BSc Applied Economics

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Analytical, compelling, world-changing. Value, production, distribution and consumption; microeconomic markets and macroeconomic systems.

Get familiar with relevant concepts, principles, models, theories and methodology of modern economics. We will provide you with the analytical methods used by economists working in business, policy and research.

The Applied Economics BSc programme makes you familiar with many exciting tasks: How to modelize the real world? How to develop your data analysis skills and quantitative competences? How to improve your problem-solving abilities and critical thinking? It includes studying a wide variety of concepts, participating in major group projects and presentations – making you the perfect asset to any company, public or private organisation.

  1. How to forecast the price food? Or which processes influence consumption and how?
  2. What are the consequences of an increase in the consumption tax? Or what is the role of government in different markets?
  3. Which factors lead to the collapse of the Peso-Dollar exchange rate? Or how the global economy and international monetary systems work?
  4. How to incentivize people to take care of their environment? How to make the world a better place from a social point of view?

Upon graduation, you will be able to examine the underlying incentives of social phenomena to try to extract meaning from data, to making models and forecasts and then find the explanation to major issues.

Our programme is internationally recognised and integrated.

Whilst studying, you have the unique possibility of gaining a double degree in European Economic Studies from the University of Bamberg by spending one year in Germany – at no extra time or cost to you! 

Programme Information

ECTS: 180
Duration: 6 semesters (3 years)
Teaching hours: approx. 12 -18 hours/week
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 800 000 HUF (≈ € 2 300*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 4 800 000 HUF (≈ € 14 200*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 3 000 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 18 000

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

The tuition fees may change, check back to the page for updates.

Programme Specification

What you will study
Core Modules*

Year 1 

  1. Foundations of Economics
  2. Analysis of Economic Data
  3. Mathematics and Statistics
  4. Corporate Finance and Accounting

Year 2 

  1. Econometrics
  2. Microeconomics, Game Theory and Industrial Organization
  3. Macroeconomics and International Economics
  4. Foundations of Social Sciences

Year 3 (BA/BSc only) 

  1. Business Economics
  2. History of EconomicThought 
  3. Money and Capital Markets
  4. Applied Fields of Economics

* The above is not an exhaustive list. Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.

Application Requirements 

  • A completed secondary education (you will need to receive the final certificate and a full transcript until 12 July 2021 the latest and send them to us)
  • A successful mathematics exam
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, proven by a certificate
  • A valid passport

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Preparatory Programme

If you do not meet the requirements, you can apply for our preparatory programme.

Note: there are three ways to apply to Corvinus as an international student:

  1. Self-funded route (all applicants)
  2. Stipendium Hungaricum route – non-EU applicants only, further restrictions apply
  3. Diaspora scholarship route - non-EU nationals with Hungarian heritage only, further restrictions apply

I was trained as an applied mathematician and economist. My main research topics are the History of the Mathematization of Economics and the Philosophical Foundations of Economic Models. I teach microeconomics and history of economic throughout the programme. I am eager to introduce you to the amazing and mysterious world of economics!

Dr. Gergely Kőhegyi Ph.D.
Programme Director,
Applied Economics BSc

Accreditations and Rankings

#251-300 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Economics and Econometrics Studies for 2021.

Double Degree Opportunities

European Economic Studies
University of Bamberg

Double Degree programmes are a unique opportunity, allowing you to obtain two higher education degrees in the time frame of one from two different institutions.

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What our students think

Xiong Zijian
5th semester

“Personally speaking, I have fallen in love with the Hungarian spirit and the Corvinus spirit! What’s more, studying in Corvinus lets me step out of my comfort zone and gives me the chance to change my life and move forwards. Applied Economics is everything I need to pursue my goals. Many of my classmates are from all over the world, which lets me see different cultures and that’s really exciting. I am very happy and proud to be a Corvinus student.”

Career Opportunities

Our students are able to find work as Economic Analysts, Project Managers, Public Policy Experts, Risk and Market Analysts and Academic Researchers.

Our graduates are working at prestigious companies like the Hungarian Competition Authority, Raiffeisen Bank, KPMG and the Hungarian National Bank.


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