MSc Management and Leadership

Hone your strategic management and leadership skills with this highly international programme. You will be enrolled automatically onto our CEMS Master in International Management and receive two Masters upon graduating!

Programme Information

The Corvinus MSc Management and Leadership is a holistic double degree business programme that will develop you into a strategic thinker and implementer, giving you the tools to become a global business leader.

This unique 120 ECTS master degree programme incorporates the exclusive CEMS Master in International Management program. CEMS assure a truly international exposure with a compulsory study abroad semester at one of the 34 top-ranked CEMS schools worldwide.

By admission to the Corvinus MSc Management and Leadership programme, you will also automatically be enrolled on the CEMS programme, therefore receiving two degrees by graduation. After the two-year program, graduates join the 16,000-member CEMS alumni of 111 nationalities working in 75 countries, as well as the alumni of the Corvinus Management and Leadership programme that has 30-year track record of advancing top Hungarian and regional companies by future leaders.

The management and leadership programme is an all-encompassing business studies Master. The programme links management areas – strategy, processes, technology – with leadership aspects such as innovation, organisational culture, and motivation.

You will learn how to design new business models, agile organisations, or future-proof human resource (HR) processes in a digitalized world, and also how to implement them by leading people. You will also develop your soft skills – such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.

You will grow your international network and have the chance to live and study in Budapest and overseas. The programme will give you all-round, senior-level business acumen to become a key, global decision-maker.

This programme is the ideal next step for recent graduates with business-related degrees. A strong academic background in business-related studies is required for this programme (please see minimum credit requirements below). Professional experience is not required (as opposed to the Corvinus MBA program), though most of our students have internship-based or part-time work experience.

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

ECTS: 120
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
Teaching hours: 16-20 hours/week
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 970 000 HUF (≈ € 2 700*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 3 880 000 HUF (≈ € 10 800*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 3 600 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 14 400

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.


What you will study
Core Modules

Year 1 

  1. Organisation Behaviour and Leadership
  2. Strategic Management
  3. Global Marketing
  4. Decision Making Skills

Year 2 

  1. Global Strategy
  2. Global Leadership
  3. CEMS Business Project
  4. Compulsory exchange semester

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


Self-funded students meeting eligibility criteria may apply for Visegrad scholarships.

Corvinus University of Budapest endorses the Visegrad Scholarship programme for MA, MSc and MBA applicants from Central Eastern Europe.

The scholarship makes the outstanding possibility of international higher education at Corvinus accessible and financially viable for more students in this region and beyond!

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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

Application Requirements 

  • Completed bachelor/undergraduate degree
  • C1 level of English
  • For more, please click here!

MSc Management and Leadership students will be simultaneously enrolled for the CEMS Master in Management. Therefore, slightly different entry requirements apply to meet the CEMS requirements.

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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.

You will need a minimum of 45 ECTS constituted from the following areas:

  • Quantitative methods: 15 ECTS (including mathematics, statistics, and informatics)
  • Economics: 10 ECTS (including microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, economic theory, sectoral and functional economics, world and European economy, public policy)
  • Business: 15 ECTS (including business economics, accounting, [corporate] finance, taxation, marketing, decision theory or methods, business ethics, business communication)
  • Social sciences: 10 ECTS (including economic history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, general and business law, EU policies)
  • Management: 10 ECTS (including management and organisation, strategic or business planning, operations or supply chain management, organisational behaviour and human resources, controlling, business information systems, leadership skills development)

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

As a result of the 30-year history of our Management and Leadership programme, our alumni are key decision makers at the most influential companies in Hungary and the CEE region. Based on the theoretical knowledge and the extraordinary practical experience of our broad and renowned faculty, even our recent graduates are young talents who design and drive the 21st century (digital, agile etc.) transformation of organizations and ventures. Now, by offering the English version of this program with the CEMS-MIM double degree incorporated, an even more international student body join us to strengthen their holistic vision, outstanding skills and professional success.

Dr. Péter Móricz
Programme Director

Accreditations and Rankings

#251-300 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Business for 2021.

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Master in International Management

Join the renowned Master’s in International Management one-year programme which was developed by scientific and business leaders to bring you one of the most efficient and successful training in the world with the best practices in domestic and international leadership.

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Career opportunities

Our graduates secure roles such as Head of Strategic Development, Director of Business Development, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Consultant, Partner.

Our graduates are working at prestigious companies like MOL, Telekom, Raiffeisen, McKinsey, Google.


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