MSc in International Economy and Business


Corvinus University of Budapest

Course Duration


Course Fees



The aim of this program is to train graduates with a thorough understanding of the processes of international economy, ranging from the fields of international business and economics to international politics and international law. This qualification should be attractive to students seeking analytical and business skills in an international context.

The core content of the program reflects the increasing globalization and continuous evolution of international economics and business management. Besides giving a sound methodological foundation in statistics and micro- and macroeconomic theory, the program addresses the main aspects of the global economy: among others, trade, finance, factoring and information flows, multinational corporations, corporate strategies, international organizations, development, regionalism and integration or intellectual property.

The objective of the program is to give students a firm theoretical background and teach them how to put theory into practice. To reap the full benefits of the program, active student participation in individual and group work is highly recommended. 

The courses of the program are divided into five categories: catch-up courses, mandatory core courses, specialization courses, and elective courses.

As a preparation for the Master’s program, applicants are offered the option to take catch-up courses in the frame of a half-year preparatory program. The preparatory program includes reviews on basic fields essential to understand international economy and business, thus, for instance in microeconomics, macroeconomics or in statistics.

In the first year, students take courses in economic theory and quantitative methods, and also get an introduction to international economics, international political economy and international financial markets.

In the second year, students choose one of the following specializations:

  • International Development
  • International Economic Analysis
  • Economy and Business in Central and Eastern Europe (available for those taking part in a Double Degree Program)
  • European Union Economic Policy Analyst (currently inactive)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entrance exam An authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree An official transcript of studies Curriculum Vitae A motivation letter A copy of applicant’s passport A copy of receipt proving payment of application fee


September and February