Hungarian American Business Leaders Program at Quinnipiac University Welcomes Newest Scholars from Hungary

by | Oct 4, 2018 | News

Bence Hausel and Marcell Molnár from Budapest arrived to Quinnipiac University (QU) to start their studies as part of the Central European-American Business Leaders Scholarship-Hungary program. The program, supported by The Hungary Foundation (HIF), offers an opportunity to pursue an MBA degree at QU and to implement the knowledge by pursuing internships at institutions and businesses that fit the participants’ goals best.  

Bence Hausel

Bence Hausel has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from University of Szeged, Hungary and a Master’s degree in International Economy and Business from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. He also studied Business Economics during his master’s program at University College London, United Kingdom and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Before coming to the U.S., he obtained work experience in finance at Wizz Air in Budapest, Hungary and MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

“The acquired knowledge, the American approach to business, and the professional connections made during the program will help foster the cooperation between the US and Hungary, which will be beneficial for both countries.”

During his stay, Bence will complete an MBA degree in finance within one year, and during the final year, he will complete a practical training in the aviation industry.

“This program is a unique opportunity for my future career while pursuing a broad range of courses in a multidisciplinary approach, as well as acquiring extensive work and cultural experience in the US. ”

Marcell Molnár

Marcell Molnár holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest. He studied International Relations at Mathias Corvinus Collegium as well, where he took part in the Leadership Program. Prior to his arrival, he gained work experience at Nexperia and the United Nations Youth Association of Hungary

“What makes ties between two nations tighter and more living? I am certain that a perfect answer would include broad network of experts, first-hand field experience in culture and professional affairs, and in-depth knowledge on real-time opportunities, threats, and concerns in both countries.”

While in the U.S., Marcell will complete an MBA degree with a specialization in supply chain management in the first year, and he will complete a practical training in supply chain management during the last year of his stay.

“The Hungarian-American Business Leaders Scholarship gives me the opportunity not only to acquire comprehensive goal- and value-centred attitude to work and help attain up-to-date, in-depth understanding of business and entrepreneurship, but also  benefits the two nations, while helping my personal advancement.”


About the Central European-American
Business Leaders Scholarship

The Central European-American Business Leaders Scholarship–Hungary program was launched in 2009 in cooperation with Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest, Hungary. The program provides annual scholarships for two Hungarian students to pursue graduate studies and gain corporate experience at American companies. During the first two years of the scholarship, students take MBA courses and work part-time. In the third year, they intern full-time in an area associated with their studies. After completing their studies and work experience, students are required to return to Central Europe to apply their business knowledge for the improvement of business in their country. To facilitate their transition home and provide professional assistance, students are assigned executive mentors from the region. 

The objective of this program is to provide Hungary’s future business leaders with substantive work experience at American businesses, as well as an American-based MBA. The key benefits of the program include scholars gaining up to two years of work experience at American businesses, working part-time at American businesses during MBA, after completing MBA, working full-time at American businesses after completing MBA, and earning MBA at Quinnipiac University. At the conclusion of the program, students are required to return to Hungary, putting their knowledge and experience to use.


The scholarship includes:

  • one reasonably priced economy class round trip airline ticket;
  • a start-up stipend to help with initial living and travel costs;
  • a room in university housing (first year) and health insurance during MBA studies;
  • and fully paid tuition.

To learn more about the program, visit the program’s website


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