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Doctoral School of Business and Management

Application Deadline: 2024. 03. 18.


The Doctoral School of Business and Management offers training in the following fields of study related to management sciences: sustainability management, marketing, operations and decision making, financial management and accounting, management science.

The PhD program emphasizes the skills necessary to integrate different approaches and develop coherent and cutting-edge research. We provide a collaborative, supportive and intellectually stimulating research environment for the discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge applicable to business.


We aim to create an active, high-quality national and international research environment environment as a framework for the development of all PhD students as researchers at the Corvinus University of Budapest. This helps our students to create new knowledge in their respective fields of research and to succeed after graduation either in a professional academic research career or in a professional career outside of academia, meaning in private firms or public institutions, where their sophisticated research skills are in high demand.


The founding members of the Doctoral School of Business and Management are Károly Balaton, Attila Chikán, Miklós Dobák, Mihály Gálik, Sándor Kerekes, Hajna Lőrincné Istvánffy, Miklós Marosi.

The PhD Program in Business and Management was established in 2000 and directed by József Kindler from its foundation until 2004, by Attila Chikán until 2006, by Károly Balaton until 2011, by Imre Fertő until 2014, by Tamás Mészáros until 2014, by Gábor Michalkó until 2023. Imre Fertő is the current program Director.



Doctoral defenses of the Doctoral School of Business and Management

In the last 5 years, 76 students have graduated from the School. 53 percent of these students have gone into academic careers, 34 percent of them at Corvinus University of Budapest. 9 percent work in the domestic public sector, 29 percent in the domestic private sector and 9 percent in the foreign private sector.


“I am researching, working on and teaching my PhD subject at the same time”

The PhD story of Jenő Mátyás Hartyándi

“The past years were full of self-development”

The PhD story of Yuling Wei

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The application criteria as well as the general rules of the admission procedure are listed in Section 15 of the University Doctoral Regulations, which is available here.

The list of documents to be submitted is available here!

In the application for admission, applicants must specify which programme they are applying for.

Applicants must consult the Programme Director in advance (before submitting the application file) and must include a written recommendation from the Programme Director supporting the fact of the grant.

Applicants must submit their research proposal in English. The oral interview will be held in English.

The expected length of the research plan to be submitted in the application is 5 pages, excluding references.  The proposed structure of the research plan is set out in Annex 2 to the Regulations of the Doctoral School.

The written examination concerns the field of management and organizational sciences, in particular knowledge of the research methodology and the subject of specialization chosen by the applicant.

The oral exam serves to assess the applicant’s motivation, professional commitment and aptitude to perform educational and research tasks.

The admission decision is based on a preliminary review of the submitted application materials and the outcome of the oral interview.

The evaluation system for the admission examination is set out in Annex 1 to the Regulations of the Doctoral School

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Cognition, language and communication
• Metaphor and metonymy in discourse and communication – Réka BENCZES
• Factors influencing memory for media messages – Gábor KOVÁCS
• The effects of non-verbal signals on thinking, speech and attention – Gábor KOVÁCS
• Linguistic creativity in social media discourse – Réka SÓLYOM

Digitalization and social media
• Discourses about disruptive technologies – Tamás BOKOR
• New challenges in the enhancement of digital competences – Tamás BOKOR
• Individual and society in digital network media – Tamás BOKOR
• Social media and their effects on society and human behaviour – Lajos KOVÁCS
• Conceptual integration in social media communication – Réka SÓLYOM
• Innovative forms of science communication – Ágnes VESZELSZKI
• Deception and manipulation in digital communication – Ágnes VESZELSZKI
• AI and linguistics – Ágnes VESZELSZKI

Social, organizational and marketing communication
• The role of interpersonal communication in collective judgement and decision making – Gábor KOVÁCS
• Organisational communication in a changing landscape – Lajos KOVÁCS
• Green and sustainable marketing communication: Linguistic and non-linguistic devices – László KOVÁCS
• Brand names, brand associations and positioning – László KOVÁCS
• Linguistic devices in marketing communication and branding – László KOVÁCS
• Alternative solutions to exploring and communicating social problems – Ariel MITEV

Visual and design communication
• Design communication as a social and economic catalyst: Making research as designing – Dóra HORVÁTH & Attila COSOVAN
• Visual communication in social media – Andrea KÁRPÁTI
• Fashion communication: history and current trends – Andrea KÁRPÁTI
• Current trends in visual communication: new genres, technologies and meaning making in communicating through images – Andrea KÁRPÁTI
• Exhibition communication: visitor studies, experience design, science communication, multilevel assessment of museum / gallery / commercial exhibitions – Andrea KÁRPÁTI

Végzett hallgatóink

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