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ESSCA Budapest: Management and Leadership Summer Programme

The program, located in the dynamic capital of Budapest, is open to graduate business students and includes company visits and cultural tours throughout Hungary. Successful participants are awarded 3 Concordia transfer credits (6 ECTS).

About the program

This is a 3-week intensive program combining course instruction, corporate visits and cultural activities. The program is taught entirely in English while offering a multi-cultural learning environment which develops cross-cultural skills.  It also includes field trips to outstanding cultural sites in Budapest.

Instruction is in English, and participants will be expected to speak and write in English on an academic level.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to participate in the ESSCA Budapest Summer Program you must meet the following criteria.

  • Be enrolled in a Master’s degree program in JMSB.
  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA (CGPA).
  • Completed at a minimum of 24 credits toward your current degree program by the time you leave for the program.
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for Short-term study abroad programs outlined within the John Molson Visiting & Exchange website.
  • Must complete prerequisite courses prior to departure.

Program dates

Students can choose one of the following pairings:

Pairing 1 (Business Management)

  • Classes start date: Monday June 24, 2024
  • Classes end date: Friday July 19, 2024

Pairing 2 (International Business and Leadership)

  • Classes start date: Monday June 24, 2024
  • Classes end date: Friday July 19, 2024

Approved courses

Concordia participants can take the following ESSCA Summer Program pairing:

Pairing 1: Business Management

  • Human Centered Managemnet and Leadership (6ECTS)
  • Economic and Business Opportunities between Europe and Asia (6ECTS)

Pairing 2: International Business and Leadership

  • International Marketing and Logistics  (6 ECTS)
  • Self Leadership  (6ECTS)

Permission to take courses is granted by John Molson.  Courses taken without John Molson’s approval will not be transferred to Concordia. All courses taken abroad must pertain to a student’s degree program requirements.


Estimated cost and bursary

Host institution fees: 55Euros  

Host institution fees include 

  • 55€ non-refundable administration fee.
  • Course material 
  • Company visits
  • Assitance for accommodation search
  • Walking Tour
  • Welcome snack

Concordia tuition: 6 credits (12 ECTS) total for 2 courses in the Luxury Brand Management pairing. For an estimate of tuition fees, please use the tuition fee calculator.

Additional costs:  Housing: EUR 500 (Pice per person and per month, on a flat-share basis with private bedroom) • Meals: A set lunch menu is around 8 euros, a Big Mac Menu around 4 euros • Airport shuttle to and from: by taxi EUR 45 ot EUR 20 by the Airport Minibus Service • Public transportation within Budapest: EUR 10 for EU nationals who have a valid student card and EUR 25 for non-EU citizens (price is per month). 

Quebec Mobility Bursary: Concordia International offers a $ 1500CDN. Please note that the above-mentioned bursary cannot be combined with any other mobility scholarship, mobility bursary or mobility award. For more information on the bursary, visit the Concordia International funding webpage.

How to apply

Application deadline

February 15, 2024

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