The quality of education offered by Corvinus University of Budapest is attracting more applicants this year than last, according to figures released by the Educational Authority. The most popular course is the Bachelor of Business and Management, with nearly 30 percent more applicants for the English-language version of the course than last year. International Management, which can be studied in English, is the second most popular field, with 11 percent more applicants than in 2022. The popularity of the English-language Bachelor of International Studies has also grown significantly, with a 20 percent increase in the number of students applying to study this course.
The university’s two new English-language Bachelor’s programmes, which are available in Hungary only at Corvinus, were also well received: hundreds of applications were received for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree and the Business Data Science degree.
“The numbers show that there is a receptiveness among applicants to the key objectives we set out when we changed the university model, including internationalisation and a high-quality training portfolio. I am delighted that Corvinus is able to offer talented students a constantly renewed, high-quality choice. We are focusing on quality rather than quantity in our training, in an international environment, with small group teaching,” said Anthony Radev, President of Corvinus, commenting on the application figures.
Among the Corvinus Master’s programmes, the Management and Organisation programme remains the most popular, with a 35 percent increase in applications for the English-language programme. Corvinus is launching several new one-year English-language Master’s programmes this year, the most popular being Marketing Strategy and Innovation.
“Two thirds of our training is now in English. This year, 50 percent more people chose these courses as their first choice than last year, reflecting the strong demand for access to opportunities at universities abroad. “We were among the first Hungarian universities to make our Master‘s degree programmes more flexible to meet the needs of the labour market: we offer four one-year courses and four two-year courses that can be completed in one year. The number of applications proves the justification of the new structure,” emphasised Előd Takáts, Rector of Corvinus.
The strategic goal of Corvinus is to become the leading university in the field of economic and social sciences in the Eastern and Central European region by 2030. To achieve this, more and more English-language courses are being launched every year, internationally renowned lecturers are being recruited and research and publication output is being significantly increased.