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Strategy, Management and Entrepreneurship Program

The highest level of education in the management domain serves both the recruitment of talents for our university and the global academic community, and to support careers in (senior) management, consulting, and expert positions, where scientifically proven methods and procedures based on the latest research findings play a key role.On one hand, the Program is an exciting adventure into the world of business ventures (from start-ups to large corporations), as well as public and non-profit organizations through relevant theories and research results (building on the knowledge already acquired at lower levels). On the other hand, it also provides methodological knowledge that covers all stages of the research life cycle, from the choice of theoretical framework and research model construction, through data collection techniques, to analysis and conclusions. All this together equips the doctoral student to conduct research of scientific quality and to share the results in recognized international forums in our field.
Corvinus University of Budapest

György Drótos

Director of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

Imre Fertő

Head of Doctoral School

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Why the Strategy, Management and Entrepreneurship Program?

The level of analysis within this Program is typically the individual organization, or groups or individuals within it. However, due to the embeddedness of organizations in their context and their interorganizational networking, this cannot be strictly limited. So-called ‘hard’ organizational factors (strategy, business model, organizational structure, projects and operational processes, performance, etc.) can be analyzed as well as ‘soft’ factors and phenomena (e.g. leadership style, organizational culture, identity, learning) or a combination of these.The Program represents paradigmatic plurality, i.e. it is open to interpretative, critical, postmodern, and other alternative philosophies of science, in addition to the prevailing functionalist approach, and actively supports students in learning about and choosing between different scientific paradigms.Within the constraints of the chosen scientific paradigm, it is possible to use both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and even a mix of these within or between research projects.In recent years, qualitative methodologies have been dominated by case study research, content analysis of in-depth interviews, participatory and ethnographic methods, while quantitative methodologies have been dominated by descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate statistical analyses of data collected through questionnaire surveys.

Admissions

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

Potential research topics

Those interested in the Management Studies Program are encouraged to plan their research topics in line with one of the main research directions of the institutes that are major contributors to the program (Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Institute of Strategic Management). These include:

•  Adoption of information systems in organizations
• Agile organizations and further innovative organizational solutions
• Business development and finance
• Business services sector organizations
• Digitalization of business models and operational processes
• Diversity and inclusion in organizations
• Entrepreneurship and identity
• Family businesses: succession, professionalization, innovation
• Far-East management
• Human resource management and the future of work
• Innovation and business incubation
• Innovation and sustainability
• International involvement of SMEs, success factors
• Interpersonal and interorganizational networks
• Leadership and change management

• Organizational culture
• Organizational learning and knowledge management
• Organizational stress and organizational well-being
• Organizational psychology
• Management of multinational companies
• Performance management at organizational, group and individual level
• Project management competences and success factors
• Restructuring, funding, and governance of higher education institutions
• Social enterprises
• Sports management
• Startup ecosystem
• Strategic management
• Technology management
• Women in leadership

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Contact

Office: Building E room 235.

Please make an appointment by email before a personal consultation!

Corvinus University of Budapest

György Drótos

Director of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

Brigitta Czumpf

PhD procedures expert - study affairs and thesis draft defence

Corvinus University of Budapest

Imre Fertő

Head of Doctoral School

Corvinus University of Budapest

Mónika Herman

PhD procedures expert - final dissertation submission and defence

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