MSc Economic Analysis

Fascinating economic theory, data analysis, applied to real-world, global, socio-political-economic situations. Develop the hard, soft skills and rigorous analytical abilities to add value to any corporate or state organisation in the world!

Programme Information

We are in the age of the data revolution. Economic analysts play a critical role in evidence-based decision making in multinational companies (MNCs) and governments or working as policy advisors. 

As a student of our Economic Analysis programme, you will learn economic theory and tools of data analysis, with emphasis on economic policy analysis – all highly sought-after by employers. You can specialize as a firm and market analysis or macroeconomic analyst. 

By the time you graduate you will be able to analyse complex economic situations. You will be adept at cultivating corporate and economic policy-making. You will provide high-quality analysis and aid decision making in any area of employment you pursue. 

For admission onto the Economic Analysis programme, you will typically hold an economics, mathematics or finance degree, but students from other subjects are also welcome, if they have mathematical knowledge. 

This programme may also be a good fit for you if you have a business-related academic background, such as Human Resources (HR), Management, Commerce, Marketing, Accounting, Tourism or Business Informatics (provided you meet the compulsory credit requirements stated below). 

ECTS: 120
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
Teaching hours: 10-16 hours/week
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 700 000 HUF (≈ € 2 000*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 2 800 000 HUF (≈ € 7 900*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 3 600** per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 14 400

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

**The fee must be paid to NON EEA for the whole academic year, the amount for the two semesters in a single payment.

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What you will study
Core Modules

Year 1 

  1. AdvancedMicroeconomics  
  2. Data Analysis
  3. AdvancedMacroeconomics 
  4. Econometrics

Year 2 

  • Dependant on chosen specialisation.

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


There are two remarkable scholarship opportunities available to Non-EU international students:

  • Stipendium Hungaricum (for non-EU nationals from >70 countries)
  • Diaspora scholarships (for international students with Hungarian ancestry).

Both scholarships entitle you to:

  • Free tuition for the duration of your studies
  • 43,700 HUF (c. €120) per month for the duration of your studies (for living costs)
  • University accommodation or an additional 40,000 HUF (c. €110) per month for the duration of your studies (accommodation allowance)
  • Medical insurance.

Eligibility requirements apply, so please click on “Scholarship opportunities” for more information.

Scholarship opportunities

Application Requirements 

  • A completed higher education
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, proven by a certificate
  • A valid passport

For Hungarian citizens

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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

Credit requirements

In Hungary, there are legal pre-requisite credit requirements to study graduate programmes.

Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this programme before applying.

Will need a minimum of 30 ECTS constituted from any of the following areas:

  • Foundation/methodology (including mathematics, statistics and econometrics)
  • Economics and business (including microeconomics, macroeconomics and business)
  • Public service, government level management and control, public policy, public socio-politics.

Tip: to quickly calculate your credits in ECTS, divide learning hours by 30!

Learning hours should be formally described, but can be constituted of classroom hours, private study and assessment.

More information

If you are interested in the economic processes surrounding your society and the effects of public policy on individuals, firms and markets, you will enjoy studying at the Economic Analyst MSc program. Our goal is to teach students to carry out high level economic analyis. This partly entails understanding economic theory and data analysis, but also soft skills, such as writing, presentation and team work. We offer two specializations: one in firm and market analysis and another in macroeconomic analysis. This knowledge opens doors at corporations, governmental and international organizations, but also at international PhD programs.

Dr. Álmos Telegdy
Programme Director

Accreditations and Rankings

Double Degree / CEMS

Economic Development and Globalisation
University of Groningen

Chinese Economy
Fudan University

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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Career opportunities

Our students are able to find work as economic analysts, corporate consultants, forecast analyts, economysts and market experts.


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