You can apply for these master’s programmes

The 2021 admission has started for undergraduate and master’s programmes, and graduate undergraduate students are facing a serious decision: stay in higher education for another two years, or test themselves in the labour market. In our five-part article series, we wish to present the master’s programmes starting at Corvinus in groups, making it easier for students to make a decision.

Finance


The programme is recommended by Corvinus for those who wish to work in the financial sector with extensive theoretical and methodological knowledge. The aim of the programme is to train professionals who have an insight into financial processes in the corporate, banking and public finance fields, on the basis of which they will be able to prepare and make decisions. The training is supported by the Finance Laboratory (Finlab) equipped with Bloomberg and Reuters terminals. During the programme, Corvinus cooperates with such large companies as BSE, Citibank, Deloitte, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, OTP, among others, and students can also join the CEMS double degree programme. Graduates can work as investment analysts, bank risk managers, portfolio managers, crisis managers, corporate valuers in government agencies, investment banks and financial institutions, both nationally and internationally.


Economic analysis


Due to large databases, an increasing number of companies and institutions employ economic analysts to facilitate fact-based decision-making through their work. The aim of the Economic Analyst master's programme is to train analysts who understand and can make analyses, with the help of data, economic regularities. Experts with economic analytical competencies are not currently trained in any other Hungarian higher education institution.

" The competence and expertise that an economic analysis master's programme provides is sorely lacking in the labour market today, said Álmos Telegdy, the programme officer in our previous interview, about the renewal of the Economic Analyst programme. He added that both specialisations are designed to supplement or provide this knowledge so that the graduate student is able to ask economic questions on the one hand, and to answer them empirically on the other. "

There are two specialisations in the programme. The Macroeconomic Analyst specialisation provides actual macroeconomic and financial knowledge, which is transferred to the implementation phase with economic policy knowledge. The aim of the Market Analyst specialisation is to enable students to understand the internal operation of companies and the market relations between companies, and then to be able to analyse these processes both theoretically and empirically. The knowledge gained here is highly valued by large companies such as MOL and OTP, consulting companies such as McKinsey and Big4, market research companies such as Nielsen, and a number of government institutions (MNB, HCA) and international organisations (European Commission, OECD).


Business Informatics


The aim of the programme is to prepare students to resolve business problems with IT tools. In addition to technical interest, managerial skills and the ability to perform organisational and management tasks are also important. The training will focus on leading companies in the international IT market, which will provide direct access to state-of-the-art technologies and methods and practical experience, according to Corvinus.


Graduates can work in international and national large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises as business informatics, as systems analysts, IT consultants, IT auditors and business intelligence experts.



Economics of Family Policy and Public Policies for Human Development


In this programme, economists are trained who are sensitive to the social issues of our time, such as an aging society, and would examine their effects.


During the two-year training, they are able to learn about what family policy discusses, how its changes affect the decision-making of individual families, households and consumer habits. With the acquired knowledge, you will be prepared to form family policy, analyse and forecast processes. With a master’s degree, you can find employment in the public and civil sectors, both nationally and internationally, such as at the United Nations or the European Union.

  • The training starts in Budapest and lasts 4 semesters

  • Emphasis is placed on bringing knowledge to one level that increases your competitiveness in the labour market

  • The training is also available in full-time and correspondence training in Hungarian

  • You can only study in English on a full-time schedule


Health policy, Planning and Financing


The programme is recommended for those whose main area of interest is healthcare or come from a healthcare related profession, and who have a good sense of planning and analysis and are receptive to economics. By completing the programme, you will become health policy professionals who are able to make independent policy, planning and funding decisions in the field of health. With the acquired knowledge, you can find employment in healthcare at both regional (national to micro-regional) and institutional levels, especially in jobs that specialise in enhancing the performance of the system.

  • The training starts in Budapest and lasts 4 semesters

  • This type of training is only available at Corvinus University

  • Available only in English and full-time training

Public Policy and Management


A truly economics-oriented degree programme for those planning their future in the public sector. The aim of the programme is to train economists with a multidisciplinary and eclectic approach. You will also be proficient in the practical and theoretical use of social science, management, legal, methodological and specialised knowledge related to the target area. By completing the programme, you can find employment in public and non-public institutions, ministries, non-profit, civil and international organisations. In your work, you can be engaged in, among other things, management and the practical application of human policies.

  • The training starts in Budapest and lasts 4 semesters

  • The training programme is available in full-time or correspondence programme in Hungarian

  • In English it is available only in full-time programme

  • Both the Hungarian and English language programmes are EAPAA accredited. This accreditation is granted to programmes which are recognised as excellent public policy by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation, making your graduate more competitive in the European labour market.

  • Both part-time and double degree options are available

International Taxation


Students of the training programme available at Corvinus University only in Hungary can learn the practices of providing tax representation and managing investments and business transactions from a tax aspect. Graduates of this master's programme can generally work for international companies and consulting firms as a tax officer.


The four-semester training is adapted to the competencies expected by the market participants, and the schedule of studies is adjusted to the rhythm of life of those working in the profession. The International Taxation master's programme will start in 2021 exclusively in English, in correspondence schedule.



International Economy and Business


The four-semester International Economy and Business master's programme aims to acquaint students with the basic micro- and macroeconomic, international business and financial contexts, as well as global and regional institutional systems. The training prepares you for international business analysis, decision preparation and decision-making work, and the graduates work mainly as experts and decision-makers in large corporations, diplomatic and international organisations.


The uniqueness of the training, among other things, provided by field studies in three different locations, professional trips, simulation tasks, and roaming seminars. Applicants can join a number of double degree programmes or enrol in internationally recognised CEMS business training.

International Economy and Business will start exclusively in English, on a full-time schedule during the 2021 traditional admission process.

Regional and Environmental Economic Studies


The Regional and Environmental Economic Studies master's programme conveys economic knowledge bearing in mind the ecological systems, geographical, environmental phenomena and the global challenges of our time (our previous article on urban planning is available here). During the four-semester training, students will address the economic impacts of climate change, explore alternative development options, and gain insight into the challenges of urban, regional, and rural development.

The training is available in full-time schedule in Budapest, in Hungarian and English, and in Székesfehérvár in correspondence form, only in Hungarian. Its uniqueness is based on the AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) certification, the mentoring programme and field studies abroad, as well as the potentially available CEMS training.


Graduates of the programme typically work in the fields of climate and development policy consulting, corporate social responsibility (CSR), application writing and support project management, urban development, regional and rural development.



Marketing


Do you like creative things? Is it not a problem to manage larger projects? Would you like to work for a cool advertising agency? In the marketing master's programme, you can have an insight into every detail of a social media campaign, understand the background of consumer decisions, and turn them to the benefit of your own work. During the training, you can learn about the business aspects of social networks, and you can even put the acquired knowledge into practice. You can take courses from companies like Procter & Gamble and Starschema, and if you really stand out from your peers, you can even get personalised mentoring from them. If you wish to study individual subjects, this is the place for you, as the courses include Design and Identity and Marketing engineering. You can also choose training in English or Hungarian. After the training, you can find a job in the national or international corporate sector. You can find the right job at a media and advertising agency or a company’s marketing department. You can be a media designer, but you can even become an insight researcher.


Communication and Media Studies


  • Form of programme: full-time

  • Programme language: Hungarian and English

  • Programme time in semesters: 4 semesters

In this degree programme, our students lean about the communication function of society and the publishing operation of media. The programme is the preceding step to a unique doctoral programme in communication in the region. We recommend it to those who wish to understand the operation of new media, digital technology, on a professional level. The training is diverse, covering several different areas in the theoretical and practical study of communication and within it the media, therefore the employment opportunities are also very diverse. After completing the degree programme, you can become a media researcher or communication expert, and you can find a job at communication, advertising or PR agencies. In companies, you can choose PR or HR, but you can even fill a communications management position. What makes the training unique?

  • In the 3rd semester, students perform complex project work (such as a campaign, event), evaluated by a professional jury of external members.

  • The programme is associated with a broad range of business partners and external institutions that can also provide internships and career starter positions.

  • After graduation, studies can be continued at the Ph.D. level at the BCE Doctoral School of Sociology and Communication Science.

  • According to recent data from the DPR AAE, graduates of the Corvinus master’s degree programme can find a job in an average of one month, and a Corvinus degree is a major salary advantage in both the short and long term.


Who can apply?

The full credit value is recognised from the Bachelor's degree programme in Communication and Media Studies and the bachelor’s degree programme in Communication at the college level pursuant to Act LXXX of 1993 on Higher Education. By completing the credits defined there, the following may also be taken into account: bachelor’s programme in humanities, economics, law, informatics, art, art mediation and social sciences fields of study. Specialisations:

  • In programme in Hungarian: International Communication (in English), Political Communication, Organisational Development Communication

  • In English language training programme: International Communication, Political Communication

International Relations

  • Form of programme: full-time

  • Programme language: English only

  • Programme time in semesters: 4 semesters


In this degree programme, our students can learn the theoretical and practical connections of international relations, what positions Hungary has in Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and in the international system. We recommend it to those who are preparing for a diplomatic or international career, or who follow international processes not only at the level of news, but also wish to learn about the background and influencing factors of the events.” The training gives you diverse, multidisciplinary knowledge: which direction you go is depending on you. After graduating, you can work as a senior desk officer at embassies and foreign affairs, and you can also be a coordinator, project manager, foreign policy analyst, international networking officer at multinational companies. The uniqueness of the training

  • Emphasis is placed on a high level of language and negotiation skills

  • An old, extensive relationship with government agencies that helps graduates start their careers

  • Regular visits to institutions (to ministries, international organisations operating in Budapest) and the possibility to visit UN bodies in Vienna

  • Regular workshops, professional forums on current international issues


Who can apply?

Students who graduated in International Studies and International Management bachelor’s programmes Specialisations: Diplomacy, East Central Europe



Sociology

  • Form of programme: full-time, but dual study programme also starts

  • Programme language: English only

  • Programme time in semesters: 4 semesters

In this programme, our students get acquainted with the social and technological challenges and processes arising from globalisation, the theories, methods and results of the analysis of global social change. If you are most interested in the operation of the society, a sociology master’s programme is an excellent choice. Job opportunities are diverse, you can do useful work from the global sector to civil society organisations everywhere: you can work for global companies, be an employee of social relations and processes, a reference for government organisations, a social process researcher, instructor, sustainable social analyst, demographic forecasting expert, analyst at polling companies, research institutes and civil society organisations. The uniqueness of the training

  • Small group, practice-oriented sessions

  • Broad methodological spectrum, knowledge and use of international databases

  • Diverse group of international students

  • Special subjects: Global data analysis mapping of global databases; Technology and society: the future of work and artificial intelligence; Gender division of labour in a global perspective; Theories of global social change

Who can apply?

The bachelor’s degree programmes in Sociology and Social Studies can accepted with the complete credit value. Specialisations: Global Social Studies

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