Flora Horvath

MSc International Business


Flora Horvath

Flora is fluent in two languages and has knowledge of two more and a deep interest in international and trade relations. So it wasn’t a surprise when she started looking outside her native Hungary to broaden her knowledge.

When she found out about a double business degree on offer by the University of Stirling and Budapest Business School, where she was studying, she wanted to know more.

Within months, Flora was among the first cohort of students for the double degree, arriving at Stirling Management School (SMS) to continue her Masters in International Business. 

“The trade policies guiding the flow of products between countries genuinely grabbed my interest. To me, the circulation of products was akin to the lifeblood of the countries. And I wanted to know more about it. I wanted to understand it with the hope that one day, I would be able to affect it, and maybe direct it,” explains Flora, who already has a degree in International Relations.

She then turned her attention to renewable energy and how countries are changing their ageing infrastructure to one that can be fuelled by renewable energy sources. “I want to be part of this change. I want to see the world and help the world go fully green,” she says.

It wasn’t just the draw of studying in two institutions that pulled in Flora. A keen sports and health enthusiast, she liked the look of Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, and in particular the University of Stirling’s surfing club. “I had never surfed, but the members of the club assured me they were well-equipped to prepare me. Plus, the campus is equipped with a rather high-quality gym that would allow me to spend what free time I had exercising and trying out classes.”