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PhDHantos Elemér Doctoral School of Business, Management and Regional Sciences

Tuition fee €3,500 per semester
Application fee €150 one-time

Application fee is Non-refundable

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Program description:
Boost your international academic and scientific career with our widely recognised PhD degree. The Enterprise Theory and Practice Doctoral School, established in 1992, is one of the top five doctoral schools in Hungary in the field of management and organisational sciences. The programme provides high-level knowledge in theoretical and methodological aspects of scientific research and allows participants to deepen their professional knowledge in different fields of management and organisation, offering courses in areas such as Finance, Business Economics, Corporate Strategy, Economic Theory, Management, Marketing and Spatial Economics. During the research and dissertation period of the programme, the supervisor guides the PhD candidate in research work and preparing the dissertation.

Entry requirements:
MSc degree in a related study field, B2 level English command

Entrance exam:

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Entrance exam description:
During the entrance exam 100 points can be obtained. The minimum score for the admission is 60 points, which is only a compulsory precondition, therefore it doesn’t mean automatic admission.
Factors that are considered during the selection process:
a, Professional intelligence (official transcript, degree, performance in the entrance examination) max 35 points,
b, Suitability for research work (written documentation handed in, research plan, the entrance examination) max 35 points,
c, Language knowledge (language examination certificates, the quality of replies in English or German during the entrance examination) max 20 points,
d, Journal articles, papers and other scientific activities: max 10 points.
A detailed Research Proposal must be handed in with the following structure: a, Description of the research field, problem formulation (Define a clear question and approach to answering it. Highlight its originality and/or significance) b, Literature review. Explain how the research problem adds to, develops (or challenges) existing literature in the field, c, Develop research hypothesis, Propose research methodology and list expected results, d, Scheduling the research (Gantt-diagram).

The available research topics of the Doctoral School can be found on the website of the Hungarian Doctoral Council here: doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=116&lang=EN by searching for the Doctoral School and topics that are ’just announced’. Research topics are usually published in December-January. Applicants have to contact the potential supervisor and come to an agreement with them. Applicants without a supervisor will be rejected.

Programme structure

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Career opportunities

PhD in Business and Management or Regional Sciences is a preferred qualification including but not limited to the following types of  jobs: University Lecturer/Professor, Researcher, Policy Analyst, Management Consultants, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Manager, Research Analyst, Regionalist, Urban Planning Strategist, Quantitative Analyst.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application deadline
15 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application deadline
15 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024