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Double Degree Programs

Double degree programs enable students to obtain the full degree of the partner university in addition to the degree from the home university after completing a given number of semesters abroad. A double degree typically takes less time than it would take to complete each program separately. It is a great opportunity to gain international and intercultural experience. Students of Corvinus can choose from the below double degree opportunities.

In case of questions please write to double.degree@uni-corvinus.hu!

Extended application deadline for the academic year 2022/23: November 26, 2021.

For BA/BSc level students

KEDGE Business School

Kedge Business School is the largest independent business school in France and one of the few institutions to hold the three largest and most prestigious accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Kedge, France’s leading management research institute, is regularly ranked in the Top 40 European Business and Management institutions by the Financial Times.

Conditions for participation

  • The programme is open to second-year students of Business and Management in English.
  • Minimum B2 level English language exam.

Programme characteristics

  • Five students can participate in the programme each year.
  • The student spends the autumn + spring semesters of the 3rd year in the programme.
  • Number of credits to be completed at the partner institution: 90 ECTS.
  • Thesis: in English, supervised by Corvinus.
  • 20-week internship coordinated by KEDGE BS.
  • Title of second degree: Bachelor Degree in Programme Supérieur, de Gestion et Commerce.
  • Scholarship option: Erasmus+

University of Bamberg

The central district of Bamberg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. There are many university facilities in this historic part of the city, meaning that Bamberg’s valuable cultural heritage is an integral part of scientific life. Approximately 1,200 of the university’s roughly 13,500 students are international students.

Conditions for participation

  • Second-year students of the Applied Economics program in Hungarian and English can apply for the program.
  • Minimum B2 level German language exam.

Program features

  • How many students can participate per year? 5
  • Which semester is spent at the partner? Year 3 (autumn + spring)
  • Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 60 ECTS
  • Thesis: in German in Bamberg
  • Thesisdefense and final exam: According to the Corvinus requirements
  • Title of second degree: European Economic Studies
  • Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus +, DAAD

For MA/MSc level students

Babes-Bolyai University

Nearly sixty thousand students study in Cluj-Napoca, thanks to which it has a rich and vibrant cultural and student life. Babes-Bolyai University, the largest university in Romania, is located here. They have significant administrative training experience, one of the four EAPAA-accredited programs in Central and Eastern Europe can be found here.

Conditions for participation

First-year students of the Public Policy and Management training in Hungarian and English can apply for the program.

Program features

How many students can participate per year? 3

Which semester is spent at the partner? Year 2, autumn or spring

Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 30 ECTS

Thesis: 

  • according to common rules
  • 1 consultant each from both universities
  • Thesis defense and final exam: joint, at the sending university

Title of second degree:

  • from the Hungarian program: Public Management and Policy
  • from the English program: Public and Non-Profit Institutions Management / Public Administration

Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus + 

Católica Porto Business School

The Católica Porto Business School is located in the picturesque city of Porto, which attracts students from abroad not only for its rich history and diversity, but also for its modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is important to note that Católica Porto boasts triple accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), which is only achieved by 1% of business schools in the world. These accreditations provide a guarantee that the institution is indeed providing high quality, up-to-date knowledge in line with international quality standards.

Conditions for participation

  • The programme is open to first-year students of Marketing and Business Informatics in English.
  • Minimum B2 level English language exam.

Programme characteristics

  • Five students can participate in the programme each year.
  • The students can spend their 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th semesters at the partner university.
  • Number of credits to be completed at the partner institution: 60 ECTS.
  • Thesis: in English, supervised by Corvinus.
  • Thesis defence in front of a joint committee.
  • Title of second degree: Masters Degree in Management
  • Scholarship option: Erasmus+

KEDGE Business School

KEDGE Business School is the largest independent business school in France and one of the few institutions to hold the three largest and most prestigious accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. KEDGE, France’s leading management research institute, is regularly ranked in the Top 40 European Business and Management institutions by the Financial Times.

Conditions for participation

  • The programme is open to first-year students of Marketing in English and Hungarian.
  • Minimum B2 level English language exam.

Programme characteristics

  • Five students can participate in the programme each year.
  • The student spends the 4th semester in the programme.
  • Number of credits to be completed at the partner institution: 30 ECTS.
  • Thesis: in English, supervised by Corvinus.
  • Thesis defence at Corvinus, in front of a joint committee.
  • Title of second degree: Diplome de l’Ecole Multinationale des affairs (grade Master)
  • Scholarship option: Erasmus+

North-Caucasus Federal University

The North-Caucasus Federal University (NCFU) is one of ten federal universities in Russia that operates as a flagship innovation-driven academic institution under the national EDUCATION project. The aim of the project is to provide training that meets the highest standards in the world. According to the QS ranking, it is currently ranked 250th among the universities of Northern Europe and Central Asia (2938).

Conditions for participation

  • The programme is open to first-year students of International Relations in English.
  • Minimum B2 level English language exam.

Programme characteristics

  • Three students can participate in the programme each year.
  • The student spends the autumn + spring semesters of the 2nd year in the programme.
  • Number of credits to be completed at the partner institution: 60 ECTS.
  • Thesis: in English, with the support of two consultants (1 from each institute)
  • Thesis defence at Corvinus, in front of a joint committee.
  • Title of second degree: Master’s Degree in International Relations

Tilburg University

The Dutch city of Tilburg has had a university for more than ninety years, which has become not only an educational center but also a research center. An increasing proportion of its 15,000 students – currently approx. 15% – are international. In both 2006 and 2007, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ranked 1st in the ranking of universities that published in the best journals (compiled by the Journal of the European Economic Association). The university has AACSB and EAPAA accreditations.

Conditions for application

The program is open to first-year students of the International Economy and Business course in International Economics and Business Administration program.

Program features

How many students can participate per year? 4

Which semester is spent at the partner? Year 2 (autumn + spring)

Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 60 ECTS, including 18 ECTS for the diploma thesis

Thesis: 

  • in English
  • integrated theme
  • 1 consultant each from both universities

Thesis defense and final exam: in English, joint

Title of second degree: International Business Tax Economics

Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus +

University of Groningen

University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and established a long tradition in education, innovation and research. It is ranked 79th in the Times Higher Education Ranking and has AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. The university has one of the largest international student communities in the Netherlands. There are 6000 international students (out of 30.000 students) from over 120 different countries.

Conditions for participation

The programme is open to first-year students of International Economy and Business.

About the programme

Five students can participate in the program each year.

The students take part in the programme in their 2nd autumn and spring semester.

Number of credits to attain at the partner university: 60 ECTS, of which the thesis is worth 20 ECTS

Thesis:

  • in English
  • integral subject
  • 1 consultant from each university

Final exam: in English, joint

Name of the Second degree: International Economics and Business (with a specialisation in Economy and Business in Central and Eastern Europe)

University of Liège

The University of Liège is a major public university in the French Community of Belgium, located in Liège, Wallonia. About 24% of the vibrant community of more than 24,000 students are international students from 130 countries around the world. The university has AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.

Conditions for participation

The program is open to first-year students of the International Economy and Business program in English.

Program features

How many students can participate per year? 5

Which semester is spent at the partner? Year 2 (autumn + spring)

Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 60 ECTS, of which 10 ECTS internship, 20 ECTS diploma thesis

Thesis: 

  • in English
  • the topic must be approved by both universities
  • 1-1 consultant

Thesis defense and final exam: in English, joint

Title of second degree: Economics with a Professional Focus in “Macroeconomics and Finance”

Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus +

University of Palermo

Palermo attracts students not only with its pleasant weather, palm trees and coastline but also with its great university, located in the heart of the historic city center. University of Palermo is one of the European centers for dynamic systems modeling, offering students unique and valuable knowledge.

Conditions for participation

First-year students of the Public Policy and Management training in Hungarian and English can apply for the program.

Program features

How many students can participate per year? 5

Which semester is spent at the partner? 4th semester

Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 30 ECTS

Thesis: 

  • in English, according to the rules of the sending university
  • the topic must be approved by both universities
  • 1 consultant each from both universities

Thesis defense and final exam: joint

Title of second degree: Public Management (Laurea Magistrale in Scienze delle Amministrazioni e delle Organizzazioni complesse)

Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus +

Students’ testimonials

The Double Degree program I took part in was with the University of Palermo, in Sicily. While the opportunity of having 2 degrees was also tempting, the city itself was also an important factor. Palermo is the largest city in Sicily, with a vibrant and charming city center, with beautiful natural surroundings and great weather. Also, unlike most of the other Erasmus destinations, Palermo is quite cheap. All in all, it was a great experience. The university courses were good, but not extremely challenging, therefore I had time to travel and also to have many guests. People in general are very welcoming, and although it’s not the most popular Erasmus choice, there is a fairly big group of exchange students and ESN events very frequently.

University of Passau

First-year students of each MA Program can apply for the Double Degree Program of Corvinus University of Budapest and the University of Passau. The aim is to be a forward-looking, internationally renowned and attractive Bavarian University for Europe that delivers a significant contribution to the solution of current and future challenges. Students in this double degree program will receive two degrees: their MSc degree from Corvinus and the MSc in Business Administration from the University of Passau.

Conditions for participation

  • The program is open to first-year students of the master’s programs in the business and management field (eg. Management and Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Accounting).
  • At least 10 completed ECTS credits from German-language subjects obtained by the student in the BCE BA or MA in Business Administration (these are typically subjects offered by DSG). An average of at least 10 credits in total cannot be worse than 2.3 (according to the German grading system).
  • If the student has a full-time DSG Zeugnis, then the average thereof cannot be worse than 2.3 (according to the German grading system).
  • German type C intermediate language exam
  • Curriculum vitae in German, in the Europass format
  • Cover letter in German, 1 page
  • The average of the student’s BA degree cannot be worse than 3.5 (according to the Hungarian classification system).
  • Oral interview in German, based on professional motivation.
  • Applications will be assessed on the basis of DSG’s own evaluation system, in which the existence and results of the full-time DSG Zeugnis will be a priority. The spirit of the evaluation system is in line with the Erasmus application scoring method. Participating in the work of the DSG, such as active work as a demonstrator, is an advantage.

Program features

How many students can participate per year? 20

Which semester is spent at the partner? full academic year (autumn + spring) 

  • students starting in September in the 2nd year (3-4 semesters)
  • cross-semester students in 2nd-3rd semester

Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 60 ECTS

Thesis: in German or English according to the rules of Corvinus

Thesis defense and final exam: final exam in German, complex exam according to the language of Corvinus training in English or Hungarian

Title of second degree: Business Administration

Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus +, DAAD

Students’ testimonials

My experience in Passau was quite unique. I fell in love with this amazing town for the first time. It has a very special atmosphere, with a lot of tiny, lovely bars, cafes and restaurants. The university campus is also beautiful: it is located along the Inn, so you can feel the nature always really close to you, even is you are sitting on a lecture with 200 other students. The university life is vivid, there are always programs and interesting workshops, lectures to participate in. The orientation weeks offer colourful events and create occasions to meet and get to know students from all over the world. For me this international environment is the most amazing experience, and I am very glad, that I could be the part of it. Once it is going to be over, I am sure, I will be missing it forever.

German language, German culture, and Germany played a key role in my motivations. When I saw the double degree program I was sure that I would like to take part in this opportunity. After my decision, I had to wait 1 year until the program is started because it starts only in September, but it is worth it. During my master’s, I think this program helped me the most to improve myself and learn from another perspective. Thanks to the team works I learned how can I work the most efficiently with other nationalities, which is really important if I would work for a multinational company. I could improve my English and German knowledge and thanks to my job next to the university I gained work experiences ad well. In my opinion, this will help me to find the right position for me in Hungary or in Germany. Of course, there are a lot of difficulties living abroad and studying abroad but you can see your borders and get to know yourself better and last but not least I had a perfect coordinator from my home university, who helped me and supported me in every situation. All in all, I can recommend this program for everybody because you will gain memorable experiences in everyday life and in your career as well.

Erasmus Mundus Programs

IMESS – International Masters in Economy, State and Society

IMESS (International Masters in Economy, State and Society) is the leading two-year programme in comparative area studies that helps you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

You will spend one year at University College London (UCL) in London, where you will develop expertise in the methodologies (econometrics),theories and applications of Economicsand Business and have the opportunity to study a new language or improve a language previously studied. In the second year, you will study at Corvinus University of Budapest (or other partner universities)where you will have the opportunity to choose from the following three tracks: Economics and Business, Politics and the International Economy or Politics and Security. Successful graduates will be given a double degree (UCL and CUB) anda diploma supplement issued by the IMESS consortium.

IMCEERES – International Master in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

A two year full-time master degree programme resulting in a multiple degree awarded by a combination of three Consortium Partner Universities from a consortium of eight universities.

The University of Glasgow, UK and the University of Tartu, Estonia will be awarding partners for all the degrees and combined with one of the remaining partner universities (Jagiellonian University, Poland, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, KIMEP University, The Republic of Kazakhstan, and Ilia State University, Georgia, whose programme title will be Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CEERES). CEERES is to be launched through funding from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for an ERASMUS MUNDUS Joint Master Degree (EMJMD). The EACEA funding will start in 2017 with the first Students starting their studies in September 2018.

The programme builds upon the foundations of the successful International Master in Russian, Central and East European Studies double degree which was recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master Course of ‘outstanding academic quality’.

Exchange students, including students of IMRCEES, may enrol in classes in English provided by the Institute of Political Science and its academic partners.
Courses offered by CUB: 

  • Contemporary Hungarian Politics
  • Politicsof Transition in East Central Europe
  • Nations,Minorities, and Minority Policies in ECE
  • RadicalRight in Europe
  • TheChallenges to Security in ECE
  • Parliamentsin East-Central Europe
  • ThePolitics of Development and Crisis in ECE


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