|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters|
|Course code||Social Science|
Master diploma (or higher)
General admission requirements:
Master of Science (MSc) in – marketing; – international business and management; – international studies; – finance; – accounting; – tourism management; – enterprise development – management and organisation – economist teacher- supply chain management – MBA (Master of Business Administration)
The Doctoral School is open to other master’s degree applicants as well. In these cases, admission requirements are individually assessed by the doctoral school.
The Admission Committee examines the candidate’s learning outcomes and language skills.
Candidates are invited to an online interview as well. The oral exam examines the candidate’s motivation and suitability for research. In the oral examination, the Admission Committee examines the research topic’s relevance, the research plan’s feasibility and the candidate’s commitment to research. The selection of candidates is based on the ranking of the admission results.
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, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo - Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, São Tomé & Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Türkiye, 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 program in Hungary. Its training and research curricula focus straightforwardly 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 careers, those associated with everyday economic practice, and those with 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, analyse entrepreneurial, economic, and financial phenomena and processes with a scientific background and solve problems in the world of science, the real economy and the public sphere.
To obtain all 240 credit points, the PhD student carries out the following activities:
They study subjects, conduct research, publish articles and conference papers, and teach under the guidance of the scientific leader. Ten per cent of the credit points can be obtained through directed teaching in a Bachelor Program.
The doctoral program is divided into two stages: (1) the training-research phase (4 semesters) and (2) the research dissertation phase (4 semesters). Two hundred forty credit points are required to complete the program (for the absolutorium).
In the first stage, the student focuses on his/her studies and research and performs publishing activities. The student completes his/her studies with a complex exam. Every six months, the student must submit his/her research results 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 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, analyse entrepreneurial, economic and financial phenomena and processes with a scientific background and solve problems in the world of science, the real economy and the public sphere. With the knowledge and skills obtained, our graduates may become successful as highly skilled and innovative analysts, managers or entrepreneurs.