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This study programme focuses on international management and business as well as intercultural skills. It is aimed at students who imagine a future at multinational corporations, in foreign trade, or any other form of international business.

The 8-semester programme consists of 4 semesters at International Business School in Budapest, Hungary followed by semesters 5 and 6 at Dublin Business School in Dublin, Ireland.
Semesters 7 and 8 are compulsory work placement. Qualifying students receive the degrees of both institutions.

Our partner, Dublin Business School, assists international students with accommodation search and has its own database featuring only verified property owners.

You can find detailed information and estimated prices here.

The monthly expenses, excluding accommodation, are approximately EUR 1000/person in Ireland. You can find details here.

General info

Duration of programme 8 semesters
Starting date September
Tuition fee per semester
(no tuition fee for semester 7 and 8)
€ 3,700
Tuition fee for the full programme € 22,200
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens € 900
Degree awarded by IBS and Dublin Business School*
Work placement (compulsory in semester 7 and 8) Yes
Study abroad available (in semester 3 and/or 4) Yes
Campus Budapest (Hungary) and Dublin (Ireland)
Admission criteria For Hungarian citizens**:
• Secondary school leaving certificate

For international applicants:
• Secondary school leaving certificate
• IELTS 6.0 or equivalent***
Language of tuition English

*Optional, however, only students who complete semester 5 and 6 at Dublin Business School will receive the degree of DBS.

**For the successful completion of the programme, approximately B2-level of English is required. If you are unsure about your English level, you can test your English language skills here.

***i.e.: TOEFL 72, GCSE English, Duolingo 95, IBS own English testing, etc. Please find further details here

Application site

Programme Content

Graduates of this double Hungarian and Irish degree programme will be prepared to enter the international labour market with advanced skills in developing and analysing the strategic, financial and market processes of international business organisations and addressing business challenges. You will start with the fundamentals of business and at later stages also learn about the regional impact of globalisation processes; international trade and diplomatic organisations; various aspects of international marketing, finance, and people management; and develop skills required for working in international teams and negotiating in a multicultural environment.

In addition to providing a solid foundation in economic and management theory, the programme is highly practice-oriented. A very important criterion in the selection of our prestigious faculty is that they have real-life business experience. The seminars are always interactive, where tasks, assignments, and discussions prepare students for thinking and working both individually and together in teams.

The knowledge of professional English business language enables graduates to succeed in the world of international economics and global business. This can be further enhanced by a two-semester study at Dublin Business School in Ireland where you can acquire an Irish BSc (Hons.) in Business (Global Business) in addition to their Hungarian BSc degree in International Business Economics (nemzetközi gazdálkodás) awarded by IBS.

You can also opt to take part in the Erasmus+ programme while studying at IBS.

Skills and Competences

Business and academic communication skills, such as presentation, argumentation, and negotiation skills, use of IT tools, quantitative skills, effective adaptation to environmental changes, and teamwork skills are some of the most important skills students will develop during the programme.


Please find the curriculum here.*

* IBS reserves the right to change the curriculum.

Programme Specification

Please find the programme specification here.

Degree Sample

Please find the degree sample here.

Career Opportunities

Through this programme you will have insights into a wide array of of issues and areas ranging from finance, marketing, HR, organisational behaviour to operations and project management. As a result, you will be able to make a positive contribution in a range of settings. You are as likely to find yourself working in a small, privately-owned company as in a large multinational corporation, the public sector, or perhaps even starting your own business.