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Thank you for your interest in the English language Business and Management PhD Programme of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The Programme Committee decided to launch the English language version of the PhD programme starting in September 2003.

Our University has been running a PhD programme in Business and Management in Hungarian language since 1993. During this period over one hundred students have received their PhD degree.

In the last few years we have seen a growing interest to have doctoral studies in English at our University. Young managers with ties to Hungary and recent university graduates abroad have expressed interest in our PhD programme.

Our PhD programme is part of EDAMBA (the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration) in which we collaborate with many leading European universities.

If you are interested in state-of-the-art research and training at a doctoral level in Business and Management, please study the content, the procedure and the requirements of our new PhD programme.

Should you need further information the Programme Office is ready to deal with your additional inquiries.


Sincerely,

 

Professor Gábor Michalkó

Chairperson of the programme

 

Aims and requirements of the programme

The PhD programme in Business and Management aims to prepare students to carry out high quality research in management and business related areas. In order to achieve this goal PhD students take courses in research methodology and subject area topics. These courses are designed to inform students of the latest research in that area. During the seminars interactive discussions are held with active participation of students. Each course ends with an exam. After completing the course work, PhD candidates go through a complex exam as part of the requirements for the doctoral degree.

PhD candidates need to demonstrate their ability to conduct high level research work. The dissertation has to include original empirical research.  The dissertation has to be defended in front of a reviewer committee during an open session.

PhD students are attached to a research supervisor from the very beginning of the programme. It is the task of the supervisor to advise the PhD candidate during the education, research and dissertation phase.

Specialization areas covered by the Programme

The programme includes the following specialization areas:

·    Accounting

·    Agricultural Economics

·    Business Communication

·    Business Economics

·    Corporate Finance

·    Decision Making

·    Healthcare Management

·    Marketing

·    Organization and Management Theory

·    Production/Operations Management

·    Strategic Management

·    Sustainability Management

·    Tourism

 

 

Education and research phase

 

(1) During the 4 semesters of the education and research phase students should take courses, do research work, prepare publications and take the complex exam.

a)         PhD-students should fulfil minimum 30 credits per semester. Each academic year a maximum of 70 credits can be obtained.

 b)        During the 4 semesters students should acquire 120 credits in order to be able to take the complex exam.

 

(2) Each semester students should collect credits from their courses, research, publication and teaching.

 

Research and publication credits

a)         Research credits: individual research (e.g. individual literature review, individual research lead by the supervisor).

b)         Publication credits: see Assessment of publications.

 

Teaching credits

It is compulsory for every student to acquire minimum 1 time bar teaching or teaching assistance equivalent to 1 time bar teaching, during the education and research phase.

 

Complex exam

The complex exam has 2 parts:

·         academic/theoretical part (based on the accomplished courses)

·         Dissertation part: the PhD student reports on his/her research results, gives literature review and presents his/her research plan for the thesis writing unit of the Doctoral Programme. This part of the exam is based on a 20-30 pages essay submitted by the PhD student in advance.

 

 

 

Education and research phase (1-4 semesters)

 

minimum

maximum

courses

60

teaching

1 time bar (6 credits)

20

research and publication

40

not defined

total

120

 

Research and dissertation phase

 

(3) During the 4 semesters of the research and dissertation phase the student should do research, publish his/her research results, and prepare his/her dissertation thesis to discuss. It is compulsory to submit his/her final dissertation within maximum 4 years after starting this research and dissertation phase.

 

(4) It is compulsory to collect 120 credits:

a)   Minimum 100 credits should be collected from research and publication (from this minimum 20 credits should be publication credits).

b)   Maximum 20 credits can be collected from teaching.

c)   Minimum 30 credits should be fulfilled during each semester.

d)  At the end of the research and dissertation phase students should collect 240 credits in order to have the absolutorium (education and research phase 120 credits + research and dissertation phase 120 credits).

 

The thesis-proposal can be submitted after the successful complex exam. Defence of the proposal is in front of a committee of five members, two of which are the official opponents who supply their written evaluation of the proposal.

Final dissertation has to be defended in front of a committee of seven members, three of which are the official opponents who supply their written evaluation of the final dissertation. The dissertation has to be submitted not later than the end of the fifth year from the beginning of the programme.

 

Research and dissertation phase:

 

minimum

maximum

teaching or teaching assistance

0

20

research and publication

100, from which minimum 40 credits from publications

 

total

120

 

Tuition Fees

PhD students participating in the full degree program have to pay tuition fees. The following rates will be applied:

·         Admission fee:                                     35 Euro

·         Tuition fee per semester:                  3200 Euro (to be paid in the first four years)

·         Complex exam fee:                             400 Euro

·         Thesis-proposal defence fee:               800 Euro

·         Final thesis defence fee:                   1200 Euro

 

Admission

Applications for admission have to be sent to the Doctoral Office of Corvinus University of Budapest. (Postal address: H-1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. room 202.) Deadline for application for the programme to be started in September 2017 is April 15, 2017.

 

One may gain entrance to organised doctoral training by undergoing the entrance procedure. University doctoral trainings may be entered by

 

Hungarian citizens, who have

a)      University degree or an accredited certificate of equivalent value acquired at a Master’s (MA or MSc) program, graded at least as “good” (or equivalent). At least 300 credits have to be collected during the higher education of the applicant. An MBA graduation is not eligible for our PhD programme;

b)      At least one “B2” (or higher) complex language certificate, issued by the state or an equivalently accredited body;

c)      Professional and scientific skills which meet the doctoral school’s standards.

 

Foreign citizens, who have

a)      University degree or an accredited certificate of equivalent value acquired at a Master’s (MA or MSc) program, graded at least as “good” (or equivalent). At least 300 credits have to be collected during the higher education of the applicant. An MBA graduation is not eligible for our PhD programme;

b)       At least B2 level language certificate in English (TOEFL min.79 (iBT); 213 (CBT), IELTS min. 6.5;

c)      Professional and scientific skills which meet the doctoral school’s standards.

 

 

 

The application must include the following documents:

·         Application form

·         Detailed CV

·         Presenting the original and a copied version of the MA/MSc degree

·         Document of language exam (TOEFL or equivalent)

·         Two letters of recommendation

·         Preliminary research plan of 2-3 pages

·         Research essay of 3 to 5 pages in the field of the research plan, containing a literature review

·         List of publications

·         Copy of any publication relevant to evaluate the candidate

·         Any other document relevant to evaluate the application

·         All documents originally written in languages other than English or Hungarian must be accompanied by an official translation into English.

 

 

Applicants are invited for an entrance oral examination where professional knowledge in business and management and in quantitative methods has to be demonstrated. The exam covers the subject areas of the chosen specialization.


The decision on admission is based on examination of the application documents and on the results of the oral entrance examination. A maximum of 10 students can be granted admission into the English language programme of the Doctoral School of Business and Management  each year.

Decision on admission is made by early July. Applicants will be informed about the decision by email.

Contact

 

 

Chairperson

Professor Gábor Michalkó

Institute of Marketing and Media

Phone: +361-482-5233

E-mail: gabor.michalko(kukac)uni-corvinus(pont)hu

 

Programme Director

Associate Professor Ágnes Zsóka

Institute of Marketing and Media

Phone: +361-482-5062

e-mail: agnes.zsoka(kukac)uni-corvinus(pont)hu

 

Associate Program Director

Ms. Zsuzsa Krista

Doctoral School of Business and Management

H-1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8

Phone: +361-482-5225

e-mail: zsuzsa.krista(kukac)uni-corvinus(pont)hu

 

 

 

 

Utolsó frissítés: 2017.04.11.