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Business Informatics
Department responsible for program: Institute of Informatics
Program instructor: dr. Szabó Zoltán
Bachelor's degree program: Business Informatics
Specialization: Information Technology
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Are you interested in both IT and business after receiving your bachelor’s degree in a similar field? Business Informatics offers you this successful mix of management, controlling and accounting with IT-related competencies: managing information as a strategic resource, information strategy planning, system design and development, IT project management, application integration, business intelligence, process management, IT security, IT service management and IT audit. Start your studies and build a career as a business intelligence specialist, business analyst or IT audit specialist at managerial positions in IT dependent companies ranging from start-ups to multinational companies in the finance or service sector. Aim high! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 880 000 HUF (≈2700 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 3400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles gazdaságinformatikus
  • qualification in English: Business Informatics Engineer


Accepted with the complete credit value: business informatics undergraduate degree.

[1] May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: Computer Science Engineer, Computer Scientist, and Computer Science Operational Engineering undergraduate degrees.

[2] May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: azok az alapképzési és mesterképzési szakok, illetve a felsőoktatásról szóló 1993. évi LXXX. törvény szerinti szakok, amelyeket a kredit megállapításának alapjául szolgáló ismeretek összevetése alapján a felsőoktatási intézmény kreditátviteli bizottsága elfogad.


[1] Established by: Section 2 (2), Appendix 1 of Ministry of Human Capacities decree 31/2017. (XII. 5.) Effective from: 6/XII/2017

[2] Incorporated by: Section 2 (2), Appendix 1 of Ministry of Human Capacities decree 31/2017. (XII. 5.) Effective from: 6/XII/2017

For those with degrees defined in sections 4.2 and 4.3 – except for holders of Computer Science Operational Engineering undergraduate degrees as per section 4.2 – the minimum number to enter the Master’s training cycle of credits is 70 from the following fields:

  • 10 credits from the fields of natural science studies (Analysis, Probability Theory, Statistics, Operation Research, Mathematics, Computer Science);
  • 20 credits from the fields of economic and human studies [Economics, Corporate Economics, Finance, Legal Studies, European Union Studies, Management, Management Theory (Decision Theory, Methodology) Studies];
  • 40 credits from the fields of informatics studies (Computer Architectures, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Programming Theory, Programming Languages, Program Design, Database Management, IR Architectures, Development, and Management, Quality Assurance, Integrated Developmental Tools, Development Support, Informatics Audit, Integrated Corporation Management Systems, Special Applications).

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 40 credits in the listed area based on his/her undergraduate studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s programme as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

For entering the Master’s programme with a Computer Science Operational Engineering undergraduate degree, a minimum of 60 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • introduction to natural sciences (Analysis, Statistics, Operational Research) 10 credits, economic and human studies (Economics, Financial Studies, Accounting, Controlling) 20 credits;
  • informatics studies (Computer Architectures, Databases, Business Intelligence, Corporate Management Systems, Quality Assurance, IT Audit, System Development) 30 credits.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to complete 60 credits in the listed fields of study in parallel with the Master’s programme, in the first two semesters after admittance, as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 30 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 481

The objective of the programme is the training of Business Informatics Engineers capable of understanding complex business processes, uncovering issues, and developing alternative solutions. They are capable of recognising expectations towards IT systems that support value-creating processes, of developing applications and managing finished applications, and of performing and coordinating research and development tasks. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Possesses a mastery of English that is sufficient for the training, reading technical literature in English, understanding and processing technical texts, and performing the professional tasks that may be performed with the field of education, and constant professional self-improvement.
  • Knows and understands the company’s system of activities, the concepts of value chain and supply chain, the principles of process-oriented management, the process of corporate strategy development.
  • Knows and understand relationships between corporate functions, including the primary concepts and processes regarding marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, innovation management, and value-creating process management.
  • Possesses detailed knowledge regarding information systems, understands the principles and methods of architecture-development.
  • Knows the principles and development methods of business, information, and data architecture, the main interrelationships of implementation, and change management tasks.
  • Understands the connections between information and business architecture and is capable of mapping business needs to IT requirements.
  • Knows the basic characteristics of the various layers of information architecture (transaction processing, operative support, decision support, group work, work processes) and their interrelationships.
  • Possesses detailed knowledge regarding all fields of information management, including the conceptual system and interrelationships of informatics strategy, process management, system organisation, knowledge management, IT service management, project management, risk management, performance management, IT asset management, IT safety and IT audit.
  • Possesses a comprehensive knowledge regarding regulation issues and problems of information society, including the interpretation of various fields (media, telecommunication, economy), and IT law respects.
  • Is aware of global trends, the limits of the scientific field in his/her IT specialisation, its role in IT and social innovation, and the resulting new requirements.
  • Knows the methods of solving issues related to the fields of applications and the methods, processes, and limits of the tasks that aim to solve them.
  • Knows and understands the concepts, interrelationships, applications, and limits of statistics and computer science.

  • Plans and manages the development of IT applications and methods that solve real business and organisational issues.
  • Is capable of understanding and analysing business processes, exploring the software applications that help execute them, and adapting them to business-organisational requirements.
  • Is capable of utilising system development principles and methods, and managing the execution of developmental tools (business modelling and the tools of computer-supported development).
  • Is capable of performing tasks related to planning, creating, and managing databases.
  • Is capable of adapting economy applications, initiating the organisational changes necessary for the implementation of IT applications, estimating introduction risks and planning measures to eliminate them, and of cooperation in execution.
  • Is capable of managing the IT unit of an organisation, if needed, outsources IT tasks.
  • Is capable of applying the learned methods to handle operational risks.
  • Is capable of planning and managing development projects and uncovering various organisational solutions in IT-related tasks.
  • Cooperating with and IT auditor, is capable of ensuring the conditions and controls of processes.
  • Is capable of uncovering and communication business opportunities in IT applications.

  • Monitors professional and technological development regarding the IT and corporate (public administration, public service) fields.
  • Utilises a critical viewpoint, a new view, new solutions and methodologies in his/her specialist field and scientific field.
  • Uses scientific arguments for the necessary innovation while planning and leading research and development.
  • Considers mediating professional results between the representatives of the IT field and other representatives of the application field.
  • Accepts and develops work and organisational culture, consequently endorses professional ethical principles related to IT security.
  • Is dedicated to observing and enforcing quality requirements.
  • Respects differing opinions, strives for convincing others with professional arguments.
  • Considers conveying and realising environmentally conscious behaviour important.
  • Takes on an active, managerial role in projects and in task-oriented work groups, constantly develops his/her own project management skills and abilities, and focuses on shared success in initiatives and decisions.

  • Performs his/her tasks, thinks through and develops professional issues in an independent IT job, in an appropriate, but self-decided way.
  • Feels responsibility to adhere to and enforce deadlines.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work and the work of any colleagues working with him/her (in the same projects).
  • Manages critical IT systems with a developmental and operational responsibility.

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

  • natural science and economy studies (Computing Science, Operation Research, Multivariate Statistics, Management Control, Strategy, Managerial Accounting) 18-30 credits;
  • business informatics professional studies (Software Engineering, Network Technologies, Security, System Development, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Corporate Architecture, Informatics Strategy, Process Management) 20-25 credits.
Considering optional specialisations, specialist knowledge learned in specialist fields appropriate for the requirements of the informatics profession. The credit value of specialisation recommended by the training institution is 25-50 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized language examination in any living foreign language in which scientific literature for the profession exists, or an equivalent graduation certificate or diploma.

The internship is a professional training that contains at least 240 certified work hours that lasts for at least 6 weeks defined by the curriculum of the higher education institution.

Communication and Media Studies
Department responsible for program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
Program instructor: Dr. Benczes Réka
Bachelor's degree program: Communication and Media Studies
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Soon after joining our Communication and Media Science MA program you will possess the ability to lead various communication and media organizations and to adapt to the volatile challenges of the labour market by gaining an internationally recognized academic qualification. We aim to equip you with fresh theoretical perspectives and analytical skills, giving you a better understanding of the communication and media world. The program offers three different specializations: 1. Political Communication; 2. International Communication; 3. Developmental Communication in Organisations. Grab the opportunity, join #CorvinUs! Apply now!

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

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MA)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles kommunikáció- és médiaszakértő
  • qualification in English: Communications and Media Studies Expert

  • Accepted with the complete credit value: communication and media science undergraduate programme and the college-level communication undergraduate degree as per Act LXXX of 1993.
  • May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: Bachelor courses of the liberal arts, economic sciences, law, IT, arts, art communication, and social sciences fields.
  • May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

The minimum number of credits for admittance into the Master’s programme based on previous studies is 30, from the fields of network communication, economics and management, HR, cultural anthropology, cultural science, communication, marketing, media studies, media culture, media literacy, work psychology, introduction to intercultural studies, art and art communication, linguistic sciences, international communication, special media studies, sociology, social psychology, and PR.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 20 credits
  • minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training: 2 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 321   

The objective of the programme is the training of communication and media experts who react well to the new and constantly changing challenges of the job market who possess self-assured knowledge regarding the communication and media-related determination of social sub-systems. They know and can operate the various institutions of communication and media and are prepared for the analytic evaluation of these institutions and for joining research programmes. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

Knows the most important social science concepts at a high level.

Possesses a knowledge that encompasses the ability to place the specialisation in a wider system, recognition and understanding of relationships to similar fields of expertise, and using opportunities provided by the wider system and contexts regarding the system of effects.

Possesses an in-depth understanding of all important fields of communication and media studies, the fields of social communication, the institutions that work here and their operating mechanisms, processes, knows historical references regarding the field.

Knows and understands Hungarian, European, and global social phenomena and issues that have defined and still define the development of the basic tendencies of social science thinking.

Knows the issues and interrelationships of the various fields of communication and media systems, including the interrelationships of media and popular culture, the operational mechanisms of the global media market, and the global rules of cultural exchange.

Knows the connections between communication and culture, the various levels of manifestation of this relationships, and their consequences regarding the interrelationships of social communication.

Possesses an appropriate and suitable knowledge to navigate the various mechanisms of social decision-making.

Knows and understands the channels of social advocacy, the forums of debate, and the legal and ethical methods of influencing decisions.

Recognises the communication and information characteristics of this field based on his/her own professional knowledge.

Knows the characteristics of the cultural space defined by the European Union and the resulting consequences.

Knows the operations, legal background, institutional system, and tools of state legislation.

Possesses the methodological knowledge used in the specialist field, understands the point of the newest methodological advancements and their developmental tendencies.


Possesses the ability of a new way of seeing things, is capable of approaching the sociocultural environment with an interdisciplinary world-view, and is capable of a professional use of the learning methods that characterise the specialist field.

Is capable of using the skills of his/her specialist field to recognise issues and conflicts, and is capable of cooperating efficiently in the development and suggestion of solutions.

In solving professional tasks, is capable of performing independent analysis and evaluation, and of synthesising deductions and explanations.

Is capable of uncovering and processing Hungarian and foreign social science resources and utilising the deductions in practical, professional work.

Is capable of preparing independent, scientifically formatted summaries, analyses, studies that include analyses, and written summaries of the various sub-fields of his/her specialist field.

Is capable of using a wide range of established techniques for the critical analysis and processing of information.

Is capable of formulating a correct opinion or critique and making decisions even in possession of incomplete data, and communicating the resulting deductions in a clear way to a professional or non-professional audience.

Is capable of controlling work processes inside the organisation at a level that is suitable for his/her preparedness, cooperating efficiently with partners inside and outside the institutions, and after an appropriate professional training, work as a manager.

Is capable of finding projects that can be taken in and executed by the institution where he/she works, of controlling tendering and implementing work, and a successful cooperation with the partners that coordinate the process.

Is capable of adapting to the rapidly changing workplace and organisational environment.

Is capable of developing a concept of adaptation to handle changes, and debating and accepting it with colleagues and other partners.

Is capable of developing and executing independent professional concepts.

In possession of the knowledge attained in the programme, is capable of professional reflection regarding his/her own knowledge regarding communication and media science, and the constant improvement of his/her professional knowledge.

With his/her professional skills, is capable of performing efficient and successful intellectual work.

Is minimally capable of performing professional work in a foreign language (English is recommended), of using the professional vocabulary, of correctly interpreting foreign-language literature, and in order to do all these, the constant improvement of his/her foreign language communication skills.

Is capable of participating in the process of lifelong learning.

  • 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.
  • Awareness of his/her professional identity grows, it becomes more established, and dedication to the vocation grows.
  • Is critical of approaches that attempt to decrease the openness and diversity of social sciences in scientific, practical, legal, or political communication fields.

  • 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 confident in his/her own abilities, is dedicated to professional ideas.

  • 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 committed to professional attempts at solving global and local issues, especially by supporting scientific and practical measures against tendencies that endanger sustainability.
  • Is open and accepting of the currently forming quality assurance steps in social sciences, is dedicated to using and operating these in his/her own organisation.
  • Is open and ready to cooperate in international professional relationships, takes the initiative in creating and operating them.
  • Is open to requests of sharing knowledge, skills, and professional experience.

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.

Organises own work and the work of subordinates with an independence and responsibility that is appropriate for his/her place in the organisational structure, takes upon and operates partnerships responsibly.

Independently and responsibly participates in the creation and management of organisational units in the institution or organisation.

Builds a professional career responsibly and supports the realisation of a professional career of subordinates.

Presents views at professional and social forums as a sovereign actor, represents the profession, organisation, and professional group responsibly, serves and represents the profession’s interests responsibly.

Is independent, constructive, and assertive in forms of cooperation inside and outside the institution.

In all organisational and institutional work, uses his/her knowledge and influence responsibly for the recognition of quality work.

Consciously and responsibly represents the consequent following and protection of the legal, ethical, and professional norms of society, professional field, and workplace.

Takes responsibility for observing the professional and ethical standards of the profession.

Takes responsibility for his/her professional publications in any language, is aware of their possible consequences.

Consciously represents methods used in the profession and accepts the methodological diversity of other scientific fields.

If necessary, takes responsibility for the professional development of individuals and groups in his/her own area of responsibility.

Takes on independent and responsible roles in founding and operating Hungarian and independent professional organisations, and the work of advocacy forums.

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

  • the social science embedment of communication and media sciences [the social science-based analysis of communication and media, interdisciplinary approaches to communication and media; theories of regulating communication and media (e.g. legal, ethical, economic, political, cultural)] 15-20 credits;
  • professional studies and problematic areas of communication and media research (theories of direct personal communication, theories of social communication, culture and communication, organisational and institutional communication, communication research-methodology studies, communication technologies, internship studies) 74-79 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. The credit value of optional courses within professional studies and problematic areas of communication is 30-40 credits.

Earning a Master’s graduate degree requires at least one foreign language upper level state recognized (C1) complex type examination or a state recognized intermediate level (B2) complex type foreign language examination in a language other than the language used to obtain the undergraduate degree or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

The internship is a professional training defined in the programme syllabus.

Economic Analysis
Department responsible for program: Institute of Economics
Bachelor's degree program: Economic Analysis
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Prepare to focus on comparative, regional and sectoral issues and choose your specialization between: Comparative Economics, Health Economics and Labour Studies. This course also provides you the chance of taking part in two double degree programs, one with Fudan University in Shanghai, China and another one with the University of Groningen in Groningen, Netherlands. Upon the completion of the program you as a graduate may choose from several career opportunities in public administration, at financial institutions or in the private sector, including large multinational companies. Ready to join? Apply now!

Tuition fee: 700 000 HUF (≈2100 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2600 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants
  Study and administrative coordinator:  Akos Deak ( akos.deak@uni-corvinus.hu;  +36 1 482 5401) 

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdasági elemző
  • qualification in English: Economic Analyst

Accepted with the complete credit value: the applied economics and economic and financial mathematical analysis undergraduate programmes.

May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: from the economic sciences field, the Human Resources, Economics and Management, Commerce and Marketing, International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Tourism and Catering, Vocational Instruction in Business undergraduate degrees, and from the informatics field, the Business Informatics Engineer undergraduate degree.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.


For entering the Master’s programme, a minimum of 80 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • economics and social science studies (microeconomy, macroeconomy, economics, management) 50 credits;
  • methodology studies (mathematics, statistics, econometry, decision science, and informatics studies) 30 credits.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 50 credits in the listed area based on his/her previous studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s programme as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: theory oriented (60-70 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314   

The objective of the programme is the training of economic analyst experts who, in based on their education in economic science and knowledge that is competitive in the European and the world markets, in possession of their theoretical and methodological skills, are capable of performing independent, creative thinking with an economist’s view and performing applied economic science analyses and research in the academic, state, and private spheres. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts.
  • Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment. - Knows the European integration process and European Policies related to its activity.
  • Knows the modern and theoretically demanding mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods of problem recognition, definition, and solution and information gathering and processing, and is aware of their limitations.
  • Knows the rules for planning and managing enterprises, business organisations, and projects, and their professional and ethical standards.
  • Knows and understands mathematical methods used in economics and their limits and the modern, theoretically demanding statistical and econometric methods and their limits.
  • Knows and understands the conceptual frameworks of micro and macro economy, the working principles, automatisms, and institutional characteristics of the economic system.
  • Possesses the expert knowledge necessary to analyse and solve issues in the field of economics.
  • Knows and understands the relevant information gathering, information analysis, and problem-solving methods of economics, their applications, and the possibilities and limitations of IT tools used in economic analysis.
  • Knows and understands the professional and ethical standards of economics and scientific work.
  • Has mastered the written and oral forms of professional and efficient communication, the methods of visualising data and processes, including opportunities offered by infocommunication technology.

  • Is capable of formulating independent, new deductions, original thoughts, and approaches, is capable of utilising sophisticated analytic and modelling methods, of creating strategies for the solution of complex problems, and of making decisions in dynamic Hungarian and international environments and corporate cultures.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experiences, leads medium and large enterprises or complex organisational units, performs a comprehensive economic function in a business organisation, organises and manages complex business processes, manages resources.
  • Is capable of efficient work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Is capable of the economic analysis and independent formulation of social and business issues.
  • Is capable of exploring theoretical, methodological, and factual resources in Hungarian and in foreign languages and following the professional publications of other scientific fields relevant to the specialisation.
  • Is capable of organising and critically analysing the explored professional resources and data, utilising modern infocommunication technology tools, in his/her analysis, leans on sophisticated mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods.
  • Is capable of developing strategies to solve complex issues, planning the solution, making decisions, and offering professional advice to economic operators.
  • Is capable of preparing professional summaries and analyses in his/her specialist field, giving presentations, actively participating in professional debate using the modern methods of the infocommunication and presentation toolkits, in Hungarian or in foreign languages.
  • Is capable of participating in large-scale and complex projects and group work, and as a leader, of managing, organising, and evaluating activities.

  • Has a critical attitude towards the work and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is innovative and proactive in managing economic issues. Is open to new results of economic science and practice.
  • Is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual approach to persons and social issues, in his/her work, pays attention to the wider range of sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations).
  • Strives to improve his/her knowledge and work relationships; motivates, helps, and supports any colleagues and subordinates to do the same.
  • Knows the basic values and standards of economic analysis, strives for their critical analysis and development.
  • Possesses a problem-centric view and problem-solving mindset, is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual attitude to persons and social issues.
  • Has a critical attitude towards the knowledge, work, and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is open to new results from economic science and practice, and changes in the social-economic-legal environment that affect his/her specialist fields.
  • Is decisive, constructive, cooperating, and takes initiative in project and group work, is prepared to share professional and social knowledge with professional and non-professional audiences.

  • Independently selects and utilises relevant problem-solving methods in areas important for organisational policy, strategy, and management, performs financial analysis, decision-preparation, and consulting tasks independently. Independently creates, organises, and manages major enterprises, or major organisations and organisational unity.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof.
  • Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • Formulates an opinion relevant to the issue independently, performs financial analysis, decision preparation, and consulting tasks in fields significant for organisational policy, strategy, or management independently.
  • In analytic tasks, selects and applies the relevant problem-solving methods independently; analyses, takes, and manages the responsibility for the fact that results received from analyses and practical methods partially depend on the chosen method.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, decisions, and the organisation or enterprise under his/her control.

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

  • economic and social science studies (economics and methodology studies, microeconomy and macroeconomy, theoretical and applied econometrics, the mathematical studies necessary for the above, the history of economic thought) 60-70 credits.
  • economic studies of the economic analyst [economic dynamics, economic development and growth (economic development, innovation, education economics); economics methodology (advanced statistical and econometric studies, regulatory systems); regional and environmental economics (international economics, regional economics, environmental economics); economic modelling (multi-sector and dynamic models, economic forecasting); financial economics (international finances, monetary macroeconomy); community economics and finance (community economics, community finances); consumer-employee-corporate behaviour (work economics, demography, sectoral market structures); institutions, economic policy (institutional and comparative economies) 40-50 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English and another language examination, or an equivalent graduation certificate or diploma.

Economics of Family Policy and Public Policies for Human Development
Department responsible for program: Institute of Economics and Public Policy
Program instructor: Mike Károly
Bachelor's degree program: Economics of Family Policy and Public Policies for Human Development
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: Hungarian, English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time, Correspondence
Program Type: Normal
This master’s program will introduce students to the theory and practice of family policies and public policies for human development. Students will learn to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to address complex socio-economic problems concerning the lives of families, such as a rapidly ageing population and decreasing fertility trends. Students will not only benefit from daily interactions with faculty at the Department of Public Policy and Management, including specialists in family and care policies, ageing and inter-generational relationships research, but will also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects while writing their dissertation. Graduates acquire skills that will prepare them for jobs in international organizations, research institutes, NGOs, public administration and EU institutions. 

Tuition fee: 680 000 HUF (≈2000 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2600 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master (magister, abbreviation: MA-) degree
  • professional qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász nemzetközi gazdaság és gazdálkodás szakon
  • professional qualification in English: Economist in Family Policy and in Public Policies for Human Development

  • Accepted with the complete credit value: from the economic sciences field, the Applied Economics, Economics and Management, Human Resources, International Business Economics, Finance and Accounting, Economic and Financial Mathematical Analysis undergraduate programmes.
  • May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined from the economic sciences field, the Public Service, Commerce and Marketing, Tourism and Catering; from the social sciences field the International Relations, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, from the legal field the Employment Relations and Social Insurance Administration, from the state sciences field the Administration Manager, International Public Management, Public Administration Manager undergraduate programmes.

  • May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training: 6 credits;
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314/0311

The objective of the programme is the training of economist experts who know the types of family policies and how they effect to individuals and families. Economist experts who understand the multidimensionality of family policy changes. With their attained competences, they are capable of classifying the different types of family policy in a macro-social environment and reflect to their various social impacts as well as analysing family and population policies, child protection and youth policies, equal opportunities policies and related human policies in public and non-state, domestic and international organisations on professional grounds, in order to develop scientific responses to the demographic and public policy challenges of an ageing society and to undertake planning and management tasks related thereto, as well as public policy issues strengthening and supplementing the functions of the family, and the impact of policies and measures affecting families. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts.
  • Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment.
  • Knows the context of economical-based, inter- and trans-disciplinary theories and conceptual frameworks that help to describe and understand the functioning of the public sector.
  • Knows the basic correlations of social sciences, the structure of today's society in Hungary, its demographic situation, and the theories describing social changes.
  • Knows and understands domestic, European and global social problems and is able to interpret their effects.
  • Knows and effectively applies academic criteria for evaluating scientific work.
  • Knows the analyses of the links between economic incentives and the evolution of demographic processes (fertility, mortality, vital events, family structure), the possibilities and limitations of influencing demographic processes by public policy.
  • Knows the models and forecasts of family decision making and their critics.
  •  Knows and can apply the conceptual framework of the sciences behind family, population processes, generations, intergenerational cooperation, knows the cultural, sociological, historical and political dimensions, modern theories, historical and contemporary models of family policy and its interactions with human policies, the structure of their systems and the processes determining their functioning.
  • Has scientific knowledge of domestic and international practices about the implementation of family policy, knows and understands the concepts and criticisms of family policy and other welfare, social policy institutions and instruments.
  • Possesses methods directly applicable to professional work, specifically in the fields of demographic and family research and analysis, family policy planning and public policy-making.
  •  Knows the theory and methodology of statistics used in social research, decision preparation, the relevant international literature in this regard, the main methodological approaches to evidence-based public policy-making applicable in family policy (econometric analysis, macroeconomic modelling, microsimulation, experimental methods) and is also aware of the limitations of these methods.

  • Is capable of categorizing his/her expertise in family policy and related human policies in the wider scientific and public policy environment.
  •  Is able to apply theoretical and methodological tools and writing techniques of scientific analysis work.
  • Is capable of analysing and assessing the effects of family policy on the social situation of generations in the course of solving professional tasks.
  • Is capable of analysing economic data relating to the economic situation of families and of assessing and planning related public policies.
  •  Is capable of applying demographic approaches and demographic methodology to analyse the challenges of an ageing society and the conflicts of modern societies.
  •  Is capable of analysing social politics and other relevant human politics of welfare states.
  •  Understands the way and effects of social decision-making mechanisms and is able to understand the types of conflict of interest and enforcement relevant to family sciences and how they are applied.
  •  Is capable of setting up concrete research projects on social and demographic phenomena related to family policy, phrasing the right research questions, selecting and applying appropriate research methods.
  •  Is capable of planning, managing and implementing intervention processes and policy decisions.
  • Is capable of exploring, processing, in the field of family policy, both domestic and foreign, scientific and other professional resources and is capable of applying the conclusions in practice.

  • Has an analytical and critical attitude towards societal problems, reasons and correlations.
  • Prioritizes evidence-based critical thinking.
  • Participates in domestic and international scientific debates, open to participate in professional cooperation, participates in political discourses.
  • Develops and deepens his/her knowledge of family sciences as an interdisciplinary science.
  • Has a self-reflective and transparent research ethic.

  • Takes ethical and professional responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof. Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • His/Her professional approach is thoughtful and analytical. Seeks to formulate and understand complex social and public policy problems.
  • Supports its professional decisions with arguments based on both methodological and ethical grounds.
  • Has knowledge of domestic and international professional processes, and is able to develop and represent professional statements.
  • Has a critical reflection on the development of family science as an interdisciplinary science.
  • Is capable of judging the work of colleagues responsibly in his/her field of expertise.

1. Scientific fields that lead to the specialisation, and fields of expertise that make up the programme:
  • Economic and research methodology studies for social sciences [microeconomy, macroeconomy and econometrics (statistics)] 18-30 credits
  • Professional skills specific for the programme 66-90 credits
  •  economics: public economics, fiscal policy, family decisions and consumer behaviour, economics of education, social policy, health and the pension system, labour economics, economics of consumer protection regulation, economic analysis of equal opportunities matters, behavioural and experimental economics 24-36 credits;
  •  public policy: public policy process, public policy analysis (advanced), public policy theories, methods of managing human policy services, political economics of the European Union, public policies of the European Union and human policies, 18-24 credits;

  • social sciences: population matters, economic and demographic correlations from the public policy perspective, general and territorial social policy, employment policy, child protection and children's rights, family assistance, Hungarian political and governmental system, political economics and welfare systems, social psychology, family sociology, public policy and equal opportunity aspects of gender equality 18-24 credits;
  • legal: family law, legislation on equal opportunities, children’s rights, consumer protection 6 credits;
  • internship 6 credits.
2. Optional specialisation modules for sectoral policy expertise (economic, public policy and social sciences) or methodological expertise (evidence-based policy-making methods, research methodology and social sciences).

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have at least one intermediate (B2) complex type state-recognized English language examination, or an intermediate (B2) complex type language examination in another living foreign language accepted by the relevant field of study, or a state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required.

Finance
Department responsible for program: Institute of Finance, Accounting and Business Law
Program instructor: Dr. Berlinger Edina
Bachelor's degree program: Finance
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Finance and/or Accounting, get ready for the challenges of the financial market, financial modelling, and financial management including digital business transformation in the general business and financial environment! Grab the unique opportunity to obtain a double degree if you take part in the CEMS program of the course. Be in top positions in major banking and financial consulting in multinational, start-up or SME companies. Apply now! 

Tuition fee: 880 000 HUF (≈2700 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 3400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász pénzügy szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in Finance

  • Accepted with the complete credit value: BA/BSc in Finance and Accounting
                 BA in Business Administration and Management. 

  • [1] Other degrees may also be considered with the completion of the credits defined in section 9.4 undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

[1] Established by: Section 2 (2), Appendix 1 of Ministry of Human Capacities decree 31/2017. (XII. 5.) Effective from: 6/XII/2017

  • 15 ECTS credits from the field of methodological studies (Mathematics, Statistics, IT).
  • 10 ECTS credits from economic foundation courses (micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, environmental management, economic theory, economic statistics, history of economic theory, business modelling, economic policy, EU economy, world and European economy, public policy).
  • 10 ECTS credits from business foundation courses ( business economics, accounting, controling, HR, business law, marketing, management and organization, management of value creating processes, decision making skills and methodology, business ethics, strategic planning, business communication).
  • 10 ECTS credits from social sciences: EU, general and business law, economic history, sociology, psychology, philosophy.
  • 15 ECTS credits from finance related subjects (finance, financial and capital markets, banking,  financial policy, knowledge of taxation, business finance, business valuation).
[1] Established by: Section 2 (2), Appendix 2 of Ministry of Human Capacities decree 31/2017. (XII. 5.) Effective from: 6/XII/2017   

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 30 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

The objective of the programme is to train professionals who, with their financial and economic knowledge are capable of – even when compared at the international level –a comptetive, state-of-the-art, high standard theoretical, methodological and partical competencies of an individual, creative, economic approach oriented thinking. They are able to lead and analyse - at the micro- and macro levels - the financial processes of the economy. Their expertise in business and methodology and their consciously developed managerial skills they are suitable to work in various fields of domestic and international economic and business life in both the governmental and the private sectors. Graduates can fulfil finance related tasks and can also analyse and enrich finance related professional literature. Graduates of the programme are prepared to continue their studies at the PhD level.   

  • knowledge on the concept, theories, processes and characteristics of business science and the micro- and macro-level structural levels, is familiar with decisive economic factors,
  • structure of business organizations, their operation, the national and international networks, information and motivation related factors with a special emphasis on the organizational environment; on the process of European integration and the work related policies of the EU;
  • recognizing, defining and solving problems, on collecting and analysing information and date based on state-of-the-art Mathematical, Statistical, Econometric modelling methods and their limits. Knows the regulations of planning entrepreneurial, business organizations and projects, as well as the professional and ethical norms.
  • the standard financial models with a special emphasis on the standard economic models and their applicability;
  • decision making methods in the field of financial and investment decisions at the company level; the methods of analysing investments and projects and the financial and taxation options of business organizations;
  • Further to the sound and well-founded knowledge obtained in the field of financial theory is also well versed in special fields. With this complex knowledge, the student is suitable for a job in the wider financial sphere (banks, insurance companies, broker companies, investment funds and asset managers, their supervisory authorities and the central bank).
  • Knows the money and capital market instrument pricing, the capital market transactions and the related valuation processes and the theory and practice related to finance risk management and derivative markets. 

  • Can formulate own deductions, original ideas and solutions, can apply critical and demanding analytical and modelling methods, formulate strategies for solving complex problems, take decisions in the changing national, international, and organisational culture.
  • Having acquired the required practical knowledge and expertise can manage a complex organisational unit, plan and oversee complex business processes, and supervise resources. Can work effectively in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Can manage and oversee the financial functions of large- and medium-sized enterprises, even those that, in keeping with their capital structure are in contact with the capital market and are potentially at great financial risk.
  • Can analyse, prepare for and achieve decision making activities at a very high level.
  • Can valuate financial- and capital market instruments manage and direct capital market transactions, can analyse investments, can manage the risks of derivative markets.
  • Can fill the position of analyst, prepare background materials for decision making and take decisions at financial institutions, state budget institutions and national level management organisations.

  • Is critical with own work and attitudes and those of subordinates, is innovative and is proactive in managing economic problems.
  • Is open to the new achievements of business and economic sciences and practices.
  • Has a civilised, ethical and impartial intellectual approach to persons and social problems. Pays attention in the scope of work to the wider social, branch, regional, national and European values (including societal, social, ecological and sustainability aspects).
  • Aims to improve his/her knowledge and inspires and assists colleagues and subordinates in the same.
  • Is open to cooperation and team-work.
  • Is creative in work, recognises problems and aims to find a solution.
  • Strives to solve problems in cooperation with others.
  • Is proactive in social and public matters.

  • Can individually determine and and apply the relevant problem solving solutions in the areas of significance  even at the at the organisational policy, strategy and management levels. Can individually fulfil tasks related to economic analysis, preparation for decision making and consultancy.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her work, for the organisation, entrepreneurship he/she manages and for the employees. Individually determines, plans and organizes his/her own and the subordinates’ professional and general development and takes responsibility for it.
  • His/her professional work reflects outstanding ambition, and he/she considers the general culture related to intellectual life, including the sources and methods for development to be important.
  • The graduate will be interested in the changes in the social, economic, and legal environment of the financial world, and will responsibly think over and take into account the consequences of professional decisions.
  • Is characterised by social sensitivity, is risk consciousnes, and taking personal responsibility in decision making.
  • Takes responsibility for statements made in an expert’s report, for professional decisions and for work processes performed directly by him/her or under his/her supervision.

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

  • Foundation subjects in the fields of business and social sciences (quantitative decision making skills, mathematical-statistical analysis, financial economics, financial law, research methods): 30-50 credit
  • Professional knowledge in finance (advanced business finance, advanced finance, analysis of financial markets, investments, risk management and measuring, taxation, analysis of financial accounts, history of financial theory): 20-40 credits
  • Further studies can include applied business analysis, crisis management, financial controlling, investment and financing decisions, bond and equity markets, derivative markets, empirical finance, financial policy, tax theory and policy, etc.: 25-45 credits

As the programme is conducted fully in English, there are no outgoing foreign language requirements. At the same time, the degree certificate of the program is also equivalent in Hungary to a C1 level English language proficiency.


Requirements for admission to the programme:

  • Proof of English language proficiency

               TOEFL iBT 83 or above, or

               IELTS overall band 6.5 or above 

Health Policy, Planning and Financing
Department responsible for program: Institute of Economics and Public Policy
Program instructor: Dr. Brodszky Valentin
Bachelor's degree program: Health Policy, Planning and Financing
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
The program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of health care systems both at macro- and micro-levels within the context of technological development, an ageing population and patient expectations. You will be well-prepared to work in health administration, government departments, research and consultancy agencies, universities, national health services, health care organizations and pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Apply now!

Tuition fee: 760 000 HUF (≈2300 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2600 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles egészségpolitikai szakértő
  • qualification in English: Expert in Health Policy, Planning and Financing
  • optional specialisations: Health Policy and Analysis, Health Economics

Accepted with full credit value: from the field of social sciences: social studies, sociology; from the field of medical and health sciences: healthcare and prevention, nursing and patient care, health care management; from the field of economic sciences applied economics, business and management undergraduate degrees as well as public service undergraduate degrees.

May also be considered if the number of credits defined are completed: undergraduate and Master’s courses as well as courses defined in Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

The minimum number of credits needed to enter the Master’s training is 30 from the areas of Economics, Social Policy, Statistics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Computing, Epidemiology, Public Health Medicine, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Management. 

  • degree orientation: theory-oriented: 60-70 percent
  • thesis credit value: 12 credits
  • minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training: 4 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 12 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314/0311   

The objective of the program is the training of health policy experts who are capable of autonomously performing tasks in the areas of health policy, planning and financing  (analysis, planning and development, project management) and thereby  contributing to improving  the performance and efficiency of the institution or regional (national, regional or subregional) system representing the level of their activities. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the methodology required for analysing and planning the macro- and meso-level systems, institutions and services of healthcare.
  • Understands the potential role of the government, municipalities, the private sector, professional and civil organisations in attaining health policy objectives.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the theoretical issues of fundraising, the financing of healthcare services as well as the relevant international and Hungarian experiences.
  • Has mastered the methods of analysing healthcare expenses. 

  • Is capable of analysing the effects of international healthcare processes on Hungarian healthcare.
  • Is capable of evaluating the performance of healthcare systems, of analysing their processes and potential future alternatives in their social, economic and international contexts.
  • Is capable of using a diverse, interdisciplinary approach in analysing the performance and problems of the meso-level systems of healthcare, of defining decision options and conducting impact assessments.
  • Is capable of analysing the management, performance and operational problems of institutions active in the financing of healthcare and in providing such services, of defining decision alternatives and participating in elaborating the strategy and the short-term plans of the relevant institutions.
  • Is capable of participating in managing meso- and institutional level healthcare programs.
  • Is capable of using the internationally recognized knowledge obtained in healthcare economics to design various analyses with regard to the quality of services, the cost effectiveness of healthcare technologies, therapies and medicinal products as well as to manage the relevant programs.
  • Is capable of presenting his findings in both a written and oral form to an expert audience in a professional and convincing manner.

  • Is open and receptive to participation in interdisciplinary working groups, organisations, international co-operations to which he seeks to contribute in a positive, contructive and proactive manner.
  • Makes efforts at rational analyis, problem solving and argumentation.
  • Is open to new phenomena, new scientific findings.
  • Has a critical attitude towards his own work and behaviour as well as those of his subordinates, is committed to correcting errors and to developing colleagues.
  • Strives to improve his own knowledge.
  • Deems it important to publish his ideas, professional results, proposals at professional forums in the form of presentations and professional papers, publications in both Hungarian and foreign languages.
  • Is ready to share his knowledge with non-professional audiences as well.
  • Respects and observes professional, ethical norms.
  • Is committed to professional attempts at solving global issues, especially by supporting scientific and practical measures against tendencies that endanger sustainability.

  • Works autonomously in the process of analysing health policy planning and health economics.
  • Formulates independent professional views during decision support.
  • Assesses, takes, and manages responsibility for the fact that results received from analyses and practical methods partially depend on the chosen method .
  • Autonomously and responsibly participates in the creation and management of work organisational units.
  • Assumes responsibility for colleagues, subordinates, supports the professional career and the health of subordinates.
  • Takes initiative in social and public matters. 

  • Has a thorough understanding of the performance asessment theories of healthcare systems.
  • Has a thorough understanding of developments, institutional capacities aimed at reaching health policy objectives, of the the instruments affecting the quantity and quality of workforce, the offer of and demand for services, their price, the quality of services as well as the conditions of and limits to applying them.  
  • Has a thorough understanding of the theoretical issues, international and Hungarian experience with regard to regional and subregional multisectoral health policy, healthcare development, strategic planning.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the theoretical issues, international and Hungarian experiences with regard to regional healthcare organisation.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the analyis and management of human resources in healthcare at a regional and institutional level.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the theories and methods of the strategic planning and quality management to be realized in healthcare institutions. 

  • Is capable of analysing the impact of economic, social and demographic processes at the level of regional and subregional systems, healthcare institutions.
  • Is capable of presenting and interpreting the problems arising from the deficiencies of the methods used for evaluating the performance of healthcare.
  • Is capable of critically assessing the health policy instruments targeting the improvement of the health of the poulation, the efficiency and quality of the healthcare system, the reduction of inequalities and the finacial sustainability as well as to adapting it to the specific conditions of the relevant regon, subregion or institution.
  • Is capable of analysing the potential role of the government, municipalities, the private sector, professional and civil organisations in attaining health policy goals as well as of formulating relevant recommendations.
  • Is capable of analysing the application of the funding methods of healthcare services, of preparing analyses with the help of the funding database.
  • Is capable of analysing the situation of the financing of institutions in a particular region, subregion, of formulating proposals.
  • Is capable of drafting regional and subregional strategic plans and action plans.
  • Is capable of analysing, devising and managing programs aiming at healthcare organisation.
  • Is capable of applying knowledge and attitudes that facilitate the strategic planning of healthcare institutions as well as the harmonisation of medical-professional and economic interests.
  • Is capable of devising and analysing international co-operations at the national, regional, subregional and institutional levels of healthcare.

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  • Has a thorough understanding of the fundamental priciples of evidence-based medicine.
  • Has mastered the methods of measuring health gain.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the methods of economic analyses used internationally.
  • Has mastered the basic types of modelling applied in economic analyses.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the theory and methodology of healthcare technology evaluation.
  • Has mastered the methodology of the development decisions, pricing, finnacing and marketing of healthcare technologies.

  • Is capable of applying the methods mesauring the quality of life.
  • Is capable of devising and executing a comprehensive economic analyis.
  • Is capable of critically evaluating the professional literature with regard to the cost effectiveness of healthcare technologies.
  • Is capable of applying modelling methods in health economics.
  • Is capable of evaluating healthcare technologies.
  • Is capable of analysing the potential effects of the pricing, financing and marketing methods of healthcare technologies and services on quality, access and efficiency.
  • Is capable of analysing the support system of healthcare technologies on the basis of economic and social policy criteria. 

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

Professional expertise in Health Policy 56-66 credits of which:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (8-12 credits),
  • Health Policy and Public Health (8-16 credits),
  • Healthcare Informatics (2-4 credits),
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics (3-6 credits),
  • Healthcare Systems and Their Financing (6-12 credits),
  • Basic Economics (6-12 credits),
  • Health Economics (4-8 credits),
  • Public Healthcare Strategies, Projects and Analyses (4-8 credits).

Themes and credit ratios of optional specialisations resulting in specific competences

The credit ratio of the optional specialisation is a further 28-36 credits:

a) Health Policy Planning and Analysis:

  • regional development and medical care organisation in healthcare (4-8 credits),
  • healthcare management (6-12 credits),
  • quality management (4-8 credits),
  • strategic planning and management (7-9 credits),
  • social work and healthcare (3-6 credits), public administration (3-6 credits);

b) Health Economics:

  • methodology of health economic analyses (8-12 credits),
  • measurement of health gain (4-6 credits),
  • financing, marketing of healthcare technologies (8-12 credits),
  • evaluation of healthcare technologies (4-6 credits).

Earning the Master’s degree requires at least one state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination in one of the official languages of the European Union and one state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

Internship is a minimum of 120 hours of training fulfilled during the term time of the third semester. Professional training may only be performed when the student has obtained the maximum of 57 credits by completing the compulsory and compulsory professional subjects. The internship may not be fulfilled during a passive semester. The professional training may be honoured with 4 credit points.

The major goal of internship is to deepen and develop the knowledge and skills acquired in the program in a real economic environment as well as to develop the students’ professional skills and increase their attractiveness on the job market. Internships may take place in: healthcare providing institutions (mostly hospitals), at the National Institute of Health Insurance Fund Management, government offices’ Policy Administration Services of Public Health, Ministry of Human Capacities, National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition, insurance companies, voluntary health funds, research institutes, organisations dealing with the assessment of healthcare technology, developers and suppliers of healthcare technologies, distributors of medicinal products and specialist medical accessories. A business owned by the student or university student organisations may not host internships. 

International Economy and Business
Department responsible for program: Department of World Economy
Program instructor: Tétényi András
Bachelor's degree program: International Economy and Business
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
The aim of this two-year master’s program is to provide you with the skills needed to become a valued part of or eventually lead a team in economic analysis or business economics. The course gives you skills such as analytical and critical thinking, teamwork dynamics and the ability of creating economic and business models. You will also be able to take part in a double degree program with the University of Groningen, Netherlands. As our graduate afterwards you will have the knowledge needed to work in the business sector or in an international organization. Join and conquer! Apply now!

610 000 HUF (≈1800 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2600 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász nemzetközi gazdaság és gazdálkodás szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in International Economy and Business

Accepted with the complete credit value: international business economics undergraduate programme.

May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: from the economic sciences field, the Human Resources, Economics and Management, Commerce and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Tourism and Catering, Vocational Instruction in Business, Applied Economics, Economic Analyst, Public service, and from the social sciences field, the International Relations undergraduate degrees.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and college courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entering a Master’s programme different from the undergraduate studies, a minimum of 45 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • at least 18 credits from the fields of economy and methodology studies (Micro and Macro Economy, International Economy, Economy Theory, The History of Economic Thought, Economic Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics);
  • at least 12 credits from the fields of basic business studies (Finance, Corporate Finances, Corporate Economy, Marketing, Accounting, Management and Administration, Human Resources Management);
  • at least 15 credits from the fields of professional studies.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 15 credits in the listed area based on his/her previous studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s programme as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314   

The objective of the programme is the training of economist experts who, with their basic international, micro, and macroeconomy, international economic polity, European integration, international law, and international business skills are capable of working in international economic analysis. With their attained competences, they are capable of working independently in various fields and levels of economic institutions and performing decision-preparing and analytic work, or managing and controlling transportation tasks. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts.
  • Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment.
  • Knows the European integration process and European Policies related to its activity.
  • Possesses the modern and theoretically demanding mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods of problem recognition, definition, and solution and information gathering and processing, and is aware of their limitations.
  • Knows the rules for planning and managing enterprises, business organisations, and projects, and their professional and ethical standards.
  • Knows the local, regional, national, and international social-economic interrelationships and their influencing factors.
  • Knows and uses economic, international economic, world economic, and decision-making theories and analytic methods.
  • Knows and understands problem-solving techniques for researching the degree, for interpreting the results of the literature, and for innovative practical work, the management methods of colleagues, groups, projects, and large organisations, and the corporate, state, regional, and global methods of strategic planning and management.
  • Knows and understands the bases of the expert knowledge used for the identification of international business, financial, and transport processes, and the field’s relevant information gathering, analysis, and problem-solving methods, as well as their applications and limits.
  • Knows and understands the practice, trends, and effects of economic policy, foreign trade processes, and foreign economy policy. Knows the limits imposed by other fields related to international business (legal, land development, education).
  • Along with a high-level mastery of everyday language, knows the economic terminology and its expressive and compositional characteristics in his/her native language and at least two foreign languages.

  • Formulates independent, new deductions, original thoughts, and approaches, is capable of utilising sophisticated analytic and modelling methods, of creating strategies for the solution of complex problems, and of making decisions in dynamic Hungarian and international environments and corporate cultures.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experiences, leads medium and large enterprises or complex organisational units, performs a comprehensive economic function in a business organisation, organises and manages complex business processes, manages resources.
  • Is capable of efficient work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Is capable of performing, organising, and managing the complex specialist functions relevant to the job title, of using methodologies creatively, formulating a professionally grounded opinion, and of preparing and making decisions. If necessary, uses an interdisciplinary approach in analyses and practical problem-solving.
  • Is capable of independently recognising issues in the operation of corporate, regional, state, and international organisations and new environmental phenomena, and of assigning and solving tasks.
  • Is capable of developing efficient international business strategies. Is capable of analysing the geopolitical, social, cultural, and religious aspects of the international business environment.
  • Is capable of using negotiation and persuasion techniques actively and efficiently, and of business communication in at least two foreign languages.
  • Is capable of planning and organising business activities in business organisations, international organisations, governmental institutions, in a business job, for foreign trade, finance, developmental policy, and economic policy processes, using studied elements and methods, formulating deductions, making suggestions and decisions.
  • Participates in Hungarian and international projects, group work; as a leader, plans, manages, organises, coordinates, and evaluates activities.

  • Has a critical attitude towards the work and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is innovative and proactive in managing economic issues.
  • Is open to new results of economic science and practice.
  • Is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual approach to persons and social issues, in his/her work, pays attention to the wider range of sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations).
  • Strives to improve his/her knowledge and work relationships; motivates, helps, and supports any colleagues and subordinates to do the same.
  • Assumes and authentically represents the profession’s social role and basic relationship to the world. Is dedicated to general social values; is socially conscious both in Hungarian and international issues.
  • Is dedicated to quality, sustainability, and diversity. Has a critical attitude towards the knowledge, work, and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates. Considers correcting mistakes and improving his/her employees a duty.
  • Is interested in the results and solutions coming from related fields of science, and is open to building relationships.
  • Is characterised by an ability to renew knowledge, an open mind, tolerance, and the ability to cooperate.

  • Independently selects and utilises relevant problem-solving methods in areas important for organisational policy, strategy, and management, performs financial analysis, decision-preparation, and consulting tasks independently. Independently creates, organises, and manages major enterprises, or major organisations and organisational unity.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof. Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility towards colleagues and employees in social and public issues.
  • Takes initiative in solving problems, developing strategies, and the cooperation of groups and colleagues, both inside the organisation and between organisations.
  • In contexts of varying complexities and varying predictability, independently utilises a wide range of methods an techniques in practice.
  • Joins research and development projects, in the project group, utilises theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in order to reach the goal autonomously, cooperating with the rest of the group.

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

  • economic and methodology studies (quantitative methods, econometry, economic policy, political economics, economic theories, international economy, international finance, decision theory, research methodology) 25-40 credits;
  • professional studies in international economics and business (the theory of international corporate environments and markets, regional integration analysis planning and execution, studies in major worked trade development theories and comparative methods, the forms of the international economic and business information system, the core, forms, effects of international financial processes, managing and influencing international organisations, analysing their mechanisms, social science methodologies, the newest results of the professional field and their application, the corporate, regional, and world economy respects of developmental economics) 30-45 credits.

The ratio of credits of optional specialisations and professional modules in the programme: 30-45 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have at least one intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English language examination, or a intermediate "B2” complex type language examination in another living foreign language accepted by the relevant field of study, or a state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required).

The programme may be accompanied by internship. The internship requirements are defined by the programme’s curriculum.

International Relations
Department responsible for program: Institute of International, Political and Regional Studies
Program instructor: dr. Marton Péter
Bachelor's degree program: International Relations
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
In this course you will study a solid background of the social sciences and a variety of general courses, such as Theories of International Relations and Comparative Foreign Policy are offered, as well as a focus on European Union Affairs and Central and Eastern Europe’s interaction with the wider context of world politics and the global economy. This Master’s program is ideal preparation for you to pursue a career in public administration, international institutions, NGOs or multinational companies based or operating within Central and Eastern Europe. Follow your dreams now! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 590 000 HUF (≈1750 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MA)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles nemzetközi kapcsolatok elemző
  • qualification in English: International Relations Expert

Accepted with the complete credit value: international studies and international governance undergraduate courses.

May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate studies in the fields of social sciences, the humanities, economics, law, and political science.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entering the Master’s programme, a minimum of 60 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • introduction to social science: sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, psychology
  • legal-governance studies: public law and civil law, constitutional law, public administration science, public policy, business law
  • economic studies: economy, macro and micro economics, corporate economics, finance, international economics
  • political science: political thought, political history, international studies,
  • historical, cultural, and linguistic studies: economy, social and cultural history studies, linguistic, filologic studies.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 30 credits. Missing credits must be attained as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: theory oriented (60-40 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 10 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 313   

The objective of the programme is the training of experts who, with their attained theoretical knowledge, are capable of analysing the tendencies of current international political and economic relationships. With their knowledge of international economics, international law, international relation theories, regional-civilisational interdisciplinary knowledge, and mastery of the terminology, they are prepared to understand the interrelationships of a globalising international system. They are capable of an in-depth analysis of a region’s economic, political, and social context. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has a high-level knowledge of the most important social science contexts that he/she can understand and interpret in practice.
  • Knows the most important paradigms of the theory of international relations, and is informed about the debates between the various theoretical schools.
  • Is educated in the most important civilisational and cultural theories and knows the main economic, political, and social tendencies of the various regions.
  • Is educated about the contexts of the most significant 21st century world politics conflicts and crises.
  • Knows the main tendencies of world economy and the economic processes of the various global regions, especially the European Union’s economic status.
  • Is educated in the primary current issues and dilemmas of Hungarian foreign policy.
  • Knows human rights and minority rights regimes and their regional system.
  • Knows the UN decision-making mechanism, its operation, and ideas regarding its reform.
  • Knows the foreign policy of the main major powers and their place in world economy.
  • Knows the characteristics of the major civilisations, cultures, and world religions.
  • Knows and understands Hungarian, European, and global social issues that define the basic tendencies of social science thinking.
  • Knows and understands the technical language of previously studied foreign languages.
  • Possesses organised knowledge on Hungarian, European, and non-European political systems and the dominant international types of government systems.
  • Knows the typical data collection, processing, and interpretation techniques of social sciences and the distinctive characteristics of political research.
  • Knows the deeper contexts of international political, economic, legal, and social institutions.

  • Is capable of the foreign policy analysis of a world policy conflict and crisis based on the attained interdisciplinary knowledge.
  • Is capable of a deeper understanding of world economy processes and an analysis of economic challenges for the European Union and Hungary.
  • Is capable of performing comparative economic analyses based on basic economic and statistics knowledge and world economy theories.
  • Can navigate the decision-making mechanisms of various international organisations and can understand the major foreign policy decision-making mechanisms of various major powers.
  • Is capable of defining the economic and political interests of the various actors of the international system and their context.
  • Is capable of analysing new scientific data, uncovering new facts and interrelationships, and marketing his/her knowledge as an independent professional concept in the studied field of social processes.
  • Is capable of actively and efficiently working with results from neighbouring scientific fields.
  • Is capable of joining international research projects of the field and the tendering works of such projects.
  • In professional tasks, is capable of independent analysis, evaluation, and the synthesis of various deductions.
  • Is capable of uncovering and processing Hungarian and foreign social science resources and utilising the deductions in practical, professional work.
  • Prepares independent, scientifically formatted synopses and analyses of various subjects in his/her specialist field.
  • Manages work processes at an appropriate level, cooperates with partners inside and outside the institution efficiently.

  • Is capable of adapting to changes and of getting colleagues and other partners to accept the adaptation concept.
  • Is capable of developing independent professional concepts and protects ideas in debate, in foreign languages, if needed.
  • Is capable of using political science terms consistently.
  • Is capable of navigating the complex system of social conflicts and issues, and in the specialist field, may take on an active role in the work of uncovering these conflicts based on his/her in-depth knowledge.

  • Is open and tolerant towards the views, ideas, and lifestyles of groups encountered during his/her professional work as a social scientist.
  • Is open to taking a role in social commentary when processes that clash with his/her professional world-view happen in his/her social environment.
  • Is open and accepting of the wide range of international research results of the specialist field and is dedicated to raising awareness in Hungary about new pieces of knowledge he/she considers useful.
  • Builds a professional career responsibly and supports the realisation of a professional career of subordinates.
  • Serves and represents professional interests to the best of his/her interest.
  • In all organisational and institutional work, uses his/her knowledge and influence responsibly for the recognition of quality work.
  • In work-related and social conflicts, makes independent and responsible decisions, representing the interests of those he/she is entrusted with.
  • Has a constant need for self-education and to respect others’ political beliefs in everyday life.
  • Is characterised by an ability to see what’s important, creativity, and methodological awareness.

  • Is an independent and responsible participant in the specialist field’s scientific live, represents professional values and research results in every possible forum.
  • In work, makes independent and responsible decisions regarding his/her own scientific work and the work programmes of subordinates.
  • Takes responsibility for communicating specialised scientific knowledge in to participants of social forums in a comprehensible way.
  • Responsibly participates in the operation of work organisation and in developing, debating, and realising professional concepts.
  • Responsibly participates in the creation and management of work organisational units.
  • Responsibly safeguards the strict ethical rules of social science research and analysis in his/her professional work, undertakes to ask and answer any new ethical question.
  • Takes on an independent and responsible role in the Hungarian and international operation of professional organisations and the work of advocacy forums.

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

social science studies that serve as the basis of the programme (social science research methodology, comparative state law, the history of political thought, economic theory history) 5-20 credits;
professional skills related to international relations: 80-100 credits, including the credit value of the thesis, as per the following:

  • theory and practice of international relations [Security Policy Studies, Geopolitical Theories, Foreign Policy Decision-Making, General and Specialised Diplomacy Studies, Cultural Diplomacy, Conflicts and Crisis Management, Global Governance] 5-40 credits;
  • regional and civilisational studies [in particular: Civilisation Theory, Regional Integrations, Middle East Studies, Chinese Studies, Balkans Studies, Latin American Studies, Indian Studies, Japanese Studies, USA Studies, South-east Asian Studies, African Studies, Australian Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Russian Studies, The Post-Soviet Region and Middle Asia, European Studies] 5-40 credits;
  • the practice of international law [Case Studies from International Law, Diplomacy and Consular Law, Human and Minority Rights, Regional International Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations] 5-40 credits;
  • international economics [Developmental Theories, International Development Policy, World Trade Regions, The Theory and Practice of Economic Integrations, Hungarian Economy and Foreign Trade Relations, Economic Governance, The Economics of Globalisation] 5-40 credits;
  • international relationship analysis [Foreign Policy Analyses, Comparative Economic Analysis, The Analysation of Migration Processes] 5-40 credits;
  • international relations and EU terminology, professional studies in a foreign language 5-30 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 credits.

Earning the master's degree requires at least one state-recognized advanced (C1) complex language examination in one living foreign language and one intermediate (B2) complex language examination, of which at least one should be 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) or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

Marketing
Department responsible for program: Institute of Marketing
Program instructor: Dr. Bauer András
Bachelor's degree program: Marketing
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
The course offers you the opportunity to benefit from the full range of joint core subjects shared with other master programs including managerial courses in quantitative methods, business economics, leadership, managerial accounting, corporate finance, business law and marketing management. It also gives you the chance of obtaining a double degree with the CEMS program. Conquer positions in the fields of media, global business and online marketing industries including FMCG and SME sectors - we will show you how! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 880 000 HUF (≈2700 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 3400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász marketing szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in Marketing

Accepted with the complete credit value: from the economic sciences field, the Economics and Management, Commerce and Marketing, International Economics, and Finance and Accounting undergraduate degrees, and from the technical field, the Technical Management undergraduate degree.

May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: from the economic sciences field, the Human Resources, Tourism and Catering, Applied Economics, and Vocational Instruction in Public Service and Business undergraduate degrees.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entering the Master’s programme, a minimum of 30 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • methodology studies (mathematics, statistics, informatics) 8-12 credits;
  • theoretical economics studies (micro and macroeconomy, international economy, regional economy, economic history) 8-12 credits;
  • business studies (corporate economics, corporate finances, marketing, accounting, management, human resources) 10-14 credits.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 342   

The objective of the programme is the training of marketing experts who perform marketing activities in various business and non-business organisations, institutions, and enterprises. With their attained theoretical and practical skills, they are capable of developing a marketing strategy, managing various marketing activities and projects, various organisations, processes, and professional programmes, defining the content of the necessary marketing tools, coordinating the execution of tasks, communication with internal and external functions and organisations. Is capable of communicating in written, oral forms, and modern infocommunication tools in two foreign languages. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts.
  • Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment.
  • Knows the European integration process and European Policies related to its activity.
  • Knows the modern and theoretically demanding mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods of problem recognition, definition, and solution and information gathering and processing, and is aware of their limitations.
  • Knows the rules for planning and managing enterprises, business organisations, and projects, and their professional and ethical standards.
  • Knows the general and specific characteristics, limits, and most important directions of development of the marketing fields, as well as their relationships to related fields. Knows the interrelationships, theories, and underlying terminology of the marketing field.
  • Knows the characteristic research (learning and problem solving) methods, abstraction techniques, the ways of developing practical aspects of theoretical questions of his/her marketing specialisation, and methods of planning, measuring, and analysing marketing sub-fields.
  • Knows the resource-based theories of marketing strategy, the analytic methods of strategic management, and the theoretical bases and analytic methods of further marketing fields (e.g. sale management, marketing engineering, qualitative research, creative design).
  • Knows the vocabulary of the specialist marketing field and the characteristics, most important forms, methods, and techniques of written and oral communication in his/her native language and a foreign language.
  • Knows the relationship of value-creating marketing processes and innovation.
  • Knows the organisational forms and processes of the realisation of customer orientation. Knows and understands theories that explain consumer choice and the social role of consumption.
  • Knows and understands the quantitative and qualitative analytic and software-supported multivariate methods of marketing research, and corporate database handling and analysis for marketing uses.

  • Formulates independent, new deductions, original thoughts, and approaches, is capable of utilising sophisticated analytic and modelling methods, of creating strategies for the solution of complex problems, and of making decisions in dynamic Hungarian and international environments and corporate cultures.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experiences, leads medium and large enterprises or complex organisational units, performs a comprehensive economic function in a business organisation, organises and manages complex business processes, manages resources. Is capable of efficient work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Is capable of performing a detailed analysis of various theories that make up the knowledge base of his/her specialist marketing field and a synthesising formulation of comprehensive and special interrelationships.
  • Is capable of identifying special professional issues with a diverse, interdisciplinary approach, and discovering and formulating the detailed theoretical and practical background required for their solution.
  • Uses the knowledge mediation techniques of the marketing field and processes Hungarian and foreign language publications at a high level.
  • Develops a unique viewpoint based on his/her own analysis and defends it in debate, is capable of developing strategies for solving complex issues, planning solutions, and making decisions.
  • Participates in economic processes, projects, group work; as a leader, plans, manages, organises, coordinates, and evaluates activities. Is capable of managing and operating his/her own enterprise with the attained knowledge and experience.
  • Is capable of preparing independent analyses and propositions for management boards.

  • Has a critical attitude towards the work and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is innovative and proactive in managing economic issues. Is open to new results of economic science and practice.
  • Is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual approach to persons and social issues, in his/her work, pays attention to the wider range of sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations).
  • Strives to improve his/her knowledge and work relationships; motivates, helps, and supports any colleagues and subordinates to do the same.
  • Takes on the comprehensive and special relationships and professional identity that make up the special character and personal and community role of his/her specialist marketing field.
  • Conveys the comprehensive and detailed issues of the trade with authenticity.
  • Strives to make decisions with complete consideration for laws and ethical standards in strategic decision-making situations that require new, complex approaches, and unexpected situations.
  • Takes initiative in ensuring that the profession serves the community. Possesses a highly developed identity in the trade of marketing and dedication to the trade, and represents it in the profession and a wider audience in society.

  • Independently selects and utilises relevant problem-solving methods in areas important for organisational policy, strategy, and management, performs financial analysis, decision-preparation, and consulting tasks independently.
  • Independently creates, organises, and manages major enterprises, or major organisations and organisational unity.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof.
  • Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • Independently represents his/her developed professional opinion in previously known decision-making situations. Takes responsibility for the environmental and social effects in new, complex decision-making situations.
  • Joins research and development projects, in the project group, utilises theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in order to reach the goal autonomously, cooperating with the rest of the group.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility towards colleagues and employees in social and public issues.

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

  • economic and social science studies (modern economic theories, decision theory and methodology studies, business and management of organisations and enterprises, strategic management, financial management, issues in marketing management, planning and managing value creating and logistical processes) 25-40 credits;
  • Marketing Studies [environmental and market analysis planning and execution, planning marketing research, its methodology, marketing information and decision support systems, consumption theory and consumer behaviour analysis, distribution management, sales process management, supply chain management, product and brand management, integrated marketing communication, communication strategy and its tools, economic and competition law studies, marketing strategy planning and execution, marketing-controlling, intercultural and international marketing studies, social science methodologies, learning and applying cutting-edge professional results] 30-40 credits.
The ratio of credits of optional specialisations and professional modules in the programme: 30-45 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have at least one intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English language examination, or a intermediate "B2” complex type language examination in another living foreign language accepted by the relevant field of study, or a state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required).

The programme may be accompanied by internship. The internship requirements are defined by the programme’s curriculum.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Department responsible for program: Institute of Business Economics
Program instructor: Kozma Miklós
Bachelor's degree program: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
This Full-Time MBA university course is a two year program for applicants with an average of 2-3 years work experience (depending on the first diploma). It is designed specifically for you, students looking for a truly global education experience. To best prepare you for the business world of tomorrow, the fulltime MBA program covers every element of management, leadership, and business administration. With our educational offerings we are not only focusing on developing future managers but also to enhance the skills and knowledge of executives who are already in their desired positions. Whatever industry, region or sector you operate in, certain issues and challenges arise which require managers to reassess and refresh their conceptual thinking, do it now! Apply now!

890 000 HUF (≈2700 EUR) semester for EEA applicants, 3000 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász MBA szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist

Accepted with the complete credit value: undergraduate degrees of the economic science field, from the technical field, the Technical Management undergraduate degree, from the agricultural field, the Rural Development Engineer degree, from the informatics field, the Business Informatics Engineer undergraduate degree, and from the healthcare field, the Health Care Manager undergraduate degree.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entering the Master’s programme, a minimum of 60 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • methodology studies (mathematics, statistics, informatics) 15 credits;
  • economics studies (micro and macro economy, international economics, environmental economics, economic theory, economic statistics, the history of economic thought, economic modelling, economic policy, sectoral and functional economics, community economics, world and European economics, public policy studies) 10 credits;
  • business studies (corporate economics, finance, economic law, decision theory and methodology, business ethics, business communication) 10 credits;
  • social science studies (European Union studies, general and financial law studies, economic history, sociology, psychology, philosophy) 10 credits;
  • professional studies (organisational behaviour, accounting, corporate finances, marketing, production management, management and organisation, controlling, strategic planning, human resource management) 15 credits.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 30 credits in the listed area based on his/her previous studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s programme as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 345

The objective of the programme is the training of economist experts who, with their skills attained in every major area of the business field, are capable of developing a strategic view that ensures the survival and development of organisations and enterprises. Knows the major tendencies of international economics, and is capable of managing human resources and, in general, the activities of organisations and enterprises. Another goal is accelerating his/her career along with the appropriate theoretical studies. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts. Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment.
  • Knows the European integration process and European Policies related to its activity.
  • Possesses the modern and theoretically demanding mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods of problem recognition, definition, and solution and information gathering and processing, and is aware of their limitations. Knows the rules for planning and managing enterprises, business organisations, and projects, and their professional and ethical standards.
  • Knows the factors that affect business and the methods that are used to influence them. Furthermore, knows decision-making and decision support methods.
  • Has a comprehensive knowledge of the most important interrelationships between the economic system and other social sub-systems.
  • Has comprehensive management and organisational skills. Possesses a relevant, comprehensive social and public erudition beyond professional issues.
  • Along with a high-level mastery of everyday language, knows the economic terminology and its expressive and compositional characteristics in his/her native language and at least one foreign language.
  • Has mastered the written and oral forms of professional and efficient communication, the table-based and graphic methods of visualising data, including the options offered by infocommunication technology.
  • Knows the possibilities, requirements, tools, and methods of career planning in a wide context, including the conditionalities and tools of helping and motivating others.

  • Formulates independent, new deductions, original thoughts, and approaches, is capable of utilising sophisticated analytic and modelling methods, of creating strategies for the solution of complex problems, and of making decisions in dynamic Hungarian and international environments and corporate cultures.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experiences, leads medium and large enterprises or complex organisational units, performs a comprehensive economic function in a business organisation, organises and manages complex business processes, manages resources.
  • Is capable of efficient work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Develops a unique viewpoint based on his/her own analysis and defends it in debate.
  • Is capable of developing strategies to solve complex issues, planning the solution, making decisions, and offering professional advice to economic operators. If necessary, uses an interdisciplinary approach in analyses and practical problem-solving.
  • Is prepared to actively participate in social and public life. Is capable of recognising and understanding social issues and of processing new phenomena.
  • Participates in economic processes, projects, group work; as a leader, plans, manages, organises, coordinates, and evaluates activities.
  • Prepares professional summaries and analyses, holds presentations, and participates in professional debate in the specialist field, in Hungarian or foreign languages.
  • By lifelong learning, creates an individual strategy for development and career-planning; organises and manages it. Plans and organises the professional development of colleagues and employees in his/her work organisation as their manager.

  • Has a critical attitude towards the work and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is innovative and proactive in managing economic issues.
  • Is open to new results of economic science and practice.
  • Is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual approach to persons and social issues, in his/her work, pays attention to the wider range of sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations). Strives to improve his/her knowledge and work relationships; motivates, helps, and supports any colleagues and subordinates to do the same.
  • Considers correcting mistakes and improving his/her employees a duty. Aids the professional development of any colleagues and subordinates.
  • Is interested in the results and solutions coming from related fields of science, and is open to building relationships.
  • Is dedicated to quality work. Is decisive, constructive, cooperating, tolerant, open, and takes initiative in project and group work.
  • Is motivated by the need to increase professional and social knowledge as well as social usefulness in planning and managing his/her own career.

  • Independently selects and utilises relevant problem-solving methods in areas important for organisational policy, strategy, and management, performs financial analysis, decision-preparation, and consulting tasks independently.
  • Independently creates, organises, and manages major enterprises, or major organisations and organisational unity.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof.
  • Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • Independently represents his/her developed professional opinion in previously known decision-making situations. Takes responsibility for the environmental and social effects in new, complex decision-making situations.

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

  • economics and methodology studies (quantitative methods, organisational behaviour, accounting, corporate finance, marketing, production management, human resource management) at least 25-40 credits;
  • economic science and management studies (quantitative methods, organisational behaviour, accounting, corporate finance, marketing, production management, human resource management, business (corporate) economics, strategic management, corporate communication, business law, change management, quality management, project management, decision-problem solving, international finance, investments, information management, electable studies) 20-30 credits

Including optional specialisations, special studies may be pursued in the fields of banking, healthcare management, economic policy, futures and options, environmental management, community economics, logistics, macroeconomic finance, international (multinational) management, psychology, technology management, production organisation, business ethics, advanced business law, and business policy.

The credit value of optional studies is 25-65 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have at least one intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English language examination, or a intermediate "B2” complex type language examination in another living foreign language accepted by the relevant field of study, or a state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required).

The programme may be accompanied by internship. The internship requirements are defined by the institution’s curriculum.

A special admission requirement into the programme is at least three years of professional management experience for undergraduate degree holders, and two years for Master’s degree holders.

Public Policy and Management
Department responsible for program: Institute of Economics and Public Policy
Program instructor: Bartha Attila
Bachelor's degree program: Public Policy and Management
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
This course enables you to analyze different issues of public policy and public administration at a professional level, as it will provide you with an understanding of the principles and methods of modern public policy and management. You will be able to take part in two double degree programs, one in Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania or another one in the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy. As a successful graduate of ours you may seek employment at various international organizations like the UN, the EU and the OECD as well. What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Tuition fee: 700 000 HUF (≈2100 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász közgazdálkodás és közpolitika szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in Public Policy and Management

Accepted with the complete credit value: the applied economics undergraduate programme.

May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: from the economic sciences field, the Human Resources, Economics and Management, International Economics, Finance and Accounting, from the social sciences field, International Studies, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, from the legal field, Labour Relations and Social Security, from the political science field, Administration Manager, International Administration, Public Administration Manager, and from the healthcare field, Health Care Manager undergraduate degrees.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entering the Master’s programme, a minimum of 60 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • methodological, economic, and social science studies 40 credits;
  • programme-specific studies (economics and management of public institutions and levels of government, public policy and policy area studies, public law and social policy studies) 20 credits.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 30 credits in the listed area based on his/her previous studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s programme as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314   

The objective of the programme is the training of economists who, with their attained economic science, social science, management, legal, methodological, and specialised theoretical and practical knowledge, are capable of professionally performing analytic, planning, coordination, and management tasks in the state-run and non state-run institutions of the public sector, in non-profit organisations, in central and local governments, in Hungarian and international (European Union) organisations that initiate, form, and realise sectorwide public policies and in meaningful participation in any phase of public projects. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts.
  • Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment.
  • Knows the European integration process and European Policies related to its activity.
  • Possesses the modern and theoretically demanding mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods of problem recognition, definition, and solution and information gathering and processing, and is aware of their limitations.
  • Knows the rules for planning and managing enterprises, business organisations, and projects, and their professional and ethical standards.
  • Knows interrelationships of economics-based inter- and transdisciplinary theories and conceptual frameworks
  • that help describe and understand the operation of the public sector.
  • Knows the concepts of the economy of the public sector and their interrelationships, the principles and practice of influencing and realising public policy, the conflicted nature of realising constitutional social values and standards (public policy that promotes public good).
  • Knows the institutions, operations, and public policies of governance realised in the major levels of multi-level governance (local-regional, state, European Union).
  • Is aware of principles and methods for the organisation, operation, and management of public organisations.
  • Is aware of the principles and practical methods of economic, organisational, political, and human resource utilisation.
  • Knows the concepts of budgetary managements and public institution management and their interrelationships. Knows the factors that affect business and the methods that are used to influence these factors.
  • Knows the main elements of the methodological toolkit (in particular, multivariate statistical analysis, decision-oriented analytic techniques, comparative case studies) used for the analysis of complex social-public policy issues and their alternative solutions.
  • Is aware of the limits of his/her knowledge and the necessity of lifelong learning.

  • Formulates independent, new deductions, original thoughts, and approaches, is capable of utilising sophisticated analytic and modelling methods, of creating strategies for the solution of complex problems, and of making decisions in dynamic Hungarian and international environments and corporate cultures.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experiences, leads medium and large enterprises or complex organisational units, performs a comprehensive economic function in a business organisation, organises and manages complex business processes, manages resources.
  • Is capable of efficient work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Is capable of exploring theoretical, methodological, and factual public management and public policy resources in Hungarian and in foreign languages and following the professional publications of other scientific fields relevant to the specialisation.
  • Is capable of analysing and developing strategies to solve complex social and public policy issues, planning the solution, making decisions, and offering professional advice to economic operators.
  • Is capable of successfully utilising complex statistical analysis, modelling, and comparative institutional analytic tasks in public management and public policy analysis and decision preparation work, and case-study based methods.
  • Is capable of cooperating in the realisation of Hungarian and European Union development policies, of analysing, planning, and managing the processes of public organisations.
  • Is capable of uncovering and explicitly presenting the realisation of social values and value changes, and of understanding and creatively handling conflicted situations resulting from opposite viewpoints.
  • Is capable of applying his/her specialist, financial, management, research methodology, and IT skills in practice in a complex way.
  • Is capable of using his/her economic, legal, political science, and sociological knowledge in the analysis of real public policy issues and resolutions (suggestions).

  • Has a critical attitude towards the work and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is innovative and proactive in managing economic issues.
  • Is open to new results of economic science and practice.
  • Is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual approach to persons and social issues, in his/her work, pays attention to the wider range of sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations).
  • Strives to improve his/her knowledge and work relationships; motivates, helps, and supports any colleagues and subordinates to do the same.
  • Is dedicated to recognising and promoting public good.
  • Has a critical attitude towards the knowledge, work, and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates.
  • Considers correcting mistakes and improving his/her employees a duty.
  • Consciously searches for public management and public policy issues to solve, is innovative and proactive in the handling of economic issues.
  • Is open to new results from public management and public policy theory and practice and changes of the social-economic-legal environment that affect his/her specialist field.

  • Independently selects and utilises relevant problem-solving methods in areas important for organisational policy, strategy, and management, performs financial analysis, decision-preparation, and consulting tasks independently.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof.
  • Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • Independently performs financial analysis, decision preparation, and consulting tasks in fields significant for organisational policy, strategy, or management based on his/her professional views.
  • Takes initiative in solving problems, developing strategies, and the cooperation of groups and colleagues, both inside the organisation and between organisations.
  • Is characterised by an independent and responsible thinking through and consideration of economic and extra-economic consequences in formulating professional questions. Takes responsibility for the effects of his/her activities on other specialist fields.
  • Takes responsibility for the professional content and correct terminology in his/her own professional summaries, presentations, and publications.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility towards colleagues and employees in social and public issues.

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

  • economics, 40-60 credits;
  • administration science, public policy science, and public policy analysis 20-30 credits;
  • organisation and management science 10-15 credits;
  • political science 10-15 credits;
  • jurisprudence 10-15 credits.

Specialist knowledge attained in the specialist fields of public policy and analysis, the management and organisational tasks of public organisations, and sectoral policy expertise, considering optional specialisations. The credit ratio of specialisation in the training, recommended by the training institution, is 15-25 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have at least one intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English language examination, or a intermediate "B2” complex type language examination in another living foreign language accepted by the relevant field of study, or a state recognized upper level (C1) complex type general foreign language examination or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma is required).

Regional and Environmental Economic Studies
Department responsible for program: Institute of International, Political and Regional Studies
Program instructor: Dr. Péti Márton
Bachelor's degree program: Regional and Environmental Economic Studies
Specialization: Economic Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Get the highest quality education in economics, applying alternative regional and environmental approaches. The program offers an insight into the Central and Eastern European region’s specific subjects and perspectives, besides presenting current global challenges. It places strong emphasis on practice: you will be supported in finding traineeship positions at Hungarian organizations, companies and EU institutions. Meanwhile, learn how to plan and manage the social-economic and environmental structures of cities or regions by acquiring knowledge on topics such as: strategic and spatial planning; urban, rural and regional development, environmental economics and management; sustainability; CSR; climate policy and geopolitics. Apply now! 

Tuition fee:  610 000 HUF (≈1800 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász regionális és környezeti gazdaságtan szakon
  • qualification in English: Economist in Regional and Environmental Economic Studies

Accepted with the complete credit value: undergraduate degrees of the economic sciences field, and the Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, Rural Development Engineer and degrees from the agricultural field of training and the Geographer and Environmental Studies undergraduate courses from the natural sciences field of training.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entering the Master’s programme, a minimum of 60 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • at least 20 credits from the fields of economy and business administration (microeconomy, macroeconomy, world and international economy, community economy, management and administration subjects, marketing, business communication);
  • at least 20 credits from the fields of methodology (mathematics, statistics, informatics);
  • at least 20 credits from ‘horizon broadening’ natural and social science subjects (philosophy, sociology, political science, history, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, earth sciences).

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 40 credits in the listed area based on his/her previous studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s programme as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: theory oriented (60-70 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314   

The objective of the programme is the training of economics experts who, in possession of their theoretical and methodological knowledge, are capable of uncovering the social dimensions of environmental issues and the economic analysis of social, cultural, and ecological processes considering the interrelationships between social and natural systems. Capable of cooperating in a creative and innovative way in the development of global and regional developmental and environmental policies, strategies, and programmes, and working in economic geography and regional and environmental social science. They are capable of solving independent analytic and planning tasks, working in groups and managing group work, and performing sustainable development analysis and research in the academic, state, and private sectors. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Has mastered the concepts, theories, processes, and characteristics of economic science and the micro and macro organisational levels of economy, knows the definitive economic facts.
  • Understands the structure, operation, and Hungarian and international relationships of business organisations, their information and motivational factors, especially the institutional environment.
  • Knows the European integration process and European Policies related to its activity.
  • Possesses the modern and theoretically demanding mathematical-statistical, econometric, and modelling methods of problem recognition, definition, and solution and information gathering and processing, and is aware of their limitations.
  • Knows the rules for planning and managing enterprises, business organisations, and projects, and their professional and ethical standards.
  • Has mastered the basic interrelationships of regional, urban, and environmental economics, geography, and sociology, the mathematical, statistical, and geographic informatics methods used in regional and environmental research and knows their limits.
  • Is prepared to understand and develop the models that describe the system of biosphere-society-economy interactions and to consider the result of this modelling in developmental decisions.
  • Has relevant and comprehensive knowledge on the main interrelationships between the economic system and other social sub-systems and the ecological system, the relationships between regional and rural policy and the environment’s carrying capacity, the interrelationships between the ecological and social possibilities and determinations of developments.
  • Has a detailed knowledge of the effects of economic growth, the population boom, and the population’s income differentiation on the Earth’s carrying capacity in the ten most sensitive dimensions (climate change, nitrogen and phosphorous cycles, decreasing biodiversity, damage to the ozone layer, ultrafine particle deposition, ocean acidification, agricultural land use, freshwater use, chemical pollution), the most important developmental issues that induce the level of exposure and changes, and their effects on the economic-social-ecological systems.
  • Knows the principles and frameworks of the Hungarian and international regulations on environmental and natural protections.
  • Knows and understands the principles of social responsibility and ethical operation for companies and their social importance, and the scientific bases and practice of environmental management.
  • Possesses a relevant, comprehensive social and public erudition over professional issues.

  • Formulates independent, new deductions, original thoughts, and approaches, is capable of utilising sophisticated analytic and modelling methods, of creating strategies for the solution of complex problems, and of making decisions in dynamic Hungarian and international environments and corporate cultures.
  • After attaining practical knowledge and experiences, leads medium and large enterprises or complex organisational units, performs a comprehensive economic function in a business organisation, organises and manages complex business processes, manages resources. Is capable of efficient work in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Is capable of a simple formalising of arguments on economic-social-environmental issues, of developing an individual viewpoint based on his/her own analysis, arguing for it in a debate, and recognises the necessity of revising or giving up this viewpoint.
  • Is capable of developing strategies to solve complex issues, planning the solution, making decisions, and offering professional advice to economic operators.
  • Is capable of uncovering relevant economic issues in the specialist field. In analyses and solutions, he/she is capable of considering their complex system of social, policy, environmental, and spatial interrelationships.
  • Is capable of preparing professional summaries and analyses in his/her specialist field, giving presentations, actively participating in professional debate using the modern methods of the infocommunication and presentation toolkits, in Hungarian or in foreign languages.
  • Is capable of participating in large-scale and complex projects and group work, and as a leader, of managing, organising, and evaluating activities.
  • Is prepared to actively participate in social and public life in possession of relevant skills.

  • Has a critical attitude towards the work and behaviour of him/herself and any subordinates, is innovative and proactive in managing economic issues.
  • Is open to new results of economic science and practice.
  • Is characterised by a cultured, ethical, and objective intellectual approach to persons and social issues, in his/her work, pays attention to the wider range of sectoral, regional, national, and European values (including social, ecological, and sustainability considerations). Strives to improve his/her knowledge and work relationships; motivates, helps, and supports any colleagues and subordinates to do the same.
  • Has a problem-centric view and problem-solving thinking.
  • Is open to new results from economic science and practice, and changes in the social-economic-legal environment that affect his/her specialist fields.
  • Is decisive, constructive, cooperating, and takes initiative in project and group work.
  • Is prepared to share professional and social knowledge with professional and non-professional audiences.

Independently selects and utilises relevant problem-solving methods in areas important for organisational policy, strategy, and management, performs financial analysis, decision-preparation, and consulting tasks independently. Independently creates, organises, and manages major enterprises, or major organisations and organisational unity.

  • Takes responsibility for his/her own work, the organisation or enterprise under his/her control and the employees thereof.
  • Independently identifies, plans, and organises the professional and general development of his/herself and any employees and takes responsibility for them.
  • Analyses, takes, and manages the responsibility for the fact that results received from analyses and practical methods partially depend on the chosen method.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility in social and public issues.

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

  • economic and social science studies (economics and methodological studies, community economics, quantitative methods, managerial economics, economic sociology, human ecology) 25-45 credits;
  • environmental economics professional studies [economic development and growth (economic development, innovation); spatial aspects of economic processes, spatial aspects of social processes, regional and environmental analytic methods, regional economy, environmental economics, regional policy, regional economic development, ecological and environmental protection studies, integrated rural development, regional programming and management, local economy and business development, environmental policy, environmental management, industrial ecology, environmental ethics, urban sociology and urban geography, urban management, urban financing) 50-70 credits.

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English and another living foreign language examination, or an equivalent graduation certificate or diploma.

Sociology
Department responsible for program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
Program instructor: Dr. Nagy Beáta
Bachelor's degree program: Sociology
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
Program language: English
Site/Location: Budapest
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
Widen your knowledge on contemporary concepts and theories related to global social changes and better your critical analysis of social problems in a global-versuslocal framework. Gain an internationally recognized academic qualification and join local, national or global organizations, government authorities, research institutes, think tanks, and public or private sector companies after graduation. Join Corvinus! Apply now!

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

  • qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MA)
  • qualification in Hungarian: okleveles szociológus
  • qualification in English: Sociologist

Accepted with the complete credit value: sociology and social studies undergraduate degrees.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that are accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For entry into a Master’s programme that is different from the undergraduate degree, the minimum number of necessary credits is at least 60 from the fields of social sciences relevant to the sociology programme.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s programme is for the student to have at least 20 credits.

Missing credits must be attained as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

  • degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent)
  • thesis credit value: 15 credits
  • minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 312   

The objective of the programme is the training of experts with a high level of sociological skill, who are capable of performing research, expert, educational, decision-making, management, planning, and organisation tasks independently or in groups in various fields of social life (research, education, culture, media, politics, economy, healthcare, environmental protection, settlement management, social policy). Graduates possess a modern understanding of social sciences, research methodology, and practice, interdisciplinary knowledge, and an international perspective. They are prepared to continue their training at the PhD level.

  • Knows, understands, and interprets important sociological and social contexts at a high level.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of all important segments of his/her specialist fields, and understands the definitive processes of sociology.
  • Possesses the high-level quantitative and qualitative methodology knowledge utilisable in professional work and follows the major tendencies of social science methodology.
  • Knows and understands the conceptual systems, main ideas, and schools of social sciences closely related to sociology.
  • Knows and understands social issues that define the main tendencies of social science thinking.
  • Possesses a high-level knowledge to navigate social decision-making mechanisms and to understand the various forums of advocacy and debate.
  • Knows and understands the technical language of at least two foreign languages necessary for working in the profession.
  • Knows, understands, and continuously improves the knowledge that serves as the educational basis of high-level work in sociology.

  • Is capable of navigating the system of social issues and conflicts.
  • In the specialist field, is capable of analysing and evaluating the causes and mechanisms of social issues and conflicts.
  • Is capable of continuously analysing relevant publications in Hungarian and in foreign languages and of monitoring relevant bibliographies and thematic collections.
  • Is capable of utilising research results published in Hungarian and in foreign languages in the specialist field.
  • Is capable of producing sociological analyses with concepts, arguments, and deductions relevant to the specialist field based on reliable, professional sources and their practical experiences.
  • With integrative social science skills, is prepared to manage work processes in the scope of his/her professional competence, and of the cooperation with colleagues or other partners required for the performance of the tasks.
  • Is capable of attaining novel sociological knowledge, performing innovative tasks, and arguing for their importance.
  • In the specialist field, is capable of finding project opportunities, performing project planning, management, and realisation tasks, and cooperating with project partners.
  • Is capable of participating in the development of organisational development concepts, in the definition of the organisational work principles of organisation, and their professional public presentation.

  • Is confident in his/her own abilities, is dedicated to following professional ideas.
  • Is critical of scientific, practical, legal, or political attempts at decreasing the openness and diversity of social sciences.
  • Is committed to professional attempts at solving global and local issues.
  • Is open, accepting, yet critical of professional innovation.
  • Is dedicated to supporting all initiatives to promote social equity.
  • Is open and dedicated to international professional cooperation.
  • Consciously strives for scientific objectivity.
  • Respects the scientific approach and is open to various approaches and analytic methods.
  • Observes scientific correctness, does not discriminate negatively.

  • Participates in the operation and management of work organisations and in developing, debating, and realising professional concepts independently and responsibly.
  • Supports the realisation of a professional career of any subordinates responsibly.
  • Is dedicated to representing professional interests.
  • Strives to participate in the work of Hungarian and international professional groups.
  • Independently participates in the development of organisational systems.
  • Is personally responsible to observing the professional and ethical rules of the profession of sociology and to maintaining its integrity.
  • Respects the rights of any colleagues and students.
  • Is especially responsible to protecting the safety, anonymity, and personal data of research subjects.

Scientific fields that lead to the specialisation, and fields of expertise that make up the programme: classic and modern social science theories 10-35 credits;

  • research methods (Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, IT Applications) 10-50 credits;
  • differentiated professional skills (i.e. education, culture, media, politics, economy, healthcare, environmental protection, settlement management, social policy) 20-60 credits

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

Earning the Master’s degree requires at least one state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination in English, French or German and one state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination in another living foreign language.

The internship is a professional training defined in the programme syllabus with a credit value of 2-6 credits.

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