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FIMB - Level survey information

In FIMB your readiness level will be assessed for the following subjects

  • Foreign language
  • IT studies
  • Mathematics

Foreign language level surveyor

  • Communication and Media Science BA (in English)
  • International Business Economics Bachelor (in English/French)
  • International Economics and Business Masters (in English)
  • International Relations Masters (in English)

Things to do

  • attending the information session on Foreign Language Studies (for full-time students on enrolment day)
  • selecting the preferred foreign language and taking the online placement test via the Coospace platform
  • since for students in a foreign language program no output requirement applies instead of the foreign language for special purposes courses you can opt for professional courses in a foreign language, see Art 2 (43) of the Requirement System for Students of BBS

Before the semester starts you are expected to decide which language to study and take the proficiency placement test in that language.

Further information

The number of terms for foreign language for special purposes courses: 3 terms in one foreign language (Language for Communication and Media – required input level: pre-intermediate)

Foreign language courses at FIMB are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Korean.

IMPORTANT To identify your level of proficiency and to help placement in the relevant group please remember to complete the proficiency test in the language of your choice for the first term starting in September

 Coospace links:

Full-time students

Language placement testing BBS-FIMB 2021 full-time BA

Part-time students

Language placement testing BBS_FIMB 2021 part-time BA

For full-time students on enrolment day of the registration week, detailed information will be offered on language studies and the available courses with the opportunity to consult lecturers on available course options. Participation at the info session is strongly recommended.

Things to do

  • attending the information session on Foreign Language Studies (for full-time students on enrolment day)
  • selecting the preferred foreign language and taking the online placement test via the Coospace platform
  • since for students in a foreign language program no output requirement applies instead of the foreign language for special purposes courses you can opt for professional courses in a foreign language, see Art 2 (43) of the Requirement System for Students of BBS

 

Before the semester starts you are expected to decide which language to study first. This will be your „first language” and you will have to take the proficiency placement test in this language.

Further information

The number of terms for foreign language for special purposes courses: 6 terms – 2 languages, 3 terms each (Business language – required input level: pre-intermediate).

Foreign language courses at FIMB are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Korean.

IMPORTANT To identify your level of proficiency and to help placement in the relevant group please remember to complete the proficiency test in the language of your choice for the first term starting in September

Coospace links:

Full-time students

Language placement testing BBS-FIMB 2021 full-time BA

Part-time students

Language placement testing BBS_FIMB 2021 part-time BA

You may opt for the so called „6-term module” (full time students, native/minimum C1 Hungarian speakers): this enables you to start learning a new foreign language from beginner level comprising 3 terms of general and 3 terms of business language. Please note that it is only with very hard study input that this module can take you from the beginner to intermediate business level skills.

For full-time students on enrolment day of the registration week, detailed information will be offered on language studies and the available courses with the opportunity to consult lecturers on available course options. Participation at the info session is strongly recommended.

Things to do

  • selecting the preferred foreign language and taking the online placement test via the Coospace platform
  • since for students in a foreign language program no output requirement applies instead of the foreign language for special purposes courses you can opt for professional courses in a foreign language, see Art 2 (43) of the Requirement System for Students of BBS

 

Further information

  • The number of terms for foreign language for special purposes courses: 4 terms – 2 languages, 2 terms each (International business language – required input level: pre-intermediate).
  • First language: English
  • Second language: by preference
  • Foreign language courses at FIMB are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Korean.

 

IMPORTANT To identify your level of proficiency and to help placement in the relevant group please remember to complete the proficiency test in English via Coospace

Coospace links:

Full-time students

Language placement testing BBS-FIMB 2021 full-time MA_MSc

Part-time students

Language placement testing BBS-FIMB 2021 part time MA_MSc

Things to do

  • selecting the preferred foreign language and taking the online placement test via the Coospace platform
  • since for students in a foreign language program no output requirement applies instead of the foreign language for special purposes courses you can opt for professional courses in a foreign language, see Art 2 (43) of the Requirement System for Students of BBS

Further information

  • The number of terms for foreign language for special purposes courses: 2 terms in one language (Language of International Economic Relations and the EU – required input level: B1, pre-intermediate).
  • Foreign language courses at FIMB are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Korean.
  • The recommended language International Relations MA students is English.

 

IMPORTANT To identify your level of proficiency and to help placement in the relevant group please remember to complete the proficiency test in English via Coospace

Coospace links:

Full-time students

Language placement testing BBS-FIMB 2021 full-time MA_MSc

Part-time students

Language placement testing BBS-FIMB 2021 part time MA_MSc

Informatics placement

  • Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and Marketing (full-time and part-time, only in Hungarian)
  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business Economics (also in dual program and with double degree opportunities) (full-time and part-time, available in English, French, German, and Hungarian)


You must complete the IT assessment remotely online via the CooSpace system, provided you have Microsoft Excel on your computer.

Please find "Informatics placement test 2021" scene on CooSpace following this link, then choose whether you are a full-time or part-time student at the university:

https://coospace.uni-bge.hu/CooSpace/Scene-233544

If, based on the results of the test or your own opinion, you feel that you have some gaps in your knowledge and would like to improve it and achieve better results in your studies, you can enrol in a remedial course. You will be informed about the start of this course in Neptun (Study System) and CooSpace. Please watch out for our notification.

 

The IT placement test is between

  • 1 September 2021, 0:00 - 5 September 2021, 23:55.
  • How to complete it: remotely (for example: at home), via the Coospace Learning Management System.

 

For the IT assessment, it is important that

  • You can complete it once, for a total of 60 minutes.
  • You must start by completing the tasks so that you can make the most of the 60 minutes.
  • The information needed to complete the survey is available on the Coospace platform.
  • To help you prepare, we provide a mock test so that you can familiarise yourself with the Coospace system before the "live" assessment test. For the start date and updated information, you should also visit the Informatics placement test 2021 Coospace platform from time to time. To enter, use your Neptun code and the corresponding password.

You can ask your questions via the Forum there and we will be happy to help you.

IT skills are now essential in all areas of life, and we pay great attention to their use and development. At our university, the use of appropriate IT software packages and systems is necessary to master the majority of subjects. The majority of subjects are also assessed by computer.

The subject of the assessment test will be specifically the intermediate secondary school IT core subject. It will assess the classical skills and the basic and important knowledge needed for successful progression in higher education.

  • The assessment will test your theoretical knowledge through a multiple-choice test. The test is called ‘Theoretical Test’ and you can take it once during the period indicated.
  • You will be tested on your ability to solve practical problems by solving a series of spreadsheet problems, the partial results of which you will have to enter in the test. The test is called 'Spreadsheet management test' and you can take it once.
  • Please upload the solution to your own spreadsheet task under the given ‘Spreadsheet management - file upload’ test item after solving the ‘Spreadsheet management test’. You will have 3 minutes to complete this test. You will also find a question for the matriculation test, please answer that as well if you are a Hungarian student.

You will see examples of both types of exercises in the Learning Management System called Coospace, which is supporting education.

The results of the assessment will give both you and your professors an idea of your current level of competence, which your professors will use to assess what you can build on during your training. You can then use your assessment result to make a realistic decision about whether to take the catch-up course. You will be informed about the start of the course on Neptun (Study System) and CooSpace. Please keep an eye on our notifications.

If you lack or are unsure of your IT skills, we recommend that you enrol for the catch-up course called ‘Computer skills’ in Semester 1. This will also help you to have the necessary IT background to meet the requirements of our course ‘Information Technology and the World’ in semester 1, our course ‘Statistics and Probability’ in semester 3, our elective block ‘Business Informatics’ in semester 4 in International Business Economics and the specialisation ‘Business Intelligence and Decisions’. In this way, your successful progress will be well-grounded at university and later on in the labour market.

There is an additional benefit to enrolling in a catch-up course:

  • If your test score is below 50%, enrolment is highly recommended.
  • Students who complete the remedial course will receive extra credit points in the subject Information Technology and the World.
  • Students who score more than 50% on the placement test can also apply for the course to further develop their IT skills.
  • In the course we will systematise and practise the knowledge that will be needed for later courses.

Please note that the survey is primarily for feedback purposes and the results will not have any negative consequences for you. For the planning of your studies, it is important that you receive realistic feedback on your level of preparedness, and we assume that the majority of students will be familiar with the test material and will build on it in our teaching. We therefore urge you to take the assessment and complete the test independently to the best of your ability.

Mathematics placement

  • Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and Marketing (full-time and part-time, only in Hungarian)
  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business Economics (also in dual program and with double degree opportunities) (full-time and part-time, available in English, French, German, and Hungarian)

- If, based on the results of the test or your own opinion, you feel that you have some gaps in your knowledge and would like to improve it and achieve better results in your studies, you can enrol in a remedial course. You will be informed about the start of this course in Neptun (Study System) and CooSpace. Please look out for our notification.

 

Mathematics placement test is between:

  • 1 September 2021, 0:00 - 5 September 2021, 23:55.
  • Completion: at home, in the Coospace system.

The test starts with three administrative questions, which are not worth any points, followed by twenty 'numeracy' questions. You have 45 minutes to complete the entire test, each task is worth 1 point. You may not use a collection of mathematical expressions, calculator or external help, but you are welcome to make notes and side calculations.

The test can only be opened once, so only start it if you can spare three quarters of an hour to do so in peace and quiet.


The test is a self-assessment test, giving you an idea of your own knowledge. The result of the test will not be taken into account in subsequent academic results, and the candidate will not suffer any disadvantage or taking any benefit from it.

Therefore, we recommend that you complete the test independently to the best of your ability, following the instructions.

 

The questions in the test will assess the mathematical knowledge you will need for your future studies. If you think that you have any gaps in your own performance, would like to keep up your existing knowledge and achieve good results in your studies, then apply for the remedial course.

In teaching mathematics and related subjects at university level, we have clearly seen that the actual mathematical knowledge of the admitted students is very often insufficient for university studies, and that they have difficulties in successfully completing their subjects.

It is recommended that students enrol in the first semester of their studies in Business Mathematics in the second semester and in Statistics and Probability in the third semester, which provide a solid basis for successful completion of the courses. The topics of this course have been designed to allow you to progress smoothly to the other subjects requiring a basic knowledge of mathematics.

By completing the catch-up course, which you will find in Neptun under the name ‘Basics of Business Mathematics’

  • you will fill in the mathematical gaps that you will absolutely need for your university studies,
  • learn basic business calculations,
  • prepare you to solve interesting and real-life economic problems,
  • explore new and exciting topics,
  • you will receive bonus points based on the number of credits you earn during the semester, which will count towards the completion of the course "Business Mathematics".