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Corvinus University Moves Up in Prestigious International Rankings

Hungary Today 2023.09.12.
One of the buildings of Corvinus University in Budapest

The Financial Times business daily publishes an annual ranking of the world’s top 100 management master’s programs, and Corvinus University of Budapest’s Master’s in Management and Leadership has made it on the list again this year, reports Világgazdaság.

The list’s compilers have included Hungarian courses almost without interruption since 2005, when the list was first published. Corvinus is ranked 94th this year, up four places from last year.

In terms of value for money, Corvinus is ranked highly among the top 100 courses, with the Master of Management and Leadership ranked 17th by the Financial Times.

The ranking shows that 99 percent of Corvinus Master of Management and Leadership students who graduated last year found a job within three months, and two-thirds of 2020 graduates increased their earnings in the two to three years after graduation.

“Our position in the Financial Times rankings is an important professional endorsement and a huge achievement that we continue to perform well in an increasingly competitive and crowded international market.

There are only 39 schools in the ranking, like Corvinus University of Budapest, that have consistently been ranked in the top 100 schools of management over the last 10 years, and only five business schools from the Central and Eastern European region,”

pointed out Lajos Szabó, Acting Rector of the institution.

The Financial Times ranking included courses from 27 countries, with the highest number from France, India, and the UK. This year, the French HEC Paris topped the ranking, swapping places with the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, which had been in first place in previous years.

The main building of the prominent HEC Paris. Photo via Facebook/HEC Paris

Both schools are partners of Corvinus in the CEMS international management training program, which is integrated into the Corvinus English-language Master’s degree in Management and Leadership. Students graduating from these courses will therefore receive a second degree in addition to their Corvinus degree.


CEMS is a Global Alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies, and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master in International Management. The CEMS Global Alliance includes 34 academic institutions on every continent, nearly 70 corporate partners, and eight social partners from around the globe.

This second CEMS degree has been ranked by global higher education analyst firm Quacquarelli Symonds as the 12th best course in the world for management education in 2023.

All students of the English-language Management and Leadership degree spend a semester at a top international university as part of the CEMS program,

emphasized Péter Móricz, Head of the Management and Leadership Department at Corvinus.


Corvinus University of Budapest is not the only institution to have achieved outstanding performance in a prestigious ranking. In July, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) announced that it has moved up more than 100 places in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2024 World University Rankings, achieving the biggest improvement in the ranking of all Hungarian universities compared to last year. Among others, the institution is ranked 329th in the excellence indicator for graduate employment, 493rd in the international research network indicator, and 23rd among the 700 institutions ranked in the Sustainable Institution Indicator.

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Via Világgazdaság, Featured image via Facebook/Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem

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