Business and Management PhD


Study programme

Business and Management


Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Further information

Study level





PhD in Business and Management

Short description of the study programme

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.

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum 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 points), IELTS (min 6.5 points) or equivalent certificates; initial scientific achievements

Required language level


Entrance Examination


Type of Entrance Examination (written/oral/both)


Place of Entrance Examination


Description of selection and entrance examination process

Applicants must proove 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.
Official database of the Doctoral Schools of Hungary (basic data, academic staff, thesis topics, by-laws, curriculum):

Availability of Preparatory Year


Contact (regarding non scholarship holders' administrative issues)

Valéria BALOGH

Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)

Dr. László Gergely VIGH
Directorate for Education

Contact (academic programme)

Ms. Noémi GIRST