Participant profile

The Corvinus-MSM-SEED Executive MBA Program welcomes young experts or early managerial talents who are or have the potential to grow to general management level. We also welcome ambitious leaders of small and medium-sized companies, as well as entrepreneurs wanting to grow their businesses. Ideal participants are open-minded, eager to learn and develop, proficient in English, and have relevant work experience.

Statistics of the 2021 Class (October 2019 intake):

  • 39 participants from…
  • 22 companies, covering…
  • 16 sectors (Automotive, Aviation, Banking, Construction, Consulting, Electronics, FMCG, Insurance, IT, IT/Telco, Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Online Gaming, PET Packaging, Real Estate, Solar Energy), working in…
  • 4 countries (Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, UK), representing…
  • 9 nationalities (Croatia, Bosnia Hercegovina, Egypt, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, India, Slovakia, UK).
  • 22% female
  • Average age: 36 years
  • Average work experience: 12+ years


  • University or college degree
  • At least five years of work experience
  • Proficiency in English (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, Cambridge)
  • Completion of Required Leveling Courses OR GMAT with minimum score of 600 OR Equivalent GRE score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Motivational letter
  • Personal interview

Program details


    next intake starts: October 2023
    application deadline: September 2023


    19 months
    120 ECTS Credits


    Budapest (Hungary)
    and Maastricht (the Netherlands)


    3 or 4 full days on average per month (Friday-Saturday-Sunday or Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday),
    plus 2 weeks summer specialization camp


    core courses and specializations
    + optional workshops, and electives
    + leadership camp


International Accreditations:

  • AMBA – Association of MBAs,
  • IACBE – The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education,
  • ACBSP – Accreditation Council For Business School & Programs,
  • EFMD Accredited Program

Cost & Finances


    EUR 20.000 *

    * The tuition fee includes all classroom days, instruction and teaching materials, leadership development sessions, company projects, meals on teaching days and accommodation during the Maastricht Residency. The fee does not include any travel costs and meals during the Maastricht Residency. The fees does not include VAT.

Our participants said

Bálint Hoffer

Vice President, GL Accounting, International Reporting & Intercompany
• ViacomCBS •

SEED Business Leadership Program has been a real eye opener for me in terms of how many leadership tools I can have in my toolkit and how to use them intentionally. It was a great realization how simple things can change the game and lead the organization to an enhanced performance.


Berislav Gaso

Executive Vice President Energy
• OMV •

SEED means a great experience, good people in the team, great networking opportunity, and a point in time when you realize that you never stop learning in life.


András Becsei

Deputy CEO, Retail Division
• OTP Bank •

SEED’s Business Leadership Program was a very good executive educational program for me. What I gained from SEED and what it means for me is how to set aspirational goals, and how to build a team to achieve these goals.


Karol Jakubek

Managing Director
• ROSSMANN Czech Republic •

Great venue with a comprehensive leadership principles overview, focusing strongly on a practical side of leadership. I really enjoyed the teamwork during the training and I can strongly recommend the program to those, who would like to move their leadership skills to upper level. One of the best workshops, which I have ever experienced.


Gábor Heiszmann

• UNIQA Biztosító •

One thing I loved about this course that we were able to meet people – both presenters and participants – who has a waste experience in their industries. I can mention the President of Vodafone, the CEO and founder of WizzAir. Furthermore, I was in the same working group with the Senior Vice President of MOL from whom I could learn a lot. I would recommend this course to any executive leader who is humble enough to open up and has the willingness to look inside and understand what his weaknesses and areas of development are.


Dóra Draskovits

OD Consultant
• HR Partner Consulting •

The Business Leadership Program brought my attention to how to become a more effective leader, how to lead my team instead of being pushed down by the operative things in everyday job. It also showed me how to drive a business, how to give inspiration to others, so they can achieve their goals.


Predrag Vasic

Member of the Executive Board
• OTP Srbija •

SEED is one of the best things that happened to me during the last several years. It gave me new vision and the energy to try to become a better leader than currently I am.


Zsigmond Kővári

Managing Partner and Co-founder
• Linistry •

SEED means inspiration to me because here we meet a lot of nice and intelligent people, full of inspiration, full of aspirations and it’s really filling me with positive energy. SEED is positive energy.


Marijan Mrkonjić

Director of New Businesses
• INA – Industrija nafte •

The SEED program gave me clear structure of my leadership role and showed me how to develop myself to be able to fulfil all the requirements of that role. This is a very practical and useful program that I can recommend to all that are interested in leading and developing their businesses and their people.


Balázs Tatár

Head of Sales and Customer Support
• FGSZ •

SEED was a very good opportunity to structure my thinking and have a good overview about business processes not only focusing strictly on business sense purposes but also the human side.


Martina Martinić

Project Center Director at Rijeka Refinery Upgrade Project
• INA Grupa •

I am absolutely thrilled with the program. You start from aspiration and values, continue with building the story around people and, at the end, you tackle with your final goal – how to drive the business. Mentoring and coaching techniques during the program are refreshing and using these techniques after the program suit you with the most useful tool – how to learn continuously and efficiently. For me this is the key takeaway.


Davit Mamulaishvili

Senior Product Lead, Airline Business Management and Distribution
• International Air Transport Association •

SEED Leadership program was a great and enjoyable experience. In addition to meeting very interesting and talented young leaders of the region, I enjoyed the depth and quality of the training provided. It was a pleasure to meet guest presenters and learn about their valuable life and career experiences. Furthermore, the coaching and mentorship sessions provided by the program are motivating and instructive. Very well done!