Budapest Business School

The Budapest Business School, Hungary's market leading and largest college, educating some 18 000 students, was established as a result of the Hungarian higher education integration and on 1 January 2000 the three legal predecessors - the College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism (CCCT), the College of International Management and Business (CIMB), and the College of Finance and Accountancy (CFA) - were merged. These legal predecessor institutions have a long history. In 2011 our fourth College, the Zalaegerszeg College of Business Administration was established.



The Budapest Business School winning the Higher Education Quality Award in 2010 was established on 1 January 2000 through the integration of three even earlier successful institutions. Through legal continuity with the predecessor institutions, BBS looks back on a past of more than 150 years.


The mission of Budapest Business School is to be a domestically and internationally attractive, Europe-wide and leading institution of higher education in the field of economic and social sciences and the related disciplines in Hungarian and foreign languages, in Bachelor, Master programmes, higher vocational training programmes, and post-graduate specialized training programmes in full-time, part-time and distance-learning.


The Research Centre is a research organization unit of the Budapest Business School. It does not belong to the college organization.

The function of the Research Centre:
  • coordination of research projects
  • coordination of the scientific publication and innovation activities
  • promotion of doctoral school activity
  • coordination, evaluation and support of the participation in scientific conference
  • incentive of the scientific student activities

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

The Budapest Business School (BBS) is a higher education institution with wide-ranging international relations. It has active connections with more than 200 foreign higher education institutions in nearly 40 countries on five continents.

Housing services

Each college has Halls of Residence to provide accommodation to students who need it. These Halls of Residence are usually within easy reach of the college, in other cases farther away. The rooms have two to four beds, and there are bathrooms, kitchens, washing facilities, and utility rooms to make life easier and more comfortable for students. Sports facilities, recreation rooms, internet connections, and medical services are also available.

Library services

The four colleges have their own separate libraries where students and faculty members can look for Hungarian or foreign-language books or periodicals they might need. The libraries are also open to the public.

ICT services

The colleges are well equipped with modern ITC devices; thousands of computers, high-tech networking, and state-of-the-art visual aids to support education and research.

Student Life

Student clubs

The students have various organisations to protect their interests, organise sports or cultural activities, and maintain connections with other institutions. The school has its own choir and theatre group.

AIESEC, the international organisation of business-school students, plays a very important role in the life of BBS students, too. The most important activities of AIESEC include international exchange programmes, which makes it possible for our students to find placement in about 80 countries.


The Higher Education Quality Award was given by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2010 in recognition of quality management activity of the Budapest Business School.