Budapest Metropolitan University

Introduction

REASONS FOR STUDYING IN BUDAPEST

  • Bachelor and Master degrees granted by Hungarian higher education institutions are recognized in all EU countries
  • affordable living costs – good value for money
  • multi-cultural city
  • safe environment
  • free movement within the European Union
  • European heritage combined with a cosmopolitan lifestyle
  • "World’s best cultural and entertainment venues for the young crowd” – Lonely Planet

THE RECTOR WELCOMES YOU

We are inspired by creativity. The art of creative education is the core value of our University. It is embodied in our teaching methods, it is a central concept in our approach and our students’ attitude. Creativity is the force organizing everyday life at the University paving the way to the future success of our students. We offer a stimulating environment and a unique atmosphere that motivate our students to make use of a wide range of unparalleled opportunities and apply their knowledge in practice looking for new, innovative solutions. This inspiring world offers the key to creative thinking, which is the most immediate expectation in today’s labour market and a crucial issue of the future.

The other fundamental value at MET lies in the practical nature of our programs transmitting theoretical knowledge with a view to its potential ways of application and hands-on experience. With that objective in mind, our main mission is to improve language skills, communication competences and to enhance creative thinking, which is supported by a special system of intensive training programs offered every semester.

We measure success and efficiency by the strict standards of the labour market. Our close cooperation with all stakeholders in our environment, at companies, community institutions and professional organizations guides us to train a permanent flow of socially responsible, intellectual graduates who are ready to meet the challenges of the labour market with a visible potential for excellent performance.

Budapest Metropolitan University has become part and parcel of the Hungarian higher education scene in the past 11 years. With a constantly growing number of students, education venues and campuses, and a diverse range of programs, today MET is the biggest private University in Hungary present in two cities, Budapest and Hódmezővásárhely with a massive student community of 8,000 enthusiastic young people. MET offers a complex educational program at two vocational grammar schools, various higher-level vocational trainings, master degree programs and post-graduate specialist training programs built on the bachelor programs in the field of communication, business, tourism and arts. MET is characterized by an open and pleasant atmosphere, a strong focus on performance and competition supported by cutting-edge infrastructure on solid foundations.

Constant development and success are values that require determination and hard work. We are ready to face competition and we expect our students to follow suit. If you wish to become a member of the team, you are welcome on board. You only need resolution and commitment.

We look forward to welcoming you among us.

Dr habil. László Vass CSc

Rector of Budapest Metropolitan University

WHY METROPOLITAN?

WE CREATE NEW WAYS OF THINKING AND ACHIEVING, MAKING US STAND OUT AS PACE MAKER AND AN INSPIRING PLACE TO STUDY.

Professional knowledge at realistic prices!

Unique career options: 87% of our Hungarian graduates find employment within 3 months of graduation, 51% already during university years. More than 400 internship opportunities at noted companies, and the possibility to join professional community already while at university. During workshops and study groups at MET you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, improve your skills and enjoy team-work.

Staff of reputed experts: In addition to renowned academics, top business professionals are also recruited to our lecturing team.

Foreign exposure through extensive international exchange programmes in Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States, and an increasing number of other countries.

Vibrant student life! Ski camps, excursions, trips, pub tours, parties organized by the Student Union, photo club and loads of other amazing programmes…

Modern buildings, pleasant atmosphere, up-to-the-minute technologies with more than 400 computer stations, a language laboratory, a sound studio, a radio and television studio, smart boards, a multimedia library and free WiFi access on the whole area of the campus.

Green belt in the heart of the city: The park of the main building at the campus in Nagy Lajos Király Street and the green suburban atmosphere of our Egressy Road campus provide a quiet and peaceful environment for both study and recreation purposes.

On-site school bookshop and free reference library!

Easy access! All the facilities are within easy reach of the main public transport hubs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Hungarian

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Programs

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MA in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Hungary Budapest

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-standard work. [+]

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-standard work. We are a flexible program with a fresh perspective; our strength is in our open-mindedness. With the help of our acknowledged, professional academic teachers we can provide you with the opportunity to find your own individual style. In this course we will develop your practical, functional problem-solving skills focused on design, and we strive to help you unfold your innovative solutions individually as well as in a team. We await you in a great atmosphere where your creative work can unravel through integrated courses teaching modern design thinking in a team environment. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR YOU
 ...if you are compassionate, co-operative and creative, are characterized by a critical attitude, wish to create valuable works and to keep their quality in your future career. CORE SUBJECTS: Aesthetics, Theory of Progressive Image Creation, Art Studies, Graphic Design Research, Printmaking Graphic Techniques, Visual Communication, History of Design, New Media Graphic Design, Graphic Design Workshop, Integrated Design, Generative Design, Sustainable Society and Culture, Experimental Design, Data Visualization, Visual Communication, Infographyc, Infodesign CARREER PROSPECTS: Individual artist Art Director, Graphic Designer at creative agencies Illustrator, Image editor, Art director, Typographer Web-designer in online and printed medium designer studios, creative-executive enterprises QUALIFICATION SPECIFIED in the degree certificate: Graphic Designer Head of the program: Péter Maczó 
Professor, Graphic Designer, Typographer PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE: Gyula Július DLA
Associate Professor, Professional Executive, Munkácsy Award-winning Visual Artist “What is it like being a student of the program? Probably the first word that comes to my mind is: hardworking. I mean it's fun, I love the atmosphere, I like spending time at the university but at the same time I have to work hard because it's not something that can be taken easily, it's not easy-breezy. I have already experienced what it's like to be a student of Metropolitan during my Graphic design BA course and how the community is great and inspiring, the teachers are great professionals for someone who is creative, and it’s just perfect. However the graphic design MA is another step towards the "more professionals tone", it's just another level of seriousness which requires a right amount of handwork and a little bit more. There are many opportunities to exhibit and test my abilities, competitions and such. We also have fun, for sure, the students usually end the day together in a café, bar still talking about ideas or just chilling.” Barbara Zsidek,
student of our Graphic Design MA program from Hungary “A graphic designer is responsible for the message, also for its artistic and aesthetic quality. Moreover, a graphic designer should count with social and ecological factors as well. How does the message affect us? What kind of material is needed for a good “package”? What impact will it have on the environment? We aim to introduce our students to the (re)interpreted workshop of the always experimenting graphics, where – alloying the traditional and modern image creation techniques – we will be able to change the world.” Gyula Július DLA 
Associate Professor, Professional Executive, Munkácsy Award-winning Visual Artist [-]

MA in Management and Leadership

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2016 Hungary Budapest

Leading a company is a complex challenge, let it be a small enterprise or a large one or organization in the public sector. Managing any of them requires an expert in analyzing, planning, leading, solving conflicts and problems, sustaining workflow. [+]

Leading a company is a complex challenge, let it be a small enterprise or a large one or organization in the public sector. Managing any of them requires an expert in analyzing, planning, leading, solving conflicts and problems, sustaining workflow. We present this approach to our students, so they can cope with all areas of business management, and turn into true leaders of enterprises, all on a professional level. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO:
 …are creative, good problem solvers, aiming for innovation, and ready to face challenges. We are looking forward for the application of those who are persistent, committed, and cooperative while working in groups. CORE SUBJECTS: Subjects: Management and Organization Theories; Managerial (Business) Economics; Decision Support Systems; Strategic Management; Innovation and Knowledge Management; Controlling Systems; Change and Crisis Management Subjects for management consulting specialization: The Structure and Operation of Counselling Agencies; Counselling Methods and Techniques; Management of Counselling Projects; Negotiating Techniques and Conflict Resolution SPECIALIZATION: Management Consulting CAREER PROSPECTS: management consultant project manager businessman manager of own business business manager Qualification as specified in the degree certificate: Economist in Management and Leadership Head of the program: András Krémer, PhD PARTNERS: Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MTA GB – Knowledge- and Communication Management Working Committees, Hungarian School for Organizational Sciences, National Association of Crisis and Change Managers “I initially came to Metropolitan for my undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. After an eventful 3 and half years and a successful finish of my Bachelors, my experience here prompted me to come back and study for my Masters program in Leadership and Management. Coupled with the fact that Metropolitan has quite a reputation in the media for being one of the best private universities in Hungary, the school has paved the way to produce world class sportsmen, media personnel and marketing communication professionals. The friendly environment, attentive yet professional teachers, top academic classes and activities on offer have made it easier to decide to continue my studies here. Metropolitan is truly any student’s doorway to the continent and the world at large, with offers to study abroad within the European borders through the ESN program or worldwide via AIESEC. The school continuously thrives to improve itself and put the student’s needs first. Similarly to me, I hope many students will come and be inspired by creativity.” Tapiwa Munashe Christiana Kainga 
student of our Management and Leadership MA Program from Zimbabwe [-]

Master in Communication and Media Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Hungary Budapest

For a successful professional it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences this is fundamental. The Masters of Communication program offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competences. [+]

For a successful professional it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences this is fundamental. The Masters of Communication program offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competences. The educational program of the course is strongly media-oriented which is based on a thorough grounding in social and behavioral sciences and present issues of intercultural communication. Complying with current social and labor market demands, the course integrates the fields of communication theory, media studies, social sciences, political science, sociology, psychology and cultural studies within the field of social sciences offering a knowledge of high standard, which can be put to a profitable and practical use in various areas. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO: 
…have strong communication skills in multiple languages, interested in intercultural communication and wishing to understand the complexity of new media tools and digital technologies. CORE SUBJECTS: Media Regulation Theories; Representation Theories; Contrastive Cultures; Social Communication Theories; Participating Media; Artistic Communication; Social Functions of Media; Cultural Studies; Theories of Identity and Otherness; International Media; International Political Communication; International Organizational Communication; Foreign Language Communications Techniques; Communications Research Seminar; Multimedia and Web Design; New technologies; Theory and Practice of Televised Program Editing SPECIALIZATION: International Communication By launching the International Communication module, we wish to provide for the training of professionals who are able to perform entrepreneurial, networking and managerial tasks in various fields of international social and political relations based on their comprehensive knowledge and skills gained in the area of mass communication and intercultural communication in addition to their excellent command of two foreign languages used for specific professional purposes. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The educational objective of the international communication module is to train experts with an excellent knowledge of English for specific purposes, experts who are able to fulfill demanding managerial, networking and organizational duties in a wide range of positions in the area of international business, politics and cultural relations. The module also highlights the development of communication skills and the acquisition of special skills related to the successful strategies of career management. CAREER PROSPECTS: communication expert and advisor of multinational companies manager responsible for international relations expert working for cultural and educational institutions expert working for institutions, associations, advising companies, involved in social communication Qualification as specified in the degree certificate: Communication and Media Studies Expert Head of the program: Andras Murai PhD, 
Associate Professor “As long as you have strong motivation to study here, you will find countless opportunities to improve your knowledge and step up your career. MA course in Communication and Media Studies offer media-oriented programs which are based on social sciences. Although my pervious major was Human Development focusing on Sports Sciences and apart from Media Studies, offered courses make my existing knowledge deeper and deeper. I still expect to get skills to inspect society.” Yuri Takeda
student of our Communication and Media Studies MA program from Japan [-]

Master in Tourism Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

On the contrary to conventional tourism MA programs, this course prepares our students for the management of the complex, multi-player system of tourism. [+]

On the contrary to conventional tourism MA programs, this course prepares our students for the management of the complex, multi-player system of tourism. Attendees are dealing with complex assignments and issues, leading them to experience and use the international toolkit and methodology of destination- and heritage-management. Outstanding experts are guiding our students throughout the program, discussing best case practices from all around the world. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO: 
…are impulsive about creative industries and novel solutions, wishing to know new tools and approaches, ready for challenges and interesting tasks, aiming to create new products and services. SPECIALIZATION: Creative Experience Management Specializations are launched only if the minimum of 15 students wish to join the specialization. Qualification as specified in the degree certificate: Economist in Tourism Management Head of the program: Melanie Smith PhD,
Associate Professor and Researcher, Author of Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies (Routledge, 2015) CREATIVE EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT This specialization is giving the answer to the questions of creative thinking and economy, by trainingexperts who are capable of understanding and improving the creative industries (design, culture, tourism, IT, etc.), using smart marketing and various info-communication technologies, utilizing all this in creative tourism. THE SPECIALIZATION IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO: 
…are impulsive about creative industries and novel solutions, wishing to know new tools and approaches, ready for challenges and interesting tasks, aiming to create new products and services. CORE SUBJECTS: Managing Cultural Heritage; Tourism Products and Trends; Tourism and Destinations; Marketing Communication in Tourism; Human Resources and Quality Management in Tourism; Management of Tourism Enterprises; Wellbeing Studies; Sustainable Planning and Development; Cultural and Creative Industries Management; Introduction to Creative Thinking; ICT and Creative Media; Cultural and Creative Tourism; Creative Quarters and Urban Development; Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship “The University offers various possibilities for study in my field of interest which are not available in other universities in Hungary. For me, the affordable tuition fee was another reason to choose this institution. I believe that the Welcome Weekend was a good opportunity to make new friends from every country of the world as well as to get to know the city of Budapest. I will never forget that experience. Lectures are very interesting, the rooms are well equipped and the professors know how to communicate with the international students and to make the syllabus totally understandable.” Kosmas Panagiotaras
student of our Tourism Management MA program from Greece [-]

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Budapest Metropolitan University,
Budapest
Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9.

Budapest, H-1148 HU