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MSC IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (MEA)

 

The Master’s in Economic Analysis (MEA) offers a two-years learning programme in English. Besides providing students with a strong methodological basis, it focuses on comparative, regional, and sectoral issues.  Core courses are Advanced Comparative Economics, Health Policy and Finance, and Institutions of Economic Policy, which form the basis of the three specialisations of:

  • Comparative Economics,
  • Health Economics, and
  • Labour Studies.

Students interested in economic and political matters in Central and Eastern Europe, topics in labour and health economics, or comparative studies of post-socialist countries are expected to apply to the programme, which also offers a large number of elective courses including catch-up courses like Business English, and Foundations of Calculus and Statistics.

 

Core courses

 

The core courses provide the methodological basis of the MEA programme. In the first block, there are five mandatory courses covering both economics and statistics:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics,
  • Advanced Microeconomics,
  • Statistics,
  • Public Choice: Theory and Applications, and
  • Econometrics.

The other block consists of courses which emphasise applications over pure theory, and provide an introduction to the three specialisations:

  • Advanced Comparative Economics,
  • Health Policy and Finance, and
  • Institutions of Economic Policy.

 

Planned Specialisations

 

The MEA programme offers specialisations in different areas. The fields the students may choose from analyse mainly sectoral and regional issues, and use a comparative perspective. The three specialisations are as follows:

 

Specialization in Comparative Economics

Specialization in Comparative Economics offers students thorough knowledge in the field of comparative economics. Through comparative analysis of different regions and sectors the complex relationship between economics and politics will be revealed, while the roles of both institutions and processes highly relevant in the 21st century will be also systematically analysed. Using models and methods learnt earlier, the courses focus mainly on problems specific to Central and Eastern Europe, and the emerging markets of Asia, but some important sectors will be examined from a more general, comparative point of view as well.

Specialisation courses:

  • Development and Crises in East Central Europe,
  • Comparative Studies of Asian Emerging Markets, and
  • Comparative Economics of European Integration.

Specialization in Health Economics

The Specialization in Health Economics equips students with a thorough knowledge of the economic concepts and theories of the public sector (i.e. health care sector).  It helps to develop capabilities of identifying issues emerging in health economic analysis as well as work out alternative solutions (modelling different strategies, action plans, analysing budget impact). The specialization contributes to students’ ability to apply multidisciplinary knowledge to the analysis of economic problems in health care and health policy proposals.

Specialisation courses:

  • Public Sector Macroeconomics,
  • Health Economics, and
  • Health Economic Modelling.

Specialization in Labour Studies

The Specialization in Labour Studies equips students with a thorough knowledge of the economic concepts and theories of labour market and employment policy. It helps to develop capabilities of identifying issues emerging in labour and social analysis as well as work out alternative solutions (modelling different strategies, action plans, analysing budget impact). The specialization contributes to students’ ability to apply multidisciplinary knowledge to the analysis of economic and social problems in the area of the labour market and economic policy.

Specialisation courses:

  • Industrial Relations,
  • EU Employment Policy, and
  • Labour and Social Analysis.

Career opportunities

 

Upon the completion of the MEA programme, graduates may choose from several career opportunities. Strong methodological skills paired with general knowledge in economics make it possible for the candidates to find suitable jobs in public administration, at financial institutions or in the private sector, including large multinational companies. The specializations of the programme may open up further opportunities in research institutes, health and labour organizations and policy think tanks as well.

 

Admission requirements

 

1. A Bachelor’s degree

Applicants are required to present an authenticated copy of at least a BA/BSc degree both in the original language and in English, as well as an official copy of the transcript of their studies. Graduating students need to send their certificates after the defense of the thesis work.

2. Successful entrance exam

3. Language requirements

The English-language skills of applicants are tested in the entrance exam, which is an oral exam, and, therefore, a certificate proving the English-language skills of the applicants is not required to be enclosed in the application package.

 

The application procedure

 

The Faculty welcomes applications the entire academic year.

Application deadline: 30th of April.

(Till that deadline, the application fee should be paid also.)

The program is launched on the first week of September each year.

 

Application package:

  • A completed application form,
  • An authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree,
  • An official transcript of studies,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • A motivation letter,
  • A copy of applicant’s passport,
  • A copy of receipt proving payment of application fee.

Application packages have to be sent in an electronic form to info.economics(at)uni-corvinus.hu or by post to Corvinus University of Budapest (1093 Budapest Fővám tér 8. room number 191) by the application deadline provided on the Faculty’s website. Successful candidates receive the certificate of acceptance in online form via E-mail, as well as in hard copy via post so that, in case it is applicable, the visa application procedure can be started in time.

 

Application fee: 110 EUR - to be paid by the 30th of April

 

How to pay the application fee?

Name of the bank: Magyar Államkincstár Rt., 71 Váci út, 1139 Budapest, Hungary

Account number: 10032000-00282857-00000000

Name of the account holder: Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus School of Economics 

Address: 8 Fővám tér, 1093 Budapest, Hungary

Swift code: MANE.HUHB

IBAN (International Banking Account Number): HU74 1003 2000 0028 2857 0000 0000

Name of transfer: “FEC-CUB-327 000”

The application fee is non-refundable.

 

The entrance exam

 

The entrance exam to the MEA programme consists of the following:

 

A telephone or Skype interview

The purpose of the interview is to assess applicants’ basic command of base subjects and disciplines of the programme and their verbal competences, as well as to learn about their motivation for joining a program. Interviews are evaluated, among others, on the basis of how successful applicants are in communicating their ideas, what career plans they have in mind or how they think they can benefit from the Master’s program in order to meet their future goals.

 

Tuition fee

 

Tuition fee is 1950 EUR for EEA-students and 2500 EUR for non-EEA students per semester.

 

Payment terms

 

  • Please transfer the tuition fee for the two semesters of the next academic year until the end of June to our bank account. (For EU citizens, as they do not need residence permit, only one semester tuition fee has to be paid by the given deadline.)
  • Please note that registration is conditional upon the receipt of the fee.
  • If the tuition fee for two semesters does not arrive by the end of June, we will not be able to send a letter of acceptance to you about the arrival of the payment, which you need for the residence permit application at our Embassy.
  • Please note that the university is unable to offer postponement of payment, or to provide an installment payment scheme.

 

How to pay your tuition fee?

 

Name of the bank: Magyar Államkincstár Rt., 71 Váci út, 1139 Budapest, Hungary

Account number: 10032000-00282857-00000000

Name of the account holder: Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus School of Economics 

Address: 8 Fővám tér, 1093 Budapest, Hungary

Swift code: MANE.HUHB

IBAN (International Banking Account Number): HU74 1003 2000 0028 2857 0000 0000

Name of transfer: your name; and one of the following (please choose your programme and indicate the code belonging to that)

 

BA in Applied Economics: „FEC-CUB–320 004”

MA in International Economy and Business: „FEC–CUB–321 005”

MSc in Public Policy and Management: „FEC-CUB-321 012”

MSc in Economic Analysis (MEA): „FEC-CUB-321 013”

Free-movers & MCP: „FEC-CUB-325 000”

 

Scholarships

 

For available scholarships, please click here.

 

VISA and residence permit

 

Successful candidates will receive immediately a notification of acceptance by which their visa application can be accelerated if necessary.

The Faculty can assist in the visa application process.

Read more about health care issues, please click here.

Successful applicants are expected to arrive to Hungary by the 1st of September.

 

Further information

 

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

Mr. Miklós Jánoki

International coordinator

Phone: +36-1-482-5533

E-mail: info.economics(at)uni-corvinus.hu

Room 185

8, Fővám tér Budapest, 1093, Hungary

 

Programme Management

 

Programme Director

Prof. László Andor

 

Practical Information

 

Draft budget

In addition to the tuition fee, you also have to support yourself during your studies in Budapest. You can expect the following costs:

Rent (in a shared apartment): 300-600 EUR/month

Monthly public transport pass for students: 12 EUR/month

Two course menu in the University canteen: 4 EUR

Dinner in a restaurant: 20 EUR + drinks per person

Mug of beer in downtown: 1,5 EUR

Pack of cigarettes: 3,5-4 EUR

One-way train ticket to Lake Balaton: 4 EUR

 

You can see other practical information here:

Accomodation

Transportation

Visa, residence permit, and address card information

Last modified: 2017.11.09.

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