Several foreigners live in Hungary, who have contributed to the country’s development with their mental and financial capital. The “Study In Hungary” education service made an interview with László Lendvai, Chief International Recruitment Officer of International Business School(IBS).
Study In Hungary: Dear László, please introduce yourself to our readers.
László Lendvai: I am László Lendvai, Chief International Recruitment Officer of International Business School, and also a graduate of the same institution.
Study In Hungary: How would you briefly define International Business School?
László Lendvai: IBS is a truly international University with students from 65 countries. IBS not only provides academic knowledge in proper dosage, but it does its utmost to offer students practical relevance in programme content, up-to-date knowledge of business and management techniques as well as learning through involvement with real business activities. We only have seminars in small groups which are highly interactive and motivating. The open and critical thinking IBS helps students to develop is highly valued by employers.
Study In Hungary: What are the competitive advantages of IBS compared to other Hungarian and European universities?
László Lendvai: British degree issued by The University of Buckingham that is appreciated worldwide; practice-oriented, interactive seminars (no lectures at all); special support of students by professors and staff; special focus on skills development; graduates have high level of professional English skills; study abroad or internship option for one semester; fair grading system; extensive Alumni network; up-to-date curriculum that meets the expectations of the corporate world.
Study In Hungary Which programs does IBS offer for foreign students and what are the languages of instruction?
László Lendvai: All programs offered by IBS are delivered in English and the language of communication among students is also English.
• One-year Intensive English Language Programme on the Budapest Campus that improves students’ English skills to meet the requirements for Bachelor’s or Master’s studies.
• Three-year Bachelor of Science programmes on the Budapest Campus:
Management with Information Systems,
Management with Languages,
Management with Psychology,
Business and Diplomacy,
Business and Tourism.
• One-year Master of Science programmes both on the Budapest and theVienna Campuses:
Human Resource Management
• One-year Pre-med programme on the Budapest Campus that prepares students for an entry into a medical university.
• Four-week Summer School on the Budapest Campus that combines language learning, social activities and the discovery of Budapest/Hungary.
Study In Hungary: Last year you opened new campus in Vienna, how successful is it so far?
László Lendvai: Our one-year Master’s programmes resulting in a British degree have been very well received both by local students and international students. The programme is delivered in blocks which allow working beside studies. Our Vienna Campus students enjoy special care and attention from professors and staff alike and appreciate the practicality of seminars and the beauty of Vienna.
Study In Hungary: We can read from IBS web-site about new residence hall in Budapest. Could you give information about new campus to us?
László Lendvai: In September 2014 IBS is going to offer all its programmes on its new campus in the 3rd district of Budapest, in a state-of-the-art building complex in Graphisoft Park (www.graphisoftpark.com) directly by the Danube. The Park hosts over 60 leading international and Hungarian companies, including Microsoft, SAP, Canon and Samsung and thus will provide a live business environment for the school.
The area offers outstanding possibilities for leisure time. A ten minute walk from the campus takes you to the so-called ‘Roman Coast’ where the long pedestrian street by the Danube is lined with numerous restaurants, roast fish stands, ruin bars and kayak rents. If you love nature you can easily get to Margaret Island too where cars are prohibited. In addition, you can do all your shopping in the shopping mall next to the campus.
There will be 3 residence hall options on- and off campus, all of them offering comfortable accommodation in well-equipped en suite single or double rooms with high-speed internet access and a splendid view over the Danube bank. Actually one of the residence hall is on a boat!
Study In Hungary What are the tuition fees, dormitory costs and other living expenses of IBS students in Budapest and Vienna?
László Lendvai: One academic year consists of two semesters. There is a one-time registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens to be paid with the first semester fee.
• BSc programmes (has 6 semesters): EUR 3300/semester
• MSc programmes (has 2 semesters): EUR 4350/semester
• Pre-med programme (has 2 semesters): EUR 2750/semester
• Intensive English Language Programme (has 2 semesters): EUR 1900/semester
• Summer School (4 weeks): EUR 1550/programme including tuition, accommodation, meals and programme fees
Residence Hall fees: EUR 250-350/month in single or double rooms
Living expenses: EUR 250-350/month without accommodation fees
• MSc programmes: EUR 5900/semester
Dormitory fees: EUR 250-350/month
Living expenses: EUR 300-400/month without accommodation fees
Study In Hungary Do you plan to launch new programmes in near future – upcoming September?
László Lendvai: No, at the moment we would like to settle in the new environment.
Study In Hungary Do you have any scholarships for prospective students?
László Lendvai: IBS is offering 50-75% discount on tuition fee for students who excel.
Study In Hungary: What are the current and new target countries for IBS to recruit students?
László Lendvai: We are putting more emphasis now on Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Latin America and on some African countries.
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