General information


ELTE Faculty of Economics plans to start the semester with contact teaching. There is a chance that due to national regulations our institute will be required to switch to online teaching.

Timetable for the Autumn Semester 2021/2022

  • Our compulsory courses are 3 or 6 credits, and are modular
    • For 6 credit courses: 12 lectures, 8 seminars, 3 video-lectures, 3 mid-term exams
    • For 3 credit courses: 6 lectures, 4 seminars, 2 video-lectures, 2 mid-term exams
  • Electives for 3 credit: 12 x 90 min., 2 mid-term exams (timeslots: Mondays, 16-18; Wednesdays 12-14 and 16-18).


In general, there is no compulsory attendance for the lectures, the seminars, or the mid-terms (except in case of first semester courses, please always check the requirements of the course in the Neptun system.)

Types of courses

Students studying a full-degree programme – either BA International Business Economics or BA Finance and Accounting – have a curriculum they are advised to follow to be able to graduate within the shortest time possible. There are a few types of courses you can sign up for.

  • Obligatory courses: These courses provide indispensable knowledge to become a professional in the field of study. The completion of obligatory courses is a must to be able to graduate at the end of your studies.
  • Elective courses: Elective courses are categorised within elective course-units in the study fields below.
    • Elective course unit in Business Sciences
    • Elective course unit in Law
    • Elective course unit in Economics Sciences
    • Elective course unit in Social Sciences
    • Elective course unit in Informatics
  • In your curriculum, you will see which elective course unit is relevant to your degree-programme. All curriculums contain a certain amount of credits assigned for elective courses which is mandatory to complete to be able to graduate.
  • Optional (free elective) courses: These courses can relate to all sorts of study fields. All curriculums contain a certain amount of credits assigned for optional courses which is mandatory to complete to be able to graduate.
  • Project Work: The courses called Project Work I and Project Work II are preparatory courses for your final thesis. You have to choose a topic and you will be assigned to an academic advisor based the field of interest. The academic advisor supports your research process and prepares you for the independent research and writing process of your final thesis. Therefore, the topic of the Project Work is the same topic you will write your final thesis about.


Generally, you complete courses in the value of 30 credits per semester that allows you to study in a steady pace and meanwhile working part-time and enjoying a vibrant university life in the international environment ELTE has to offer.


All compulsory and compulsorily elective courses end with an exam. A total of 100 points can be earned throughout the term. Out of this, 90 points can be obtained by writing midterm exams during the term. For 3 credit courses 2 midterm exams – 45 points each – while for 6 credit courses 3 midterm exams – 30 points each – are organised at the Examination Centre according to a separate schedule.

An additional 10 points can be obtained on lectures and seminars only after one-third of the total number of lectures and seminars in each subject have been held. Students may use these to secure their exam eligibility and to get an offered grade. Regarding the 10 additionally obtainable points, students are provided scoring opportunities of a potential 15- 20 points. (If the student scores more than 10 points, 10 points will still be credited). These scoring opportunities do not need to be announced before hand by the instructor. A maximum of 5 points per one 90-minute lecture or seminar are offered. Off-site and individual tasks i.e., home assignments, group projects, presentations etc. may be offered for 5 points at most, providing that altogether there are scoring opportunities of 20 points for the given course.

The student is eligible for the examination above 30 points in the 90+10 point system. No sub-criteria are prescribed for the midterm exams regarding exam eligibility. For 3 credit courses, the student is eligible to sit an exam even if they do not reach the 30-point limit but achieve at least 50% on at least one of the midterm exams.

Offered grades can only be obtained above 60 points with the following grade limits: 60-62 sufficient, 63-75 satisfactory, 76-87 good, 88-100 excellent. Sub-criteria may also be prescribed for midterm exams regarding offered grades (e.g., 30% must be obtained on each midterm).

If the student does not receive or does not accept their offered grade but fulfils the requirements of exam eligibility, they can fulfil the course with an exam. The grade limits on the exams: 51-62 sufficient, 63-75 satisfactory, 76-87 good, 88-100 excellent. Points received during the term are not added to the exam points.

Apply here!

Our full-degree programmes consist of 7 or 8 semesters during which the course choices are guided by a course curriculum that you can read about here:
International Business Economics BA – Apply here
Finance and Accounting BAApply here

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