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PhDDoctoral School of Regional Sciences and Business Administration

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Program description:
SzEEDSM is a unique, accredited English language PhD program in Business Administration in Hungary. The program, built on academic rigor and generally accepted theories and research methods of Management, emphasizes practical relevance and the importance of using multiple theoretical lenses in developing an analysis of the issue at hand. The goal of SzEEDSM is to enable PhD candidates to become leaders of change in their communities both in academia and in practice by offering them, with the active participation of noted international scholars, a program that is up-to global standards. In the first two years of education (before the Comprehensive Exam), PhD candidates, typically Thursday, Friday afternoons and Saturdays, have to take a total of 19 four-credit courses (five courses/semester in the first three semesters and four courses in the fourth semester): seven core courses (Research Methods, Finance, Leadership, Operations Control, Entrepreneurship, Nonlinear Systems, Organizational Behavior) and 12 specialization courses. After the Comprehensive Exam, the emphasis will be shifted from acquiring the necessary theoretical foundation and research skills to pursuing individual research agendas and, working with chosen supervisors, to publish.·

Entry requirements:
Master’s Degree in a relevant field, appropriate level of work experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Practitioners wishing to enhance their expertise are also encouraged to apply.

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The obligatory admission interviews are free-flowing conversations, lasting about half an hour per applicant, where the admission committee tries to get to know the person behind the many data and details we have on file. The committee attempts to assess the applicants’ fit and judge their future success with the program. In its evaluation, the committee considers three broad categories: prior education/experience and recommendations, motivation letter (explaining why the applicant wants to enroll in this program and how, in the applicant’s view, the program impacts their career), and the committee’s impressions during the interview.

Ms Katalin Czakó
Program Coordinator for Operations

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States