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Corvinus School of Management
European MBA

Its advisory committee, the Curatorium, consists of three dozen business leaders from cutting-edge Hungarian and multinational corporations, chaired by the British Ambassador in Budapest. Commitment to quality of education is reflected by CSM's internationally recognized board, its strong relationship with practicing managers, and an Alumni network of successful MBA graduates. CSM's international reputation is highlighted by educating MBA groups of leading Western European business schools: CSM hosted more than 22 groups, delivered above 150 lectures or company visits for more than 500 students in the last three years. 

CSM enjoys the access to the superior 21st century MBA classrooms equipped with high-level facilities in the historical building of Corvinus University, located right in the city center of Budapest, on the bank of Europe's longest river, Danube. 

Program presentation
The flagship program of Corvinus School of Management, the Executive MBA (EMBA), is a part-time program designed for students with substantial work experience. 

Classes are scheduled for every second weekend (Friday afternoons and Saturdays plus an intensive week per semester) and allow our students to continue their work and immediately apply to their job what they learn on the Corvinus MBA. Special emphasis is placed on skills, personal mentoring and networking in this program - reflecting the fact that most of our EMBA students already work in managerial positions. 

The four semesters of the program offer exclusive services such as the option to participate at an international week at a partner university abroad, and regular guest lectures and special events from top executives. For students with at least 2 years of work experience who decide to devote all their time and efforts to learning we recommend the Full-time MBA program. This program demands substantial work from students during and outside classes (double the hours compared to the EMBA). The curriculum covers knowledge of management tools and their application in order to prepare our students for future career positions. Interactive class participation during the weekdays leads to the development of groups with close social relationships. 

The full-time MBA at Corvinus is also an accredited Bologna Master Program thus creating the opportunity for students to pursue further studies on the Corvinus PhD program or anywhere in the world. Both the two types of the Corvinus MBA programs utilize an integrated curriculum that reflects the latest business challenges in the field of leadership, performance management, marketing, IT, corporate sustainability, and strategy. Small classroom size and carefully selected student body enable a proactive teaching methodology with case studies, class discussions, and teamwork with learning from peers. Beyond the US-style MBA curriculum, CSM put special emphasis on the Central European business environment and practice. 

"I have learned a lot during the program and this contributed to my success at work, getting to the point that I was presenting to Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison this month. 
Not too many people from Oracle Europe can say they presented to Larry." Attila (Hungary), EMBA graduate 2007
"At Corvinus, the extremely diverse student body combined with the knowledgeable and internationally respected professors creates a truly global atmosphere and unique Class experience." Thomas (USA), Full-time MBA graduate 2011
"My time spent in Corvinus MBA program will definitely become a competitive advantage both in strategic and financial terms." Quin Yi (China), EMBA graduate 2008

Program Info

Name of School: Corvinus School of Management
Corvinus University of Budapest, Main Building

Full-Time MBA:
4 semesters
Program Structure: Monday to Friday, 14 weeks per semester
Program Focus: General management, understanding tools, analytic and intercultural skills
Methodology: Class discussions, case studies, lectures, group simulations, company visits
Next start: September 2015
Application deadlines: July 10, 2015
Accreditation(s): Bologna-Master (MSc), Hungarian Accreditation Committee

Executive MBA:
Language: English
4 semesters
Program Structure: 6 weekend (Friday afternoon and Saturday) per semester plus an intensive week per semester plus one or two optional international week
Program Focus: Management and leadership, managing complexity, personal skill development
Methodology: Class discussions, top guest lectures, case studies, teamwork, company visits
Next starts: February 2015; September 2015
Application deadlines: December 10, 2014; July 10, 2015

Student Body

Full Time MBA:
Group size: 15 to 30
Number of Nationalities:
Woman: 40%
Age Range: 24 to 36
Average Age: 28
Average Work Experience: 4 years

Executive MBA:
Group size: 15 to 25
Number of Nationalities:
Woman: 33%
Age Range: 27 to 55
Average Age: 35
Average Work Experience: 10 years


Online registration form: CV, Degree/Transcript, Motivation letter, Recommendation letters

Full Time MBA
University Degree: Undergraduate / Bachelor (any major)
Minimum years of work experience: 2 years relevant post-degree experience
Language fluency: English fluent
Personal interview: Solid professional background, motivation for class participation, communication skills

Executive MBA
University Degree: Undergraduate / Bachelor (any major)
Minimum years of work experience: 3 years with managerial experience
Language fluency: English fluent
Personal interview: Potential to enter high level management positions, commitment to the MBA program


Application fees: None
Estimated costs of living:€ 500-1000 per month
Tuition fees for the Full-time MBA program:
€ 12,000
Tuition fees for the Executive MBA program:
€ 15,000



Name: Viktória Horváth
+36 1 482 5513

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