International Business School at Budapest
  • No. Students: 1200
  • Frgn. Students: 660
  • Study mode: 16 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +3615888623
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International Business School – Budapest is a vibrant, modern business school in the middle of Europe that attracts international students from around 80 different countries worldwide. More than 300 students from around the world choose to study at IBS every year as

  • full-time students 
  • through Erasmus programme founded by the European Union
  • as a student from one of our foreign academic partners from Europe or Asia
  • as a participant of our EU funded projects

We continue to value the academic and cultural contributions that you make to IBS by being one of our students.

IBS opened its gates in 1991 welcoming students who wished to study business in English. The founders of the school had long term plans and thus they moved the college (practically run in some rented rooms of an office block) from Kelenföldi railway station to the second district, one of the most beautiful districts of Buda. In 2014, IBS moved to the north of Budapest and is now offering a real campus experience with 3 brand new buildings in a business enviroment. The completely renovated, reshaped and well-equipped buildings in Graphisoft Park – with the Residence Hall in its close vicinity – is a perfect place for studies as well as recreation with its riverside setting and garden.

Following a successful institutional accreditation in 1997, IBS became a recognized private college in Hungary, with the right to issue Hungarian college degrees (called Bachelor's degrees today) besides the English degrees.

Owing to the continuous and systematic development process, by now IBS runs eight Bachelor's and four Master's programmes in addition to the single programme (BA in Business Studies) available in 1991.

The first degrees were awarded in 1995; the number of IBS graduates by 2012 is over 3300.

Our graduates can be found in almost every country in the world, which provides enormous networking possibilities. To maintain this ‘human’ capital IBS treats its Alumni community as top priority, and organizes monthly Alumni Evenings. We are proud that every third graduate is an Alumni member, which is a very high rate considering that almost 50% of the students come from abroad.

Important dates

2018 MBA programme
2017 PhD programmes
2016 25th birthday of IBS
2014 Brand new Budapest campus in Graphisoft Park
2013 MSc programmes in Vienna, Austria
2013 New programme portfolio, incl. 8 new BSc programmes
2012 Cooperation agreement with The University of Buckingham
2011 Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
2010 Accreditation by the European Council for Business Education
2010 Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council
2010, 2011, 2012 'Superbrands' title in Hungary
2009, 2010, 2011 ’Excellent business school with 3 palms’ prize in the business school ranking by Eduniversal
2008 ’MSc in Marketing Management’ programme
2007 ’BA in Arts Management’ programme
2007 Exam centre for the Examination Board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2006 ’MSc in Financial Management’ programme
2004 ’MSc in International Business’ programme
2004 'BA in International Business Relations’ programme
2003 Accreditation by the Adult Training Accreditation Body
2000 ’BA in Finance and Accounting’ programme
1997 Cooperation agreement with the International Advertising Association
1997 Accreditation by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee
1991 ’BA in Business Studies’ course
1991

Cooperation agreement with our first British partner, Oxford Brookes University

1. Bachelor's programmes

Academic requirements:

High school diploma and a certified English translation of your high school diploma if it is not in English.

  • 3 A level and 5 O level exams
  • US High School Diploma
  • Maturita
  • Abitur
  • аттестат зрелости
  • VWO
  • French Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate (full diploma)
  • Érettségi bizonyítvány
  • Other international secondary or postsecondary qualification will be considered individually.

English skills:

BSc applicants are required to pass IBS’ own English Language Placement Test  that consists of a 100 minute test and an oral part with a listening task.

If the applicant has a certificate of

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS, General) with a minimum overall score of 6.0 points 
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 80 in the iBT version
  • Cambridge Certificate with a minimum score of 169 (B2 First, B2 Business Vantage)
  • International GCSE English as a Second Language with a score of C or higher on extended curriculum
  • London University GCE O level Syllabus, minimum B in English Language
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 50
  • A B2 level English language certificate
  • LCCI certificate with a minimum score of 60
  • Hungarian high-level English language baccalaureate exam with a minimum result of 60%
  • Previous studies in English

or if the applicant is 

  • Native speaker of English (based on passport citizenship),

the applicant is not required to take the test.

2. Master's programmes

Academic requirements:

International Management, Human Resource Management:

  • first or second class Bachelor's degree in any field of study. 

Financial Management, Marketing Management:

  • relevant first or second class Bachelor's degree. 

MBA in Data-Driven Management: 

  • Bachelor's degree in any field of study,
  • transcript with at least one module in mathematics or finance,
  • CV,
  • work reference of 3-5 years,
  • motivation letter. 

Mature students not meeting the above requirements should contact us with their complete application documentation, which will be considered on an individual basis.

English skills:

MSc applicants are required to pass IBS’ own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 100 minute test and an Orientation Interview.

If the applicant has a certificate of

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS, General) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 points 
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 in the iBT version
  • Cambridge Certificate with a minimum score of 176 (C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 58
  • A C1 level English language certificate
  • LCCI certificate with a minimum score of 60
  • Previous studies in English

or if the applicant is 

  • Native speaker of English (based on passport citizenship),

the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the Orientation Interview.

3. PhD programmes

Academic requirements:

  • First or second class, upper division Master's degree. Please email your detailed research plan and one academic referee’s report soon after your online application to info@ibs-b.hu.

  • Sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype.

English skills:

The IBS Research Officer checks the applicant's English skills with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application.

4. International University Foundation

This is an English course with goups from beginner to advanced level. Non-EU students must have a high school diploma to be able to attend. Students take IBS’s own  English Language Placement Test before starting the programme.

 

Institutional Accreditations:

  1. The University of Buckingham, UK
  2. The Hungarian Accreditation Committee, Hungarian Ministry of Education
  3. The British Accreditation Council

Programme Accreditations:

  1. The University of Buckingham, UK
  2. The Hungarian Accreditation Committee, Hungarian Ministry of Education
  3. ECBE, European Council for Business Education (BABS programme)
  4. ACBSP – Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
  5. IAA, International Advertising Association
  6. The National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education

Quality Seals:

  1. Superbrands 2010, 2011 and 2012
  2. SMBG Eduniversal, 1000 Best Business Schools Worldwide

IBS is a member of:

  1. efmd – European Foundation of Management Development
  2. IAA – International Advertising Association
  3. CEEMAN – Central and East European Management Development Association
  4. ECBE – European Council for Business Education
  5. HBLF – Hungarian Business Leaders Forum

National Association of Managers

  1. ACBSP – Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs 

Budapest is not a city to be bored with, there is plenty to see, eat and do all year round whether you are interested in concerts, sport events, exhibitions, fairs or festivals to name just a few. 

Shopping malls with all kinds of shops, supermarkets, movie theatres, banking, phoning and post services and restaurants are plenty in Budapest and are open seven days a week.

Hungarian cuisine is famous world wide for its rich taste, love of spices and delicious deserts. Budapest offers countless restaurants, not only with Hungarian specialities, but also with cuisine of other countries.

IBS is present at exhibitions and fairs worldwide. You can register to meet us personally before the events via e-mail.

Before important decisions we tend to look for pros and cons; we try to draw possible outcomes, so that we eventually find a right way. When deciding about higher education, we do exactly the same… and we often daydream.

  • Imagine a university where international experience is not just a phrase; a university that boasts international partnerships all over the world where students come from eighty different countries earning degrees from an acclaimed British university. A university operating not only in Budapest, Hungary but opening a new campus in Vienna, Austria in 2013 as well. 
  • Imagine a university where speaking a foreign language fluently is part of the plan; a university where you will be speaking English 24/7 during coursework and student parties alike.
  • Imagine a university where you get the acclaimed degree of The University of Buckingham; where the British, American and EU accreditation helps you with your job interviews: you won’t have to spell the name or play a guessing game with your possible employers.
  • Imagine a university, where you are a guaranteed participant of the Erasmus Scholarship Programme and have the chance to spend a semester in one of 66 partner universities in 18 EU countries. 
  • Imagine a university where you can have an internship at one of our 300 large corporate partners.
  • Imagine a university where students are considered clients and therefore enjoy personal attention; a university that provides the opportunity to develop individual and team building skills in cross cultural contexts.
  • Is this the university you have in mind? It’s called International Business School Budapest.
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