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Why choose Budapest and Hungary?


The area of Hungary is barely 100,000 km2. The language of the 10 million inhabitants is spoken nowhere else. And yet, the Hungarian people have been living in the centre of Europe for over 1,100 years. A history of tragic upheavals, UNESCO World Heritage sites, the world’s second largest reserve of surface thermal water, the Lake Balaton: just a few characteristic signs of an exciting country you can never get bored of.

Hungarians speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region, the Hungarian hospitality is legendary and one of the reasons why visitors tend to come back here. The country has a long and interesting history, which results in sites where 2000 year old Roman ruins and 400 year old Turkish monuments can be found side by side. The cuisine is diverse and delicious with such traditional Hungarian dishes like Halászlé (Chowder), Gulyás (Gulash), Lángos (pita-type bread) or Dobos cake (layered cake with chocolate butter cream filling and thin caramel slice on the top), and typical Hungarian drinks like Pálinka (shot) or Tokaji (wine.) The country has various neighbours providing great opportunity for our visitors, to travel across Eastern Europe.

Hungary has Central Europe's largest fresh water lake – the Balaton, which is a perfect place for both relax or have fun. Siófok, the “capital” of the Balaton is the host of the best parties during the summer, but you can choose from a wide range of outdoor activities as well – like hiking, water biking, go for a ship trip or just lying on the beach and enjoy the sun.

The capital, Budapest, won the traveler’s choice award for Tripadvisor in 2014 and was ranked as the 2nd best city in the world by CNN in 2013. The capital, Budapest, is a real metropolitan city. There is no doubt that here everybody can find the way to entertain. We have nearly 200 museums and galleries, theatres, opera and concert halls, and numerous indoor and outdoor festivals, including The Sziget, which is one of the most famous festivals in Europe. Budapest is also well-known for its colourful night-life with wide range of restaurants, bars, night clubs and the typical Hungarian ruin pubs.



For more information about Hungary look at this Guide:

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About the University


With a wealth of history dating back to the 1850s, Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) has been a leading institution of higher education in Hungary and in the Central-European region. We are a research-based institution, where the level of education measures up to the international standard. The institution hosts numerous visiting professors from all over the world and has a partnership with more than 300 universities worldwide. The Faculty of Economics is the leader in providing education and research in Hungary and has an outstanding reputation abroad. The Faculty was ranked as the 4th best in the region in 2014. It hosts more than 1500 enrolled students each academic year and works with about 140 members of academic staff. Faculty members have recently been engaged in EU funded research projects as well as  having worked together with professionals from the World Bank, IMF the United Nations Development Program, UNICEF, UNESCO as well as the European Commission.

The location of the institution adds an extra value to the studies pursued here, the campus is situated in the centre of Budapest by the bank of the River Danube, furthermore our main building is part of the UNESCO Heritage Site.

Student life


Corvinus University offers a wide range of academic events; it is not simply an educational institution however. The long chats in the cafés, the football games in the local pubs, the dances of the Freshmen’s Ball and the parties over the year are an integral part of the Corvinus experience.

Corvinus University has several organizations students are welcome to join. For instance, AISEC - with a membership of 20000 students at more than 800 universities in 95 countries, largest student organization in the world – organizes programs on various themes in economics.

With an emphasis on physical education, the University offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities, from basketball and aerobics to dancing and martial arts. Students are encouraged to join one of the several sections of the Student Sport Circle(basketball, volleyball, floorball, football or judo).

Here you can find more information about doing sports at Corvinus and in Budapest:

About the Double Degree Programme

 The Double Degree Programme is attached to the flagship programme of the Faculty of Economics:the Master of Arts in International Economy and Business programme, which has been ranked as number 4 of master programmes by The prgramme equips graduates with a thorough understanding of the processes of international business environment, ranging from the fields of international business and economics to international politics and international law. Our graduates have found employment opportunities at various multinational enterprises such as KPMG, Ernst and Young, IBM, ExxonMobile, Vodafone, etc. as well as international organizations such as the European Commission or the United Nations as well as varios NGOs.

The core content of the program reflects the increasing globalisation and continuous evolution of international economics and business management. The programme addresses the main aspects of the global economy: trade, finance, factoring and information flows, multinational corporations, corporate strategies, international organisations, development, regionalism and integration, intellectual property, and other areas. The programme places a strong emphasis on the practice of each issue through active participation in individual and group work.

For the curriculum please see below:


During their DD studies, each student is expected to absolve the following courses:

(i) 2 core courses,

(ii) 5 specialisation courses,

(iii) dissertation seminars,

(iv) 1 language/culture class,

(v) 2 intensive sessions (in Strasbourg and Venice/Budapest)

 Core courses


·        Global and Regional Integration (Spring)

·       International Political Economy: Business-Government relations (Autumn) OR International Economics (Autumn/Spring)1


Specialisation A2

Economy and Business: An International Perspective3

·         Globalization, Financial Crises and Development (Spring)

·         International Trade (Spring)

·         Regional Political Economy (Spring)

·         International Financial Management (Autumn OR Spring)

·         Economics of Transnational Corporations (Autumn)

·         International Business Strategy (Autumn)

·         International Marketing (Autumn)


Specialisation B

Economy and Business: An European Perspective4

·         Business Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe (Spring)

·         European Economic Governance (Spring)

·    European Regional and Development Policies and the SME Sector (Spring)

·         International Business: An European Approach (Spring)

·         Changing Macroeconomic Environment for Asian and European Corporations (Autumn)

·         EU Economic Policies (Autumn)

·     Integration and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe (Autumn)


Dissertation Seminars

Dissertation Seminar I (Spring)

-          Introduction to thesis writing (outline, research question, hypothesis, referencing and plagiarism)

-          Research Methods in Business Studies (Operations Management)

 Dissertation Seminar II (Autumn)

-          Quantitative Research Methods (using software packages)

-          Presenting and Defending Thesis/Project Work (at the end of the studies)


Further courses

Language and/or culture

Winter and/or Spring intensive session(s)

1. Students are allowed to choose the one they prefer. International Economics does not require a solid background in mathematics. The course introduces students into the main theories, concepts and methods of IE in an intuitive way.

2. Students have to choose one specialisation

3.-4. Students have to choose five courses from the available seven.



Student will continue to pay tuition fees to their home university and will not be required to pay tuition fees at Corvinus University of Budapest.

For the living cost of Hungary please visit the following web site:

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are an enrolled student in the Master Of Commerce at The University of Western Australia’s Business School or in the Master of International Business at The University of Adelaide.

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