Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences (KJU)

Introduction

Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences (KJU) has been operating since 1992. In the beginning there were only 147 students sitting behind the desks on a single campus; today we educate more than 4,000 students in the areas of business administration, communication, tourism, linguistics, humanities, applied social studies, international relations, performance arts, and continuing education. Our university college operates in five different locations throughout the country (including the capital city, Budapest), with an additional campus in Austria. We employ more than 200 highly qualified faculty members making KJU the largest non-governmental, non-profit institution of higher education in Hungary.

During the last several years we have developed more than 260 partnerships with institutions in 36 countries worldwide. We participate in student-, faculty- and trainee- exchange programmes, and international R&D projects. Within the framework of our International Campus Programme, we welcome international students for full-time, part-time and E-learning studies, organise lifelong training courses, summer university courses and launch academic programmes abroad. Several bachelor's degree programmes offered in English, German and Hungarian languages provide sound knowledge, competitive skills and competencies that can serve as a basis for a successful career.

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Master

Master in Tourism Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Hungary Székesfehérvár Budapest + 1 more

The MA programme in Tourism Management is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in a fast changing, dynamic global industry through innovative teaching methods, problem-based thinking and international orientation, with special focus on the emerging markets. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the Tourism Department’s practical development projects and ongoing research activities, in order to apply your... [+]

Master in Tourism Management According to the forecasts of UNWTO and WTTC, the global tourism industry is expected to grow and diversify in the following decades. This also increases the need for qualified labour all around the world, especially at managerial level, since strategic planning and development will play a crucial role in destinations’ and companies’ competitiveness in the dynamically changing market. Tourism in Hungary is not only a key economic activity, but its quality-of-life-enhancing role has also been recognised by the government in the National Tourism Strategy, which reflects the country’s far-sighted approach to tourism development. Due to Hungary’s central geopolitical and cultural position within Europe, it is the perfect place if you want to understand both Western and Eastern European tourism trends, attitudes and motivations, and you want to gain experiences that prepare you to successfully cope with challenges in multicultural environments. Health tourism, based on a natural wealth of geothermal springs and a mix of old traditions and modern methods, is particularly developed: Hungary is market leader in Europe in the field of dental tourism, and Budapest is undoubtedly the spa capital of Europe, with an abundant supply of health and wellness spas. Cultural tourism is also well-developed: for example, the Sziget Festival won the Best European Major Festival award in 2011, and the A38 Ship, a popular live music venue, has been voted as the best bar in the world by Lonely Planet readers. Join us if you: wish to gain a deep understanding of tourism as a socio-economic phenomenon enjoy dealing with complex problems and finding solutions want to pursue an international career in the tourism and hospitality industry wish to join our alumni working at all levels and in various fields of tourism throughout Europe The reasons why you should study Tourism Management at KJU The Tourism Department of KJU has 20 years of experience in teaching and researching the complex aspects of tourism; its professors have worked in various fields in the industry and have travelled extensively. The MA programme in Tourism Management is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in a fast changing, dynamic global industry through innovative teaching methods, problem-based thinking and international orientation, with special focus on the emerging markets. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the Tourism Department’s practical development projects and ongoing research activities, in order to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice and to prepare for a future successful career in a range of areas such as the hospitality sector, destination management, tourist attractions, transportation management or the academia.. About the programme Length of the programme: 4 semesters Number of required credits: 120 ECTS Structure of the programme Foundation courses (economic and social sciences): 30 ECTS Core tourism module: 32 ECTS Differentiated tourism module: 37 ECTS Elective courses: 20 ECTS MA Thesis: 15 ECTS Admission requirements BA/BSc degree (in case of applicants with non-specialist bachelor’s degree in Tourism & Hospitality an extra foundation module is built into the MA curriculum) fluency in English at level B2 Application documents completed application form hard copy of the BA/BSc degree certificate of B2 level-English language skills copy of passport 2 ID photos Europass CV in English 1 reference letter from the faculty/institution where the applicant graduated a 1000-word- motivation essay highlighting the reasons for choosing to study tourism management at KJU in Hungary and career prospects and perspectives [-]

MSc

MSc in Enterprise Development

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Hungary Székesfehérvár Budapest + 1 more

This program is designed to enhance specialist knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation and to support graduates’ enterprise skills development by providing an insight into creating economic and social value through a sound combination of theory, practice and research. The acquired competences will equip graduates with the ability to understand the global context of enterprise, the nature of entrepreneurial behavior in... [+]

MSc in Enterprise Development On the grounds of academic excellence and its wide network of national and international partners, KJU offers a problem-based learning environment with real-life case studies, consulting projects for partner companies, team challenges or excursions that provide chances to learn about business in an interactive way. This program is designed to enhance specialist knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation and to support graduates’ enterprise skills development by providing an insight into creating economic and social value through a sound combination of theory, practice and research. The acquired competences will equip graduates with the ability to understand the global context of enterprise, the nature of entrepreneurial behavior in all its manifestations and the various ways in which enterprise can be managed as well as to find new sources of competitiveness in business development of all sizes and profiles. About the programme Length of the programme: 4 semesters Number of required credits: 120 ECTS Structure of the programme Foundation courses (economic and social sciences):32 credits Core business module:38 credits Differentiated business module: 29 credits Elective courses: 6 credits MA Thesis: 15 credits Admission requirements BA/BSc degree Fluency in English equal to CEFR B2 (intermediate) level [-]

MA

Master in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2016 Hungary Székesfehérvár Budapest + 2 more

The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge of the EU as a global actor as well as skills in international negotiations and diplomacy. The study program brings together an interdisciplinary analysis of the EU’s external relations with a professional dimension preparing graduates to enter the European or international public administration as well as the nongovernmental or private sectors... [+]

Master in International Relations The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge of the EU as a global actor as well as skills in international negotiations and diplomacy. The study program brings together an interdisciplinary analysis of the EU’s external relations with a professional dimension preparing graduates to enter the European or international public administration as well as the nongovernmental or private sectors. On the grounds of academic excellence and its wide network of national and international partnerships, KJU offers a problem-based learning environment with real-life case studies, consulting projects for partner organizations, team challenges or study tours that provide chances to learn in an interactive way. The ’International Salon’ program offers a series of lectures inviting well known diplomats, think tanks, representatives of EU and international organizations as well as prominent figures of public life and mass media. About the Programme Length of the Programme: 4 semesters Number of Required Credits: 120 ECTS Structure of the Programme Foundation courses: 12 credits Core international relations module: 64 credits Differentiated international relations module: 30 credits Elective courses: 6 credits MA Thesis: 8 credits Admission requirements BA/BSc degree High command of English equal to CEFR C1 (advanced) level [-]