The history of the College of International Management and Business goes back to 1957 when the International Commercial Correspondence School was established with a view to training highly qualified experts in commerce who spoke foreign languages. In 1962 the School became an International Commercial School of Higher Education where the most important subjects were languages, commercial correspondence and the principles and practice of exporting. The graduates complying with the academic requirements became qualified international business executives. (From 1964 the School offered a choice of three courses and it was one of the first educational institutions in the country that had four language departments.)
In 1971 the School of Higher Education was granted College status by the name of College of Foreign Trade. In 1986 three postgraduate courses were added to the programmes on offer, and in 1992 two dual award programmes were launched in English and French in cooperation with two international partner institutions of higher education.
Since 1 January 2000 our institution has been functioning as the College of International Management and Business Studies of Budapest Business School (BBS) created through the integration of three colleges, namely the College of International Management and Business Studies, The College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism and the College of Finance and Accountancy.
In the past 38 years several thousand students have graduated here and have found jobs in the economic, political and cultural sectors. At present there are some 4,000 students studying on the various programmes offered by the FIMBS. The high level and quality of the programmes are ensured by the academic staff that are well-known and recognised for their professional expertise in business circles. Furthermore, both Hungarian and foreign guest lecturers from all areas of business teach on the programmes, giving students hands-on experience on how the world of business operates.