Corvinus University of Budapest Budapest, Hungary

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H1093 Budapest
Corvinus University of Budapest

Studying at the Corvinus University of Budapest

The Corvinus University of Budapest - legal successor of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration – was founded in 1948. After several enlargements today Corvinus includes 7 faculties and about 17,000 students, where a whole spectrum of education in economics, business, public administration, horticultural science, food science, landscape architecture and social sciences is offered.

Corvinus is the highest reputed university in its various fields in Hungary. It defines itself as a research university, which achievements are internationally also acknowledged. Corvinus plays a leading role not only in its research fields but also in the Hungarian higher education. Many faculty members and Corvinus alumni have gained high reputation and have taken leading positions in the Hungarian business, social and political life.

Corvinus has a wide partnership network in the framework of Socrates/Erasmus. Annually more than 200 Hungarian students spend a semester abroad and approximately we accept the same number from the 160 partner universities.

Corvinus has a highly qualified academic staff with excellent reputation in their professional fields in the country and abroad. Professors of Corvinus are members of international economic organisations, interfaculty groups.

About the Faculty of Business Administration

  • provides education both at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and Ph.D level in the fields of Management, Marketing and Media, Finance and Accounting, Business Economics, Development for Enterprises, Management Science, Business Law, Information Science and Environmental Science
  • is the biggest of the University with about 5000 students and 230 professors
  • is known for its excellence of education for its faculty members, students and its Hungarian and international academic programmes
  • offers a wide range of course portfolio in English and German involving most of the departments and covering all the specialisations of the Faculty.

The Location

In throbs with life morning, noon and night; visitors arriving from other countries get the feeling that something interesting is happening round every corner. Some fall in love with Budapest at first sight, others will only become devotees after a longer stay, but no one denies that it is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world.

River Danube

There are plenty of other capital cities built on the banks of a river, and in many cases the river runs through the historic centre. But it is more of a rarity to find such a wide and majestic river flowing through the heart of the city as the Danube does at Budapest. Even more exceptional is the perfect contrast between the right and left banks. Buda is built upon hills; the base of two of them – Castle Hill and Gellért Hill – almost stand in the water. Facing Buda is Pest, as flat as a pancake (or, as a Hungarian might say, as flat as a „lángos”, a pita-type bread popular for many centuries).

The city and its famous people

Budapest, now home to 1.7 million inhabitants, would appear countless times on any list of superlatives. The Continent’s first underground railway was built here. More pioneering Hollywood film makers originated from here than from any other European city.

Budapest was the home of such world class inventors as Kálmán Kandó, the father of electric railways, and János Irinyi, one of the early developers of matches. Hungary’s two most celebrated composers – Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály – lived in Budapest, and Nober Prize-winning Hungarian author Imre Kertész was born here. Hungary’s oldest academic library, the University Library, is to be found here.

Budapest is the location of Europe’s largest synagogue. It is the only capital city in the world where there are more than one hundred hot thermal springs. There are no other cities of comparable size anywhere where visitors can explore dripstone (stalactite) caves in the middle of the residential districts. It would be difficult to find another city where visitors are faced with such a choise of transport: bus, tram, trolleybus, train, underground railway, cogwheel railway, funicular, forest railway, horse-and-trap, chair-lift, boat, bicycle, rickshaw, and on Margaret Island „bringóhintó” family cycle cars – Budapest has them all!


Financial Times ranking 2009

Master's in Business Administration programme of the Faculty of Business Administration was ranked 44 in this year's Financial Times masters in management evaluation. Out of 50 programmes offered by leading business schools world-wide the Faculty is proud to have reached the valuable position in the ranking of pre-experience master programmes in management.

The CEMS MIM Programme, where Corvinus University is member (the only member in Hungary), got 1st place in the ranking this year.

Eduniversal award 2009

From November 2008 to March 2009, the 1,000 selected business schools' deans voted to give their recommendations about the business schools of the EDUNIVERSAL Official Selection. Country by country, they were asked a simple question: "which business school(s) would you recommend to anyone wishing to study in this country?" They were expected to answer knowingly, thus voting for every country was not mandatory. And they were also requested to make a selection, i.e. they can't recommend over 50% of the business schools selected per country.

The recommendation rates displayed below show the result of this voting procedure for Hungary. They were ordered according to the EDUNIVERSAL Palmes granted by EDUNIVERSAL under the supervision of its International Scientific Committee.


Faculty of Business Administration of the Corvinus University of Budapest has been successful in EPAS (European Programme Accreditation System) accreditation of the BA in Business and Management programme taught in English.

EPAS is EFMD’s (European Foundation for Management Development) accreditation for international degree programmes in business and management meeting the EPAS standards in the fields of international perspective and appropriately high academic quality. The accreditation process covers a wide range of programme aspects including amongst others: curriculum content and delivery system, international focus and balance between academic and managerial dimensions, depth and rigour of the assessment processes, appropriateness of the faculty and quality of the student body and alumni.

The BA in Business and Management programme has been accredited for the maximum period of 5 years, until 2014.

Why to study here

Prestigious University in Hungary and the Region

  • Excellent reputation, which has been proven in various domestic and international rankings.
  • Award for the excellent education making the management profession globally competitive.
  • The highest index of satisfaction among the employers concerning the students having graduated from Corvinus University.

Academic Excellence

  • 3-cycled programs with focus on Master's in foreign languages.
  • Aim: to reach international standards in education and provide competitive degrees on the European and global market.
  • Unique in Hungary: degree programs in landscape architecture, public administration and food science.
  • The wide range of interesting courses at Corvinus offer a unique experience of academic content, working with Hungarian and international students and exposure to practical problems of Hungarian and regional issues.
  • The teaching professors have a great experience in conducting classes not only in the Hungarian environment, but several of them are regular visitors at other European universities and Business Schools in the United States.
  • A lot of emphasis is put on learning versus teaching at Corvinus. Learning also means exploration, often putting the emphasis rather on questions than answers, dilemmas instead of clear-cut solutions.
  • Nevertheless, Corvinus is solid on academic theory and making students work hard. After all, rest feels good when serious accomplishments are achieved!