Corvinus University of Budapest

BA Philosophy, Politics, Economics

Corvinus University of Budapest

Philosophy, politics, economics all together, everything you need to understand the world around you!

1 course, 3 fields of knowledge, lots of opportunities

In Hungary, the PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics) Bachelor’s Program is the first to be launched at Corvinus. The Program is based on an approach following the British training tradition which is being spread throughout Europe: it explores the interconnected issues of economy- society – politics with a philosophical foundation and value for the citizens of future generations. Our training provides a deep and solid foundation for all those who wish to move forward into politics, economics and science, as analysts and leaders.


What you will study

Core Modules*

Year 1

1. History of Ideas

2. Economics: Microeconomics

3. Social Science Methodology

4. Political and Economic History

Year 2

1. International Politics and Economy

2. Political and Economic Decision-Making

3. Economics: Macroeconomics

4. Advanced Studies in the elected specialization

Year 3

1. Advanced Studies in the elected specialization (see specializations below)

* 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)

• An oral interview about your personal motivations regarding your study and career 

• B2 level of English, proven by a certificate

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For Hungarian citizens

You can ask the Student Services for further information via email address.

Hungarian citizens with foreign high school diplomas can now apply to Corvinus through DreamApply.

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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Dear Applicant!

At a university focusing on the humanities, economics and social sciences of the 21st century we do not prepare for professions but teach knowledge elements that future leaders can build on and expand as they like. Sensing a strong interest from high school students and knowing that similar majors at the world’s leading British universities combine classical education with the practical knowledge needed to fill political-economic leadership positions, Corvinus has formulated its own version of this core major and is the first to offer it. You do not have to decide at high school, on the basis of any random information, whether you need economic or political knowledge: you can make up your mind after having learned about both, with philosophy, especially ethics and philosophy of science, providing the necessary and broad human perspective. After three semesters, you are free to combine the two fields of knowledge that you consider most important, with a smaller proportion of the third field, but retaining it throughout. Join the elite of the 21st century!

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Ványi Éva
Programme Director,
Philosophy, Politics, Economics BA


Accreditations and Rankings

#350-400 for Economics and Econometrics

Corvinus University of Budapest
Corvinus University of Budapest

Accreditations and Rankings

#251-300 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Economics and Econometrics Studies for 2021.

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What our students think

Jake Asmah
Carribean Islands

“Studying Sociology at Corvinus has taught me a lot. The compulsory modules are of crucial importance to anyone diving in the realm of social studies for the very first time. Besides, I’ve loved being able to take elective courses in business and finances which has helped me expand my expertise beyond sociology. After all, it’s a compound science requiring knowledge outside the range of one or two fields. It’s also been amazing to see more international students, it truly helps feeling more at home. The university is developing day by day which makes it a great destination for any student who’d like to keep themselves up to date. ”

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Career Opportunities

  • Policy Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Government Relations
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