- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.50 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
Budapest is a grand place to explore Central and Eastern European history while building knowledge in business, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Students take classes in English at CIEE’s partner school, Cornivus University, which is located on the banks of the Danube, as well as CIEE Budapest, which is located on the Cornivus campus. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful architecture and historic sites of both Buda and Pest and for taking part in an internship for real-world international work experience. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
The Business + European Studies program covers a range of topics including business, economics, politics, history, art, and culture. Students take at least two CIEE courses at CIEE Budapest and three other courses at either Corvinus Business School or CIEE. Students may elect to enroll in a for-credit internship course and a Hungarian language course.
Academic Year: early September – mid May
Fall: early September – mid December
Spring: late January – mid May
Refer to the CIEE Budapest website for the specific dates, if available.
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.
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.
The Corvinus University of Budapest, known as Karl Marx University until 1990 and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration until 2004, was established in 1948. The university enrolls more than 14,000 students and offers programs in business administration, economics, and social sciences. The university was listed in the top 50 in the Financial Times European Master’s in Management rankings.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.