IBS is 23 years old - Proud to be IBS

ibs_building3Twenty-one years is not a very long time in the history of an educational institution. However, if this institution is the first private Hungarian college, we can definitely call it a success.

IBS opened its gates in 1991 welcoming students who wished to study business in English. The founders of the school had long term plans and thus they moved the college (practically run in some rented rooms of an office block) from Kelenföldi railway station to the second district, one of the most beautiful districts of Buda. In 2014, IBS moved to the north of Budapest and is now offering a real campus experience with 3 brand new buildings in a business enviroment. The completely renovated, reshaped and well-equipped buildings in Graphisoft Park – with the Residence Hall in its close vicinity – is a perfect place for studies as well as recreation with its riverside setting and garden.

Following a successful institutional accreditation in 1997, IBS became a recognized private college in Hungary, with the right to issue Hungarian college degrees (called Bachelor degrees today) besides the English degrees.

Owing to the continuous and systematic development process, by now IBS runs eight Bachelor and four Master programmes in addition to the single programme (BA in Business Studies) available in 1991.

The first degrees were awarded in 1995; the number of IBS graduates by 2012 is over 3300.

Our graduates can be found in almost every country in the world, which provides enormous networking possibilities. To maintain this ‘human’ capital IBS treats its Alumni community as top priority, and organizes monthly Alumni Evenings. We are proud that every third graduate is an Alumni member, which is a very high rate considering that almost 50% of the students come from abroad.

On the virtual cake of our 23rd anniversary the ’candles’ represent the following landmarks:

  • 2014: Move to a brand new Budapest campus in Graphisoft Park
  • 2013: start of MSc programmes in Vienna, Austria
  • 2013: lauching the new programme portfolio, incl. 8 new BSc programmes
  • 2012: signing the cooperation agreement with The University of Buckingham
  • 2011: accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • 2010: accreditation by the European Council for Business Education
  • 2010: accreditation by the British Accreditation Council
  • 2010, 2011, 2012: winning the 'Superbrands' title in Hungary
  • 2009, 2010, 2011: receiving the ’Excellent business school with 3 palms’ prize in the business school ranking by Eduniversal
  • 2008: starting the ’MSc in Marketing Management’ programme
  • 2007: starting the ’BA in Travel and Tourism Management’ programme
  • 2007: starting the ’BA in Arts Management’ programme
  • 2007: becoming an exam centre for the Examination Board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2006: starting the ’MSc in Human Resource Management’ programme
  • 2006: starting the ’MSc in Financial Management’ programme
  • 2004: starting the ’MSc in International Business’ programme
  • 2004: starting the ’BA in International Business Relations’ programme
  • 2003: accreditation by the Adult Training Accreditation Body
  • 2000: starting the ’BA in Finance and Accounting’ programme
  • 1997: signing the cooperation agreement with the International Advertising Association
  • 1997: accreditation by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee
  • 1991: starting the ’BA in Business Studies’ course
  • 1991: signing the cooperation agreement with our first British partner, Oxford Brookes University