PhDDoctoral School of Entrepreneurship and Business [Social Science]
|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters|
|Course code||Social Science|
Master diploma (or higher)
Master diploma (or higher)
The Admission Committee examines the candidate’s learning outcomes and language skills.
Applicants must submit their master’s thesis and their thesis proposal along with a detailed CV and motivation letter.
Publications and other academic achievements should be included in the application as well.
Candidates are invited to a Skype interview as well. The oral exam examines the candidate’s motivation and suitability for research. In the oral examination, the Admission Committee examines the relevance of the research topic, the feasibility of the research plan and the commitment of the candidate to research.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo - Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.
Fulfilling the English language requirement (IELTS 6.0/6.5) is a must to admission.
Due to its profile, our Doctoral School tends to fill a gap, since this is the first doctoral programme in Hungary whose training and research curricula focuses straightforward on business and management issues of small and medium-sized companies and family businesses. We offer an educational and training program based on applied sciences from which those interested in academic carrier and those associated with every day economic practice, even those having MBA degrees may benefit.
Our students accomplishing the doctoral program will acquire theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge and skills that allow them to pursue applied research, to analyse entrepreneurial, economic and financial phenomena and processes with a scientific background and to solve problems in the world of science, the real economy and in the public sphere.
In order to obtain all 240 credits, the PhD student carries out the following activities:
studying subjects, conducting research, publishing articles and conference papers,
and teaching under the guidance of the scientific leader. A total of 10% of the credits can
be obtained through directed teaching in a Bachelor Program.
The doctoral program is divided into two stages: (1) training-research phase (4 semesters)
(2) research dissertation phase (4 semesters). 240 credits are required to complete the
program (for the absolutorium).
In the first stage, the student focuses on his/her studies and research, but also performs
publishing activities. The student completes his/her studies with a complex exam. Every six
months, the student has to submit his/her research results first in a written essay that he/she
also has to present orally. In the second stage, the publication activity comes to the fore.
Publication requirements include at least two conference attendances and at least four
journal articles as detailed in the training plan.
Our students accomplishing the doctoral program will acquire theoretical, methodological
and practical knowledge and skills that allow them to pursue applied research, to analyse
entrepreneurial, economic and financial phenomena and processes with a scientific
background and to solve problems in the world of science, the real economy and in the
public sphere. With the knowledge and skill obtained, our graduates may become successful
as highly skilled and innovative analysts, managers or entrepreneurs