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We offer four postgraduate programmes in English, on 2 campuses around Europe, all leading to the Master of Science degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham.

In order to accommodate your work commitments, we provide a flexible schedule with courses delivered in teaching blocks. The schedule makes it possible for students even with a full-time job to participate as classes are held on four weekdays on the Budapest campus (the exact dates depend on the group's timetable) and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (18:00-21:00) and on Saturday (9:00-12:00) on the Vienna campus. However, completing the programme with a full-time job will require considerable commitment.

Two of our programmes, International Management and Human Resource Management are conversion programmes, so they can be attractive also for those wishing to make a career change: entry requirement is a Bachelor degree in any field of study. The Financial Management and the Marketing Management programmes are available only for applicants with relevant degrees. The International Management and the Human Resource Management  programmes are available on both campuses, Vienna and Budapest.
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Programme Objective

Completing a master’s programme at IBS requires considerable commitment on your part. We aim to match your commitment by providing a programme that encourages you to question the way management and business processes operate in an organisation. The open and critical thinking we help you to develop is highly valued by employers.

Cross-cultural Context

Students on our master’s programmes come from a wide variety of learning environments. They are expected to be independent learners, and for many this is a new experience. Our faculty support and guide all programme participants in making this transition as we are convinced that independent study develops strong research skills and the ability to make sense of new material quickly, while improving communication skills. An additional core value of our master’s programmes is the development of individual and team building skills in cross-cultural contexts. This latter is enhanced by the fact that our students arrive from many different countries and cultures.

MSc in Financial Management

Would you like to develop your career in finance? Learn about security analysis, portfolio management, treasury management, financial institutions, markets and financial decision-making.

Programme Content

MSc in Financial Management (TOP 100 - Global ranking ranked N°90 in Financial Markets, Worldwide!*) is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, treasury management, the functioning of financial institutions and markets, and financial decision-making in the public or not-for-profit sectors. For those already working in finance, the programme will enhance their effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field, encouraging them to question traditional techniques and take an analytical approach to problem-solving.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking

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Duration of study period12 months (2 semesters)
Starting dateSeptember
Tuition fee per semester in Budapest€ 4,700
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
CampusBudapest
Admission criteriaRelevant bachelor degree
Language of tuitionEnglish

Key areas of studies:

Accounting for decision making, financial reports and statements, financial decision-making, advanced financial management, global financial markets, venture capital, risk management, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Part

Module

1

Principles and Practices of Finance

1

Accounting for Decision-making

2

Financial Reports and Statements

2

Financial Decision-making

1 - 2

Academic Skills

3

Advanced Financial Management

3

Global Financial Markets

3

Financial Management Elective*

3

Research Methods for Social Sciences**

4

Business Strategy

4

Cross-cultural Management Skills

 

Dissertation

*Financial Management Electives
Venture Capital
Risk Management

** Prerequisite: Academic Skills

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • core and advanced theories, concepts and practices that are relevant to the field of financial management;
  • the role and limitations of accounting and their influence on financial decision making;
  • the forces shaping the financial services industry, especially the complex link between risk management, shareholder expectations and corporate social responsibility;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms.

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to occupy mid-level financial management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of financial management.
  • To deepen the students’ ability to apply, develop and critically appraise current techniques, theories and practices encountered in the financial environment of local and international firms.
  • To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant financial tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on financial management.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

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Career Opportunities

This programme integrates theory with practice to produce graduates who have broad knowledge of finance and can apply it in real-life situations. In addition, the course may lead to job opportunities as line manager at finance units within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Recent graduates are employed as line managers by the biggest firms of the financial sector such as Morgan-Stanley, Axa Group, BNP Paribas or Deutsche Bank.

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MSc in Human Resource Management

The MSc in Human Resource Management programme mixes theory and practice successfully. Profit from the work-friendly schedule of this 1-year programme!

Programme Content

MSc in Human Resource Management (ranked no. 5 in Eastern Europe!*), mixing theory and practice successfully, offers an opportunity for in-depth study of organisations and the management of work. Graduates are equipped to pursue a wide variety of career options in the HR arena, including employee relations, employee development, assessment and recruitment.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking

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Duration of study period12 months (2 semesters)
Starting dateSeptember
Tuition fee per semester in Budapest€ 4,700
Tuition fee per semester in Vienna€ 5,900
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
CampusBudapest and Vienna**
Admission criteriaBachelor degree in any field
Language of tuitionEnglish

**The start of each MSc programme depends on a sufficient number of students (at least 7 students per programme).

Key areas of studies:

Business data analysis, planning HR management, employee life-cycle management, performance appraisal and management, leading and managing people, CSR, coaching, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Part

Module

1

Business Data Analysis

1

Principles and Practices of Global Business

2

Leading and Managing People

2

Planning HR Management

1 - 2

Academic Skills

3

Employee Career-Path Management

3

Performance Appraisal and Management

3

Human Resource Management Elective*

3

Research Methods for Social Sciences**

4

Business Strategy

4

Cross-cultural Management Skills

 

Dissertation

*Human Resource Management Electives
Corporate Social Responsibility
Coaching

** Prerequisite: Academic Skills

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues of HRM, including human resource planning, talent management, performance management systems, and coaching techniques;
  • practical implications of theories regarding recruitment & selection, training & development, career & human capital management, and performance & reward management;
  • appropriate techniques and tools to deal with complex issues critical to the success of managing people in organisations.

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to enter human resource management positions in companies and develop people management skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts of human resource management.
  • To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant tools required to make a global organisation successful in managing its human resources.
  • To develop an understanding of how relevant HRM techinques can be applied in the organisation to overcome ethical and professional issues at different managerial levels.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communication, and capable of effective communication of all stakeholders of the company.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

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Career Opportunities

This programme provides graduates with excellent career opportunities, including positions in Employee Relations, Employee Development and Recruitment. Organisations recognise that a strong HRM team is an essential part of a business enterprise, and the HRM course will train students to perform effectively in many roles.
Our graduates are working in the areas of recruitment, performance and talent management, and organizational development at banks, hotels or HR consulting companies.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking

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MSc in International Management

The MSc in International Management programme attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. Study at IBS for 1 year and get a British degree!

Programme Content

MSc in International Management (ranked no. 9 in Eastern Europe!*) attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. It is an ideal choice if you want to progress in your career from entry-level to a managerial position. Graduates go on to pursue a variety of successful careers in corporate organisations, or perform managerial roles in smaller and medium-sized organisations throughout the world.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking
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Duration of study period12 months (2 semesters)
Starting dateSeptember
Tuition fee per semester in Budapest€ 4,700
Tuition fee per semester in Vienna€ 5,900
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
CampusBudapest and Vienna**
Admission criteriaBachelor degree in any field
Language of tuitionEnglish

** The start of each MSc programme depends on a sufficient number of students (at least 7 students per programme).

Key areas of studies:

Business data analysis, entrepreneurship and family business, organisational behaviour, corporate communications, leading and managing people, CSR, project management, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Part

Module

1

Business Data Analysis

1

Principles and Practices of Global Business

2

Leading and Managing People

2

Entrepreneurship and Family Business

1 - 2

Academic Skills

3

Organisational Behaviour

3

Managing Global Brands

3

International Management Elective*

3

Research Methods for Social Sciences**

4

Business Strategy

4

Cross-cultural Management Skills

 

Dissertation

*International Management Electives
Corporate Social Responsibility
Project Management

** Prerequisite: Academic Skills

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues related to the dynamics of international business, including the phenomenon of globalization;
  • practical implications of international business theories regarding the external and internal operations of multinationals;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to enter line and staff management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of international management.
  • To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
  • To develop students’ ability to critically evaluate a range of management issues and offer viable solutions to problems.
  • To provide students with an understanding of methods and techniques that they can effectively apply both in a multinational company setting and an SME environment.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on international management.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

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Career Opportunities

This programme offers valuable preparation for anyone contemplating a career in general management and is an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to management position.
Current graduates are employed at middle management level by multinational corporations such as IBM, GE or Alcoa-Köfém; or by ministries/government agencies.

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MSc in Marketing Management

Be an expert in consumer behaviour, marketing research, communication and management with our British master's programme.

Programme Content

MSc in Marketing Management programme (ranked no. 6 in Eastern Europe!*)  develops knowledge and skills in business and marketing and directs students towards the commercial environment. The programme also seeks to encourage one's creative expression and help smooth a path to this exciting sector. Our graduates are represented in an extremely diverse range of multinational, national and local organisations the world over, including sales, advertising, account management, PR and market research.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking

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Duration of study period12 months (2 semesters)
Starting dateSeptember
Tuition fee per semester in Budapest€ 4,700
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
CampusBudapest
Admission criteriaRelevant bachelor degree
Language of tuitionEnglish

Key areas of studies:

Consumer behaviour, marketing research, marketing communication, contemporary issues in marketing, digital marketing, corporate communications, marketing of services, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Part

Module

1

Principles and Practices of Marketing

1

Consumer Behaviour

2

Marketing Communication

2

Marketing Research

1 - 2

Academic Skills

3

Contemporary Issues in Marketing

3

Digital Marketing

3

Marketing Management Elective*

3

Research Methods for Social Sciences**

4

Business Strategy

4

Cross-cultural Management Skills

 

Dissertation

*Marketing Management Electives
Marketing of Services
Corporate Communications

** Prerequisite: Academic Skills

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Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with:

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues of marketing, including the phenomenon of new media and social media;
  • the current interpretation of brands and entertainment marketing;
  • how CSR, responsible and ethical marketing can add value to profitable business strategies;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms.

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to occupy mid-level marketing management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of marketing management.
  • To deepen the students’ ability to apply, develop and critically appraise current techniques, theories and practices encountered in the marketing environment of local and international firms.
  • To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant marketing tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on marketing management.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of marketing roles at a creative agency or in the media sector including Product Management, Sales, Advertising, Public Relations and Market Research.
Recent IBS graduates are working as brand managers or sales executives at PR/marketing/advertising agencies or in the FMCG sector, in the health industry or in the media.

 

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