Executive MBA Program

It is all about…

Participants of our Executive (part-time) MBA Program will be furnished with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate a unit of a larger organization through the stormy waters of today's business world. In order to achieve this ultimate goal, we have invited representatives from cutting-edge Hungarian and multinational corporations to the Curatorium of Corvinus MBA Center. Their insight and expertise ensures that our students learn what is really needed to succeed in their professional careers. These close ties and Corvinus’ wide-ranging partnerships with the business community constitute a solid background of professional expertise, funding and career opportunities for our graduates.

An integrated curriculum

The comprehensive curriculum of our EMBA program comprises seven basic elements:

  • Core modules
    There are six core modules, all of which providing an integrated understanding of important aspects of the business world.

  • Electives
    Elective courses provide an opportunity for students to engage in the study of specific fields beyond those covered in the core modules.

  • Team-building kick-off event
    The kick-off is an excellent opportunity for students to get acquainted and to start building their professional and personal networks.

  • International week at a partner university abroad
    Designed to enhance the MBA experience, the event allows students to appreciate different cultures and business environments.

  • Personal mentoring
    Students will have the opportunity to consult with world-class professors and executives; EMBA participants are encouraged to leverage this opportunity to advance to new levels of expertise.

  • Leadership assessment and development
    Few people are born leaders – leadership skills can be learned and developed. Students’ strengths will be assessed and areas for further development will be identified with the aim of assisting participants to fully realize their leadership potential.

  • Business project
    As a summary of their studies at Corvinus MBA Center, students will be required to submit a thesis. Participants will be surprised how much the knowledge and skills acquired through the program can help them in finding real solutions to real business problems.

This demand-driven curriculum ensures that Corvinus MBA Center operates at the forefront of post-graduate business education in the CEE region - especially if coupled with the talent, motivation and ambitions of our carefully selected students.

Teaching methodology

What you learn is clearly an important matter. Yet how you learn it, also tells a story about your opportunities in the future. Teamwork being one of the pillars of our teaching methodology, you will have to closely cooperate with other students in solving problems. You will work with case studies on a daily basis, transforming knowledge into abilities you can capitalize on in real business situations. There is no denying that this method of learning requires serious efforts on the part of the participants. Yet there is no success without commitment - this is the first lesson anyone engaged in business should learn.


Classes in the part-time program take place every second weekend (Friday afternoon and Saturday) and also during one additional intensive week each semester.

Candidate profile

Due to the demanding and participatory nature of our programs, we look for high quality applicants with the necessary intellectual capacity and motivation to contribute to the Corvinus MBA experience. Applicants should demonstrate professional and leadership abilities. Our students will have to be highly communicative and open-mended in order to contribute to the professional and personal development of their peers, as well as their own. Participants come from all over the world, especially in Central Eastern Europe.

Admission process and requirements

Candidates should hold a university or college degree or equivalent (B.Sc. / undergraduate level at least), and have a minimum of five (5) years of work experience. Good command of English, both written and spoken, is mandatory.
Prospective students will be carefully selected to ensure that a highly motivated and enthusiastic class is formed. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis, yet we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible since the availability of places cannot be guaranteed in later stages of the admission process.

Fees and financing

The tuition fee covers: classes, tutorials and exams, course material, intranet access, university services including access to the library, team-building kick-off event, accommodation and meals, the introductory module, company visits, an international week (excluding travel expenses, accommodations and meals), official student entitlements and career services. The tuition fee does not cover personal travel expenses, accommodations and meals, (recommended) text books and language courses. It is our intention to support participants in finding a solution for financing their Corvinus MBA program.