General information

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 Spring 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.

Principles and ground rules of assessment on the bachelor programmes at the Faculty of Economics

All compulsory and compulsorily elective courses end with an exam (except the subjects Project Work 1,2, Thesis, and Internship).  

A total of 100 points can be earned during the teaching period. Out of these, 90 points can be obtained by taking midterms­* during the teaching period. They follow a special schedule and take place at the Exam Centre. For 3-credit courses 2 midterms for 45 points each are organised, while for 6-credit courses 3 midterms for 30 points each are arranged. An additional 10 points can be earned in lectures and seminars but only after one-third of the total number of lectures and seminars in the given course has been held. Students may use the points collected in midterms and other activities to secure their exam eligibility and to earn an offered grade.

Regarding the 10 extra obtainable points, students are provided with scoring opportunities for potentially 15-20 point in totals. (A maximum of 10 points will be credited to the student even if he/she scores more than that.) These scoring opportunities do not need to be announced by the instructor in advance. A maximum of 5 points per one 90-minute lecture or seminar can be offered. Home assignments may only be offered for a maximum of 5 points if 15 points can be earned by completing tasks in class. 

Students, as a rule, secure their exam eligibility by collecting a minimum of 30 points in the 90+10-point system.  Optionally, they can also secure their exam eligibility by scoring minimum 23 points in the first midterm of a 3-credit course or scoring minimum 15 points in the second midterm of a 6-credit course. If, for any reason (poor performance, absence, illness, late arrival, etc.) students do not meet the minimum requirement, the failed midterm can be retaken at the time of the last midterm in the given course (the second one in 3-credit courses and the third one in 6-credit courses) by choosing the “retake midterm” option in Moodle when taking the midterm at the exam centre.  

Offered grades can only be obtained above 60 points, and the grade limits are the following: 60-69 satisfactory, 70-84 good, 85-100 excellent. Regarding offered grades, extra (sub-) criteria for the midterms can be introduced (e.g., to obtain an offered grade, students must earn a minimum of 30% in each midterm).

If a student does not receive or does not accept his/her offered grade but fulfils the exam eligibility requirements (i.e., has earned a minimum of 30 points), he/she can complete the course by taking the exam. Under normal circumstances, written exams must be organised at the Exam Centre. 

The grade limits on the exams: 50-54 sufficient, 55-69 satisfactory, 70-84 good, 85-100 excellent. 

Points received during the teaching period are not added to the exam points.

Students who cannot fulfil the exam eligibility requirements, are not entitled to register for an exam-only course in the subject in the following semester. Instead, they are required to attempt to secure exam eligibility (by fully retaining the course) when the course is next offered (usually one year later).

* Midterms are tests/short exams assessing the students' understanding of material covered in a given part of the semester.

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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