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Business Informatics Doctoral Program

There are many business and economic research challenges that are being addressed using IT tools. The major sub-disciplines of business informatics in the enterprise architecture approach touch all the value-creating activities of IT. These include the mapping of business logic, the design and implementation of IT systems, the management of information systems, including data and knowledge management, the regulatory issues of the information society, and the research and development of intelligent solutions for the application areas. Our main research focus is on the potential applications of innovative information and communication technologies and the research challenges of data management. 

Corvinus University of Budapest

Andrea Kő

Head of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

Péter Csóka

Head of Doctoral School​

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Why the Business Informatics Doctoral Program​?

The business informatics specialist is responsible for understanding real business processes in the information society’s conditions and values, solving the problems they face using IT and related modelling and application tasks. A successful culmination of a business informatics master’s is a doctoral school that equips its participants with the skills to learn continuously, develop the knowledge they have acquired, and become independent scientific researchers. It will enable graduates to carry out complex analyses of business problems from IT perspectives and to teach and carry out research in these fields by providing them with a modern approach and methodology in data science, information management and computing.

The doctoral school will build primarily on the MSc in Business Informatics, but students from other disciplines are also welcome. In addition to the MSc in Business Informatics, doctoral students are also expected from the MSc in Insurance and Financial Mathematics, accredited in 2007 and jointly established by ELTE and Corvinus University of Budapest, the MSc in Business Development and the MSc in Regional and Environmental Economics, as well as from the MSc in Informatics and the MSc in Programme Design.


The application criteria as well as the general rules of the admission procedure are listed in Section 21-22 of the University Doctoral Regulations, which is available here.

The list of documents to be submitted is available here!

Please look for the file „Regulation on Doctoral Studies_2022_09

The admission decision is based on the preliminary evaluation of the submitted application materials and the result of the oral exam.

Main evaluation criteria: examination grades of the subjects within the scope of the given discipline, the topic and evaluation of the degree thesis, the scientific activity (e.g. Student’s Scholarly Circles), maturity of the research proposal. 
Requirements of the research plan:

• Content:

Aims and objectives 
– The relevance of the topic, a review of the related literature 
Outlines of the planned research: problem statement, the applicant’s approach and methodology timeline and feasibility 

Length: 10-15 pages (bibliography included)

The oral exam is held to evaluate the applicant’s intellectual capacity and suitability for scientific work. The oral interview takes place in English.

In the 2024 admission period, the oral exam will take place via microsoft teams.

Scoring rules:

• Past professional achievements, former research activity, individual accomplishments, qualifications: maximum 40 points 
• Written research plan: maximum 20 points 
• Oral part: maximum 40 points.

The Admission Committee reviews the results and formulates its proposal for the University Doctoral Council, ensuring an appropriate number of applicants for each programme.

We plan to enroll 8-15 people per year in the Doctoral Program in Business Informatics

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Research grants

Forms of support: 

  • participation in international conference (eligible costs in the case of presentation, poster session only: travel, accommodation, registration fee, primarily within Europe),
  • summer/winter university abroad,
  • participation in a domestic conference (eligible costs in the case of giving a presentation: travel, accommodation, registration fee), 

Rules for support for conference participation  

Students must submit an application.  

The completed application form (signed by the student and the supervisor) and the required attachments must be submitted via e-mail to the DI assistant.  


Required attachments:  

  • call for conference (program)  
  • abstract and its acknowledgement of receipt  

The applications must be evaluated in advance by a jury of at least two members (Head of the Doctoral School and Program Director), who will decide on the amount of the grant, in consideration of the budget available to the Doctoral School for this purpose.  


Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the conference. 


Office: Salt house 121

E-mail: kgidi_phd@uni-corvinus.hu

Please make an appointment by email before a personal consultation!

Corvinus University of Budapest

Andrea Kő

Head of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

Zsuzsanna Arany

Coordinator of Doctoral Program​​​

Corvinus University of Budapest

Brigitta Czumpf

PhD procedures expert - study affairs

Corvinus University of Budapest

Péter Csóka

Head of Doctoral School

Corvinus University of Budapest

Mónika Herman

PhD procedures expert - final dissertation submission and defence

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