Introduction to the Corvinus Executive MBA (EMBA)

This program is intended for individuals with - strongly recommendedly a minimum of five (5) years of work experience - of which 36 months should be certified officially - AND either working in a management/leadership position or expected to be promoted to a higher level executive role in the near future. The program is also suitable for those who are committed to their present employer and intend to enhance their career jointly with the approval of their company. Usually, these candidates cannot afford being away from their workplace for longer periods and can only attend classes in modular formats, preferably during the weekends.

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The program content and structure stems from the program objectives and expected skills and knowledge of our graduates. Details see here...

In order to provide integrative thinking and understanding of functional roles in corporations, required topics are organized into Modules. These Modules reflect the key areas that companies require as a foundation for any business school graduate. The Modules are lead by senior faculty and field experts who cover the necessary issues.

To facilitate the international needs and individuals choice, the EMBA contains an elective component as well, in the form of courses and international week program at one of our international partners.

Finally, a significant part of the program is the Thesis Work which is not that common in international MBA programs. This segment is the summit of the participants’ individual development, problem solving and integration of their studies combined with the defense procedure where communication and presentation skills are also demonstrated.


  • Registered specialized post-graduate degree in Hungary
  • International EPAS accreditation from EFMD: the first EMBA program with EPAS in the region



  • 4 semesters, weekend format (July and August free)
  • Weekend sessions: Friday afternoon and Saturday, 6-7 times in a semester
  • One intensive week in each semester (Monday to Friday)
  • Participate at least once in international week during the four semesters

Entry criteria

  • University or college degree (at least BA/BSc)
  • Expected 5 years of meaningful post-degree work experience (leadership experience recommended)
  • Good command of the English language

Class profile

  • Aged 35 with 10 years work experience, including 5 years leadership role in average
  • International mix: 65% Hungarian, 25% other Europe, 10% Americas/Asia
  • Gender: 30% female, 70% male; Academics: 40% business degree, 30% engineer, 30% other

Tuition fee

  • EEA (European Economic Area) nationals: HUF 1,000,000.- per semester (4,000,000 total)
  • Non-EEA nationals (from 2016/17 II. semester) the tuition fee: HUF 1,200,000.- per semester (4,800,000 total)
  • Class materials and obligatory reading included

Program start

  • Two intakes per year: February (kick-off on the first weekend of February) and September (kick-off: first weekend of September)
  • Deadline: December 10, 2018 (February 2019 intake)
  • Rolling admission: Early application recommended
  • Apply online through our website


  • Streamlined application process with online application at
  • Required documents: Personal motivation letter, CV, work experience certificate, copy of diploma* and transcripts, copy of IDs or passpor  (*in case your degree is issued outside of Hungary, apostilled or diplomatically legalized copy of the of the degree certificate (diplomatic legalization is needed if the target country is not a participant of the Apostille Convention)
  • The review of the application documents is followed by a personal interview