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Academic Experience

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Academic Calendar 2018 Spring:

Date

Day

Event

January 29

Monday

First day to add and drop courses

February 1-3

Thursday-Saturday

Responsible Global Leadership seminar

February 5

Monday

First day of classes

February 11

Sunday

Last day to add and drop courses

March 15 - 16

Thursday - Friday

National Holiday (university closed, no classes)

 March 19 - 23

Monday - Friday

Midterm exams (classes will be held!)

(subject to change – please check with the professors)

 March 30

Friday

Good Friday (university closed, no classes)

 April 2

Monday

Easter Monday (university closed, no classes)

 April 3 - April 6

Tuesday - Friday

Spring break (no classes)

April 27 - June 14

Friday - Thursday

Exam registration period

April 30 - May 1

Monday - Tuesday

Holiday (university closed, no classes)

May 11

Friday

Last day of teaching

May 14 - June 15

Monday - Friday

Exam period

May 21

Monday

Pentecost (holiday, university closed)

 

ACADEMIC SEMESTER

Orientation Day

At the beginning of each semester, the International Office organizes an Orientation Day. During this day you will be familiarized with the university campus and academic calendar and you will be informed of any further requirements needed in order for you to study successfully at Corvinus.

There will be a separate welcome event for CEMS students at the beginning of the term held by the CEMS Office.

 

The Semester

A semester is 14 weeks consisting of a lecture period and an exam period of 1-4 weeks. For international students, exam opportunities are offered during the first week of the exam period in all courses, so if they wish they are able to finish their exam period in one week.

Fall semester

1st September – 23rd December

Spring Semester

1 February – 17 June

CEMS students have classes from Monday to Thursday and skill seminars are usually offered on Friday and Saturday. At Corvinus a course consists of a lecture and a seminar. As a CEMS student you must take the mandatory CEMS course (Fall: Global Strategy and Spring: Global Management Practice) and elective courses. Both lecture and seminar attendance is mandatory. The Block seminar and Responsible Global Leadership seminar usually take place before the semester start. Block seminar starts at the end of August and RGL at the end of January.

 

GRADING

At Corvinus University the grading system is on a 5 point scale where 1 is a fail and 5 is excellent.

Local Grading

Equivalent ECTS Grade

 

5

A

Excellent

4

B

Good

3

C

Satisfactory

2

D

Sufficient

1

F

Fail

 

Transcript of Records

The results each exchange student achieves at Corvinus University are summarized in a transcript after the study period. The original copy is sent to the CEMS Office of the sending institution. This usually takes place within 6 weeks after the end of the exam period.

 

STUDENT SERVICES

CEMS Office

The Office operates as an information point, and its staff is prepared to assist students in academic matters.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Main Corvinus Building, 1st floor, room 154.1

 

Learning Agreement & Certificate of Arrival and Departure

Come to the CEMS Office to ask for a signature on these documents.

 

Student ID

You can get your student ID in the CEMS Office.  You will get sufficient discount on Budapest Transportation with this student ID. You can show it and buy a student monthly pass for HUF 3450. The student ID is valid only for 60 days so you will have to keep an eye on the expiry date and come back to the CEMS Office for a new one before it expires. The EU student ID cards are also valid but non-EU student IDs are not accepted.

FACILITIES

Corvinus Library

Along with books and periodicals students can access electronic databases. The modern state-of-the-art building provides them with both individual and group study spaces, lockers, printing and scanning facilities. The staff of the Library kindly asks you not to forget your library card when going to the Library. Fee of issuing the student library card: 1000 HUF.

http://www.lib.uni-corvinus.hu

 

Financial Laboratory

In 2013, Corvinus opened its financial laboratory. The laboratory hosts 12 Bloomberg terminals, a widely used professional trading and data resource in the finance industry. The goal was to establish a Trading Room, where - in accordance with international trends - the Corvinus University of Budapest can support finance education and research methodologies. The Financial Market Risk Management course is held in the FinLab.

Last modified: 2017.11.13.