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Program description:
The programme aims to train professional economists at the bachelor level. Successful graduates of the programme should have a solid grasp of the concepts and principles of Economics and have mastered (at the appropriate level) its methods, they should be able to identify and solve meaningful economic questions, more specifically, they should be able to analyse effects of economic events and policy interventions at a basic level. Upon receiving their degree, they should be ready to fill entry-level jobs supporting decision-making, requiring the solution of analytical tasks in the public as well as the private sector. They should also have adequate knowledge and skills to continue their training in a master’,s programme in Economics or other, related subjects anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements:
Applicants need to submit their secondary school certificate and record of the final two years in secondary school. Additional requirements: 1. Basic mathematics: graphs and properties of functions, the system of equalities and inequalities, logarithm rules, power rules, basics of analytical geometry 2. Students’ reading skills should be at a level where they can locate and organise several pieces of deeply embedded information, inferring which information in the text is relevant. The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English. Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

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Entrance exam description:
The oral entry (Skype) interview to apply for the BA program in Applied Economics at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has two parts. The department verifies the applicant’s 1) basic mathematical skills 2) reading comprehension skills.

1) In the first part of the interview, the applicant has to solve a few mathematical problems in the thematic areas enumerated below.

2) In the second part of the interview, the applicant has to read a short text (typically a newspaper article or a web post) with economic content. Afterwards, he or she has to summarize the article and answer a few questions concerning the text.

Eszter Aruwa, Balázs Csukovits
International Coordinators

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Career opportunities

When we first designed our undergraduate (ELTECON-BA) program in Economics at ELTE University, we made it a tenet to use the templates of the best such programs in the world, to use textbooks widely used at the best colleges, to provide a quality education not saving our own efforts, to expect students to work a lot, to require them to prove they did and to give a lot of consideration to what skills arm them best for their career. Our ambition for excellence seems to have been validated by the placement of our alumni so far.

92% of the first three cohorts of the alumni of our BA program went on to MA-level studies, 55% of them studying for a degree in Economics at universities accredited outside of Hungary, at high-prestige competitive schools like New York University (NYU), London School of Economics (LSE), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universidad de Alicante, Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Universidad Carlos III, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of St. Gallen, Tilburg University and Central European University (CEU). We are proud that our alumni have performed well in these programs, several of them scoring at the very top of their class.

Some of our BA alumni chose other, related, subjects than Economics proper for their graduate studies, for instance, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (MA in Cognitive Science), at Københavns Universitet (MA in Agricultural Economics), at the Glasgow Business School; others were employed right out of school at well-known companies like MOL, a Magyar Telekom (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom), or the insurance giant Allianz.

Job examples:
What could better illustrate how our graduates fare than a few examples of individual career trajectories?
International academic career #1
ELTECON-BA->Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, MA in Economics->
New York University (USA), PhD in Economics

• International academic career #2
o Institut für Höhere Studien (Wien, Austria), MSc in Economics
o New York University (USA), PhD in Economics

• International applied career #1
o London School of Economics, MSc in Economics
o NERA Economic Consulting (London, UK)

• International applied career #2

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States