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Applied Economics
Department responsible for program: Institute of Economics
Program instructor: Szabó-Bakos Eszter
Bachelor's degree program: Applied Economics
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 6 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
In this program we will introduce you relevant economic concepts, theories, principles, equations and models which will be the foundation of your work. Not only that but you will have the possibility to take part in a double degree program with Bamberg University in Bamberg, Germany! Roles that you as a graduate can pursue include analyst in a bank or consulting firm, economic advisor to a government minister, insurance broker for a major provider or management trainee across a range of industries.  Apply now!

Tuition fee: 630 000 HUF (≈1900 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: közgazdász alkalmazott közgazdaságtan alapképzési szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in Applied Economics

  • degree orientation: theory oriented (60-70 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 9 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314   

The objective of the programme is the training of economist experts who possess a stable grasp of economy and a suitable background in methodology, who can answer relevant economic questions using the attained knowledge and skills, who can solve the identified problem, and perform a basic analysis of the effects of economic events and economic policy interventions. Based on their knowledge and skills, they may participate in basic analytic and decision-preparing tasks. They are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.

  • Knows the basic, comprehensive concepts, theories, facts, national and international economy interrelationships regarding relevant economic actors, functions, and processes.
  • Has studied the basic theories and characteristics of the micro and macro levels of economy, possesses the basic information-gathering, mathematical, and statistical analytic methods.
  • Knows the tools that may be used to identify relevant economic questions.
  • Knows and skilfully uses the concepts of economic analysis.
  • Knows the model-building, information-gathering, information-processing, and -analysis methods that may be used to answer relevant questions in economy.
  • Has attained the knowledge regarding the factors that affect the decisions of economic operators and the interrelationships by which decisions and market processes become economic events.
  • Knows the points of connection through which the market and economic policy institutions can influence economic events.
  • Knows the transmission mechanism of economic policy interventions.
  • Has mastered the contentual and formal requirements of publishing professional results, and uses them competently

  • Can uncover, systemise, and analyse facts and basic interrelationships by utilising the studied theories and methods, can formulate independent deductions and critiques, makes decision-preparation suggestions, and makes decisions in known and partially unknown – Hungarian or international – environments.
  • Follows and interprets international and world economy business processes, changes in economic policy and in policies and laws relevant to his/her professional specialisation, their effects, and considers these in analyses, suggestions, and decisions.
  • Is capable of identifying relevant economic issues correctly and of answering them at a professionally adequate level based on their analysis and predictions.
  • Is capable of choosing adequate conceptual and methodological elements to solve a relevant economic problem.
  • Understands economic interrelationships, is capable of identifying the factors behind economic changes and of gauging the expected effects of economic events and economic policy interventions.
  • Is capable of presenting results at the expected professional quality in a clear and understandable way

  • Demonstrates a problem-sensitive, proactive behaviour for quality work; is constructive, cooperative, and takes initiative in project and group work.
  • Is open to new information, to new professional knowledge and methodologies, and to performing new tasks and tasks that require cooperation. Strives to improve knowledge and work relationships and to cooperate with colleagues in this.
  • Is dedicated to quality work.
  • Observes the professional and ethical norms of scientific life and work.
  • Is open to new knowledge.
  • Is dedicated to the lifelong improvement of skills and knowledge.
  • Observes the ethical norms of professional work in independent work; is open and constructive in group work.
  • By applying the attained mathematical knowledge, strives for the deepest and most comprehensive understanding of observed phenomena and the description and explanation of their patterns

  • Performs and organises the tasks defined in his/her job description independently, with a general professional oversight. Organises the analysis of economic processes and data collection, systemisation, and evaluation independently. Takes responsibility for analyses and conclusions.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her decisions, activity, and behaviour.
  • Takes responsibility for adhering to the standards, ethical guidelines, and professional standards defined by the educational institution.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own professional development

The programme ensures the development of a stable conceptual system of economy and a basic methodological toolkit necessary for solving basic economy-related issues, and develops skills necessary to uncover and solve issues and present the results, and reinforces the student’s attitudes, responsibility, and autonomy.

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • economy and methodology skills [Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Economics (Micro and Macro Economics, International Economics), Corporate Economics, Finance, Accounting, Economic Theory, Economic Statistics, Finance, History of Economic Thought, Economic Modelling, Game Theory, Economic Policy, Sectoral and Functional Economy, Economics, Community Economics, World- and European Economics, Environmental Economics, Public Policy, Regional Economics Studies, and differentiated professional skills] 155-165 credits;
  • introduction to social sciences (European Union Studies, General and Financial Law Studies, Economic History, Sociology, Psychology, Politology, Social Psychology, Philosophy, Organisational and Management Theory) 15-25 credits.

To obtain undergraduate degree, one must have at least one intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized foreign language examination, professional foreign language examination recognized in the relevant field of study or state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required.

Business and Management
Department responsible for program: Institute for the Development of Enterprises
Program instructor: Dr. Aranyossy Márta
Bachelor's degree program: Business and Management
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 7 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Interactive class discussions, group work, student projects and presentations, case studies and other business problemsolving scenarios will become part of your daily life once you join the course! The focus is on the diverse management challenges in today’s business environment that graduates will face from the very beginning. There is a strong demand from multinational companies for our Business and Management fresh graduates and not only that, but the program is internationally EPAS (European Program Assessment System) accredited. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 760 000 HUF (≈2300 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 3000 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: közgazdász gazdálkodási és menedzsment alapképzési szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in Business Administration and Management

  • degree orientation: practice oriented (60-70 percent)
  • minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training: 30 credits, credit value of the thesis: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 10 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 345   

The objective of the programme is the training of economic experts who, in possession of their economic, applied economic, and methodological knowledge and the knowledge attained in specialisations are capable of understanding, planning, and analysing the operating processes of business organisations and institutions. After attaining practical knowledge and experience, they are capable of managing and organising business and entrepreneurial activities and processes. They are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.


  • Knows the basic, comprehensive concepts, theories, facts, national and international economy interrelationships regarding relevant economic actors, functions, and processes.
  • Has studied the basic theories and characteristics of the micro and macro levels of economy, possesses the basic information-gathering, mathematical, and statistical analytic methods.
  • Knows the rules and ethical norms of cooperation in a project, team, work organisation, and of managing projects.
  • Knows the principles and methods regarding the creation of organisations and institutions and the creation and modification of their structure and organisational behaviour.
  • Knows and understands the principles and methods of managing, organising, and operating business processes, the methodology of analysing business processes, and the methodological bases of decision preparation and decision support.
  • Knows the bases of other specialisations (engineering, legal, environmental, quality assurance, etc.) related to the specialist field.
  • Possesses basic managerial and organisational skills and skills for the preparation, initiation, and management of founding small and medium enterprises.
  • Is knowledgeable about IT and office automation tools that support the operation of organisations and economic processes.
  • Has learned the written and oral forms of professional and efficient communication, and the spreadsheet and graphic methods of presenting data.
  • Possesses the basic technical terminology of economics in the mothertongue and in at least one foreign language.

  • Plans and organises business activities and projects, manages and controls small enterprises and businesses.
  • Can uncover, systemise, and analyse facts and basic interrelationships by utilising the studied theories and methods, can formulate independent deductions and critiques, makes decision-preparation suggestions, and makes decisions in routine and partially unknown – Hungarian or international – environments.
  • Follows and interprets international and world economy business processes, changes in economic policy and in policies and laws relevant to his/her professional specialisation, their effects, and considers these in analyses, suggestions, and decisions.
  • Is capable of determining the complex consequences of economic processes and organisational events.
  • Can use the techniques of solving economic problems, problem-solving methods, considering their applications and limits.
  • Is capable of cooperating with representatives of other specialisations.
  • Participates in projects, group work, and after attaining practical knowledge and experience, manages, organises, evaluates, and controls activity in them as a leader.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experience, is capable of leading small and medium enterprises or organisational units of business organisations.
  • Presents professional suggestions, formulated in a conceptually and theoretically correct way in an oral or written form, in Hungarian or in foreign languages, according to the rules of professional communication.
  • Is capable of using a professional foreign language at an intermediate level.

  • Demonstrates a problem-sensitive, proactive behaviour for quality work; is constructive, cooperative, and takes initiative in project and group work.
  • Is open to new information, to new professional knowledge and methodologies, and to performing new tasks and tasks that require cooperation. Strives to improve knowledge and work relationships and to cooperate with colleagues in this.
  • Is open to changes in the economic and social environment of the job, work organisation, or enterprise; strives to follow and understand changes.
  • Is open to the opinions of others, to sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations).
  • Accepts and recognises the importance of career planning.
  • Strives for lifelong learning in the working life and outside of it.

  • Performs and organises the tasks defined in his/her job description independently, with a general professional oversight.
  • Takes responsibility for analyses, conclusions, and decisions made.
  • Leads, organises, manages organisational units and work groups in business organisations or enterprises and minor business organisations, taking responsibility for the organisation and the employees.
  • Organises, manages, and controls business activities in business organisations, in business jobs according to his/her training.
  • Takes responsibility for observing professional, legal, and ethical norms and rules regarding work and behaviour.
  • As a member of projects, group work, and organisational units, performs the assigned tasks independently and responsibly.
  • Does presentations and moderates debates independently. Participates in the work of professional forums inside and outside the business organisation independently and responsibly.

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • economy, methodology, and business skills [Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Micro and Macro Economics, International Economics, Finance, Corporate Economics, Economic Law, Marketing, Accounting Management, Business Communication, Terminology, Environmental Economics, other basic business studies] 80-90 credits;
  • social science studies (European Union Studies, General and Financial Law Studies, Economic History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy) 10-20 credits;
  • business and management professional studies (Corporate Finance, Accounting Analysis, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Management and Administration, Management of Value Creating Processes, Decision Theory and Methodology, Controlling, Business Ethics, Strategic Planning, Production Management, Process and Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Team Management, Public Management, Organisation Methodology, Information Management, optional specialisation) 70-90 credits.

The credit value of special studies in fields necessary for the needs of an economist with business administration and management studies in the entirety of the programme is a maximum of 30 credits.

To obtain undergraduate degree, one must have at least one intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized foreign language examination, professional foreign language examination recognized in the relevant field of study or state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required.

The duration of the internship is 12 weeks (400 hours for full-time courses, 200 hours for part-time courses) of contiguous training.

Communication and Media Science
Department responsible for program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
Program instructor: Dr. Veszelszki Ágnes
Bachelor's degree program: Communication and Media Science
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 6 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Receive extensive training in the processes, organizations, practices and effects of public communication as well as traditional and new media. Let us introduce you to the most up-to-date international practices in the methodology of communication research, enabling you to study and analyze communication and media phenomena as a professional. Communication agencies, PR-, strategic, analytical and consulting agencies, event planning agencies and training companies, communications and press department, printed and online media, publishers will be waiting for you after graduation. Apply now!

Tuition fee: 560 000 HUF (≈1600 EUR per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BA)
  • qualification in Hungarian: kommunikátor
  • qualification in English: Expert in Communication

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training:10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 9 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 321   

The objective of the degree is to train communication experts knowledgeable about the institutions and institutional systems in the various fields of communication. They are knowledgeable regarding the areas of societal communication, the structures of institutions in these areas, the primary institutions of communication and media, and the inner workings of communication and media. With the attained knowledge, abilities, and attitudes, they are completely capable of performing communication-related work in the institutions in the scenes of communication. They are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.

  • Knows the main elements of the social sciences toolkit and understands the connections that serve as the basis of the scientific exploration of society and social communication.
  • Knows the main relationships regarding the functioning of society and the relevant scientific contexts.
  • Knows and understands the mechanisms of social phenomena explored by communication and media sciences and their subsystems.
  • Has an overview of the social spheres of the field: the normative systems and operational practices of institutions, the economy, politics, sciences, arts, morality, religion, language, and law.
  • Knows the most important factors of the social, structural, economic, and political processes that define the fields of communication and media,
  • Has a confident knowledge of methodology, understands and sees the possibilities and perspectives of methodological innovation

  • Is capable of navigating the deeper interconnections of the field and the practical social, communication, and media science-related problems and their possible solutions.
  • Is capable of efficiently processing new knowledge in the field. Handles printed and digital resources, social science and media research databases, and the devices that operate them with confidence.
  • Is capable of a synthesizing comparison of the basic theories and concepts of social communication, of expressing rational arguments, i.e. of forming and opinion and arguing for it in debates in various fields of communication.
  • Based on a basic theoretical knowledge, is capable of developing a working hypothesis that uncovers the real interrelationships of processes in the fields of social communication that explores facts, the most suitable empirical method to study it, and the concept of processing the results.
  • Is capable of an in-depth analysis of facts gathered in the levels and fields of communication encountered during theoretical and practical work, and uncovering the interrelationships from the results.
  • Is capable of making realistic judgements based on processed information in the fields of communication and media research, and of formulating independent suggestions based on consequences drawn from these
  • Uses the profession’s vocabulary, basic scientific concepts, and the elements of the specialised vocabulary confidently.
  • Is capable of making decisions in professional (interpersonal, group, public, organisational, intercultural, and mass communication) decision-making processes on his/her field of expertise on the level of practical applicability.

  • Is open to a dynamic and value-based reception of social changes, is open to adapt viewpoints that fight prejudices.
  • Accepts that cultural phenomena are historically and socially determined and changeable.
  • Accepts the religious and social, historical and present-day diversity of the Hungarian and the European identities, and assumes responsibility for the representation of these values.
  • Desires to learn about non-European cultures, is open to and tolerant of these cultures.
  • Accepts and consistently undertakes the diversity of thinking in social science, represents its basic world-view genuinely in his/her immediate and wider communities.
  • Is sensitive and open to the most severe social problems, with a world-view that is rooted in professional and personal solidarity with those less fortunate and more vulnerable.
  • Is dedicated to social equality, democratic values in every aspect of life, the rule of law, and the European community of values, and is capable of articulating opinions in the appropriate form.
  • Is open to all forms of professional innovation, is accepting but appropriately critical of theoretical, practical, and methodological innovation.
  • Is open to critical self-evaluation, the various forms of professional training, the self-improvement methods of an intellectual world-view, and strives to improve him/herself in these fields.
  • Is capable of learning and continuously improving communication skills and of self-reflection regarding abilities in this field.
  • Consciously and responsibly represents the consequent following and protection of the legal, ethical, and professional norms of society, professional field, and workplace.
  • Consciously represents methods used in the profession and accepts the methodological diversity of other scientific fields.
  • Accepts and realises a health-conscious attitude and lifestyle

  • Takes on an independent, innovative role in the professional environments of communication and media sciences in affirming his/her view on society.
  • In his/her own professional environment, develops a historically and politically coherent individual viewpoint that helps in the development and awareness of him/herself and the environment.
  • In a professional work environment, is capable of performing and managing complex tasks based on the professional standards.
  • Organises own work and the work of subordinates with an independence and responsibility that is appropriate for his/her place in the organisational structure.
  • Presents views at professional and social forums as a sovereign actor, represents the profession, organisation, and professional group responsibly.
  • Is independent, constructive, and assertive in forms of cooperation inside and outside the institution.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her professional publications in any language, is aware of their possible consequences

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are: Indicated competences may be attained by learning knowledge and skills regarding professional socialisation, and by learning the theoretical and practical knowledge built into the training programme.

  • communication and social science foundation courses 40-55 credits

(Man and Society, Social Communication, Introduction to Social Sciences, Introduction to Social Psychology; Introductory Practices Module, Communication Competences (Written and Media Communication Practices, Communication Research Methods)

  • communication theory and practice studies, 101-116 credits 
(Fields of Communication, Theories and Models of Communication, The Operation of Communication Institutions and the Communication Operations of Institutions, The Media Aspects of Communication, Culture and Communication, Visual Communication, Professional Practice Studies)

Specialisation recommended by the educational institution constitutes theoretical and practical knowledge that is capable of working on the given field, improves personal abilities, and results in specialised competences relevant to individual interests. The credit value of optional courses within studies of the practice and theory of communication is 40-44 credits.

Earning an undergraduate degree requires an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized language examination in a modern foreign language or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

Internship is at least 80 hours, spent in institutions in the various fields of communication.

International Business Economics
Department responsible for program: Institute for the Development of Enterprises
Program instructor: Dr. Kacsirek László
Bachelor's degree program: International Business Economics
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 8 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
In this course your main focus will be the globally relevant business practices and theories. Raise your awareness on international business and multicultural challenges! Classes give a great learning experience with case studies, problemsolving projects, teamwork, flipped classrooms, blended learning and other exciting methods to deliver the most relevant knowledge and experience for your future career. The program is offering you the opportunity to spend an international semester at any partner institution all around the world or to work at a multicultural company in Hungary or another country. Global companies are awaiting you after graduating. Are you ready to join? Apply now!

Tuition fee: 760 000 HUF (≈2300 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 3000 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: közgazdász nemzetközi gazdálkodás alapképzési szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in International Business

  • degree orientation: practice oriented (60-70 percent)
  • minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training: 30 credits, credit value of the thesis: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 10 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 313   

The objective of the programme is the training of economic experts who are capable of handling negotiations at a high level, in Hungarian and in foreign languages, who are capable of performing and managing international business activities in possession of their economic, applied economics studies and knowledge attained in specialisations. They are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.

  • Knows the basic, comprehensive concepts, theories, facts, national and international economy interrelationships regarding relevant economic actors, functions, and processes.
  • Has studied the basic theories and characteristics of the micro and macro levels of economy, possesses the basic information-gathering, mathematical, and statistical analytic methods.
  • Knows the rules and ethical norms of cooperation in a project, team, work organisation, and of managing projects.
  • Knows and understand the bases of expert knowledge that helps identify international freight and international financial processes, the specialisation-relevant information gathering, analysis, and problem-solving methods, and their applications and limits.
  • Knows the basis of other fields related to international business (legal, land development, education).
  • Knows and understands the basic functions, determinations, and goals of economic policy, foreign trade processes, and foreign economy policy). Has the knowledge regarding the operation of the European Union required for effective work.
  • Is knowledgeable about IT and office automation tools that support the operation of organisations and economic processes.
  • Has learned the written and oral forms of professional and efficient communication, and the spreadsheet and graphic methods of presenting data.
  • Possesses the basic technical terminology of economics in the mothertongue and in at least two foreign languages.

  • Plans and organises business activities and projects, manages and controls small enterprises and businesses.
  • Can uncover, systemise, and analyse facts and basic interrelationships by utilising the studied theories and methods, can formulate independent deductions and critiques, makes decision-preparation suggestions, and makes decisions in routine and partially unknown – Hungarian or international – environments.
  • Follows and interprets international and world economy business processes, changes in economic policy and in policies and laws relevant to his/her professional specialisation, their effects, and considers these in analyses, suggestions, and decisions.
  • Is capable of determining the complex consequences of transport and foreign trade processes.
  • Plans and organises business activities related to transport and foreign trade processes in business organisations and business jobs.
  • Presents professional suggestions, formulated in a conceptually and theoretically correct way in an oral or written form, in Hungarian or in foreign languages, according to the rules of professional communication. Understands and uses the typical on-line and printed literature of the field in Hungarian and foreign languages.
  • Participates in projects, group work, and after attaining practical knowledge and experience, manages, organises, evaluates, and controls activity in them as a leader. Is capable of cooperating with the representatives of other fields (engineers, foreign traders).
  • Is aware of the characteristics of work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experience, is capable of leading small and medium enterprises or organisational units of business organisations.
  • Is capable of using his/her intermediate level professional foreign language skills.

  • Demonstrates a problem-sensitive, proactive behaviour for quality work; is constructive, cooperative, and takes initiative in project and group work.
  • Is open to new information, to new professional knowledge and methodologies, and to performing new tasks and tasks that require cooperation.
  • Strives to improve knowledge and work relationships and to cooperate with colleagues in this.
  • Has a critical attitude towards the knowledge, work, and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates. Is prepared to make mistakes right, and helps colleagues to do the same.
  • Is open to changes in the economic and social environment of the job, work organisation, or enterprise; strives to follow and understand changes.
  • Strives to consider the opinions of others, to sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations) in decisions.
  • Strives for lifelong learning in the working life and outside of it.

  • Performs and organises the tasks defined in his/her job description independently, with a general professional oversight.
  • Organises the analysis of economic processes and data collection, systemisation, and evaluation independently.
  • Takes responsibility for analyses, conclusions, and decisions made.
  • Takes responsibility for observing professional, legal, and ethical norms and rules regarding work and behaviour.
  • Independently monitors changes in the social-economic-legal environment that have an effect on his/her specialist field.
  • Follows and applies relevant policies partially independently.
  • Does presentations and moderates debates independently.
  • Participates in the work of professional forums inside and outside the business organisation independently and responsibly.

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • economy, methodology, and business skills [Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Micro and Macro Economics, International Economics, Finance, Corporate Economics, Economic Law, Marketing, Accounting Management, Business Communication, Terminology, Environmental Economics, other basic business studies] 80-90 credits;
  • social science studies (European Union Studies, General and Financial Law Studies, Economic History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Organisational and Management Theory) 10-20 credits;
  • international business professional studies (International Economy and Trade Institutions, World Trade Processes and Regions, Foreign Economy Policy, Analysis and Market Development, International Finance, International Transactions, International Marketing, Intercultural Management, European Union Community Policies, International Negotiation Techniques, International Etiquette, Protocol, and optional specialisations) 70-90 credits.

The credit value of special studies in fields international business studies in the entirety of the programme is a maximum of 30 credits.

For obtaining the bachelor’s degree, state-recognized intermediate (B2) specialised (according to the field of training) complex language examination from at least two foreign languages, or the equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required, one of which may be substituted with a state-recognized advanced level (C1) complex language examination.

The duration of the internship is 12 weeks (400 hours for full-time courses, 200 hours for part-time courses) of contiguous training.

International Relations
Department responsible for program: Institute of International, Political and Regional Studies
Program instructor: dr. Gálik Zoltán
Bachelor's degree program: International Relations
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 6 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
This is a three-year English-language program that will give you a comprehensive understanding of world politics and international relations and form you as a future specialist in regional and international affairs. The course offers you an ideal preparation for pursuing a career in public administration, international and regional institutions, NGOs or multinational companies based or operating within Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the program has a multidisciplinary scope with strong IR, international legal, historical and world economics dimensions, together with a solid background in the social sciences and a special focus on the European Union. Aim high and join us! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 560 000 HUF (≈1600 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BA)
  • qualification in Hungarian: nemzetközi kapcsolatok szakértő
  • qualification in English: International Relations Expert

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 10 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 313

The objective of the international relations undergraduate programme is the training of intellectuals who are capable of navigating the world of international relations, of appropriately representing national and regional interests, sensitive to global issues, capable of handling the challenges of the European integration process, and open to learning about other cultures who can work in Hungarian or international corporate, governmental, and non-governmental organisations in international communications, creative problem-handling, and the flexible solution of complex tasks, and are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.

  • Is knowledgeable regarding the generally accepted tendencies, characteristics and data of Hungarian and international political, economic, and cultural phenomena.
  • Interprets the field’s international, European, and regional political, legal, economic, and civilisational knowledge and events in their context.
  • Is knowledgeable regarding the current research questions and analytic and interpretive methods of social sciences..
  • Knows the basic terms and the important concepts of the various fields of the profession and understands interrelationships.
  • Knows the ways, tools, and techniques of international communications.
  • Knows the operations, scopes, and policies of the European Union Institutions

  • Is capable of learning and systemising information independently in historical, social, economic, legal, and political issues.
  • Reads the literature, especially the technical terminology, in at least two foreign languages.
  • Is capable of navigating international contexts, of following, understanding, and processing processes and changes, its efficient and successful sharing and practical use.
  • Is capable of interpreting international relations from the viewpoint of at least one non-European culture.
  • Is capable of project-based work, has the ability to share work and cooperate, recognises individual contributions to shared successes.
  • Is capable of performing written analyses independently and of presenting completed tasks in written or oral form to a professional audience.
  • Is capable and able to perform tasks related to appearance in international cooperation in small and medium enterprises, and of performing tasks from international cooperations in the multinational and corporate sectors.
  • Is capable of performing tasks related to the planning and execution of EU-supported projects.
  • Is capable of performing tasks of the international, European, and regional cooperations in the private sector, at non-governmental organisations, at local governments and government organisations, and at state institutions

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  • Understands and accepts that economic, political, and cultural phenomena are historically and socially determined and changeable.
  • Represents the religious and social, historical and present-day diversity of the Hungarian and the European identities.
  • Desires to take in European national cultures and to learn about non-European cultures.
  • Evaluates a comprehensive methodological approach to problems.
  • Attempts to continuously learn about political science, law, social sciences, international economy, and history.
  • Develops a quality of critical information analysis and processing.
  • Is open to all forms of professional innovation, is accepting yet critical of theoretical, practical, and methodological innovation.
  • Strives to develop a professional calling and to further his/her training.
  • Accepts and realises a health-conscious attitude and lifestyle

  • Takes responsibility for his/her professional publications in any language, is aware of their possible consequences.
  • Uses the knowledge attained in his/her field in self-education and self-awareness.
  • Consciously represent methods used in the field and accepts the methodological diversity of other scientific fields.
  • Cooperates efficiently with the Hungarian and international scientific communities of the field.
  • Answering professional questions, solving problems independently or in cooperation with others, taking responsibility independently, and maintaining the ethical norms of the profession.
  • Is independent, constructive, and assertive in forms of cooperation inside and outside the institution.
  • Performs complex tasks according to the workplace’s professional standards.
  • Knows the ethical norms and rules of his/her field, and is capable of maintaining them while performing professional tasks, in personal relationships, and in communication.
  • Constantly develops his/her writing skills in relation to his/her tasks

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • general social science knowledge and competences

 [Economics, Introduction to Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, History (Modern Hungarian and World History) Informatics] 20-60 credits;

  • methodological and skills development knowledge

 (Statistics, Social Statistics, Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology, Terminology Exercises) 20-30 credits;

  • professional skills related to international relations: 50-100 credits, including the credit value of the thesis, as per the following:
  • the history of international relations [The History of International Relationships from 1815 to 1989, The History of Hungarian Foreign Policy, The History of Diplomacy, International Relations in the New World Order (from 1989)] 5-40 credits;
  • the theory and practice of international politics (The Main Schools of International Political Theory, The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy) 5-40 credits;
  • international law (International Public Law, International Civil Law, International Treaties, International Institutions and Organisations) 5-40 credits;
  • international economics (International Economics, Foreign Economic Policy, International Finance, World Economy, International Business Economics) 5-40 credits;
  • regional-civilisational studies (History of Civilization, History of European Civilization, Regional Studies) 5-40 credits;
  • the European Union (The Developmental History of the European Union, EU Institutions and Decision-making, EU Law, EU Jurisdictions and Policies, Hungary in the European Union, European Union Tender Writing and Project Management) 5-40 credits;
  • the practice of international relations (Techniques of International Communication, International Events, Diplomatic Protocol, Negotiation Techniques) 5-40 credits.

Specialisation recommended by the educational institution constitutes theoretical and practical knowledge that is capable of working on the given field, improves personal abilities, and results in specialised competences relevant to individual interests. In the entirety of the programme, trade-specific knowledge accounts for 30-35 credits.

For obtaining the bachelor’s degree, state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination from at least two living foreign languages is required, of which at least one is a language examination in the technical language of social sciences, law, economics or political sciences field of study (international relations, diplomatic, economic management, economic, tourism, tourism-hospitality, legal and administrative, military, trading, economic, finance, business) and the other is a general examination or equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

The internship is an at least four week long, contiguous internship as defined in the programme syllabus.

Sociology
Department responsible for program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
Program instructor: Dr. Bartus Tamás
Bachelor's degree program: Sociology
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 6 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
The program accepts a small group of students, which makes it possible for us to devote focused attention to your individual development, to have interactive discussions in classes, to have feedbackbased structuring of courses, and to develop problem-solving skills. There is an amazing teacher-student relationship which you can enjoy not only in seminars and lectures but also via other forums, such as the Sociology Workshops, Film Club and other informal events. Join market research companies, academic research institutes, NGOs, development and project consulting agencies or take governmental and local governmental positions after graduation, apply for the course now! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 560 000 HUF (≈1600 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BA)
  • qualification in Hungarian: szociológia alapszakos szakelőadó
  • qualification in English: Sociologist

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 9 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 312   

The goal of the programme is the training of sociologists who, with their attained knowledge of the bases of sociology, can aid the realisation of a knowledge-based information society, improving the quality of life and the terms of equity, the completion of social democracy, and reinforcing social integration. With their attained theoretical bases, they are capable of recognising the most important social issues, their basic structural interrelationships, and they possess practical and methodological bases that are used to discover, analyse, and understand them. They are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.

  • Knows the major elements of social science theories regarding the sub-systems, structure, layers, social norms and values, social action and interaction, and social processes.
  • Knows and understands interconnections that form the general base of the scientific understanding of society.
  • Knows the most important historical, theoretical, and practical elements of sociology, has an understanding of social interrelationships that is deeper than general thinking.
  • Knows and understands the most important mechanics and normative systems of social phenomena explored by sociology and the connections of social sub-systems.
  • Possesses the most important pieces of knowledge regarding the structural, economic, and political processes in society, knows and understands the workings of social structure and cultural reasons that cause social issues.
  • Understands the process of sociological research on the level of practical analysis.
  • Knows the bases of social research, the most important research methods and basic data analysis methods.
  • Knows the most important social science databases and electronic resources for research.
  • Knows the most important programmes for social inclusion, integration of disadvantaged people, and social democracy.
  • Knows the ethical requirements of social science research.
  • Can communicate as well as read and understand professional materials in at least one foreign language

  • In everyday professional life, uses the main concepts and the relevant special vocabulary precisely.
  • Collects and processes sociologically relevant information, uses modern IT methods at a basic level.
  • Handles and uses social science databases and traditional and electronic literary resources.
  • Participates in the selection and application of research methods that match the research problem.
  • Participates in the preparation and realisation of complex programmes for the reduction of the consequences of inequalities, social integration, the integration of disadvantaged people, and the realisation of social democracy

  • Is open to social changes, is open to adapt viewpoints that fight prejudices.
  • Consistently accepts the diversity of thinking in social science, represents its basic world-view genuinely in his/her immediate and wider communities.
  • Is sensitive and open to social issues, with a world-view that is permeated by solidarity for disadvantaged groups, intercultural awareness, and tolerance.
  • Is dedicated to decrease social inequalities, democratic values, the rule of law, and the European community of values.
  • Is open, yet critical of theoretical, practical, and methodological innovation in sociology.
  • Is open to critical self-evaluation and the various forms of professional learning.
  • He/she works in a way that is characterised by building and maintaining relationships, solving conflicts, sensitivity for local and global issues and a drive to solve them, empathy, cooperation, helpfulness, and advanced communication skills.
  • Continuously improves his/her own theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Accepts and realises a health-conscious attitude and lifestyle

  • Organises his/her own work with an independence and responsibility that is appropriate for his/her place in the organisational structure.
  • Is independent and constructive in forms of cooperation inside and outside the institution.
  • Participates actively and responsibly in sociological research or the work of groups created to solve social issues, strives for cooperation with the representatives of other sciences, professions, and institutions and users.
  • Represents the consistent realisation and protection of legal, ethical, and professional standards responsibly.
  • His/her professional work is characterised by active citizenship, solidarity, participation in public issues, support for equality, and responsibility for social policy issues.
  • Observes research ethics and publication norms

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • introduction to the history and theory of sociology, social history 18-54 credits;
  • special sociologies, 18-54 credits;
  • introduction to related social science disciplines, 18-54 credits;
  • introduction to research methodology (qualitative and quantitative methods, statistics and computer data analysis, field research) 36-90 credits.

The maximum credit value assigned to subjects that belong to the specialisation recommended by the training institution is 30 credits.

Earning an undergraduate degree requires at least an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized language examination in a modern foreign language or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

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