MBA Executive Study in Hungary Program

Quinnipiac's MBA Executive Study in Hungary Program provides two fast-paced weeks of business immersion in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

Two decades after the fall of communism and just more than five years into membership in the European Union, Hungary finds itself knee-deep in unprecedented challenges and opportunities both politically and economically. The MBA Executive Study in Hungary Program puts a select group of Quinnipiac's MBA students directly in touch with the "movers and shakers" who are currently molding the future of Hungary and Central Europe through business and politics.

The program also allows Hungarian students from the Corvinus University School of Management to visit Quinnipiac and take part in lectures, company visits and international case competitions.

June 2014
MBA hungary visit 2014View photos from the 2014 trip. Twelve QU MBA students were joined by two business students from Romania and one student from Poland for the annual executive MBA trip to Hungary from June 1-14, 2014. The students spent two weeks visiting leading firms and meeting with business executives across a range of industries, allowing them to hear directly from managers to help them understand the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Hungary. The group visited 15 companies: Bátor Tábor, Bonafarm, E.ON, Ecolabs, Etyek Kúria, Exxon/Mobil, Gerbeaud/Onyx, Graphisoft, Info Group, KPMG Consulting, Light Tech, Morgan Stanley, Sauska Vineyard, TÜV Rheinland Group, Zwack Factory. During the stay, the students also had an opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural events and activities: Fonó Folk Band's music performance accompanied by the traditional Hungarian folk dance performance in Budapest; a weekend visit to Pécs, a city of art and history; Villány, Hungary's southern wine region; and a private tour of the Parliament of Hungary and the Presidential Palace. The trip concluded with the 7th Annual Zebegeny Executive Retreat and Alumni Meeting where His Excellency Polish Ambassador to Hungary Roman Kowalski gave the keynote address to more than 200 attendees.

June 2013
MBA hungary visit 2013View photos from the 2013 trip. Fourteen MBA students traveled to Hungary from June 2-June 15, 2013, where they received a privileged glimpse into global commerce. Two Quinnipiac business professors and two business students from the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, also attended the trip. During their stay, they visited 14 companies: Acquicum Institute of Technology, Bátor Tábor, Bonafarm, DB Schenker, E.ON, Etyek Kúria, Exxon/Mobil, GE HQ, GraphiSoft, Info Group, KPMG Consulting, Morgan Stanley, Prezi, TÜV Rheinland Group. The week closed with the 6th Annual Zebegeny Executive Retreat and Alumni Meeting where Clea Newman gave the keynote address to more than 100 attendees.

June 2012
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Fifteen MBA students were joined by two business students from Romania for the annual Quinnipiac MBA trip to Hungary from May 26-June 9, 2012. The trip provided a glimpse into the worlds of Hungarian business and politics. Students had access to high-ranking Hungarian government officials, were special guests of the senior advisor to the prime minister and the Hungarian Central Bank, and toured the Hungarian Parliament. Students also visited the offices of and met with executives from various global corporations including Citibank, E.ON-Hungaria, GE, Morgan Stanley, and KPMG consulting.  As always, the trip ended with an Executive Retreat and Alumni Gathering in Zebegeny, Hungary where more than 150 regional and multinational companies attended. Also attending were 10 companies from Connecticut, the dean of the School of Business, Matthew O'Connor, and Quinnipiac's vice president of development, Donald J. Weinbach.  2012 was the fifth anniversary of the trip and the keynote lecture was delivered by Her Excellency U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis.


June 2011
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Thirteen MBA students toured Hungary from May 28-June 13, 2011, in a trip that provided a glimpse into the worlds of Hungarian business and politics. Students had access to high-ranking Hungarian government officials and were special guests of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry. They toured the Hungarian Parliament. Students also met with executives from various global corporations including Morgan Stanley, E.ON-Hungaria, Citibank and KPMG consulting.


June 2010
MBA hungary visit 2010View photos from the 2010 trip. Nine MBA students traveled to Budapest May 30-June 12, 2010, where they received a privileged glimpse into global commerce. Students visited corporations including Morgan Stanley, Radio 1, E.ON, GE Headquarters, Oriens IM, and AMCHAM. They also visited the Israeli Cultural Institute and the Parliament of Hungary.


June 2009
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Eight MBA students traveled to Budapest June 1-12, 2009. Students visited corporations including AMCO, Bausch & Lomb, Deloitte-Touche, Díjbeszedő Zrt., E.ON, Etyek Kúria, GE, LightTech, MOL, Morgan Stanley, Media Markt and Oriens IM. Other visits included the United States Embassy, Corvinus University School of Management and the Parliament of Hungary.


June 2008
MBA hungary visit 2008View a brochure on the 2008 trip.
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Nine MBA students traveled to Budapest June 1-15, 2008, to meet with executives and other leaders who are working to modernize business and industry in Hungary. Students visited a variety of corporations including Díjbeszedő Zrt., E.ON Hungária Zrt., Etyek Kúria, GE Money Budapest Bank, GE Consulting, Morgan Stanley, LightTech, MOL and OTP Bank. Other visits included the United States Embassy, Corvinus University School of Management, Parliament of Hungary, Buda Castle and the Hungarian Opera. 

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