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PHDDoctoral School of Business and Management [Social Science]

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Program description:
The aim of the Doctoral School of Business and Management is to provide PhD studies for students specializing in engineering management, management sciences and business economics. In their studies they concentrate on recognizing, formulating, modelling the economic, technical and social aspects of different production, service and public activities. The Business and Management Ph.D. program accepts students from all domains offered in the Business and management MSc/MA Program, such as in marketing, master of business administration (MBA), international economy and business, finance, regional and environmental economic, accountancy, as well as in management and leadership. Applications from other areas (e.g. mathematics, physics, informatics, and different areas of engineering) can also be acceptable after the special consideration of the management of the school.

Entry requirements:
MSc in Business management, Management Science, Engineering management, Business economics; (preferably with quality of ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’); other MSc can be accepted after detailed transcript evaluation (quality and eligibility); successful admission exam; language skills proven by TOEFL iBt min 88, IELTS min 6.5, PTE Academic min 76 or Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE) min 180; initial scientific achievements (for further information refer to www.bme.hu)

Entrance exam:

Type of entrance exam:
written and oral

Entrance exam location:

Applicants must prove their comprehensive professional knowledge, ideas regarding the doctoral work, previous professional activities and language proficiency personally or through an on-line interview. An Admission Committee evaluates the performance of the Applicants on a scale from 0 to 100, which score serves as a basis for ranking:
- qualification of degree certificate /0-25 points /
- language skills / 0-15 points /
- professional skills / 0-30 points /
- scientific activity / 0-30 points /.
Students have to reach minimum 60 points to be considered for admission, nonetheless passing the 60 point limit in itself guarantees neither admission nor eligibility for a scholarship.
Result: admission to PhD programme (minimum 70 points required) /admission rejected Further details in the admission regulation.

For research topics please visit:
Under the Application heading
Research topics for the academic year 2024/2025 will be uploaded in October 2023

Important: The Doctoral School does not ask for Statement of the supervisor, but applicants have to indicate the research topic they want to choose.


Preparatory year available:

Specialisation year available:

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Programme structure

For Training Plan, Rules of Procedures and available Research Topics, please visit our website:

Career opportunities

Our doctoral graduates work in academia, consultancy and in the business world internationally.

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