BSc International Business

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Global, cross-cultural business. Project-based and practical.

This programme will prepare you for an international business career, in many types of organisations, many sector, all over the world. You will study all aspects of business, including marketing, finance and management and apply your knowledge cross-culturally, on a global scale.

You will be introduced step-by-step to the exciting world of international business, illuminating its global economic and corporate business background.

This programme has a uniquely project-based structure and practical approach. You will learn the key theoretical knowledge through international business situations, examples and case studies.

A key benefit of this programme is the multicultural focus. Not only will you work on international business problems, you can also participate in an international year, with the option to spend your one-semester internship overseas.

Programme Information

The application period for September 2022 is now closed.
September 2023 admission period coming soon - click "enquire now" to find out more.

ECTS: 240
Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)
Teaching hours: approx. 12 – 18 hours/week
Includes internship: Compulsory
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 800 000 HUF (≈ € 2 300*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 6 400 000 HUF (≈ € 18 400*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 3 200 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 25 600

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

Programme Specification

What you will study
Core Modules*

Year 1

  1. Business Essentials
  2. Open-Economy Macroeconomics
  3. Serving International Customers
  4. Interpersonal & Learning Skills

Year 2

  1. Corporate Finance and Investments
  2. Global Markets and Players
  3. Cross-cultural Management
  4. Management and Organisations

Year 3

  1. International Trade Practices
  2. International Marketing
  3. International Business Protocol & Negotiation Skills
  4. Doing Business in Europe

Year 4 (BA/BSc only)

  1. Determined by chosen specialisation.

In the international semester you can choose any module at a partner university; this will enable you to customize your own study programme.

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

Application Requirements 

  • High school/secondary education (or higher)
  • Mathematics proficiency
  • B2 level of English
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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

Dr. Kacsirek has been born in Norway, grew up in the United States and the Netherlands; this provided him with a multicultural experience and an overall international orientation. He holds a university degree in International Business and a PhD in Global Economy. His area of research and expertise are the global economic system and international trade policy. Dr Kacsirek coordinates the international business team at Corvinus and has been managing the International Business BSc programme for more than a decade. He is a former board member of BUSINET, a global higher education network organisation.

Dr. László Kacsirek
Programme Director,
International Business BSc


Accreditations and Rankings

#251-300 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Business and Management Studies for 2021.

What our students think

Uzrahan Ates Karayel

“The leading modern education offered by Corvinus, as well as the fantastic campus is why I like studying here. Moreover, you get to make lifelong professional connections while enjoying Budapest's vivid student life. If you're striving for even further international experience, the university offers the opportunity to International Business students to take part in an international year, which means that you can spend your one-semester internship abroad as well! Corvinus' multicultural environment is waiting for you, be sure to join a student organisation, make the most out of the possibilities offered and meet as many people as you can!”

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have secured positions including: Business Analyst, International Trade Expert, International Logistics Manager, International Business Analyst, International Sales Manager.

Our graduates are working at prestigious organisations, including: Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers, BMW.


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