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Faculty of International Management and Business

FIMB

Faculty of International Management and Business
KKK
FIMB
Courses for exchange students

The complete list of available courses is subject to changes and modifications.

The final assessment of your studies will be given on the basis of the following elements: number of contact hours, individual project work (individual elaboration of specialised literature) in the departmental or central libraries, project work in groups, submitted interim reports (if requested by the teachers), final report/exam (oral or written).

At the end of your studies, the Student Services Group will issue a Transcript of Records about the courses you completed and the credits you obtained. The credits stated on the Transcript are equivalent to the ECTS credit points, there is no need for further conversion.

Course offer for AUTUMN semester

International Business Economics BSc in English

Course Code: VAAI0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The general aim of the course to give basic knowledge about entrepreneurships, mechanism of corporations. During the semester students get know – from theoretical and practical view – the relationship between companies and environment, strategic and operative decision making, functional areas of business processes.

Entrepreneurship, corporation: business entrepreneurship, objectives and operative areas of the company, steak-holders, company forms according to the law. Financing the start-up and the operation.

Strategic and business planning: process of strategy planning, some methods of analyses, and objectives role of business planning.

Marketing: essence of marketing, customer behaviour, targeting the market, pricing

Company’s core activity: production, service: parts and types of production processes, attributes and types of services

Company’s costs and assets management: cost definition, cost classifications, cost calculation, profit calculation, break-even point, definition and classifications of assets, fixed assets, the role of depreciation, investment and its classifications, inventories, inventory management; cash, cash management.

Innovation: definition, its essence, its objectives, base cases; innovation chain; product, technology, organization innovation

Human resource management: its role and content; HR planning, wage management

Course Code: GAAI0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

This course aims to equip students with an appropriate legal basis essential to successful participation in business life and to provide an insight into relevant legal practices in light of business laws. 

The first part of the course approaches the law involving the business sector from legal and economics perspectives. Within this framework the course discusses details of economic legislation and the hierarchy of norms, the system of judicial protection as well as the main constitutional guarantees impacting the business environment. 

The second - and more extensive – part of the course discusses the private sphere of businesses with special emphasis on the establishment and operation of companies and addresses the most important rules concerning the preparation, negotiation and interpretation of business contracts. 

The last part deals with business related public policy issues like consumer protection law, competition law, business crimes, and financial reorganisation


Course Code: UZIO0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course aims to develop the communicative competence, lays the foundations of efficient communication in business life and gives an overview of the various processes on the different levels of communication. An insight is given into the most important features of communication and students are prepared to analyse and interpret the basic processes of interpersonal, organisational, media and intercultural communication in order to understand the specific features, the conditions and the dynamics. The second part of the course deals with the expectations in terms of communication in business life since communication is a major component of soft skills. Students are given time to master these skills through practice sessions. Special emphasis is given to acquainting students with the foundations of business writing and presentation skills.

Course Code: UZAN0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The objective of the course is to deepen the knowledges of business activities related to the single market and its regulative environment in certain areas. The lectures give an overview of the administrative elements within the scoreboard of internal markets and also focus on the regulations at EU level in the fields of the free movement of persons (including workers, EU citizens or consumers), the freedom to provide services and finally, the free movement of goods (harmonised and non-harmonised products). During the semester emphasis will be placed on the regulations of the internal market, which comprise the three economic freedoms (green activities and green products, the environmental criteria of waste management, the regulations of indirect taxation, the mutual recognition of certificates, consumer rights in the EU and public procurement and dispute settlement without legal proceedings). Students will be able to use online systems at EU level both as consumers and as entrepreneurs. These online systems serve as the basis for receiving up to date information, promoting online problem solving and deterring them from any dangerous activities and products. 

Course Code: GAKA0BC03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to present the most important objectives, actors and tools of economic policy. The presentation of all these features will be put into a contemporary context. Students will be given the definition of economic policy and an overview of the role of the state, the macroeconomic variables and the statistical base of economic policy. The course introduces economic theories of the state’s economic role. 
The main sub-policies presented are as follows.

Monetary policy: definition, aims and tools. The functioning of the monetary transmission mechanism and monetary policy in Hungary from the transition until today.

Fiscal policy: definition, aims and tools. The course will introduce the structure of public finances, the role of the budget in economic policy, the government’s deficit position and debt. The Hungarian fiscal policy from the transition until today will be discussed

Furthermore, the course presents the public finance reforms, pension systems, pension reforms, the financing of the healthcare system, labour market policies, education policies, policies related to the economic sectors, regional policies, competition policies, and regulations. Finally, the course introduces the international context of economic policy: globalization and economic policy; the EU as a framework for economic policy.

Course Code: KOAN1BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course is generally aimed at teaching students the basic economic concepts that enable the description of how the economy operates. The focus is on the foundations of microeconomics which contribute to the understanding of economic processes and on concepts that are necessary to understand the material of professional courses. 

Knowledge areas: basic concepts of economics. Characteristics of modern market economy; production factors, division of labour, market mechanisms, role of government. Demand and supply functions; market equilibrium, change in demand and supply, elasticities. Consumer behaviour and demand theory; role of utility and income in consumers’ decisions, optimal choice, individual and market demand function, consumer surplus. Market behaviour of firms. Basic concepts of production, production functions; economies of scale, partial production function, isoquants and optimal combination of factors of production. Cost analysis; basic concepts, opportunity cost, short-run and long-run cost functions. Supply behaviour of firms under perfect competition. Natural monopoly, supply behaviour of the monopoly, different types of imperfect competition. Factors determining the factor income, labour market demand and supply. Market failures and government intervention. 

Course Code: KUAS0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to present the currently effective rules of the EU’s intra-union trade and its foreign trade regulations and international collaborations. The students are explained the reasons for the applicable regulations and formalities and will be able to use the special terminology in business situations. The lectures provide information on direct and indirect trade barriers, on the provision of the Union Customs Code and the implementing of measures thereof. The students will learn how to adapt the respective WTO/GATT rules in daily trading practice. The lectures include the new security-related international conventions and their corresponding EU regulations (AEO) thereby enabling students to conclude and accomplish contracts of international sale which do not infringe the European and international trade regulations.

Course Code: INAG0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Today’s business firms are going digital, therefore the use of information technologies and systems is essential for them to achieve corporate objectives. By using information technologies, business managers intend to achieve operational excellence, develop new products and services, improve decision- making, and achieve competitive advantage. Therefore, there is a direct connection between information systems and business performance. The course provides students with IT related knowledge and gives an insight into the concept of information systems that are crucial in the operation of organizations, management, the networked enterprise and also affect the ethical, social, and legal environment of businesses.

Course Code: NEOG0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

This course aims to equip students with a basic legal understanding of international law, essential to successful participation in business life and to provide an insight into relevant legal practices in light of international business laws. 

First, the course presents a short overview of the basic terms of public international law and outlines its specificities from international private law. 

The second - and more extensive – part of the course discusses EU Economic Law and puts a special emphasis on the Law of Single Market. 

The last part deals with business related public policy issues like consumer protection law, monetary law, and economic coordination. 

Course Code: MAKP0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to present the role of foreign economic and trade relations in the Hungarian economy, the most important characteristics of foreign trade and foreign direct investments, to give an overview of the tools of Hungarian foreign economic policy and of the main features of foreign economic strategy.

The course highlights the importance of foreign trade, foreign economic relations and foreign trade policy in the Hungarian economy, and gives a brief overview the history of Hungary’s foreign economic relations until 1990. It analyses in detail the main features and explanatory factors of post-transition foreign trade policy, presents the international environment of this policy (in terms of the changing world policy and economy environment) and how this policy is implemented in practice – as per the following:

Foreign direct investments in Hungary. The definition and types of FDI. Statistical problems surrounding FDI data. The potential impact of FDI on the host economy. Stages of FDI promotion in Hungary. Main characteristics of FDI in Hungary (industries, regional distribution, main home countries, leading investing multinational companies).

Participation of Hungary in global value chains. The most important characteristics of Hungarian export and import according to their product composition. The leading Hungarian exporting companies. The main export and import partner countries of Hungary, foreign trade with the European Union and within the EU, and with the Visegrad countries. Foreign trade with emerging and developing countries, with special attention to Asia and China.

Foreign direct investments of Hungarian companies abroad: motivations, characteristics of the leading investing companies, host countries, industries.

The most important tools and institutions of Hungarian foreign economic policy. The impact and role of the exchange rate and the exchange rate policy in Hungary. The institutions of export and investment promotion: HIPA, HEPA, EXIM.

The main features, tools and achievements of post-2010 foreign economic strategies.

Course Code: NEAN0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The main goal of the course is to introduce the basics of international economics, and within that to focus on international trade, capital movement theories and the balance of payments. The course presents the importance of international economics and its research questions. An overview will be given of world economic development, the main trade theories, capital flow theories, the key actors in world economy, national accounting and balance of payments. Among the most significant actors in world economy, we examine specific groups of countries, the increasing role of multinational companies, and some international organizations (WTO, World Bank, IMF) that play a significant role in certain areas of international economy. 

Course Code: KUEK0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course analyses financial problems corporations face that result from operating in an international environment. Major topics covered are corporate strategy and the decision to invest abroad; The FOREX and the exchange rate determinations are explained, introduces currency derivatives that can be used to manage foreign exchange exposures. The global financial crisis are examined, and gives an updated coverage of monetary developments and regimes; Gives a detailed information about forecasting exchange rates and international portfolio diversification; Under the international parity conditions the spot and forward looking markets and its instruments and recent practices are introduced; provides the basic knowledge about the term structure of interest rate and interest parity. The types of different exchange rate risks and its financial management are covered.

Course Code: NELO0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The goal is to give an overview of the position and role of logistics in international corporate management. The subject focuses on international trade generated physical flow of materials and products, and introduces the manner of planning, implementing, controlling logistics processes and such activities as transportation and freight forwarding. The topics covered discuss the strategic significance of logistics, and present functional elements of logistics, as well as the most important activities within the corporate value chain. Furthermore, the management issues of each advantaged sub-area of logistics and the basic relationships of supply chain management are introduced.

Course Code: NEEK0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to offer basic knowledge on fundamental definitions, categories and contexts of international political relations and the most important international institutions in order to prepare students for their further studies in international and European studies. Whenever possible, the course takes advantage of various multimedia tools or case studies in order to make the topics more relevant and understandable.

Course content:

• Basic definitions of world economy and world politics. Major actors of international relations.

• States and their conflicts. Power Instruments of handling conflicts (case studies).

• Peaceful instruments of handling international conflicts, the development of peacekeeping. (case studies).

• Definitions of security, security policy. Challenges to national and international security.

• Basic features, actors and agenda of the international system after WW2.

• The formation and main features of the bipolar world order. Major characteristics of détente. The “Second Cold War”. Dissolution of the bipolar system.

• Main features and challenges of the New World Order.

• The concept of international institutions, their profiles, functions and organisational struc-tures. The role and importance of non-governmental organizations.

• Brief history of international organizations.

• The United Nations: formation, objectives, major bodies and specialized agencies.

• Other global institutions: the historical background of the formation of the OEEC/OECD and GATT; the basic principles of their activity. Experiences and challenges of the WTO.

• Major institutions of international financial cooperation: functions and challenges of the IMF and the World Bank

• Regional initiatives outside Europe: NAFTA, ASEAN, MERCOSUR, AU

• Foreign policy priorities of Hungary. Hungary in the system of international institutions.

Course Code: NEUG0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course presents the structure, actors and internal relations of international trade starting out from making a proposal, to the process of contracting including the ancillary transactions such as legal delivery, physical dispatch of goods and logistics services. The course identifies intermediaries, trade transaction types and their contractual and statutory conditions. The students gain insight into trade usages in terms of Incoterms, and their role in business life. 

The lectures give an overview of payment methods and devices and the interdependence of commercial and logistics processes. The course provides well-structured knowledge on risk mitigation tools (insurance, guaranty and bank-guarantees) and financing techniques and shows students how to apply them in special transactions.

Course Code: PIAI0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The subject contributes to the students' knowledge by understanding the importance of market research, its role in business practice and its trends. During the lectures we review the main areas and the most important methods of market research. In addition to the design issues arising during market research, the choice of methods and sampling procedures, the issues of data collection and processing are an integral part of the curriculum.

During the exercises, the characteristics of qualitative and quantitative data collection, data processing methodology, data evaluation and interpretation possibilities are discussed. In computer practice, we use the SPSS Statistics software package for quantitative research to solve analysis and data representation tasks.

Course Code: MAAI0BB03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Objectives: to show the main questions of marketing management. It starts with the basic definitions, continues with the analyses of the organizational and individual buying behaviours. After a short introduction to marketing research, the subject concentrates on market segmentation, targeting and positioning, and finishes with the 4P’s, i.e. with an overview of product, price, distribution and marketing communication policies.

Course Code: SZNT0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to get students acquainted with the difference between management and leadership, leadership styles and models, models of organisational culture with specific focus on the interrelationship between national culture and corporate culture, what role they play in intercultural management, the history of management thinking, through interactive lectures and seminars. 

The objectives also include analysing change and change management issues in today’s complex and dynamic business world with special focus on conflict situations and conflict management strategies to help students cope with challenging situations in their future business careers. 

The primary objective of the HRM part of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the key concepts and skills used within the context of HRM. The class will examine the various processes and strategies employed by organizational leaders and human resource professionals throughout the ‘lifecycle’ of the employer-employee relationship, from workforce planning and recruitment to reward management and labour relations. The course will cover key topics such as strategic HRM, recruitment, selection, performance management, reward management and pay structures. 

The instructors will make use of cases and examples drawn from the private, public and the not-for-profit sectors.

Course Code: FIAS0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The lectures present the external and internal risks of international transactions and the measures and tools by which these risks and threats can be avoided, and their consequences mitigated. The course identifies the sources of financial losses, analyses their impact and presents the pay ment methods and financing techniques of international transactions, their fields of application together with terms and conditions. The students learn the services of credit rating companies, the information furnished by them and gain insight into (export)financing and are given an overview of the roles and duties of government agencies acting in risk management.


Course Code: ADRE0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The goal of the course is to enhance the students’ knowledge and widen their scope of the newly industrialized economies in East Asia, with special focus on the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Taiwan and Singapore. The subject provides the students with a thorough insight into the historical background. The subject puts emphasis on the present economic and social challenges these economies are facing nowadays, including the governmental strategies to be implemented aimed at maintaining and improving their competitiveness. The subject also gives a brief insight into the bilateral relations: what are the goals and expectations which motivate the broadening and further development of bilateral relations in the fields of business, culture and other areas? The course comprises seminar activities as well as the opportunity for students to do and present their own research work, based on a selected social or economic event in the corresponding economies.

Course Code: EMNS0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Southeast Asia (SEA) covers the countries South of China, East of India and North of Australia. Much of the history of the region can be described in terms of economic and political challenges. The main content of the course is the study of the industrialization and the catching-up process in the region. By doing so, we want students to understand the unique development of the region and raise awareness of the underlying challenges it faces. The objective of this course is to give students a solid background knowledge of the most important developments, challenges and problems in the region. It will help them to raise questions and develop an understanding for their more specific studies in relation to the region or specific countries therein. The course attempts to demonstrate the economic and political conditions of these countries by looking at case studies too. Students can also gain insights into how the development of the Hungarian economy can benefit from the rapid economic growth in the region. In addition, the course will help participants to understand several aspects of doing business with the SEA countries.  

Course Code: JARY0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to give an overview of the economic, political and social issues and challenges of contemporary Japan. The course is divided into four major sections: after a general understanding of the cultural, social, geopolitical environment shaping Japan’s development over the centuries, special attention is given to the economic and social modernization performed after WW II. The course focuses on the specific elements that make this path so uniquely Japanese, and how exactly these unique features can be partly the barriers of refuelling economic growth in the last three decades. The third part of the course further develops these aspects, while also examining various reform initiatives during Japan’s lost decades. The second and the third parts of the course also give an excellent basis for comparative analyses between Japan and other developed countries’ economic and social aspects, drawing conclusions that could even be of use for Hungary’s economic policies. The last part discusses the transformation of Japan’s regional and global role in the 21st century with a special focus on the perspectives of the Sino-Japanese rivalry.

Course Code: MOMY0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The goal of the course is to give an overview of Chinese economic development trends after 1948, with special focus on the economic trends after 1990. After a short historical introduction, the students gain an insight into the different aspects of the Chinese economy: the urban and rural divide in the Chinese economy. Key questions to be answered are: what are the special features of the Chinese finance system, how did the internationalization of the Chinese economy take place, what are the factors of long-term economic growth in China: population, labour market, trends in living standards? Central European and Chinese trade relations and investment are also analysed in the course.  

Course Code: STNT0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course deals with the topic of strategic management with a practical approach. It provides a theoretical insight into the role of strategic leadership in various business organizations and shows specific methods and tools for strategy creation and strategy implementation. It also provides insight into the leadership skills that support effective and successful strategic operations. We strive to make the course an experience for students through the eyes of business practitioners as well as through their experience. Therefore, during the course, a couple of lectures will give students the opportunity to meet exciting corporate strategy makers from the for-profit and non-profit corporate community.

International Business Economics BSc in French

Course Code: KUAS0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description: -

Course Code: UZIO0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

1. Introduction à la communication professionnelle  
2. La communication verbale et non-verbale   
3. Communication orale dans la vie professionnelle  
4. Les formes de la comm. écrite dans la vie  
5. La correspondance professionnelle  
6. Savoir-vivre pratique: présentations, accueil, etc. 
7. Les techniques d’exposé / Exposé des étudiants   Simulation d’entretien d’embauche; négociation de salaire  
8. Jour férié   
9. Fixer, modifier, annuler un rdv officiel    
10. Techniques d’exposé: Exposé des étudiants   
11. Invitation (cartes d’invitation), types de réception   
12. Débat, les techniques d’argumentation, écoute active   
13. Examen écrit (en salle ou par Coospace) 

Course Code: KOAN1BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description: -

Course Code: ECNSBA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description: -

Course Code: NEAN0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Economie internationale Le cours présente l’évolution de l’économie internationale, son arrière-plan historique, l’histoire et les théories du commerce international. Il est aussi surtout question des institutions internationales du commerce (GATT, OMC). Un accent particulier est mis sur le monde extérieur à l’Europe (Etats-Unis, Japon, Chine, ASEAN), sur les pays en voie de développement. La coopération des pays de l’Europe centrale et orientale et la Russie sont un élément important du cours. Les intégrations, les entreprises multi- et transnationales sont aussi présentées.

Course Code: PIAI0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Avoir une connaissance sur le contexte de l’etude de marche sur la base des connaissances du marketing et de la gestion de l’entreprise.

Comment une entreprise peut-elle analyser son marche et tout le contexte general afin de pouvoir ameliorer son activite? Quels sont les outils, les moyens et les intervenants possibles?

Analyse des exemples precis.

Coures Code: INAG0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Développement des compétences numériques pour les défis des technologies de l'information et de la 21ème siècle. Transférer, développer et organiser les connaissances en technologies de l'information.

Les étudiants se familiarisent avec les domaines les plus importants des systèmes informatiques, des réseaux informatiques, de la sécurité informatique, de la protection des données et de la gestion des données du point de vue de l'utilisateur.

L'objectif du module est d'établir et de développer un niveau élevé de compétences informatiques chez les étudiants afin qu'ils deviennent des professionnels avertis et confiants dans la gestion. 

Course Code: GAAI0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Presenter les fondements du droit économique, pour que les étudientes puissent poser des questions juridiquement formulées. Á la fin de la formation les étudiants sont capables appliqués des regles juridiques abstraits dans les cas pratiques.

Contenu:

1. Introduction au droit: droit public et droit privé

2. Les sources écrit du droit, la jurisprudence, la doctrine

3. Le système judiciaire en France

4. La preuve

5. Les personnes physiques, les personnes morales

6. Les obligations

7. Les contrats

8. La responsabilité contractuelle et délictuelle

9. Les sources du droit économique

10. Les actes de commerce

11. Les commerçants

12. Les sociétés commerciales

13. Les difféents moyens de paiement

14. L’entreprise en difficulté

15. Les contrats économiques

Course Code: MAAI0BB03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Introduction au marketing L’objectif du cours est de présenter les notions de base du marketing opérationnel, entre autres les techniques commerciales, l’étude de marché, la distribution, la publicité. Les cours traitent aussi les questions méthodologiques et pratiques relatives aux domaines susmentionnés.

Course Code: UZAN0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description: -

Course Code: NEJE0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description: -

Course Code: NELO0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Course Code: GAKA0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

L’objectif est de développer l’aptitude des étudiants à concevoir et à mettre en oeuvre les notions et méthodes mahématiques fondamentales.

Course Code: MAKP0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Course Code: NEEK0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Plan du cours - l’État - l’ordre mondial - les notions de la politique internationale - la notion de la sécurité - les outils de la gestion de conflits au niveau international - les outils pacifiques de la gestion de conflits - l’évolution des relations internationales après la deuxième guerre mondiale - les caractéristiques du nouvel ordre mondial - les organisations internationales, leurs fonctions, leurs caractéristiques - l’ONU et ses organisations - OCDE, GATT, WHO - les institutions de la coopération internationale monétaire - les priorités hongroises dans la politique internationale, la participation de la Hongrie dans les relations internationales.

Course Code: UZKA0BB06

ECTS: 6

Subject Decription:

L’objet premier de ce cours est de faire connaître aux étudiants les méthodes différentes de la statistique, du calcul des probabilités et de résoudre des problèmes de la vie économique appliquant ces méthodes.  

Course Code: TAKA0BB03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Plan du cours

- introduction psychologique
- programmation neuro-linguistique
- règles de politesse
- éléments culturels

- stratégies de négociation
- situations

o prise de rendez-vous par téléphone
o arrivée (les 10 premières secondes)
o début de la conversation
o présentation, argumentation
o objections
o réponses aux objections
o présentation du prix
o conclusion
o vente additionnelle
o prise de congé

Communication and Media Science BA in English

Course Code: ALKA0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

One of the most commonly and explicitly stated skills expected of our students is to use the computer as a natural tool for problem solving in their daily work. Therefore, the aim of this course is to develop in students the routine skill of using a computer. Furthermore, the course aims to enable them to carry out the analytical work required by the profession to a high standard, using the most common IT systems and modern software packages.

Professional competences:

- developing basic skills in office applications
- the ability to carry out professional analyses
- proficiency in the use of specific analytical software
- ability to recognise and apply context

Course Code: CSKABA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:


Course Code: EURA0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to analyse the causes and the consequences of Europe becoming a power centrum from cultural, historical, social and political perspectives. Europe has shaped human history for centuries and holds an important position even nowadays, although its role has changed substantially and it is facing various challenges. We will analyse some of the most recent social phenomena, too, and examine the possible roles Europe can play in the changing global environment.  

Course Code: BEBA1BA06 

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

• it helps us in understanding our world (the behaviour and decisions of individuals, companies, markets and governments)

• it helps us prepare for changes

• it is multidisciplinary (involveshistory, mathematics, psychology, and likens physics sometimes)

• it gives skills (problem-solving, analysis, systems-thinking) that are sought after on the jobmarket, and applicable in many spheres 

• it enables active participation in conversations about the economy

• it lays a base for more knowledge, and opens broad opportunities for furthers tudies

• it makes us more capable to contribute to„the greater good”                                                                                                                   

Learning outcomes

• to make you familiar with the basic concepts of economics

• to provide you with skills in economic methods of analysis

• for you to understand the basics of both consumer behavior and how companies operate

• to ennable you to contribute to processes in the economy efficiently, effectively, and in an environmentally sustainable manner

Course Code: HAIO0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Course Code: PSAN0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course, on the one hand, gives an overview, both in theory and in practice, of the cognitive processes, motivations, feelings and the workings of the human intellect. On the other hand, it deals with organisational communication, leadership styles and the various aspects of groups in organisations. Other areas dealt with are perception and personality. The aim is to develop participants’ self-perception and their knowledge of the dynamics of relationships in everyday life and in organisations. It also lays the foundations of comprehending, understanding and analysing psychological phenomena in interpersonal communication.

Course Code: SZIO0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is for the students to develop knowledge about how the meaning of linguistic and non-linguistic symbols is created and used in various media contexts. The course aims at providing the student with the ability to use semiotic analysis critically and creatively Contents The course provides insight into various theories and methods within semiotics and representation research and offers students the opportunity to assimilate tools that can be used within various vocations and professions where linguistic and non-linguistic symbols are used. The course focuses on how linguistic and cultural signs, symbols and representations are used within various media in the form of text, pictures, and audio-visual material.

Course Code: SZIA0BD03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

This course introduces major concepts, theories, scholars, subfields, and research results of this very rich and diverse social science discipline. We will learn what it means to “think sociologically,” and how this differs from other ways of seeing the world around us. We will adopt a “constructivist” approach to thinking about social things, and will emphasize the crucial importance of institutions in mediating the relations between the individual and the larger society. to overview the core concepts of sociology and provide an introduction to the diverse subject matter of sociology.

-to encourage students to apply sociological concepts to everyday life to better understand how larger society affects individual behaviour and choices.

-to introduce students to the wealth of questions posed and researched by sociologists, and to encourage students to think critically about the subject matter of the course and develop their own questions about social life.

International Economy and Business MSc in English

Course Code: HAAN0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Advanced Economics has a twofold purpose. First, it is necessary to improve students’ basic knowledge in microeconomics and to strengthen their theoretical grounds regarding price theory and market processes. Second, these refined elements of knowledge should be organized to clarify the microfoundations of modern macroeconomics. At this point it is essential to reveal the methodology of modern mainstream economics. Doing so, modern economic theory can be introduced as an abstract though still relevant discipline. There is a strong emphasis on the evolution of the various macro-theories and on the recent relevant schools of macroeconomic thought, while paying attention to the accordant theoretical debates (institutionalism vs. mainstream economics). Economic policy consequences of the various macro-theories are also reviewed.

Course Code: NEOK0MB06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course is divided into three distinct parts.

The aim of the first module is to give a general picture on the past, present and the recent trends of the international trading system. It presents the main features of the global trading system and trade flows. It focuses on the discussion of the multilateral and regional/bilateral trade agreements. It reviews the main trade policy instruments, their way of use and their consequences. This part concludes with discussion on the EU trade and common commercial policy, on the recent events and on Hungary’s place and manoeuvring room in shaping EU trade policy.

The main objective of the second part of the course is to elaborate on the current features, trends and role of foreign direct investments (FDI). This part starts with an introduction to the theory and measurement of FDI flows. On the basis of the assessment and the role of FDI, the course gives detailed analysis of the world economy impact of these flows, as well as of their specific motivations, with special regard to the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEs), including Hungary. This panel also focuses on trade and investments effects of the global value chains (GVC), as well as on the current events and trends of the other production factors in the world economy.

The third, shortest part deals with the questions of labour flows and migration, its main theories, explaining the existence of migration, the regional and global trends of migration, its causes and shaping factors.

Course Code: GLUK0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

This course provides an opportunity for students to study the theoretical and practical questions of the infrastructure - especially transport – networks in the 21st century’s world economy. The first half of the course introduces spatial structure of the transport networks, and then applies these theoretical ideas to the different transportation modes and to the most important transport terminals of the present world. The second half addresses regional patterns of the transport networks, regarding to the EU, Eurasia (from Russian and Chinese perspective) and Central and Eastern Europe. The seminar analyses the substance of the given lecture based on actual examples, case studies. Through these seminars will develop skills of students in group discussion and individual reading, reflection. A high level of participation is required from all students throughout the course. Through the successful completion of this course, students should have ability to organize, to analyse and to interpret the transport networks of the international logistic systems.

Course Code: NEIA0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

To offer students an insight in the system of basic categories and contexts of international political and economic relations as well as the objectives, structures and functioning of major international and regional organisations. Special attention will be devoted to international economic cooperation, actors, modern functions and methodology of economic and business diplomacy.

Course Code: NEEL0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course is designed tor provide participants with the essential aspects and the environments of international taxation and IFRS accounting. The introduction is dedicated to the theoretical framework of international taxation and IFRS financial reporting and highlights the main aspects of selected taxation methods and the content of the annual report by applying the IFRS standards. The course covers principles and regulatory aspects of international taxation, gives an overview of tax planning methods and international tax treaties. Students will also acquire knowledge of the main characteristics of IFRS financial reporting, understand key IFRS standards, main principals and the contents of the IFRS balance sheet, revenue and loss statement and the supplementary notes.

Course Code: BEJE0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The main objective of this subject is to build your knowledge of why and how foreign direct investment decisions are made, the practical ways of promoting your community through attracting and retaining direct investmenst.

It takes you through the various phases of the investment process from the decision making to the operation of the new facility.

These skills will enable you to work in the private, government, or local public administration sectors.

The subject focuses from the perspective of both the investor and the investment recipient on:

- Motivations behind investment decisions
- Types of FDI investments
- How to develop competitive environment to attract FDI
- Role of infrastructure, logistics, HR, legal framework
- Green field, brownfield project development characteristics
- Site selection criteria
- Typical phases of the execution of FDI projects
- Temporal overview of the IFDI to Hungary
- Role of Investment Promotion Agencies, Municipalities, Government
- FDI and environment
- Case studies

Course Code: MASE0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course offers methodological foundations for international business studies from a strategic foresight perspective. This is practical course that helps to build a better understanding of a country in the international network. By practical exercis es, group discussions and cooperative techniques the students learn how to adapt their theoretical knowledge on macroeconomics. They are going to have a sight in the different interpretations and complex ind icators of development. They are going to get to know the most important analyses of international organisations. The students w ill be able to analyse the domestic and international macroeconom icrelations of economies by input -output tables and by the most important indicators with concentration on the m ain areas of an international economic strategy. At the end of the course the students will be able to prepare a structured and foresight oriented macroeconomic analysis of a country.

Course Code: KUEK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course aims to give relevant information on choosing a research topic, reviewing the literature, understanding research philosophies, creating a research design, access and ethical considerations in research, data collection and analysis, data interpretation, as well as writing and presenting one’s research.

Objectives:

At the end of the unit students will be

· aware of the research skills required to undertake research,
· know the stages in the research process,
· understand the key concepts of research,
· aware of the relevant access and ethical issues involved in research.

Course Code: VIEK0MA06

ECTS:6

Subject Description:

The goal of this course is to provide students advanced knowledge of word trade theories and at the same it aims to overview major schools of development economics as well. (a. the linear-stages-of-growth model; b. theories and patterns of structural change; c. the international-dependence revolution, (Neocolonial Dependence Model, False-Paradigm Model and The Dualistic-Development Thesis) d. the neoclassical, free-market counterrevolution (Market Fundamentalism, Public Choice, and Market-Friendly Approaches)

The course covers the most important issues and developments in the field of development economics. It provides a comprehensive study of the economic problems, both domestic and international, facing less developed countries. It gives an comprehensive overview of the explanations to as why countries fail to break the cycle of poverty.

International Relations MA in English

Course Code: EREK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to give students an overview of the organizations involved at certain points and levels of advocacy. We will discover their channels, their lobbying power, which represent the interests of certain interest groups in the business world, both at the national, EU and global levels. Finally, we assess the possibilities of ethical advocacy and apply the theoretical frameworks in case studies.

Course Code: UZIA0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course presents and explains the key elements that contributed to the formation of International Business Diplomacy. During the course, lectures will be dedicated to present international academic frameworks and practical real-life business case studies on business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) as well as creating shared value (CSV) under the umbrella of Corporate Diplomacy. 

Students will not only be able to understand the academic frameworks but rather be able to enhance their economic and business skills. During the course, students will understand market and non-market factors, strategies and trends. They also individually will present their chosen subject using different global business diplomacy strategies and approaches using their academic and professional-practical tools from the course.

Course Code: CIOK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The lecture aims to make the students acquainted with the cultural, civilizational and religious tendencies which influence the economic and political changes of the 20th and 21st century. During the course we will present the most important historical tendencies which determined the formation and main phases of the history of civilizations and religions. The lecturers shall analyse the most recent discoveries, novelties and theories of the problem-field, and they will present the principal methods and conceptions in this discipline. During the semester we will follow the historical development of group-identities, and under it the decisive tendencies of the 20th century. We will sketch the global consequences of social, political and cultural development, and treat in long details the changes in particular regions and countries.

Course Code: OREK0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The purpose of the course is to expose students to various theories and tools that can be employed to conduct country analyses and comparisons, and to develop in students the analytical skills to assess differences in the macroeconomic environment of different countries by comparing key macro-economic indicators and economic indices. 

• Approaches to Comparative Country Studies (Types of case studies, characteristics of comparative country studies)

• Macroeconomic overview

• Value judgement difficulties – Positive, normative statements 

• Economic systems (Capitalism, Socialism, Communism) 

• Growth and demographic changes

• Comparative perspective in international trade and factor mobility theory, Index of Economic Freedom, Big Mac index

• Comparative perspective in international trade and factor mobility theory and MIDTERM EXAM

• National Innovation Systems - European Innovation scoreboard

• World Development Indicators

• Human Development Index, Doing Business indicator

• Climate changes and its indicators

Course Code: GEIA0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to present and analyse contemporary international relations with the tools of geopolitics.

During the course, students first get acquainted with the most important schools and theories of the history of geopolitics. They gain insight into the new methods of geopolitical research. Using these tools, they will gain knowledge about the post-Cold War international system and the current geopolitical situation of major regions and key countries in the world: North and Central America (USA), South America, the European Union, Russia, East Asia (China and Japan), South Asia (India), Australia and the Pacific region, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The course aims to contribute to the development of students' ability to orient themselves about world politics and to learn some of the methods of geopolitics to enhance their analytical skills by presenting the current situation in the world's major regions.

Course Code: KOET0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Political part: The main objectives of the political part of this course are to make the students acquainted with the formation and genesis of the political institutions of society, and with the main trends and ideas of history of political thought. The course will treat the newest tendencies and streams of political science, and it will present the fundamental conceptions and methods of this discipline. During the course we will take a closer look on the most important tendencies of 20th century, which lead to the birth of new approaches of history of political theories. We will present the contemporary and global tendencies of political science, and draw the attention to the national, regional and cultural peculiarities also. The course will treat in long details the most important novelties of the last few decades, and try to unfold the possible future ways of further development of political thinking.

Economic part: The course introduces students to the standard theories and mainstream economic views. It gives an overview of the formation and changes of the major paradigms from the early schools up to the emergence of the 20th century views. The theoretical contributions are discussed in the context of the political and philosophical debates and the economic issues of their times. Special attention will be given to the ideas of main system builders (i.e. Smith, Mill, Marx, Marshall, Keynes, Friedman etc.), and the potential policy consequences of those theories.

Course Code: NESE0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The objective of the course is to offer knowledge and understanding about fundamental categories and contexts of international political relations and the most important international organizations, both governmental and non-governmental ones, their roles, effects, and current challenges. Whenever possible, the course takes advantage of various multimedia tools including videos, interviews, or case studies and even interactive tasks in order to make the topics more relevant and understandable.

Course Code: NEEK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course aims at preparing the students to understand, in light of the radically changed conditions of international relations, the meaning of national and international security, the expectations of different powers concerning the stability of the status quo and the capability of representation of interests required to guarantee their security Due attention will be devoted to the theoretical and practical elements of security systems, processes and international collaboration. Most important elements and issues of security will be covered by the lectures of the course.

Course Code: KUEK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course aims to give relevant information on choosing a research topic, reviewing the literature, understanding research philosophies, creating a research design, access and ethical considerations in research, data collection and analysis, data interpretation, as well as writing and presenting one’s research.

Objectives: At the end of the unit students will be
· aware of the research skills required to undertake research,
· know the stages in the research process,
· understand the key concepts of research,

· aware of the relevant access and ethical issues involved in research.

Course Code: DIAK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

To offer students, based on their previous studies of the theory and practice of international relations, specific knowledge about the changes taking place in the objectives, functions, institutional background and means of diplomacy in the process of implementation of foreign policies with special regard to economic diplomacy and other specialised branches.

Course Code: NETE0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

To offer students, based on their previous studies of international relations and institutions, a general overview and a critical analysis about the changes of the world order and the international system as well as about the foreign policies adopted by nation states and international institutions as reactions to the new challenges. The course also focuses on up-to-date issues and ongoing conflicts and students are highly encouraged to take an active part in the variety of interactive tasks at class.

Course offer for SPRING semester

International Business Economics BSc in English

Course Code: GAKA0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Limits are introduced in order to analyse functions using the differentiation. Applications of the derivatives of one and two variable functions to finding relative extrema, and other properties of functions in max-min problems. The antiderivation and the definite integrals are introduced with a broad range of applications. Students who have mastered this course should be able to recognize and exploit the important notions of calculus when they arise in later courses or in practice.Get the students acquainted with many important mathematical-economic procedures.

Course Code: VAOK0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The goal of the course is to provide comprehensive knowledge about logistical subsystems, to get to know the functioning of corporate logistics systems, as well as to transmit the logistics related knowledge issues which are indispensable for professionals in any kind of business area. Furthermore, the course discusses the role of logistics within the corporate processes, the set-up of logistical processes, strategical and tactical issues of logistics, procurement, production and distribution, the planning levels of production and logistical processes, as well as the basic elements and models of inventory management. Student will be able to identify the features and implement in practice the most important processes of material and information flows.

Course Code: DIEM0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The objective of the E-Commerce course is to provide students with the up-to-date information on the specific field. To give information how the EC world is built and work and operates. To make students be able to cope with the EC challenges.

Course Code: KOAN2BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course is aimed at informing students about basic concepts being necessary to understand economic and management processes and to acquire professional knowledge, furthermore concepts describing how the national economy works. Such macroeconomic phenomena and processes are discussed, which will emerge later on at the workplace of the students.

Knowledge areas: Key concepts of macroeconomics and basic methodological questions of macroeconomic analysis. Measuring macroeconomic performance, growth pace, inflation. Consumption, saving and investment; consumption, saving and investment function. Short-run fluctuations and aggregate demand. Keynesian cross and IS curve. Short-run impacts of the fiscal policy on aggregate demand and equilibrium output. Money, financial system. Theories of money: factors determining money demand, money demand functions, analysis of the money market and LM curve. Role of the central bank, transmission mechanism. Short-run impacts of the monetary policy. IS-LM model. Perfect and imperfect labour market. Aggregate supply curve in the short-run and the long-run. AD-AS model. Types of unemployment, its causes, the impact of unemployment on the economy. Okun’s law. Types and causes of inflation. The impact of inflation on the economy. Different concepts of Phillips-curve. Introduction to the models of economic growth; concept of growth, factors determining economic growth. New trends and economic policy approaches in the modern macroeconomics; neoclassical macroeconomics and the New Keynesian position. 

Course Code: VAEK0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the most widely used enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, SAP. Students will learn how to operate and manage in the system through logistics case studies. Logistics activities require an integrated approach to processes, also within the SAP system. The aim of the case studies is to deepen this knowledge by presenting the corporate elements and transactions involved in the logistics process, as well as the information and master data required for them.

Course Code: TANT0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:


Theory:

  • Orientation on the course: requirements, tasks, conditions, evaluation, etc. Why to study Far-East Intercultural Management?
  • Introduction to the Far-East region: facts, maps, data. Distribution of natural resources, environmental and climatic challenges and their management in the region. Global and regional positions of the countries.
  • The religions of the Far-East (Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Shamanism). Religious and ethical norms (Confucianism) in culture-transmitting, culture-forming and culture-distinguishing functions.
  • The impact of cultural values on society and on economic performance. Family values, family businesses.
  • State and economy; state and administration; state and society: diverse traditions and patterns in the region
  • Organizational culture and work ethics
  • Organizational communication – within the company and PR; image-formation
  • Mapping and changing of ethical values: the impact of globalization, Societal factors: demography and technology
  • Diverse intercultural management concepts, Values in organizations and business
  • Negotiations – expectations, time-management, techniques and administration
  • Important concepts in business: harmony, guanxi, win-win position; bargaining; gifts; “gain”; personal relations; continuity,
  • The summary of the reasons behind the economic and business performance of the Far-east countries.


Practice:

  • Discussion of the literature and sources; distribution of presentation topics
  • country profile China
  • country profile Japan
  • country profile North Korea
  • country profile South-Korea
  • country profile Taiwan
  • case study: decision making in the Chinese business culture
  • case study: decision making in the Japanese business culture
  • case study: decision making in the Korean business culture
  • case-study: negotiation with Chinese partners
  • case-study: negotiation with Japanese partners
  • case-study: negotiation with Korean partners


Course Code: NEJE0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the rapidly changing environment of international companies and how to create a corporate strategy and vision that ensures the sustainable, stable operation and growth of the company.

The course will introduce, with the help of theoretical experts, the current trends, institutions and regulations of the global economy that determine the environment and operating conditions of multinational corporations. Practitioners will introduce students to the management areas and methods that can be used to respond to these challenges.


Topics covered by the course:

  • current trends and challenges in the global and digital world
  • strategic management; sustainable and ethical operations
  • innovation management 
  • Project Management
  • HR management, change management
  • financial management

Course Code: NEIO0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

This course examines the interaction of people across cultures and considers such topics as cross-cultural communication, management and adaptation, intercultural negotiation, and how culture impacts conflict between individuals, cultures, and nations. The primary goal is to provide students with concepts, knowledge, and skills that will allow them to analyse and interpret the dynamics of any cross-cultural interaction or conflict.

Course Code: NEOK0BB06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course presents the structure, the terms and conditions of contracts which are used to establish international trade deals. The students will learn to identify the underlying (economic and legal) interests, to elaborate the contractual provisions and will be able to prepare business negotiations.

The lectures highlight the conforming conduct in the delivery and depict the ways of dispute resolutions.

The seminars will introduce the students into the daily, operative processes of international trade transactions and give an overview on revenues, costs, and expenses thereof.

All factors that might have an impact on the profitability of a business deal will be analysed regarding the agency fees, banking charges, taxes, freight, insurance premium, customs duties, and procedural fees etc.

The course makes a summary of the payment methods and contracting procedure (focusing on contract of sale), thereby it might be considered as a synthesis of the knowledge of trade usages and practice as well. The students are required to elaborate case-studies, to make pre-, and post calculations, to issue POs (purchase orders) and to arrange for transportation and storage. Students will learn how to write proposals, letter of complaints or to suggest solutions to settle business disputes in amicable way. Furthermore, the students are requested to compare offers, and to choose the right documents to execute the contract.

Course Code: NENG0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The unit introduces the most up-to-date forms of sale gradually moving from the network of shops to malls, describing their economic and management features. Students are able to use tools and tactics in keeping and developing clients, reactivating sleeping clients and acquiring new clients. They know how to manage a sales and/or account team within a company and understand how sales and account planning add to the overall performance and profitability of a company. The unit addresses such issues as interaction between the organisation and society, set approaches to solving problems, corporate culture, common values, organisational behaviour, corporate philosophy and personality corporate identity, and PR at profit-oriented and non profit-making organisations. It discusses the role of factors influencing market behaviour in the development of the organisation’s communication strategy. It examines the public opinion groups of the company and the criteria of group formation. The internal and external public opinion groups are also dealt with at length. The unit also focuses on the theory and practice of International Marketing, and an overview of the individual areas and the tools of this activity is given. Advertising, sales promotion and direct marketing are highlighted and the application of the visual, audio and audio-visual mass media is discussed. In addition, the unit surveys the methods of research into advertising and the planning of campaigns.

Course Code: SZAIO0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Aims and objectives

The aim of the subject is to make the students understand that accounting is not a separate activity in the firm, but it is an information system to provide different types of information in an effective way to both internal and external users of the annual report. Students will also become familiar with the communication role of accounting and will understand the importance of the methodology of accounting in business life.

It is highly important to obtain basic theoretical knowledge of accounting, to know the logic of accounting, and the principles and the practices of accounting in order to be able to help the accounting and communication activities of firms.


Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of the need and role of accounting and the principals of accounting.
  • Competence in understanding economic transactions and in being able to transfer it to the language of accounting.
  • Ability to calculate effects on assets/liabilities and profit of economic transactions.
  • Competence in application of valuation methods used in accounting.
  • Ability to understand and prepare balance sheet and P&L.


Course description

During this course, students will gain some insight in the philosophy and role of accounting and start to learn about the accounting recognition and valuation methods, rules.

Course Code: PEAI0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course is organised around four principal areas of finance: the economic role of finance; the state finance issues; the finances of households; the finances of businesses. These four areas are investigated from the side of taxation, from the side of financial decision making and from the side of the whole economic system. This course covers the role of banking and finance in the economy. It introduces some of the central issues and ideas in the modern theories of banking and finance in the light of recent thinking about the relationship between banking, finance, and the real economy. 

Students should get acquainted with the structure of the state budget and with the financial sources of its subsystems. They should know the basic concepts and notions of taxation, the different tax policies, the systems supporting the operation of modern welfare states and the relation between national and international tax law. Students will learn the main features of the most important taxes, like personal income tax, value added tax, corporate tax and local business tax. They become familiar with solving simple and intermediately complex exercises related to these taxes.

This course provides a broad understanding of basic managerial finance in a level that can be developed at the MA level. Our prior goal is to provide students those techniques and skills that concerned the duties of the financial manager in any type of businesses. The lectures and seminars cover the following areas: Introduction to Corporate Finance; Financial statements and ratio analysis; Time value of money; Bond Valuations; Stock valuation; Risk and Return, Investment decision models, Long-term investment decisions.

Course Code: TAKA0BB03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

People continually find themselves in situations where they need to negotiate. What people want from a situation is rarely identical and this usually means having to negotiate. The aim of the unit is to teach students how to negotiate efficiently, and to help them to understand that one’s behaviour influences how others behave, and that negotiators are responsible for how they deal with each other and it is possible to learn how to deal with our partners in ways which meet both our needs. The unit will cover the stages of negotiations: preparation, discussion, proposing, and bargaining, and it will provide students with the opportunity to develop their negotiation skills experientially in a series of role-playing exercises that highlight various bargaining and negotiation processes.

At the end of the unit students will be able to

  • plan their work (i.e. identify needs and goals, own and others’ responsibilities),
  • gain insight into his own and others’ negotiating styles,
  • recognize common mistakes in negotiation and how to avoid them,
  • develop a strategy (i.e. clarify goals of all involved, identify how to use own strengths and allow for own weaknesses in agreeing matters with others, plan how to approach the issue or person),
  • evaluate strategy and present outcomes (i.e. ensure that all involved share an understanding of what has been agreed, evaluate the effectiveness of your strategy, identify factors that affected it, identify how to develop skills further).


Course Code: KUAN0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Conducting research into international business or economic processes raises methodological issues. The unit prepares students to undertake a piece of research by developing appropriate knowledge and skills. The unit emphasizes an applied approach to research based on practical applications in order to give students a basic understanding of the tools used. The course involves preparation for writing the dissertation. At the end of the unit students will be expected to be able to explain their chosen research question/hypothesis and research objectives, demonstrate the appropriate skills necessary to plan, organise, undertake and present a research project choose the appropriate investigative method, collect data, analyse and interpret the data collected, handle the issues concerning ethics.

Course Code: FEAT0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject description:

The course “Responsible and Sustainable Business” covers the most important concepts of sustainable / responsible business operations. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the most important models in the field and to enable them to participate in sustainability programs themselves.

Topics covered:

  •  Social context of responsible business operations
  •  Strategy, business model, impacts
  •  Performance, output
  •  Stakeholder management, stakeholder involvement
  •  Integrated reporting
  •  Excellence, rankings
  •  Social enterprises
  •  Responsible consumption
  •  Responsible investment
  •  Organizational integration of responsible business operations, management issues
  •  Sustainable and responsible operation of SMEs
  •  The Hungarian context, Central European characteristics


Course Code: UZKA0BB06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Sampling methods. Estimating single population parameters, estimating population variance, estimating two population parameters and population variance.

Estimation from stratified sample

Methods and steps of hypothesis testing; Type I and Type II errors in hypothesis testing. Hypothesis testing for one and two population parameters.

Non-parametric hypothesis testing: Contingency Analysis, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Goodness-of-Fit Test.

Simple correlation and regression analysis: interpretation and estimation of regression parameters. Linear, exponential and power regression functions.

Multiple correlation and regression: interpretation and estimation of regression parameters, reliability and testing of regression function, Analysis of Variance.

Time series analysis; components of time series, analytical trend, interpretation of the parameters of linear and exponential trend function, calculation of moving average.

Analysis of seasonality; Forecasting Time-Series Data, assumptions and features of forecasting

Statistics for Business (UZKA0BB06)(6cr)

Sampling methods. Estimating single population parameters, estimating population variance, estimating two population parameters and population variance.

Estimation from stratified sample

Methods and steps of hypothesis testing; Type I and Type II errors in hypothesis testing. Hypothesis testing for one and two population parameters.

Non-parametric hypothesis testing: Contingency Analysis, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Goodness-of-Fit Test.

Simple correlation and regression analysis: interpretation and estimation of regression parameters. Linear, exponential and power regression functions.

Multiple correlation and regression: interpretation and estimation of regression parameters, reliability and testing of regression function, Analysis of Variance.

Time series analysis; components of time series, analytical trend, interpretation of the parameters of linear and exponential trend function, calculation of moving average.

Analysis of seasonality; Forecasting Time-Series Data, assumptions and features of forecasting

Course Code: STNT0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course introduces the topic of strategic management from a user-friendly prospect. It gives highlights of the importance of strategic management in different business entities, and gives methods and means for creating corporate business models and strategies. By presenting helping tools the course also reflects on those leadership skills that can support successful executions. Lecturers, coming from big multi companies, strive for showing their experiences from daily operations, and also invite professional guests to share their experiences in the subject. As a result, students will be able to understand the role of strategic management in corporate operations, and also to show and communicate the main methods and elements of it. 

Course Code: AZAI0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The goal of the course is to give an overall interpretation of the European integration process. Emphasis is put on the history of the European integration, the EU-institutions and decision-making mechanisms. Special focus will be given to the institutional mechanisms and to the historical aspects of integration. The unit seeks to explore and explain the structure and operation of the Single Market and the EU budget between 2014 and 2020. At the same time special attention is paid to three core polices of the EU: the monetary and economic union, the agriculture policy and the cohesion policy.

International Business Economics BSc in French

Course Code: NEIO0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Ce cours examine l'interaction des personnes à travers les cultures et examine des sujets tels que la communication interculturelle, la gestion et l'adaptation, la négociation interculturelle et l'impact de la culture sur les conflits entre les individus, les cultures et les nations. L'objectif principal est de fournir aux étudiants des concepts, des connaissances et des compétences qui leur permettront d'analyser et d'interpréter la dynamique de toute interaction ou conflit interculturel.

Course Code: NEOK0BB06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Le cours présente la structure, les termes et conditions des contrats qui sont utilisés pour établir des accords commerciaux internationaux. Les étudiants apprendront à identifier les intérêts (économiques et juridiques) sous-jacents, à élaborer les dispositions contractuelles et seront capables de préparer des négociations commerciales.

Les conférences mettent en évidence la conduite conforme dans la livraison et décrivent les modes de résolution des différends.

Les séminaires introduiront les étudiants dans les processus opérationnels quotidiens des transactions commerciales internationales et donneront un aperçu des revenus, des coûts et des dépenses de ceux-ci.

Tous les facteurs pouvant avoir un impact sur la rentabilité d'une transaction commerciale seront analysés en ce qui concerne les frais d'agence, les frais bancaires, les taxes, le fret, la prime d'assurance, les droits de douane, les frais de procédure, etc.

Le cours fait un résumé des modes de paiement et de la procédure contractuelle (en se concentrant sur le contrat de vente), il peut ainsi être considéré comme une synthèse de la connaissance des usages et pratiques du commerce. Les étudiants sont tenus d'élaborer des études de cas, de faire des pré- et post-calculs, d'émettre des bons de commande (bons de commande) et d'organiser le transport et le stockage. Les étudiants apprendront à rédiger des propositions, des courriers de réclamation ou à suggérer des solutions pour régler les litiges commerciaux à l'amiable. De plus, les étudiants sont invités à comparer les offres et à choisir les bons documents pour exécuter le contrat.

Course Code: KOEL0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Course Code: NEOG0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

L'objectif du cours est de donner une interprétation globale du droit international et européen. L'accent est mis sur l'histoire du droit, les institutions européennes et internationales du droit et les mécanismes de prise de décision. Une attention particulière sera accordée aux mécanismes institutionnels et aux aspects historiques de l'intégration.

Course Code: KOAN2BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Concepts clés de la macroéconomie et questions méthodologiques de base de l'analyse macroéconomique. Mesurer les performances macroéconomiques, le rythme de croissance, l'inflation. Consommation, épargne et investissement ; fonction de consommation, d'épargne et d'investissement. Fluctuations à court terme et demande globale. Croix keynésienne et courbe IS. Impacts à court terme de la politique budgétaire sur la demande globale et la production d'équilibre. Argent, système financier. Théories de la monnaie : facteurs déterminant la demande de monnaie, fonctions de demande de monnaie, analyse du marché monétaire et courbe LM. Rôle de la banque centrale, mécanisme de transmission. Impacts à court terme de la politique monétaire. Modèle IS-LM. Marché du travail parfait et imparfait. Courbe d'offre globale à court et à long terme. Modèle

AD-AS. Types de chômage, ses causes, l'impact du chômage sur l'économie. La loi d'Okun. Types et causes de l'inflation. L'impact de l'inflation sur l'économie. Différents concepts de courbe de Phillips. Introduction aux modèles de croissance économique ; concept de croissance, facteurs déterminant la croissance économique. Nouvelles tendances et approches de politique économique dans la macroéconomie moderne ; la macroéconomie néoclassique et la nouvelle position keynésienne.

Course Code: ECTE0VA03

ECTS: 3

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Course Code: ECIL0VA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Peut-on faire reculer le chômage ? Endiguer les emplois précaires ? Le Smic réduit-il le nombre d’emplois peu qualifiés ? À quoi servent les syndicats ? Comment lutter contre la discrimination ? Où en est-on de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes ? L’économie du travail et de l’emploi traite de ces multiples enjeux. Loin de tout jargon et avec le souci de réduire au maximum le formalisme mathématique, ce cours propose un panorama actualisé de l’économie du travail et de l’emploi. Il adopte une perspective systématique et pluraliste car plusieurs points de vue coexistent au sein de la discipline. Cette cartographie montre une économie du travail en mutation, qui accorde beaucoup d’importance aux travaux empiriques et échange de plus en plus avec les disciplines connexes, telles que la psychologie, la sociologie et le droit du travail.

Course Code: SZNT0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Parmi les domaines de la gestion d’entreprise, le rôle et les outils de la gestion des ressources humaines connaissent une évolution spectaculaire. Le premier objectif de la matière est d’esquisser les principales activités de la gestion des ressources humaines, telles que la division des tâches, la gestion de l’emploi, le recrutement et la sélection, la gestion des carrières, la formation, le classement des salariés et la détermination des salaires, les composantes de la rémunération et la politique de motivation, ainsi que l’appréciation du personnel. Les considérations théoriques et les questions pratiques seront abordées parallèlement et, dans ce but, quelques études de cas et exercices seront discutés. On présentera également les grands choix stratégiques en matière de la gestion des ressources humaines, les modèles de l’interdépendance entre les activités (la dualité poste/compétence), ainsi que quelques expériences de la transformation en Europe de l’Est.

Course Code: VAAI0BA03

ECTS: 3

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Course Code: SZAI0BA06

ECTS: 6

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Course Code: PEAI0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Le cours est organisé autour de quatre grands domaines de la finance : le rôle économique de la finance ; les questions de finances publiques ; les finances des ménages ; les finances des entreprises. Ces quatre domaines sont étudiés du côté de la fiscalité, du côté de la prise de décision financière et du côté de l'ensemble du système économique. Ce cours porte sur le rôle de la banque et de la finance dans l'économie. Il présente certaines des questions et idées centrales dans les théories modernes de la banque et de la finance à la lumière de la réflexion récente sur la relation entre la banque, la finance et l'économie réelle.

Les étudiants doivent se familiariser avec la structure du budget de l'État et avec les sources financières de ses sous-systèmes. Ils doivent connaître les concepts et notions de base de la fiscalité, les différentes politiques fiscales, les systèmes soutenant le fonctionnement des États-providence modernes et la relation entre le droit fiscal national et international. Les étudiants apprendront les principales caractéristiques des impôts les plus importants, tels que l'impôt sur le revenu des personnes physiques, la taxe sur la valeur ajoutée, l'impôt sur les sociétés et la taxe professionnelle locale. Ils se familiarisent avec la résolution d'exercices simples et moyennement complexes liés à ces taxes.

Ce cours fournit une large compréhension de la finance managériale de base à un niveau qui peut être développé au niveau de la maîtrise. Notre objectif principal est de fournir aux étudiants les techniques et les compétences qui concernent les fonctions du directeur financier dans tout type d'entreprise. Les conférences et séminaires couvrent les domaines suivants : Introduction à la finance d'entreprise ; États financiers et analyse des ratios ; La valeur temporelle de l'argent; Évaluations des obligations ; Évaluation des actions ; Risque et rendement, Modèles de décision d'investissement, Décisions d'investissement à long terme.

Course Code: AZAI0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

L'objectif du cours est de donner une interprétation globale du processus d'intégration européenne. L'accent est mis sur l'histoire de l'intégration européenne, les institutions européennes et les mécanismes de prise de décision. Une attention particulière sera accordée aux mécanismes institutionnels et aux aspects historiques de l'intégration. L'unité cherche à explorer et à expliquer la structure et le fonctionnement du marché unique et du budget de l'UE entre 2014 et 2020. Dans le même temps, une attention particulière est accordée aux trois politiques fondamentales de l'UE : l'union monétaire et économique, la politique agricole et la politique de cohésion.La structure de l’Union Européenne et ses politiques.

Course Code: NENG0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Le cours présente les notions du marketing, les particularités des marchés, et les techniques de décision. Il présente également les stratégies marketing et leur application, ainsi que les éléments du marketing mix, les techniques et les moyens de l’étude de marché. Les cours traitent aussi les particularités et les conséquences de l’internationalisation, de la globalisaion. 

Course Code: MAEL0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

L'unité présente les formes de vente les plus modernes passant progressivement du réseau de magasins aux centres commerciaux, en décrivant leurs caractéristiques économiques et de gestion. Les étudiants sont capables d'utiliser des outils et des tactiques pour conserver et développer des clients, réactiver des clients endormis et acquérir de nouveaux clients. Ils savent comment gérer une équipe commerciale et/ou comptable au sein d'une entreprise et comprennent comment la planification des ventes et des comptes contribue à la performance globale et à la rentabilité d'une entreprise. L'unité aborde des questions telles que l'interaction entre l'organisation et la société, les approches définies pour résoudre les problèmes, la culture d'entreprise, les valeurs communes, le comportement organisationnel, la philosophie d'entreprise et l'identité de la personnalité, et les relations publiques dans les organisations à but lucratif et à but non lucratif. Il aborde le rôle des facteurs influençant le comportement du marché dans le développement de la stratégie de communication de l'organisation. Il examine les groupes d'opinion de l'entreprise et les critères de constitution du groupe. Les groupes d'opinion internes et externes sont également longuement traités. L'unité se concentre également sur la théorie et la pratique du marketing international, et un aperçu des domaines individuels et des outils de cette activité est donné. La publicité, la promotion des ventes et le marketing direct sont mis en évidence et l'application des médias de masse visuels, audio et audiovisuels est discutée. Par ailleurs, l'unité étudie les méthodes de recherche en publicité et la planification des campagnes.

Course Code: KUAN0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Mener des recherches sur les affaires internationales ou les processus économiques soulève des problèmes méthodologiques. L'unité prépare les étudiants à entreprendre une recherche en développant des connaissances et des compétences appropriées. L'unité met l'accent sur une approche appliquée à la recherche basée sur des applications pratiques afin de donner aux étudiants une compréhension de base des outils utilisés. Le cours consiste en une préparation à la rédaction du mémoire. À la fin de l'unité, les étudiants devront être en mesure d'expliquer la question/l'hypothèse de recherche et les objectifs de recherche choisis, démontrer les compétences appropriées nécessaires pour planifier, organiser, entreprendre et présenter un projet de recherche, choisir la méthode d'enquête appropriée, collecter des données, analyser et interpréter les données collectées, traiter les questions d'éthique.

Course Code: VAOK0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

L'objectif du cours est de fournir des connaissances complètes sur les sous-systèmes logistiques, de connaître le fonctionnement des systèmes de logistique d'entreprise, ainsi que de transmettre les questions de connaissances liées à la logistique qui sont indispensables pour les professionnels de tout type de domaine d'activité. En outre, le cours aborde le rôle de la logistique dans les processus d'entreprise, la mise en place des processus logistiques, les questions stratégiques et tactiques de logistique, d'approvisionnement, de production et de distribution, les niveaux de planification des processus de production et de logistique, ainsi que les éléments de base et des modèles de gestion des stocks. L'étudiant sera capable d'identifier les caractéristiques et de mettre en pratique les processus les plus importants de flux de matières et d'informationsProcédures logistiques en entreprise.

Course Code: FIAS0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Communication and Media Science BA in English

Course Code: KOJA0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The seminars will explore issues of self-regulation and regulation of the media. We will examine the theories of what good media and good journalism are for society. We will also seek answers to the question of whether there are, or can be, universally valid answers to questions of regulation and self-regulation, or whether, on the contrary, we should also take into account the economic and cultural regularities of individual countries.

Course Code: KUIO0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The main objectives of the course are to develop intercultural awareness, to emphasize the importance of being aware of one's own culture, to develop a repertoire of culturally appropriate behaviours, to understand the impact of cultural factors on workplace performance through interactive lectures and practical sessions, analysis of exercises, case studies and student presentations. The course will develop students' intercultural sensitivity, receptiveness and openness to other business cultures through the learning process.

Course Code: BEBA2BA06

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The general aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic concepts and contexts that describe the operation of the national economy. We focus on concepts that are essential for understanding the economic processes. We discuss the contexts and macroeconomic processes on which students can build in their later studies, and that they will encounter in their work. We acquaint students with the basic theories of macroeconomics, the relationship between the real and monetary spheres, the complex system of the macroeconomic equilibrium, the theories explaining the dysfunctions of economies (especially unemployment, inflation, crises). By acquiring the knowledge of the semester, students will be able to review the complex processes of a national economy and evaluate the impact of current macroeconomic and economic policy events. We illustrate the main processes with the help of current examples and evaluate international events in the light of the theory. The introductory, but comprehensive knowledge should enable students to contribute to processes in the economy efficiently, effectively, and in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Course Code: MEET0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

What is the impact of the media? What do recipients use the media for? We will look at these two questions in this course, which are perhaps the most frequently asked about the media. We will first review media effects and reception studies and then recall theories of ritual communication. Finally, we examine how ritual communication theory can be applied to the analysis of the most popular media genres. The first half of the course will be lectures by the instructor; the second half will be short presentations by students

Course Code: POIA0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Politology, as the basic discipline of political science, is closely related to disciplines that represent different spheres of society, such as economics, sociology, law, and history. The concepts and contexts learned in the various fields of social science will help to facilitate the learning of this subject.

The subject aims to provide an introduction to the basic concepts of interest and power relations and their related concepts. This will help students, as future economists, to understand the relations of interest and power and the functioning of the institutions and organizations involved.

Course Code: PRKA0BA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Developing students' communication competences (skills and abilities), as well as the specificities of the technical tools used for presentations. To learn about, study and teach the technical and contextual elements of visuality, both grammatical and cinematic, by broadening the scope of teaching. In addition, the course will familiarise students with the forms and regularities of public speaking. It will also introduce students to the written and spoken forms of public communication, the theories of rhetoric and the content of modern rhetorical studies.

Course Code: STKA0BA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

During the seminars, we solve problems in a computer environment using EXCEL. For the practical sessions to be effective and efficient, it is necessary to be prepared from the theoretical material in advance.

Please bring the collection of formulas to each practical session.

The expected level of mastery of the subject requires regular attendance and active participation in the practical sessions. In addition, the nature of the subject requires regular individual study and practice.

International Economy and Business MSc in English

Course Code: HAKA0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

During this course, the students can get acquainted with the most important objectives, actors and tools of economic policy. The presentation of all these features will be put into an actual context: the students can check their knowledge through the analysis of Hungarian, European and world economic situations/examples. The objective of this approach is to enable the students to form and defend their – well-founded – individual opinions on actual issues and debates of economic policy.

Course Code: MUNA0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course provides students with an overview of the various aspects of multinational enterprises in the world economy, their operational environment and changes in it. 

By the end of the course, students will be familiar with implications of operating across national borders, with the main elements of the international environment, with the main theoretical approaches, which try to explain the operation and existence of multinational companies, with different combinations of international strategies and organisational structures of multinational firms, with the roles of, and challenges facing, MNC subsidiaries and headquarters. Furthermore, they will see how company case studies could be prepared and what purposes they can serve. The course is illustrated with numerous company cases. 


Course Code: RESE0MA03

ECTS: 3

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Course Code: GAAN0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course provides students with an overview of developments in the world economy and international business with a special focus on global, regional and local value chains.
Besides international trends, it concentrates on developments in the Central and Eastern European (former transition) economies and among them especially in Hungary.
Due to the high share of students with international background, it concentrates on international trends, where CEE and Hungarian examples are given as illustrations.  
The course is divided into three parts-approaches. At the macro level, it presents and explains the main trends, facts and developments in global value chains, the main concepts and theories used in the international literature. It pays attention to the related policy issues as well. At the micro level, it familiarizes students briefly with supply chain management issues. At the meso level, it presents detailed industry case studies in those sectors and industries, which are especially affected by global value chains.
Students attending and actively participating in this course will
• be familiar with recent trends in globalization and with theories explaining them, with a special emphasis on (global) value chains;
• learn basic concepts and become familiar with data and data sources related to international trade and foreign direct investments,
• be able to assess and evaluate certain elements of the operation of international/multinational enterprises,
• be familiar with related policy questions.
The course is based on lectures. Students are encouraged to actively take part in discussions related to the topics of the course and to the current events of the world economy. Lectures are based on slideshows and on their discussion. There is an individual home assignment, which is a small research related to the topics of the course. The results of own research should be presented during the seminars.

Course Code: NETA0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the network of legal relationships in international trade revealing all inherent risks and threats of the transactions. The seminar work materials and the case studies give an insight into the conditions and terms of mutual performances of the contracting parties and enable the students to prepare and negotiate a contract of the international sales of goods or of rendering services. The course presents the structure, the terms and conditions of contracts which are used to establish international trade deals. The students will learn to identify the underlying (economic and legal) interests and the conforming conduct in the delivery and depict the ways of dispute resolutions. The students learn the ways how to establish a solid legal framework of financing and payment methods. During the seminars, the students are required to elaborate case-studies where they learn how to write proposals, suggest solutions to settle business disputes in amicable way. Furthermore, the students will learn the documents that are necessary to execute the contractual terms. 

Course Code: NEOK0MC06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

Starting from the history of financial markets to get to the 21st century developpment the aim of the course is to give a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of international financial markets and institutions as well as the latest procedures on international financial markets. The course places particular emphasisis on understanding the history and recent characteristics of financial crises and the latest development of the European Union's finances.

Course Code: NETE0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course aims to depict the regulatory and legislative environment of international investments with focus on various ways for operation at foreign markets (entry and exit of capital, license agreements; M&A, or joint ventures; financing, organisations, responsibilities, codes of conduct etc.)

The course sheds light on the fundamentals of international treaties (MFV, NT etc.) and their implementation in practice to ensure the fair, just and transparent treatment of foreign investments in the host country. The course delineates the negotiation (and possible renegotiation) process framing the investment contracts and pays attention to licensing, patent agreements ensuring the protection of intellectual property rights. The students will also learn how to settle disputes under applicable dispute resolution techniques. The students will become familiar with investment assessments (methods and indicators) to affect proper insurance. The course presents the regulations on FDI investments screening (U.S. and EU) to explain the public security aspects thereof.

During the seminars, the students are required to elaborate case-studies where they will look at various national investment laws and their underlying economic concepts and drivers. 

International Relations MA in English

Course Code: ASOK0MA03

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

This course aims at introducing to those geopolitical data and historical events that have considerably influenced the shaping of the political and economic state of affairs in Asia and its regions. It gives a short overview of the characteristics of the individual countries in terms of civilization, religion and ethics. It highlights the differences that set them apart from cultures based on the traditions of European civilization, but also among each other. The course looks into the different business practices and business culture of the relevant countries in order to enhance business relations. It touches upon the impact of globalization within the region, and upon the perspectives of the impact of the development of the region on the world.

Course Code: NEOK0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

This course aims to familiarise students with the most important concepts, institutions and terminology of international law, and with the unique legal system of the European Union. The first part of the course focuses on international law, whilst the second part is about the EU. The course approaches to all topics via case studies: each concept and institution will be illustrated by a relevant case, providing useful information about their importance and operations, as well as their practical impact on international relations. The case studies are related to legal documents, such as treaties or decisions, but will be discussed from multidisciplinary perspectives, looking at the particular issues not just from legal, but also from political, social, ethical or economic aspects. The course expects active participation from the students, requiring both individual and group activities.

Course Code: MAIG0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

In order to understand the historic elements that contributed to the rmation of Hungarian foreign policy the students must learn about the science of history, its evaluation, in general, and international relations and foreign policy, in particular. During this course lectures will be dedicated to the internal and international elements that determined Hungary’s position in Europe and within the Carpathian basin. Special attention will be paid to the different epochs of Hungary’s social, political and economic development in the 20th and the early 21st centuries. Though Hungarian foreign policy will be in the centre of studies, nevertheless the trends and events that characterized the last 100 years will be explored within a wider – international – spectrum. Appropriate time will be allocated to the analysis of the question of radical social and political transformations that took place in Europe in the course of the last century.

Course Code: DIUL0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Course Code: KUOK0MA06

ECTS: 6

Subject Description:

The course presents and explains the key elements that contributed to the formation of International foreign policy’s decision making and international relations and foreign policy, in particular. During this course lectures will be dedicated to present international academic frameworks and practical tools, case studies on negotiation strategies from Aristotle’s Rhetoric to BATNA and current trends in business and diplomatic negotiations. Students will not only be able to understand the academic frameworks but rather be able to enhance their communication and negotiation skills. During the course students will individually present their chosen subject using different negotiation strategies and approaches using their academic and professional-practical tools from the course.

Course Code: NEEK0MB03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Starting from the history of financial markets to get to the 21st century developpment the aim of the course is to give a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of international and Europan finances, with specuial focus on European institutional framework. The course covers the latest developments on EU financial field, such as the European Banking Union and European Capital Markets Union, as well as the monetary and fiscal policy framework of the EU.                        

Course Code: NEAN0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Course Code: KEAN0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

Students are offered an introduction to the political history of the 20th century in East-Central Europe and the evolution of the ideas, which gives an essential background for the interpretation of the political history of the region. Current issues, events and discourses are also analysed and students are encouraged to take an active part through debates and other interactive tasks. 

Course Code: AGTA0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The course presents and explains the key elements that contributed to the formation of International Economic Diplomacy. During the course, lectures will be dedicated to present international academic frameworks and practical real-life business case studies on Economic, Commercial and Business/Corporate Diplomacy. Students will not only be able to understand the academic frameworks but rather be able to enhance their economic and business skills. During the course students will understand market and non-market factors, strategies and trends. They also individually will present their chosen subject using different global economic and business diplomacy strategies and approaches using their academic and professional-practical tools from the course. Special attention will be devoted to international economic cooperation, actors, modern functions and methodology of economic and business diplomacy.

Course Code: USOK0MA03

ECTS: 3

Subject Description:

The goal of the course is to give an introduction to the ideological, theoretical and pragmatic motivations of the foreign policy strategies of the United States of America, with a major focus on events and relations since the second World War and especially on current issues and challenges. The course will cover special case studies in the form of analysing the most relevant bilateral and multilateral relations of Washington and the most important global changes and events shaping the global role of the US and its policies.