will be a telephone or Skype interview.
The purpose of the interview is to measure applicants’ verbal competences, as well as to learn about their motivation for joining a program. Interviews are evaluated, among others, on the basis of how successful applicants are in communicating their ideas, what career plans they have in mind or how they think they can benefit from the Master’s program in order to meet their future goals.
Total number of application points: 100
You can gain a maximum of 70 points at the entrance exam.
Degree classification: max. 25 points (excellent: 25 points, good: 20 points etc.)
Additional points: max. 5 (for example for any kind of disability or excellent results in contests)
Recommended reading list:
- Rakonczai, János (2018) Global and Geopolitical Environmental Challenges. Corvinus Geographia, Geopolitica, Geoeconomia . Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest. ISBN 978-963-503-745-2
- Kerekes, Sándor and Marjainé Szerényi, Zsuzsanna and Kocsis, Tamás (2018) Sustainability, environmental economics, welfare. Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest. ISBN 978-963-503-711-7
- Regional Development in Central-Eastern European Countries at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Path Dependence and Effects of EU Cohesion Policy
- Cohesion Policy and development of the European Union’s Regions in the Perspective of 2020
For further information about the exam and the aspects of evaluation or the programme, please contact Márton Péti Phd.
C épület, 519
Phone: +36 1 482 7744 • Ext: 7744