Budapest, Hungary

Business + European Studies

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Information for term Business + European Studies

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 2 – Dec 15, 2019 (15 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 28 – May 19, 2019 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA


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Budapest has so many accolades as a top European city to visit and live in that the odds are well in your favor for an enriching experience. It’s a grand place to explore Hungarian culture and history in a regional context, while you build valuable knowledge in business, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Outside of class, you’ll see the region like few tourists do, with excursions and connections that bring culture to life.  

Unique Experiences

  • See how daily life

    compares in a country that’s a relative newcomer to NATO and the European Union (EU).

  • Get a taste of rural life

    Get a taste of rural life with an overnight trip to hidden gems of former Hungarian territories in neighboring countries where history and traditional customs are still alive. Explore the places foreigners seldom do.

  • Zero-in on all things Hungarian

    with classes that range from art to politics, and access courses at a leading business university.

  • geothermal springs under the city

  • colleges and universities

  • cities in one; Buda and Pest were unified in 1873


Location & Culture

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Buda and Pest, two halves facing each other across the wide Danube River, make up this grand city where you’ll find a medieval neighborhood and castle, Baroque architecture, and hundreds of museums, theaters, and galleries. As Hungary’s capital, Budapest is the administrative, business, educational, and cultural center of the country. Despite the scars of four decades of communist rule, Budapest retains a rich turn-of-the-century feel and easy-to-live-in charm.

The Culture


  • Explore beyond the city with day trips to the 1,100-year-old Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, scenic Lake Balaton, picturesque sites at Danube Bend or Opusztaszer National Heritage Park.
  • Get an insider’s introduction to grand museums, galleries, and theaters.
  • Discover the scenic beauty of the Carpathian Mountains, traditional Hungarian hospitality and folklore.


Volunteering. Whether you tutor, help with research, or run a workshop, you’ll connect with Budapest’s people in meaningful ways by pitching in at shelters, museums, schools, and more.

Internships. Gain experience and build your resume with a for-credit internship at successful startup companies such as Secret Sauce Partners, the Medical Robotics Research Center, or organizations like the American Corner, universities, and high schools

Daily Life

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    Gregersen Hostel: Students live at the Gregersen, a private, newly renovated hostel comprising of two floors with shared rooms and bathrooms. Students live in either double and triple rooms and have access to a kitchen with limited cooking facilities. Kitchens contain refrigerators, a microwave, hot water boiler, and basic utensils. Hot plates to prepare food are located in the small kitchen on the mezzanine floor. Note: there are no ovens. There is wifi access throughout the residence, a small cafe located on the first floor in the lobby, and a washer on each floor. The Gregersen is located about 5 minutes walking distance from the main university building and near to the university gym and library. The hostel is in a popular shopping district with cafés, small restaurants, schools, a supermarket, laundromat, and student priced venues. Each student is paired with a Hungarian student volunteer in a buddy system for informal one-on-one meetings and activities.


    Meals are not included in the fee. Students can prepare basic meals in the residence, or eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.

Budapest, Hungary

Where You'll Study

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    1093 Budapest, Fovam ter 8

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    Getting Around

    Excellent public transportation makes it easy for students to navigate the city.

What People are Saying

  • Transylvania excursion with my group / Learning about the 1956 revolution through excursions

    Ann, University of Denver,Fall 16
  • The program was very well organized and just what I wanted from a study abroad experience.

    Kyle, Georgetown University,Fall 16

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    Corvinus classes are relatively small, and in lecture format, though most professors welcome discussion. Teachers and non-American students may express their opinions more frankly than Americans expect. CIEE and Corvinus courses meet twice a week for 90 minutes. All courses include international and Hungarian students except for Hungarian language.


    Grades from A to F with pluses and minuses are based on a scale of 100. University courses: Grades are based on mid-term and final exams. Some courses include additional assignments. CIEE courses: Grades are based on a term-paper requirement, and mid-term and final exams.


    Examinations, grading, and credit policies are like U.S. policies. Attendance is mandatory for all CIEE classes.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.75.

Fall 2018 Courses

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Spring 2019 Courses

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.




Participants with an interest in business and economics may take up to two courses from among those offered through Corvinus University of Budapest. The final list of university courses open to CIEE participants will be available at the time of acceptance. Certain university courses require prior knowledge of the subject matter. Following is a representative sample of university courses that have been available in the past.

Applied International Business Methods
Business Enterprise – Start-Up to SME
Business Ethics
Business Policy and Strategy
International Business Case Studies
International Business Law
Business Enterprise – Start -Ups
Corporate Social Responsibility
Global Anti-Corruption: Business and Governance Strategies
Sustainable Procurement and Circular Economy 

The Economics and Ethics of Globalization
Environmental Economics
Transition and Post Transition Challenges in Hungary
Globalization (Economic Theory)

Basic Finance
Corporate Finance 
International Financial Institutions and Nation States
Introduction to Financial Modeling

Advertising Management
Decision Techniques
Effective e-Business Management
New Product Management
Tourism Management and Marketing
Project Management
Environmental Management
Human Resources Management
Organizational Behavior
Database Management in Practice
Personality Types and Team Dynamics

Cross-Cultural Communication and Marketing
International Marketing
Marketing Research
Services Marketing
SME Marketing
Consumer Behavior: Millennials and Generation Z
Web Development

Political Science
International Relations, 1945 to Present
Introduction to Legal Studies
International Debate


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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Hungarian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees


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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Spring 2019 16 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Jan 28, 2019 May 19, 2019
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,843 **

Housing = $3,140

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $18,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,850

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $80

Personal expenses = $2,200

Total Estimated Costs = $5,555

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Fall 2019 15 weeks May 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2019* Dec 15, 2019*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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