MCC Summer Academy
Sustainable business
14-24 August 2019

400€: for the first 10 successful applicants
450€: for the second 10 successful applicants

500€: after the first 20 successful applicants
All inclusive: accommodation, meals, lectures, etc.


What is this all about?

Learn from prominent lecturers about sustainable business.


We offer you a unique chance to deepen your knowledge and skills through a 11-day course with businesspeople and trainers from all around the world. This year we focus on how companies strive to continue their business in a way that impacts both our society and the environment in a positive manner.


Besides getting smarter you can discover Hungary’s culture and our beautiful capital Budapest, known as one of Europe’s finest cultural melting pots. We are also planning a field trip so you could get to know better one of the mentioned companies. Can't wait to see you there!

Make friends

Meet people with the same interests from all over the world! It’s the best place to make life-long international friendships while also learning a lot. There will be a lot of time for you to get to know each other, since we are planning several fun leisure programmes!

It was one of the best things that has ever happened to me - both in educational and in social aspect. The lectures given by professionals were top quality and the tasks for participants were challanging and interesting. Meeting people from all over the world of wide range of age and profession was awesome, and the organising students arranged us really fun programme for the free time.
I can say from all my heart: if you participate in MCC Summer Academy in the beautiful city of Budapest, you won't regret it! (Heidi Kaartinen, who participated in MCC Summer Academy 3 times)
It was my pleasure to be one of the participants of the MCC Summer Academy 2017. A lot of great speakers, professors, entrepreneurs were there to talk to us, lead us through their successful stories and give us many great advices for our ideas and future work. Another great thing during these 10 days was meeting and having fun with other participants and the organizers. We made many memories together. Thank you MCC and OTP for this great experience! (Anđela Kojanić, participant of MCC Summer Academy 2017)
The MCC Summer Academy gave me the freedom of thought and a platform to learn from inspiring minds through the exchange of ideas and cultures, experience sharing and learning while doing. Everyone wanted to improve, to achieve and become a better version of themselves, this was rendered possible with the help of a well-organized and well-structured programme. The right stimuli were given and the right environment was created in order to develop a team spirit that helped us better experience the coming 10 wonderful days.(Muhammad Ali Khan, Participant of MCC Summer Academy 2018)

Chosen as the best project of Hungary in 2014 for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize.


More details about the programme

Run a sustainable business

This year’s Summer Academy’s primary focus will be sustainable business. We offer participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge through lectures, workshops and a fieldtrip. Our lecturers will share with you how companies strive to continue their business in a way that impacts both our society and the environment in a positive manner, focusing on corporate social responsibility, environmental protection and green development. Are you interested in this topic? Then do not hesitate to apply!

Build relationships

Summer Academy is an once-in- a-lifetime opportunity not only to make new friends, but also to make connections that will come in handy in the future, as good relations are crucial when building your career. Our conference is a perfect occasion to meet like-minded individuals who may help you in your professional life. Summer Academy 2019 is certainly the best choice for students who want to meet interesting people from all over the world while enjoying exciting lectures.

Develop academically

While having fun and exploring the amazing city Budapest, throughout Summer Academy participants will also get the opportunity to develop their presentation and problem solving skills by dealing with case studies and listening to trainings on the topic. This way by the time you leave Hungary you will be able to prepare professional presentations and will also possess the necessary knowledge and skills one should have to perform competently in the business world.

Our history

How it has all come together

  • September 2011

    The beginning of a tradition

    A group of young students dreamt about creating a professional summer program for students interested in the important issues of our world. They couldn't imagine the effect of this idea then.

  • August 2012

    I. MCC-MET Summer Academy

    Their hard work resulted in a unforgettable memory for the participants, and the organizers as well. Everyone could learn from the lessons about sustainable development, whilst being amongst people, whom we now call friends.

  • August 2013

    Bigger, better

    With the partnership with Citibank, MCC-Citibank Summer Academy could grow both as a matter of size, and quality.
    We were also delighted to call Prof. David Venter, former advisor of Nelson Mandela, our patron.

  • August 2014

    When we simply call all of this: Tradition

    This year's Summer Academy, in cooperation with FAO, focused on food economics, with lecturers like Vladimir Rakhmanin, Assistant Director-General at FAO. We discovered the country, gained insight into the interesting topic of food-economics, and made hopefully long-lasting friendships.

  • August 2015

    Industrial Strategies

    With the cooperation of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, HIPA we organised our fourth Summer Academy with the main topic of industrial strategies. Participants learnt about innovative solutions in corporate governance, automotive industry and cultural management and left with hundreds of long-lasting, joyful memories and valuable experiences.

  • August 2016

    Business Beyond Borders

    During the fifth Summer Academy, our participants gained insight to International Business and Cross-Cultural Management through the lectures of professors Vladimir Putik and Mr Stephen Perkins. They also had a chance to enjoy the spa of Kehida, the winery of Szigliget, the fireworks on the 20th of August and the lively life of Budapest.

  • August 2017

    Kickstart Your Business

    Together with OTP Bank, we organised Summer Academy for the sixth time last year. Participants learnt what are the key aspects of starting a business from amazing lecturers Norman Gray, Carlton Highsmith and Yannick Dillen. Participants also had a chance to enjoy leisure programmes like a boat cruise on the Danube, a fun day at Aquaworld Budapest, or learning hungarian folk dance.

  • August 2018

    Business Transformation

    During the seventh Summer Academy the participants had the chance to broaden their knowledge about how modern companies adapt to the constantly changing business environment, mainly focusing on digital transformation with the help of fascinating lectures presented by Prof. Norman Gray and Prof. Robert Winter. Besides the professional programmes some leisure activities like explore the city, a river cruise and a relaxing day in Aquaworld made the participants' experiences unforgettable.

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Our Amazing Team

Working for delivering the best programme to you, the team is always the heart of a project.

Máté Dániel Tóth

Project Leader


Márton Rátky

Project Leader


Gitta Nyolczas

Head of Marketing


Anna Bánóczi

Head of Finance


István Heilmann

Head of Operations


Attila Bácsi

Head of Programme


Izabella Markó

Head of Comm.


Kenéz Szabó

Head of Leisure Act.


But this heart would be empty without great participants,

without You!

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