McDaniel College Budapest

Introduction

Our History

McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, was founded in 1867, and is one of the first coeducational colleges in the United States. It was originally named after the Western Maryland Railroad Company, whose president offered a generous donation for the building of the first residence halls on College Hill in Westminster, the seat of Carroll County, in Maryland. The college was renamed McDaniel College in 2002, in honor of William Roberts McDaniel, a distinguished member of the college community – a graduate, later professor, President and Trustee in the first decade of the twentieth century – whose leadership greatly contributed to the growth of the institution.

The Budapest campus of McDaniel College was established in 1994. It is located in a beautifully restored, turn of the century school building. Since its founding, more than 200 students who began their studies in Budapest have graduated from McDaniel College.

Our Mission

THE FIRST PRINCIPLES

McDANIEL College believes that liberally educated men and women think and act critically, creatively, and humanely. They take charge of their lives and develop their unique potential with reason, imagination, and human concern. They take their place in the global community, understanding their responsibilities to aid individuals and to contribute to the larger society. McDaniel accepts the challenge to provide an academic and social environment that promotes liberal learning.

We strive to place students at the center of a humane environment so that they may see and work toward their personal goals while respecting others and sharing responsibility for the common good.

We provide a foundation of knowledge about the past and present so that students may be informed about the world.

We provide various approaches to knowledge and personal achievement so that students can think critically about, respond creatively to, and form sensitive, intelligent decisions concerning the world and its future.

We provide instruction in fundamental skills so that the students can express themselves for their own satisfaction and to the larger community.

We provide solid and respected professional programs for the committed student, and, more important, we provide a liberal arts education as an integral part of professional training so that the student will be more flexible, more successful, and happier in the world of work.

In the classrooms, in the residence halls, in the laboratories, on the playing fields, and in the lounges, McDaniel College works to disseminate these First Principles.

Budapest Campus

The Budapest campus is situated in a beautifully restored school building originally constructed in 1896. The building sits on a tree-shaded square across from the Veterinary College of Saint Istvan University. While the outside of the building speaks of Old World charm, the inside contains a college that belongs to the 21st century. A computer lab, reading room, fully equipped classrooms, a cafeteria, a Students’ Club room, and gym facilities are available for student use. Located in the VII district of Budapest, the campus is easily accessible by public transportation, so commuting is easy no matter where a student lives in the city.

McDaniel students come from many different countries, but they have one thing in common –opportunities for a rich life outside the classroom and they quickly come to realize that the entire city of Budapest is a potential campus. Various cultural events, cinemas, theatres offering plays in English, international festivals, sport events, and lively nightspots, all at reasonable prices, make the city attractive for students’ interests and budgets. In addition, during the academic year many extra-curricular activities are organized by the College such as day trips, hiking in the Buda hills, visits to museums, guest lectures, and parties.

College Profile

McDaniel College is a accredited, private selective College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, located in Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., where students from 21 countries prepare for lives of leadership and service. The European Campus of McDaniel College in Budapest is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting agency for McDaniel College. McDaniel College Budapest is registered in Hungary as a foreign institution of higher education by the permission of the Hungarian Minister of Education. It offers a standard American four-year undergraduate program in Hungary, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. A unique feature of the program is that students have the option to complete the upper two years of study at the main campus of the college in the United States. In addition, students enrolled at Budapest earn credits that are fully transferable to any other American college or university with the provision that they are based on grades of at least “C‑” or higher.

The Budapest Campus of McDaniel College functions as a study abroad center for students from the main campus and other American undergraduates who wish to spend one semester in Europe. It offers an opportunity to take regular college-level courses for credit, while at the same time exploring the “Old World,” since all major cities on the continent are within easy reach of Budapest.

The courses at McDaniel College Budapest are taught by a highly qualified and experienced faculty of American, British, and Hungarian professors who have held senior teaching positions both in the United States and in Europe. Successful completion of the entire four-year program results in the awarding of a Bachelor of Arts degree from McDaniel College. This degree prepares students for positions as professionals in business, banking, government service, the media, or in the arts.

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Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The Business Administration and Economics major provides quantitative, analytical, and creative skill necessary for careers in international business, accounting, law, as well as service in national and international agencies. The Business/Economics major fosters an understanding and appreciation of economic forms of explanation, training students in economic theory and policy. At the same time, it prepares students to serve as principled, globally-minded business professionals, able to bridge management cultures and operate as key players in international networks. Small classes permit the one-on-one development of key statistical techniques, communication skills, and creative entrepreneurship necessary today around the world. Regular internships provide opportunities to integrate practice and theory. [+]

The Business Administration and Economics major provides quantitative, analytical, and creative skill necessary for careers in international business, accounting, law, as well as service in national and international agencies. The Business/Economics major fosters an understanding and appreciation of economic forms of explanation, training students in economic theory and policy. At the same time, it prepares students to serve as principled, globally-minded business professionals, able to bridge management cultures and operate as key players in international networks. Small classes permit the one-on-one development of key statistical techniques, communication skills, and creative entrepreneurship necessary today around the world. Regular internships provide opportunities to integrate practice and theory. Job and Further Study Opportunities Students completing the Business/Economics major are ready to continue their studies in Masters of Business or Economics Ph.D. programs. With their strong statistical background, as well as their expertise in management, students find opportunities in business, finance, marketing firms, and state, international, and not-for-profit institutions demanding sophisticated data analysis and forecasts. Skills You Get Quantitative, Analytical Marketing, Creativity Finance, Accounting Business Law Basics Courses Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II Money and Financial Markets Corporate Finance and Financial Management Psychology in the Workplace Internships in Business Administration Principles of Marketing Calculus I Linear Algebra Independent Studies in Business Administration The History of Economic Thought Principles of Economics Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory International Economics Managerial Economics College Algebra and Trigonometry Elementary Statistics for Social Science Statistical Methods Independent Studies in Economics [-]

Bachelor in Communication

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

An interdisciplinary major, Communication deals with the function, processes, and analysis of human communication from one-on-one interactions to global networks. Communication students are engaged in both analyzing and creating verbal, non-verbal, visual, and social messages and meanings. They learn to design messages for specific audiences, interpret mediated messages of all kinds, and act as mediators between different organizations and cultures. Small class sizes permit one-on-one work where Communication students learn how to create an effective social science study, and employ it in an individually-tailored research project. Communication internship and independent study opportunities give students the chance to apply their skills in journalistic forums and social media. [+]

An interdisciplinary major, Communication deals with the function, processes, and analysis of human communication from one-on-one interactions to global networks. Communication students are engaged in both analyzing and creating verbal, non-verbal, visual, and social messages and meanings. They learn to design messages for specific audiences, interpret mediated messages of all kinds, and act as mediators between different organizations and cultures. Small class sizes permit one-on-one work where Communication students learn how to create an effective social science study, and employ it in an individually-tailored research project. Communication internship and independent study opportunities give students the chance to apply their skills in journalistic forums and social media. Job and Further Study Opportunities Students completing the Communication major are prepared for graduate work in communication theory, media studies, film and cinematography, journalism, and information systems, and for professional careers in video, print and electronic media, advertising, information systems, etc. The program offers opportunities for internships in various aspects of the field including newspaper publishing, and public relations writing in Budapest. Skills You Get Global Networks Analyzing & Designing Messages Journalism Media, Targeting Courses Introduction to Journalism Advanced News Reporting and Writing Newspaper Practicum Introduction to Communication: Interpersonal Introduction to Communication: Media Organizational Communication Special Topics in Communication Intercultural Communication European Film Art Communication Research Methods: Quantitative Qualitative Procedures Public Speaking Independent Studies in Communication Senior Seminar Internship in Communication [-]

Bachelor in Political Science & International Studies

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The major in Political Science and International Studies is designed to provide an understanding of political systems in general and of the American government, European affairs, and international relations in particular. It provides intellectual and practical preparation for public service, diplomacy, and journalism, and serves as a preparation for law studies and other graduate-level pursuits. Small classes permit students to hone their information literacy, research methods, and communication skills. McDaniel’s Budapest campus exposes students to a host of different cultures and international institutions, while its campus in Maryland provides a platform for work in Washington, D.C. [+]

The major in Political Science and International Studies is designed to provide an understanding of political systems in general and of the American government, European affairs, and international relations in particular. It provides intellectual and practical preparation for public service, diplomacy, and journalism, and serves as a preparation for law studies and other graduate-level pursuits. Small classes permit students to hone their information literacy, research methods, and communication skills. McDaniel’s Budapest campus exposes students to a host of different cultures and international institutions, while its campus in Maryland provides a platform for work in Washington, D.C. Job and Further Study Opportunities Students completing the Political Science and International Studies major pursue careers in government and politics, intelligence, international business, international non-profit organizations, law, research and analysis, and media. They advance to postgraduate work in fields like electoral studies, media and politics, public policy, international security, international law, peace studies, political philosophy, governmental institutions, and studies of major geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East). Skills You Get Political Systems & Philosophy Diplomacy, Public Service Media and Politics International Law Courses Introduction to Political Science Classical Political Thought Modern Political Thought Environmental Policy Politics of Developing Areas Comparative Politics of Western European Polities Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking, and Peacekeeping in Post-Cold War World Comparative Politics of Communist and Post Communist Political Systems The European Union: History, Institutions, and Major Policies Approaches to International Relations International Law and Organization American Political Institutions American Constitutional Law American Political Thought American Public Policy State and Local Government American Civil Liberties United States Campaigns and Elections U.S. Foreign Policy Independent Studies in Political Science Internships in Political Science [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The Psychology major involves coursework that explores behavior, emotions, cognitive processes and the factors that influence them from a variety of perspectives. Psychology is a pluralistic discipline with roots in and connections to the natural sciences, the social sciences, medicine, and the humanities, and the McDaniel Europe program gives students training in these various roots, providing rigorous theoretical and practical training necessary for a career as a psychologist in medicine, business, and education, as well as preparation for graduate-level work. [+]

The Psychology major involves coursework that explores behavior, emotions, cognitive processes and the factors that influence them from a variety of perspectives. Psychology is a pluralistic discipline with roots in and connections to the natural sciences, the social sciences, medicine, and the humanities, and the McDaniel Europe program gives students training in these various roots, providing rigorous theoretical and practical training necessary for a career as a psychologist in medicine, business, and education, as well as preparation for graduate-level work. Psychology students work closely with faculty and other students on research projects, developing their own, individualized research projects in their final year. This work is enhanced with internship opportunities putting students in different, challenging organizational environments in which their growing knowledge of psychology is essential. Job and Further Study Opportunities Students completing the Psychology major will find many professional opportunities in business, education, medicine, and public administration. The Psychology major is also the best platform for advancing to graduate programs in counselling, school psychology, education, clinical psychology, psychological science, social work, criminal justice, organizational psychology, behavior analysis, law school and education administration. Skills You Get Social Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience & Analysis Research Methods Counselling Courses Research Methods and Statistics Sequence Psychological Methods & Statistics I-II & Lab Introduction to Psychology Writing in Psychology Developmental Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience Independent Capstone Study in Psychology Personality Psychology Social Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Laboratory Health Psychology Psychology of Abnormality Psychology of Learning and Animal Laboratory Capstone in Psychology [-]

Bachelor in Study Art and Art History

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The Studio Art/ Art History major provides students with the opportunity to develop their artistic and creative abilities while gaining a global perspective on the arts. A critical approach to art in its social, historical, and cultural context complements students’ own creative work and process. Students learn to describe, analyze, and interpret the form and content of works of art, while examining the significant movements of Western art as well as the secular and sacred art of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. At the same time, students acquire an array of techniques for their own artistic self-expression, ranging from two and three-dimensional design, to computer graphics and web design, photography, painting, and sculpture. Classes are small and involve close work with our professors, and students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to view historic and contemporary art in a Budapest, a major European art center. [+]

The Studio Art/ Art History major provides students with the opportunity to develop their artistic and creative abilities while gaining a global perspective on the arts. A critical approach to art in its social, historical, and cultural context complements students’ own creative work and process. Students learn to describe, analyze, and interpret the form and content of works of art, while examining the significant movements of Western art as well as the secular and sacred art of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. At the same time, students acquire an array of techniques for their own artistic self-expression, ranging from two and three-dimensional design, to computer graphics and web design, photography, painting, and sculpture. Classes are small and involve close work with our professors, and students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to view historic and contemporary art in a Budapest, a major European art center. Job and Further Study Opportunities Students completing the Studio Art and Art History major are equipped to continue their studies in well-known Masters of Fine Arts Programs, as well as Ph.D. programs in art history. They have entered the workplace as graphic and web designers, photographers and event organizers, able to bridge different visual cultures in the service of businesses, museums, schools, and marketing firms. Skills You Get Artistic & Creative Abilities Graphic & Web Design Analyzing Works of Art Photographing Courses Art of the Medieval World Italian Renaissance Art The Art of the Baroque in Northern Europe Romanticism and Impressionism Twentieth-Century Art Art and Culture of Islam History of Western Art I-II Traditional Native American Arts and Architecture Writing in Art and Art History Seminar in Art History Graphic Design I-II Perceptual Drawing Water Color Painting Design Digital Photography Web Design Independent Studies in Studio Art/ Art History Portfolio Preparation Senior Show Preparation Internship in Studio Art [-]