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Study on with IBS! We offer five Master's programmes with our partner, The University of Buckingham to suit all your commitments. Get a Master's degree in a year!

Upgrade your CV and broaden the prospects for your future with a Master’s degree! All programmes are in English and all lead to the Master of Science degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham.

Our master’s programmes are full-time and can be completed within 12 months. 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 weekday evenings on the Budapest campus (the exact dates depend on the group's timetable) and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and on Saturdays on the Vienna campus. However, completing the programme with a full-time job will require considerable commitment.

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. 4 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
Starting dateFebruary*, September*
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 criteriaBachelor's degree in any field
Language of tuitionEnglish

*The start of each MSc programme depends on a sufficient number of students (at least 15 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.

Curriculum

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 a 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 techniques 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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Meet our alumni, Ibolya Gothárdi!

MSc in International Management

How to make international business organisations work? You need data analysis and cross-cultural management skills, and project management competencies. This is what this programme gives you.

Programme Content

MSc in International Management (ranked no. 11 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
Starting dateFebruary*, September*
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's 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.

Curriculum

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 a 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 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°70 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 the study period12 months 
Starting dateSeptember*, February*
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

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

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. 

Curriculum

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 a broad knowledge of finance and can apply it in real-life situations. In addition, the course may lead to job opportunities as a 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 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. 7 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
Starting dateSeptember*, February*
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's degree
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

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.

Curriculum

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 a 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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MSc in IT for Business Data Analytics

IBS's new conversion master's programme welcomes students from all areas who would like to become IT professionals with strong business foundations.

Programme Content

MSc in IT for Business Data Analytics programme’s goal is to (re-)train young professionals, who will be able to occupy junior software developer/business analyst positions, thanks to their ability to perform various coding tasks and simultaneously interpret business information and identify business insights. The programme will, therefore, be a conversion programme addressed to young people seeking career advancement or career change and will train IT professionals with strong business foundations.  

In collaboration with one of the largest coding academies in Hungary, the prestigious Green Fox Academy, we believe that any person can reach the level of junior software developer regardless of their prior qualifications. Along with Green Fox Academy, we prepare students from all fields for various in-demand positions of the job market in one year. 

The schedule makes it possible for students even with a full-time job to participate as classes start at 17:00 on weekdays!

Duration of study period12 months (3 terms, 2 semesters)
Starting dateSeptember*, February*
Tuition fee per semester in Budapest€ 5,500
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
CampusBudapest
Admission criteriaBachelor's degree in any field
Language of tuitionEnglish

*The start of each MSc programme depends on a sufficient number of students (at least 15 students per programme).

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Key areas of studies

Soft and numerical skills development, data analysis, automation, use of big data, and machine learning tool, an ability to write, review, assess code using a contemporary language/technology management, conduct research and enquiry into business and management issues, synthesise data from various sources and formulate reports and recommendations, demonstrate strong research and data management skills and an ability to assess and clean large datasets, ability to communicate effectively in both writing and orally using a range of media. 

Curriculum

Knowledge & Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Create programming codes that execute analytical tasks in business settings;
  • Manage, manipulate and analyse large sets of data using contemporary technologies and tools;
  • Critically discuss managerial issues in relation to the use of data in the decision-making process of businesses;
  • Critically assess the importance and the feasibility of data-driven managerial initiatives and convincingly present the findings to a large array of stakeholders;
  • Create simple machine learning models and analyse their impact on business decision-making processes;
  • Critically assess automation opportunities in a professional context.

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically assess the opportunities to introduce software based solutions in various business scenarios across major functional areas including finance, marketing and CRM;
  • Demonstrate solid skills in advising solutions to complex problems regardless of subject boundaries through methodical analysis and critical assessment;
  • Exhibit an innovative, out-of-the-box approach and creativity in dealing with multi-stakeholder and/or data-based projects;
  • Coding skills: an ability to write, review, assess code using a contemporary language/technology.
  • Knowledge of Python, JavaScript, Git, SQL, NoSQL, HTML
  • Analytical skills: conduct research and enquiry into business and management issues, synthesise data from various sources and formulate reports and recommendations.
  • Data management skills: demonstrate strong research and data management skills and an ability to assess and clean large datasets.
  • Oral and written communication skills: ability to communicate effectively in both writing and orally using a range of media. 
  • Independent learning and lifelong learning skills: demonstrate strong individual reading and learning skills for advanced academic study and lifelong learning.
  • Quantitative and numerical skills: perform standard and some advanced mathematical and statistical tasks relevant to various professional contexts. 
  • Problem-solving skills: recognise, analyse and solve problems, make decisions in complex situations and unpredictable contexts.
  • Entrepreneurship skills: demonstrate an ability to design and validate business concepts and communicate results effectively to a wide variety of audiences. 

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