BSc International
Business Economics

Programme objective

This programme is designed to explore the connections between world economic processes, trends, and international trade, and to transfer the knowledge of foreign economic policy instruments necessary for setting up and implementing international transactions (transactions in goods and services). The knowledge acquired from the programme enables students to analyse and devise the foreign trade strategy and export-import structure of national economies, to design and manage global supply chains, and to create trading, logistics and financing contracts that enable companies to enter international markets. The programme prepares students for work in the fields of international business development, international sourcing, and sales and logistics both in domestic and international business environments.

This programme offers double-degree opportunities with the following partner universities:

  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany),
  • Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts (The Netherlands),
  • Shih Chien University (Taiwan),
  • Thomas More University (Belgium),
  • Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

We offer 2 optional specialisations:

International Business Development

The International Business Development specialisation is designed to familiarise students with the different forms of international business activities and the possibilities and limitations of their cross-border expansion, and to transfer comprehensive knowledge of the risks and costs of international transactions and the legal and economic conditions required for their implementation.

East Asian Business Studies

The English-Language East Asian Business Studies specialisation aims to ensure students become professionals familiar with East Asia- with the economic history and economic institutional systems of the dominant economies in the region, as well as with the inherent differences arising from their cultural embeddedness.

Throughout the course of the programme, students learn the basics of economics, social sciences, methodology and business.

(e.g.: mathematics, statistics, information technology, economics, international economics, finance, business economics, marketing, accounting, management, business communication, political science, sociology, law)

The programme is focussed on professional studies in international business.

(e.g.: In the field of macroeconomics: international relations and institutions, world economy and international trade, the EU’s organisation and policies, and Hungarian foreign economic policy. At the corporate level: international finance, international transactions, international logistics, international marketing, and international business communication).

After four completed semesters, students can choose from the recommended specialisations, even in a foreign language, depending on their existing knowledge and future goals.
In addition to the aforementioned skills, it is also possible to acquire advanced professional language and IT skills.

Students graduating from the BSc programme in International Business Economics will be able to:

  • manage and organise international entrepreneurial activities, either in self-employment or integrated into a large corporate structure,
  • monitor and interpret the processes in the world economy and international business, the changes in economic policy and the policies and legislation relevant and related to their special field, as well as the effects of the same, and take these into account when developing analyses, proposals, and decisions,
  • determine the complex consequences of forwarding and foreign trade processes, plan and organise economic activity in business organisations related to forwarding activities and foreign trade processes,
  • know and understand the basic functioning and goals of economic policy, foreign trade processes, foreign economic policy, and their effects,
  • understand all matters related to the functioning of the European Union, as necessary for efficient work,
  • understand the specific characteristics of working in an international multicultural environment.


Students can also pursue their studies in a double-degree programme, allowing them to earn two degrees in the same educational cycle. See the list of partner universities in the “Double Degree Opportunity” section above.

Graduates from the programme can find employment practically in all types of domestic and international companies and enterprises and will be qualified to fill middle and senior management positions in different technical and functional areas. Their advanced language skills and understanding of economics also makes it easy for them to work abroad (or for international companies operating in Hungary).

For non-EU students: 2,500 EUR per semester

For EU students: 540,000 Hungarian Forint per semester

For non-EU students: 15 July 2023

For EU students: 30 July 2023

Start of study
September 2023

Study location
Budapest, Hungary

Faculty of International Management and Business, see on map

4 years (8 semesters)

Study language

Title of the qualification on the diploma
Economist in International Business

Programme level
Bachelor’s programme (BSc)

Entry qualification
High school / secondary education (or higher)