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.
|Duration of programme||8 semesters|
Tuition fee per semester
(no tuition fee for semester 7 and 8)
|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)|
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
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.
Please find the programme specification here.
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.