The Academy is a private educational institution situated
in a central area of Budapest. It was established
in 1998 by a non-profit foundation which also maintains
it financially ever since from fees and donations.
Its main mission is facilitating young people to gain
qualifications competitive in the labour market, in
the meantime acquiring knowledge useful for the society.
Accordingly, the Academy places an equally distinguished
emphasis on staff helpfulness and quality. In 2003
the quality assurance mechanism of the Academy was
certified as one meeting requirements of ISO 9001:
2000 European Union standards. The principal of the
Academy, Tibor Tóth has a MA in History and another
in Social Politics, a PhD in History, and a Postgraduate
Diploma in Educational Leadership.
Further education courses
This first faction of the Academy was launched in
1999. Currently it provides four officially recognised
post-secondary full-time training courses (approximately
at the Higher National Certificate level in Britain),
namely "Marketing and advertising", "Business administration",
"Logistic administration", and "Educational assistant".
Higher education courses
In 2004 a partnership agreement was officially made
with the University of Debrecen, and by next year
the Academy became the Budapest venue for its two
year long European Studies postgraduate diploma course.
From September 2008 a BA History course validated
by the University will also be launched. Both of these
courses are delivered on a part time basis by highly
qualified academic staff of the University of Debrecen.
Secondary education courses
Having recognised the need to endow prospective students
of higher and further education with high standards
of background knowledge, a secondary education division
of our Academy was launched in 2003. This four year
long day and evening school specialises in preparing
students for A-level exams in the areas of the social
sciences and humanities, providing them a solid basis
for post-secondary education in those areas (without
neglecting other areas of useful knowledge). To achieve
that aim, optional courses are provided for them,
delivered predominantly by university lecturers in
History, Law, Psychology, Hungarian Language and Literature.
Our students also have the opportunity to learn three
languages (English, German and French), to take ECDL
courses and exams, and to be involved in extra-curricular
creative arts and sports activities.