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Program Structure

In order to receive the PhD degree, students must accomplish the following:

  • pass all modules (achieve the Absolutorium)
  • successfully submit a Research Proposal
  • pass the Doctoral Examination (from 2016 Complex Exam) at the end of the 4th semester
  • have at least four publications in English,
  • related to the area of dissertation research, and
  • with one of them appearing in a peer-reviewed international journal
  • prepare the PhD Dissertation
  • defend the PhD Dissertation


Program Structure

Code              Module                                                                Module Leader                                                    Credits

Semester 1

FIN 001 Corporate Finance I. Dr. BÉLYÁCZ Iván 9
MAN 001 Management I. Dr. VITAI Zsuzsanna 9
MKG 001 Marketing I. Dr. REKETTYE Gábor 9
OPM 001 Operations Management Dr. VÖRÖS József 9
PBR 001 Principles of Business Research Dr. BUGÁR Gyöngyi 9
RES 001 Research Proposal Supervisor 10

Semester 2

FIN 002 Corporate Finance II. Dr. ZELLER Gyula 9
MAN 002 Management II. Dr. BARAKONYI Károly 9
MKG 002 Marketing II. Dr. REKETTYE Gábor 9
AST 001 Applied Statistics Galambosné Dr. TISZBERGER Mónika
Dr. KEHL Dániel
QTM 001 Quantitative Methods Dr. KOMLÓSI Sándor 9
RES 002 Research Proposal Supervisor 10

Semester 3

PUB 001 Public Policy Dr. TÖRÖK Ádám 9
ECA 001 Econometric Analysis Dr. KŐRÖSI Gábor 9
ENS 001 Entrepreneurship Dr. SZERB László 9

Electives (one module is compulsory)

FIN 003 Corporate Finance III. Dr. SCHEPP Zoltán 8
MAN 003 Management III. Dr. POÓR József 8
MKG 003 Marketing III. Gyarmatiné Dr. BÁNYAI Edit 8
RES 003 Proposal Defense* Supervisor 20+10

Semester 4

ECO 001 Managerial Economics Dr. KOVÁCS Kármen 9
MAN 004 Organizational Behavior Dr. John SCHERMERHORN 8
INF 001 Information Technology Management Dr. KRUZSLICZ Ferenc 9
MKG 004 Innovations in Marketing Research Dr. VERES Zoltán 9

Absolutorium: 160 credits modules + 50 credits research

*Precondition: Principles of Business Research completed

Publication Credits

Relevant publications                                                     Points available

 1. Journal articles

Peer-reviewed domestic journals A 10
Peer-reviewed domestic journals B 8
Peer-reviewed domestic journals C 6
Peer-reviewed international journals AB 30
Peer-reviewed international journals CD 12
Other journals 0-6

 2. Books, lecture notes

Book chapter - national publication 8-10
Book chapter - international publication 12-15
Textbook 15-25
Lecture notes (study materials) 10-12

 3. Conferences

Study published in Conference proceedings  
   national conference 3-6
   international conference 5-8
Conference presentation  
   national conference 1-2
   international conference 2-4
 Book introduction  
   national conference 1-2
   international conference 2-4


Publications with co-authors are considered by rate of contribution. Please find a list of peer-reviewed Hungarian journals in the attachment. For categories of further journals, see the list of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

No points may be given to the following:

  • doctoral thesis dissertation,
  • electronic publications,
  • daily and weekly journals, non-scientific journals.

PhD Students may apply to the Doctoral Comprehensive Examination and the Dissertation Pre-evaluation, Evaluation and Defense only after fulfilling publication requirements and having collected 30+ points.

Minimum requirement: 4 articles (min. 3 in English) copies of which must be provided.

Doctoral Process

  • Precondition: Absolutorium (210 credits) + publication requirements (30+ points, at least four publications in the field of the dissertation, one of them being published in an international journal)
  • Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (from 2016 Complex Exam): oral exam in the core subjects, incl. Corporate Finance and Monetary Economics, Management Studies, Marketing and Operations Management
  • Submitted dissertations will be pre-evaluated by two external experts in the field 
  • Final  evaluation by two external experts in the field 
  • Defense: open debate