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MSc in Economic Analysis

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We are in the age when data and knowledge matter once you have them and you can use them. Economists can argue for or against and use data to support their point of view. Economists play a critical role in evidence-based decision making in businesses (be it SME or MNC) and public administrations or working as advisors. 

As a student of our Economic Analysis programme, you will learn economic theory and tools of data analysis, with emphasis on economic policy making – all highly demanded by employers. You can specialize as a firm and market analyst (see our Industrial organization specialization) or as a macroeconomic analyst (see our Macroeconomics specialization).

By the time you graduate you will be able to analyse complex economic situations. You will be adept at cultivating corporate and economic policy-making. You can provide high-quality analysis and sound basis for decisions in any area of employment you pursue. 

Here you can find the relevant and official curriculum of the Economic Analysis master year-by-year:


One of the main message of economics is that specialization is beneficial. It (as the name suggests) provides you an opportunity to deepen your knowledge (increase your productivity). It is very useful. Our master provides you two specializations (you have to choose one only): 

  • Industrial organization: This specialization focuses on market analysis, to the understanding of how and why markets are organized in specific ways, what follows from the structure of the markets. In addition, the theory of organizations (incentive problems) and regulatory issues are in the center of the specialization. Game theory and applied econometrics (panel data analysis) are the key theoretical and empirical tools in this part of the program. 
    The head of the specialization: László Szakadát 
  • Macroeconomic analyst: This specialization focuses on economic growth, standard monetary and fiscal economic problems. Dynamic relations, macroeconomic policy issues are treated from theoretical perspectives but with strong emphasis on applications. Advanced macroeconomic theory is supplemented mostly with time series analysis. 
    The head of the specialization: Szilárd Benk 

The application to specialization 

In early Q2 students are required to choose a specialization. The decision is done by the end of Q2. The details of the schedule (timing) can be found in the schedule of the academic every year and it is organized via Neptun. 

The selection is based on the grades in core subjects and the quota of any specialization is capped at about the lower limit of the specialization set by the University. 

International opportunities

We participate in a double degree program with the University of Groningen. For further information, please visit the other pages of the university


Internship is not officially part of our program.

From time to time some think tank, research institute, major authorities in public administration or businesses look for talented students for part time work. But privately you may arrange such activity out of the curriculum. In these cases we are proud and happy to disseminate the information and intermediate between these entities and our students. These are great opportunities, help your professional development, career, to promote you and our program.   

Thesis work

Your Master’s thesis will be the final and probably the most important work of your Master’s studies. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you can independently identify and analyze a relevant theoretical and/or empirical problem within the program area. Thus, after a successful defense, you can call yourself a Master of Science! In addition, it is a master piece that can help you entering the labor market.  

We expect that you have developed your analytical, critical thinking and problem solving, presentation skills which enables you to define a substantive problem, select appropriate sources, theoretically analyze and/or empirically test your problem, develop sound arguments and present evidences.  These are abilities that can promote your success in the future.  

Please, read carefully our Thesis Guidelines. Here you can find all the relevant information concerning the thesis seminars and the thesis.

Please follow the official instructions, keep the deadlines and act accordingly. (For some important information, relevant dates can be found in the Schedule of the academic year, and use Neptun.) 

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact to your supervisor, head of your specialization or to the Director of the program.  

Here you can find some tips what to check before submitting your thesis.

Best Thesis Award of Industrial Organization specialization


Corvinus University of Budapest

István Martin Neubrandt

Corvinus University of Budapest

Ákos Balázs


Again, please follow the official instructions, keep the deadlines and act accordingly. (For some important information, relevant dates can be found in the Schedule of the academic year, and use Neptun.) 

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact to your supervisor, head of your specialization or to the Director of the program.  

Venue, the place, the date, and the time of your oral defence is announced by the administration before the defence in the platforms (communication channels) the program uses. Please, check these platforms regularly. 

Here you can find some tips to prepare your presentation for the oral defence of your thesis.

Useful information

To make your life easier we have collected some frequently searched link that we hope you find useful. If you click on the buttons, you will be transferred to the relevant part of the university website. We hope you will enjoy this function.

To whom shall I contact to...

Specialization related issues: 


  • Stipend or scholarships: Do It Online 
  • Students’ affairs (the dedicated student affairs officer for our program): Barbara Bekic
  • Thesis seminar, and thesis (diploma work) related issues: Please, visit Menu 5 above, and/or consult with your supervisor, your specialization leader or your program director. 


In many countries the academic programmes are organized in semesters (half years). Our master is organized on quarterly basis. Each quarter has seven academic weeks, i.e., courses last seven weeks in each quarter. In each semester we have two quarters. In each academic year, therefore, we have four quarters.  

If you miss the deadline, you can still submit an additional application for a fee. You will not be left without specialization. It is required. 

You can download it from your Neptun (Administration/general forms). Set the page to 100 items. The documents are already signed and stamped. 

Print it and bring it to the Students’ Area and a student coordinator will sign and stamp it for you. 

Come to the Students’ Area and a student coordinator will insert this sentence into your certificate, then print, sign, and stamp it for you / request it via Doitonline and a student coordinator will prepare and scan it for you.

Sorry, Neptun does not see the future and is not programmed to issue documents for the future. However, on your student status certificate there is information about the expected and of your legal status with Corvinus.

You can get it in the Students’ Area (bring an ID and your NEK sheet. The real documents, not just photos of them).

No, because civil authorities and BKK do not accept scanned temporary student IDs, only the original ones.

As this card is made by the government, not by the single universities, first you need to go to a government office and register for a student ID.
The government office gives you a paper called NEK sheet (do not lose it, you will need it later for years). You must enter its code in the top right had corner into your Neptun (Administration / Student Card request).
The governmental Education Office will make a card for you and when it is ready, they will send it to the Student Office for you.
In the meantime, you can get a temporary student ID in the Students’ Area.

First inform Student Services about the lost card (Doitonline or in person in the Student Area) so that they can set the status of your student ID to “lost” in Neptun. Then you do the same steps as with your first card: go to the government office etc.

That is probably because many requests are only available before their deadlines. These are usually communicated via Neptun messages. Please always read your Neptun messages.

You need to contact the department which is in charge of that subject. Only the department administrators can open up more places. This is not a matter for the Student Office.

On this webpage under ‘Important Contacts’

contact the Neptun team via Do it online

If it is banking data, you must do it for yourself (Neptun/Finances/Settings). For all other document updates you can EITHER go to the Students Area personally with your document and a student coordinator will insert your new data into Neptun OR you can send clear pictures of the relevant pages of your documents via Doitonline and a student coordinator will insert your new data into Neptun. 

You can take the required 120 credits + 10 percent (12 credits) for free. It means that you only have to pay for the credits above 132. 

A student may take a maximum of 42 credits per semester. 

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