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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.
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