Corvinus has admitted the best-performing students once againArticle of the Hungarian news portal Világgazdaság
Corvinus University of Budapest admitted a total of 2,809 students for the 2020/2021 academic year” – the university said on Thursday night. 2,116 bachelor programme, 632 master programme and 61 single-cycle programme students can start their studies in the autumn. 80 percent of bachelor programme students and 85 percent of master programme students can study for free under the Corvinus Scholarship Programme.
The most outstanding students were admitted once again
In line with the renewal strategy of the Corvinus University of Budapest, it has admitted the best performing students this year as well, focusing on quality education instead of mass education. The stable funding background for all this is provided by the Maecenas Universitatis Corvini Foundation, which maintains the University – read the university’s statement. Students entering Corvinus will be able to start their studies in the 2020/2021 academic year on 13 BSc programmes, a single-cycle programme, and 21 MSc programmes. The average point score of students admitted to Corvinus in 12 supported BSc programmes and the single-cycle programme is higher than the average point score of students admitted to all other universities running the same programme.
The strategic goal is internationalisation
Corvinus’s most popular programmes (BSc programmes on international studies, international business, communication and media studies, and business management) have maintained a high number of applicants, and the number of students admitted to English-language courses has even increased.
An important strategic goal of the renewed Corvinus University is internationalisation. It has two directions: on the one hand, it wants to continuously increase the number of foreign students studying at Corvinus, and on the other hand, it aims to attract more students from the Central and Eastern European region. Additionally, it provides training for its Hungarian students, after which they are able to find themselves a good position on the international labour market. In the spirit of internationalisation, one of Corvinus’ most popular bachelor programmes, international business, will run from September 2020 only in English. Furthermore, this year, it has doubled the number of students to be admitted to this bachelor programme, compared to 80 last year, this year 161 students can start their studies. It is also a decision that fits in with the internationalisation strategy of the renewed Corvinus University that the University has also doubled the number of students to be admitted to the English-language communication and media studies bachelor programme.
In the field of business training, the University increased the number of students to be admitted to the business and management BSc programme, which is one of the most popular programmes in the country, by 65%. (It admitted 435 people, and thus will run the programme with the largest number of students in the country.
427 points were required for admission to the scholarship places on this programme.) In the future, the University also intends to attribute a key role to the business and management bachelor programme in the training portfolio.
This year, 410 points were required for admission to the economics programme, and 428 were required for admission to the economic and financial mathematical analysis single-cycle programme considered to be the top programmes at Corvinus and only run by it in the entire country, with the point limits increasing compared to the previous year. 401 points were required for admission to a scholarship place on the similarly unique applied economics English-language bachelor programme. An exceptionally high 456 points were required this year for admission to the English-language international studies bachelor programme, with the average point score of the admitted students being 467.
This year, Corvinus tightened its admissions system for MSc programmes, to ensure the admission of the best and most committed students to the MSc programmes. Most MSc programmes required at least 70 points for admission to scholarship places.
Corvinus aims to renew all its programmes in the coming years in line with market expectations. First, the University will start with a renewed form and content in the autumn, introducing a number of educational methodological innovations in applied economics (in Hungarian and English) and international business BSc in English, and the University has also re-imagined its English-language Executive MBA programme, representing the highest category of management training. The economic analysis MSc programme is also being renewed, which can be studied in Hungarian and English.
Since 2016, part of Corvinus’ training portfolio has also been available at a new location. First-year students were admitted to the programmes launched at the Székesfehérvár Campus, which is also one of the most dynamically developing dual study programme bases in the country, in similar numbers to last year. The point limits for admission to the Székesfehérvár Campus have increased significantly, by about 50 points compared to last year.