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Corvinus University of Budapest MSc in Regional and Environmental Economics
Corvinus University of Budapest

MSc in Regional and Environmental Economics

Budapest, Hungary

4 Semesters


Full time

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Sep 2023

EUR 2,400 / per semester *


* per semester for non-EEA applicants


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  • Department responsible for the program: Institute of International, Political and Regional Studies
  • Program instructor: Dr. Péti Márton
  • Bachelor's degree program: Regional and Environmental Economic Studies
  • Specialization: Economic Science
  • Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
  • Program language: English
  • Site/Location: Budapest
  • Division: Full time
  • Program Type: Normal

Get the highest quality education in economics, applying alternative regional and environmental approaches. The program offers an insight into the Central and Eastern European region’s specific subjects and perspectives, besides presenting current global challenges. It places a strong emphasis on practice: you will be supported in finding traineeship positions at Hungarian organizations, companies, and EU institutions. Meanwhile, learn how to plan and manage the social-economic and environmental structures of cities or regions by acquiring knowledge on topics such as strategic and spatial planning; urban, rural and regional development, environmental economics and management; sustainability; CSR; climate policy, and geopolitics. Apply now!

Tuition fee: 610 000 HUF (≈1800 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants.

The level of qualification attainable in the Master's program, and the title of the certification

  • Qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MSc).
  • Qualification in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász regionális és környezeti gazdaságtan szakon.
  • Qualification in English: Economist in Regional and Environmental Economic Studies.

Degrees accepted for admittance into the Master's program

Accepted with the complete credit value: undergraduate degrees of the economic sciences field, and the Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, Rural Development Engineer, and degrees from the agricultural field of training and the Geographer and Environmental Studies undergraduate courses from the natural sciences field of training.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that is accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For persons with degrees defined the minimal requirements of admittance to the Master's program training cycle

For entering the Master’s program, a minimum of 60 credits is necessary from the following subject areas:

  • at least 20 credits from the fields of economy and business administration (microeconomy, macroeconomy, world, and international economy, community economy, management, and administration subjects, marketing, business communication);
  • at least 20 credits from the fields of methodology (mathematics, statistics, informatics);
  • at least 20 credits from ‘horizon-broadening’ natural and social science subjects (philosophy, sociology, political science, history, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, earth sciences).

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s program is for the student to have at least 40 credits in the listed area based on his/her previous studies. Missing credits must be attained in the Master’s program as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

The number of credits to be completed for the Master's degree: 120 credits

  • Degree orientation: theory-oriented (60-70 percent).
  • Thesis credit value: 15 credits.
  • The minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits.

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 314

Master's degree training objectives

The objective of the program is the training of economics experts who, in possession of their theoretical and methodological knowledge, are capable of uncovering the social dimensions of environmental issues and the economic analysis of social, cultural, and ecological processes considering the interrelationships between social and natural systems. Capable of cooperating in a creative and innovative way in the development of global and regional developmental and environmental policies, strategies, and programs, and working in economic geography and regional and environmental social science. They are capable of solving independent analytic and planning tasks, working in groups and managing group work, and performing sustainable development analysis and research in the academic, state, and private sectors. They are prepared to continue their training at the Ph.D. level.

Professional properties

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • Economic and social science studies (economics and methodological studies, community economics, quantitative methods, managerial economics, economic sociology, human ecology) 25-45 credits;
  • Environmental economics professional studies [economic development and growth (economic development, innovation); spatial aspects of economic processes, spatial aspects of social processes, regional and environmental analytic methods, regional economy, environmental economics, regional policy, regional economic development, ecological and environmental protection studies, integrated rural development, regional programming and management, local economy and business development, environmental policy, environmental management, industrial ecology, environmental ethics, urban sociology and urban geography, urban management, urban financing) 50-70 credits.

Foreign language requirements

To obtain a master's degree, the student must have an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized English and another living foreign language examination, or an equivalent graduation certificate or diploma.

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