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Training Programs


We believethat being an entrepreneur can provide a young person with professional andcareer opportunities at least equivalent to employment. That is why we believethat the basic knowledge and skills of starting and running a business shouldbe known and mastered by as many students as possible within the framework ofuniversity undergraduate education in order to implement their ownentrepreneurial ideas and their desire for independence.

Our undergraduatecourse aims to help students understand the world of start-ups and dynamicallydeveloping (small) businesses, to start new businesses. We want to developstudents’ entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes in a usable way. Wewant to help our students take their place in achieving their career goals.Some people want to start their own business with the in-depth knowledge theyhave gained in the field of entrepreneurship, while others expect their familyto help strengthen the family business with the skills they have acquired. Moreand more of our students in small and medium-sized enterprises want to create themselves,as “economically everything”, as indispensable in the more efficient managementof enterprises.

The maingoal of the course is for students to work with us in the learning process asfollows:-

  • experience can also be used in practice, to acquire systematic entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes to assess business opportunities and entrepreneurial skills, to start, start and finance businesses.
  • learning the basics of entrepreneurial-business thinking and the business language that best expresses it.
  • gaining insight into the world of entrepreneurs and (micro, small and medium) enterprises.
  • preparing to be job creators instead of job seekers by starting their own businesses.

We use our latest educational,research, consulting, entrepreneurship and investment experience, as well as obtainingcontinuing education from Harvard Business School, internships at universitiesparticipating in the CEMS program, and our joint educational programs withPennstate University.



The aim of the InternationalBachelor’s Degree in Management is to train economists who can negotiate in atleast two foreign languages ​​and who, with their specialist knowledge andskills, are able to carry out, manage and organize successful international entrepreneurship.Students in this major become experts in cross-border management activities. Assuch, they become familiar with the characteristics of international andindividual national and especially European markets, as well as the tricks andtechniques of entering the market. The training program places great emphasison a high degree of communication ability in a foreign language. Studentsgraduating from the degree program will be adequately prepared for furtherstudy in a master’s degree.

One of the important training goals of the program is to prepare students forfurther studies in the master’s program. Preparation for the master’s programtakes place at several levels and in different ways. Strong foundation trainingalso forms the theoretical basis for master classes. We place great emphasis onstudents’ analytical, problem-solving and problem-solving skills. Students havethe opportunity to choose advanced-level subjects that provide an opportunityfor in-depth study and research in specific topics and disciplines. We supportour outstanding and ambitious students by preparing them for dissertations,special consultation opportunities and participation in departmental research.Our outstanding students can take part in the work of the traditionallydemanding professional research units of the university.

In the field of internationalmanagement, a graduate is basically expected to be able to negotiate in twoforeign languages. One of the tools for this purpose is use of subjects offeredin a foreign language and is available as an option. Another tool is a coursedelivered in the English language, in which the student can study all subjectsin English and supplement studies with other language lessons and subjects thatcan be studied in other languages.


Bachelor of Arts in InternationalBusiness at Corvinus University

The majoraim of the program is to provide students with an understanding of and developtheir skills in business issues in an international context. The Bachelor ofArts in International Business at Corvinus University will equip students withan adequate knowledge in economics, social sciences, business, communicationskills, foreign languages ​​and specific business skills for them to be able toorganize and manage enterprises and business in an international environment .

The programalso prepares students for their master studies. The strong foundation moduleslay down the theoretical basis of later MA studies. Tutors lay an emphasis onthe development of students’ analytical and problem solving skills. Thestudents have the opportunity to choose from specialization subjects, whichwill allow them to be able to emerge in and conduct research in specifictopics. We support our outstanding and ambitious students by preparing them towrite scientific research papers, providing them with the opportunity forindividual consultations, and getting involved in our research in departments.The newly accomplished students will be able to take part in the work of thetraditionally highly reputed, specific scientific student organizations, which inHungarian are known as “szakkollégium”.

As futurebusiness professionals our students are required to be fluent in at least twoforeign languages. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety offoreign languages. They also have a choice of courses delivered in a foreignlanguage. In addition to English some courses are offered in German and French.



TheSmall Business specialization is run by the Department of Business Administrationand Management of Corvinus University of Budapest. Given the high level ofstudent interest in recent years, it typically starts with not just 40 butnearly 60 students.


Thepurpose of the training program

Incontrast to large companies, where a very detailed and sophisticated internaldivision of labor can be witnessed, representatives of many economicprofessions help us to operate as efficiently as possible. We locate two mainlines in an average small business. One is the so-called professionalentrepreneurial role, in which the main tasks are the management andorganization of production or services, and the coordination of physical andmental work.

Theother line is in the managerial or managerial entrepreneurial role, whichorganizes essentially all the economic processes within the company into onearea, whether it be  business planning,finance, accounting, social security and taxation issues, marketing and sales,strategy development, or PR tasks.

Thesmall business specialization trains professionals who do not specialize in asingle task, but are able to see and manage the whole economic processes ofsmall and medium-sized enterprises. Our students’ knowledge not only allowsthem to start a small business or work in a small business, but also to fulfilother small business positions, such as financial analysis, decision making ordecision making in banks and venture capital, due to the extensive practicalknowledge gained in the field. We teach them to act as initiators working in inpublic administration as analysts, legislators and program developers. Studentsalso acquire business communication skills by developing their entrepreneurialcompetence. Thus we teach them to act as initiators and entrepreneurs in allareas of life. A complete list of competencies to be acquired during thecompletion of the specialization can be found in the downloadable documents:Small Business Specialization Training and Output Requirements.


Subjectstructure and content structure of the training program

Withinthe framework of the Small Business specialization, students study thefollowing subjects in the undergraduate program, Management and Management:

·        Starting and running asmall business;

·        Small business financingand finance;

·        Public charges for runningsmall businesses;

·        Business planning andmanagement of start-ups.

Mostof our subjects are designed in terms of 2 + 2, as a combination of theoreticaland practical lessons, because we believe that successful entrepreneurshiprequires not only the acquisition of entrepreneurial knowledge, but also thedevelopment of entrepreneurial competencies and, ideally experience. To ensurethis, we invite guest entrepreneurs to our classes, provide process casestudies based on real business examples, and watch instructional videos. Studentsmust master certain content of some of our courses independently by usingdigital tools.

ResponsibleSpecialization  Leader(Budapest Campus): Dr. Attila Petheő, associate professor

ResponsibleSpecialization Leader (Székesfehérvár Campus):Mihalkovné Dr. Katalin Szakács, assistant professor



Theaim of the program is to train business development professionals who, withinternationally competitive, up-to-date and high-quality acquired theoreticaland methodological knowledge, are able to analyze the activities of small andmedium-sized enterprises or other business organizations and solve complexdevelopment tasks. With their theoretical and methodological innovation focusedbusiness knowledge, consciously developed management skills and abilities, theyare suitable for founding small and medium-sized enterprises, solvingoperational issues, advising on their operation, and performing middle andsenior management tasks in various fields of domestic and internationaleconomic life. They are also prepared to continue their studies in doctoraltraining.


Disciplines leading to the qualification and fields ofexpertise from which the program is composed:

·        knowledge of economicsand social sciences (corporate strategy, financial analysis, businessinnovation, social and economic forecasting, business relations of companies,research methodology);

·        business developmentexpertise (project management, innovation methodology, corporate finance andfinancial strategies, corporate decision support systems, entrepreneurship,business communication, innovation and business development policy,entrepreneurship and globalization, market strategies);

·        taking into accountelective specializations, special knowledge in the fields of managerialeconomics, controlling, business consulting and value analysis methodology isalso useful.


Location options

Theacquired knowledge can be used well by managers and employees of businessorganizations. Knowledge of business development and innovation is a good basisfor students to be able to prepare and make various developmental decisions ontheir own after graduation. They are also able to lead projects and worktogether in a team. Graduates are suitable for the gradual renewal anddevelopment of business organizations, as well as for large-scale, innovativetransformation as and when needed. The aim of the master’s program is to trainprofessionals who are able to analyze the activities of business organizationsand solve complex development tasks with internationally competitive,up-to-date and high-quality theoretical and methodological knowledge. At thesame time, with high-level business development (innovation) theoretical andmethodological knowledge, master-level business knowledge, consciouslydeveloped management skills and abilities graduates of the master’s degreeprogram are also suitable for middle and senior management positions in variousfields of domestic and international economic life. Acquired theoretical andmethodological knowledge enables graduates to participate in doctoral training.



Incontrast to large companies, where a very detailed and sophisticated internaldivision of labor can be witnessed and where representatives of many economicprofessions help the organization to operate as efficiently as possible, wefind two main traits in an average small business. One is the so-calledprofessional entrepreneurial role, in which the main tasks are management andorganization of production or services, and the coordination of physical andcognitive work.

Theother is the managerial or managerial entrepreneurial role, which organizesessentially all the economic processes within the company into one area, whetherit be business planning, finance, accounting, social security and taxationissues, marketing and sales, strategy development, or PR tasks.

Inteaching our subjects in the second and third years of the course, our goal isto train all entrepreneurs who do not specialize in one task, but are able tosee and manage the whole economic processes of small and medium-sizedenterprises, whether they are start-ups or existing firms. Our students’knowledge not only allows them to start a small business or work in one, butalso to fulfil other small business roles, such as finance analysis, decisionmaking or decision making in banks and venture capital firms, thanks to theextensive practical knowledge gained in our subjects. As an analyst,legislator, program developer in public administration, or just  being self-employed in an SME advisory role,students also acquire business communication skills. By developing theirentrepreneurial competence, we teach them to act as initiators andentrepreneurs in all areas of life.



Socialand economic changes this century have made it necessary for young people tobecome acquainted with the world of business, the beauty and challenges ofentrepreneurship and, if possible, to become entrepreneurs themselves, evenduring their primary school education, but not later than in secondaryeducation.

Understandably,this phenomenon also requires secondary school teachers to acquire new elementsof knowledge and to transfer new pedagogical methods to education that canserve the development of entrepreneurial competencies  in the form of knowledge, abilities, attitudes,and personalities as effectively as possible within the classroom.

Dueto these factors, most of the subjects in the entrepreneurship teacher trainingprogram have been developed and taught in the spirit of blended learning andthe ‘learning by doing’ approach. Thus practicing educators participating inour courses can try out a novel operation to gain efficiency and pedagogicaleffectiveness of the method.



Entrepreneurial ecosystems are receiving increasedattention from research scholars and corporate practitioners. Development ofstart-ups in Budapest has gathered pace in the past decade. In recent years,Budapest has become a prominent start-up city in Europe and presents itself asa suitable location for founders and is considered to be a premier Europeanstart-up center (Trajkovska, 2019). It is also acknowledged as a primeattraction for start-ups, investors and incubators in the CEE region. (Coleman,2015) In recent years at least 500 start-ups have been established and operateprivately or within recently formed incubators in Budapest. (Tölgyes, 2018)

The Startup Navigator course within the CEMS programis designed for existing and potential entrepreneurs, advisors and futurepolicy makers who are looking for knowledge and tools to understand thestart-up journey, identify key stages and to help develop a start-up from ‘ideato business’.





The aim of this program is to train professionals whohave the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to manage researchand innovation projects. They should also be able to plan, prepare andimplement development projects of organizations operating in the field ofinnovation to a high standard, and to perform scientific activities and maintainscientific results and be prepared to participate in doctoral training. Theprogram also aims to provide comprehensive and interdisciplinary (policy,legal, institutional, innovation and project management) theoretical andmethodological knowledge needed to manage research and innovation projects atthe intersection of the institutional and corporate environment, with a strongemphasis on the international environment. It is also designed for students toacquire the skills needed to operate successfully in inter-institutionalnetworks. We provide modern, marketable and globally usable knowledge. Co-operationwith experts from the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the NationalOffice for Research, Development and Innovation also help to achieve theseobjectives.


Graduates of the Research and Innovation Managerprogram have knowledge in:

·        general and specificissues in the fields of project planning and project management, publicprocurement, finance and research and development.

·        specifics of research anddevelopment and innovation projects and the strategic environment of R&D.

·        international anddomestic strategic and policy environment of R & D, the innovationecosystem system, its operating principles and processes.

·        specific financialplanning methods, tools and principles for research and development andinnovation projects, as well as specific substantive and procedural rules fornational and EU funding schemes.

·        sharing of knowledge andinformation, the basic legal environment related to patents, as well as inter-relationshipsin the field of inter-institutional communication and tools and terminologyrequired for their use, also in an international context.

·        theories, methods andmodels for the design, management, measurement, communication and follow-up ofresearch and innovation projects,

·        basics principles ofnetworking, information management and specific issues in an internationalresearch environment.

·        field based applicationsystems and application writing techniques.

·        management and organizationalskills necessary for the coordination of actors involved in research andinnovation projects in national and international environments and networks.


Graduates of the research and innovation managementprogram are suitable for:

providingprofessionals working in private and public sector actors engaged in researchand development and innovation activities with vital modern, marketableknowledge in theory and practice, which is relevant to the private and publicsector involved in domestic and international research and development andinnovation projects and international networks. An increasing number of organizationsare in strong demand.


Location options

·        Competitors in theprivate sector

·        Higher educationinstitutions

·        Regional developmentorganizations

·        Public administration

·        Regional developmentagencies

·        Policy making

·        Companies engaged inresearch and development and innovation activities

·        Technology transfercompanies

ResponsibleSpecialization Leader Dr. Nikolett Deutsch,associate professor

contact:Csabáné Csernus Szilvia (1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. I. floor 177 .; Phone /fax: 482-5316; E-mail:;



The purpose of the program

Theaim of the program is to train real estate professionals who areinternationally competitive, possess up-to-date knowledge  and have high-quality theoretical andmethodological knowledge in the fields of real estate industry, analysis ofmanagement, real estate management and complex development tasks. Graduates witha high level of theoretical and methodological knowledge, master’s levelbusiness knowledge, and consciously developed management skills and abilities, arealso suitable for middle and senior management positions in domestic andinternational fields of real estate management,

ResponsibleSpecialization Leader : Péter Gerő (Tel / fax:06704543060, 790-1019, E-mail:

contact:Nóra Szilágyi (1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. I. floor 177 .; Phone / fax:482-5471; E-mail:;website:



Purpose of the program

Trainingin the course ensures the acquisition of all the knowledge necessary tounderstand the project environment, to design projects and to complete themsuccessfully. It uses a methodologically sound approach that provides projectmanagement readiness that can be applied to all types of projects, not only forthe management of individual projects, but also for the performance of managementtasks responsible for several projects at the same time. The training programalso emphasizes the development of human skills required for the projectmanagement profession, as well as the provision of innovative and financingskills to support the design and execution of projects.

ResponsibleSpecialization Leader: Tibor Jelen,

contact:Récseiné Erdélyi Anett, +36 1 482 5342,

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