Corvinus University of Budapest

BSc Applied Economics

BSc Applied Economics

Corvinus University of Budapest

Analytical, compelling, world-changing. Value, production, distribution and consumption; microeconomic markets and macroeconomic systems.

Get familiar with relevant concepts, principles, models, theories and methodology of modern economics. We will provide you with the analytical methods used by economists working in business, policy and research.

The Applied Economics BSc programme makes you familiar with many exciting tasks: How to modelize the real world? How to develop your data analysis skills and quantitative competences? How to improve your problem-solving abilities and critical thinking? It includes studying a wide variety of concepts, participating in major group projects and presentations – making you the perfect asset to any company, public or private organisation.

  1. How to forecast the price food? Or which processes influence consumption and how?
  2. What are the consequences of an increase in the consumption tax? Or what is the role of government in different markets?
  3. Which factors lead to the collapse of the Peso-Dollar exchange rate? Or how the global economy and international monetary systems work?
  4. How to incentivize people to take care of their environment? How to make the world a better place from a social point of view?

Upon graduation, you will be able to examine the underlying incentives of social phenomena to try to extract meaning from data, to making models and forecasts and then find the explanation to major issues.

Our programme is internationally recognised and integrated.

Whilst studying, you have the unique possibility of gaining a double degree in European Economic Studies from the University of Bamberg by spending one year in Germany – at no extra time or cost to you! 

What you will study

Core Modules*

Year 1

1. Foundations of Economics

2. Analysis of Economic Data

3. Mathematics and Statistics

4. Corporate Finance and Accounting


Year 2

1. Econometrics

2. Microeconomics, Game Theory and Industrial Organization

3. Macroeconomics and International Economics

4. Foundations of Social Sciences


Year 3 (BA/BSc only)

1. Business Economics

2. History of EconomicThought

3. Money and Capital Markets

4. Applied Fields of Economics

* The above is not an exhaustive list. Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.

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Application Requirements

• Completed high school/secondary education (or higher)

• Pass mathematics exam

• B2 level of English, proven by a certificate

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Preparatory Programme

If you do not meet the requirements, you can apply for our preparatory programme.

Note: there are three ways to apply to Corvinus as an international student:

1. Self-funded route (available for all applicants)

2. Stipendium Hungaricum route – non-EU applicants only, further restrictions apply

3. Diaspora scholarship route – non-EU nationals with Hungarian heritage only, further restrictions apply

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Corvinus University of Budapest

Dear Applicant,

I was trained as an applied mathematician and economist. My main research topics are the History of the Mathematization of Economics and the Philosophical Foundations of Economic Models. I teach microeconomics and history of economic throughout the programme. I am eager to introduce you to the amazing and mysterious world of economics!

Corvinus University of Budapest

Dr. Gergely Kőhegyi Ph.D.
Programme Director,
Applied Economics BSc

Accreditations and Rankings

#350-400 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Economics and Econometrics Studies

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Double Degree Opportunities

European Economic Studies University of Bamberg

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Double Degree programmes are a unique opportunity, allowing you to obtain two higher education degrees in the time frame of one from two different institutions.

What our students think

Aaron Honis

“I’m in my very first year of Corvinus’ Applied Economics BA programme and I am truly loving it so far! I feel like I am being challenged to become an even better student through my academic work.

The modules are engaging and deliver crucial knowledge and skills, without rushing through the material. The programme aids improving your problem-solving skills, which I believe is essential for any economist.

My favourite part about Corvinus is all of the international students I have met and made friends with from all over the world! ”

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates have secured positions including: Business Analyst, Marketing Expert, Financial Analyst, Market Analyst, Sales Manager.

Our graduates are working at prestigious organisations, including: Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, IBM, L’Oreal.

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