Hungarian-American Business Leaders Scholarship

Building upon MCC and Quinnipiac University's Central European Institute excellent relationship, the Hungarian–American Business Leaders Scholarship was launched in 2022. This unique international program is open not only to MCC students but also to external applicants. The scholarship grantee will spend three years in the United States, completing a year and a half of master's studies, followed by a year and a half of internship in Hamden, Connecticut. After successful completion of the program, the grantee will return to Hungary to put their acquired skills to good use.

The goal of the Hungarian-American Business Leaders Scholorship is to make future Hungarian corporate executives aware of the benefits of American business practice. These include a customer-centric attitude, hard work, and a commitment to high moral standards.  The realisation of these goals has given rise to a partnership between Quinnipiac University  and Mathias Corvinus Collegium, within the framework of which the best and most promising Hungarian students can study abroad. This program is based on the following three pillars: 

1. The first pillar is based on the completion of an American MBA program at Quinnipiac University. MBA training complements Hungarian theoretical education by focusing above all on practical applications, teamwork, leadership techniques and other globally important skills.

2. The second pillar provides a wide range of experience gained at American companies. Students participating in the program work part-time at various companies during their MBA studies, followed by a one-year (full-time) internship at an American company. This pillar is a unique opportunity as it provides students with hands-on business training at major companies around the world.

3. The third pillar is the so-called Leadership Mentoring program, during which leading Hungarian business figures take on a mentoring role. The mentors also provide students with business management advice and a connection to a high-quality Hungarian business network. The mentors manage the students and the program itself in such a way that the participants are able to critically evaluate what they have learned during their stay abroad in order to be able to apply this knowledge later in the Hungarian market conditions.

The curriculum is based on three academic years at Quinnipiac University. The selection is made before entering the program; applicants are selected on the basis of their excellent academic performance, and those who have the appropriate maturity and skills to promise successful completion of the program have advantage. Students and companies, as well as students and their mentors, are brought together based on common interest. During the first two years, students take MBA courses and work part-time (20 hours per week). In the third year, students are employed full-time (40 hours per week). Students should maintain regular correspondence with their mentor at all times, providing detailed information about their studies in the United States. After the last American year, they are obliged to return to Hungary, where they will continue to work with MCC and their mentor to find the job that best suits their interests and acquired skills to become a leading figure in Hungarian business.