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MCP in Economic and Public Policy in Central and Eastern Europe

Master certificate programmes (MCP) provide a one-semester long (14 weeks) education for 30 credits, combining compulsory and elective courses. A certificate will be awarded after the successful completion of any of the two semesters.


What is the aim of MCP and who is the programme designed for?

The aim of the one-semester programme is to provide students with the most updated and relevant knowledge on the CEE region and its economic and political transformation, and its integration into the European Union and world economy. Besides a strong policy-oriented approach, the course also provides theoretical training, relying on the latest research in International Political Economy and Transformation Economics, and it also builds upon the theoretical tradition that has made Hungarian economic research well-known throughout the world – just to mention Prof. János Kornai or Prof. György Lukács.

Topics cover Integration and Transformation of CEE, Globalisation from the perspective of Central and Eastern Europe, Economic Policy and Public Finance in Transition, Quantitative Methods in Transformation Studies, Public Policy Process in CEE, EU Economic Policies, etc. As the topics reflect, the basic aim of our Faculty is to provide education for foreign students in the field of Hungarian and Central and Eastern European economic policies embedded in a European and global context. The basic techniques and methods that students have learned at their home institutions will be applied to specific problems facing Central and Eastern Europe. Even those students who are absolute beginners in Transformation Economics or Comparative Political Economy will find our courses appealing, since our enthusiastic academic staff educates students on the most important concepts, methods and practical issues of economic and public policy.



Structure of the Programme:


Fall term

Spring term

Core courses

Core courses

Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Economic Policy

Multi-level Governance

Public Policy

Economics of Globalization from the Perspectives of CEE

Globalization, Financial Crises and Development

Political Economy of Post-Communist Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

The Political Economy of European Integration: Implications for Countries of Central- and Eastern Europe

Elective courses

Elective courses

The courses are taught in English.

General admission requirements:


Students who hold bachelor or master degree can apply for this one semester certificate programme. 

Application deadline: 15th December 2016

Application fee: 110 EUR

Tuition fee: 1950 EUR per semester

The programme is open to Hungarian and foreign students. The entrance requirements for the programme are the same for Hungarians as for foreign nationals.

Application package:

  • completed application form,
  • authorized copy of BA/BSc degree,
  • detailed transcript (translated into English)
  • CV
  • letter of interest
  • photocopy of passport to be sent to us.

Applicants will be notified about their results (accepted or declined). There is no entrance exam. Successful candidates will receive immediately a notification of acceptance.

Successful applicants are expected to arrive to Hungary by the beginning of the semester (September or February).

Contact us:

If interested in the programme, please contact us at the following address:

Room 185
8, Fővám tér
Budapest, 1093

Phone: +36-1-482-5533
E-mail: info.economics(at)uni-corvinus.hu


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Last modified: 2017.04.26.

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