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BA Business Administration

Program Description

As a result of the cooperation between the University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics and the Middlesex University Business School, the Business Degree Programs in English started in 1996. Thanks to a long and fruitful educational and scientific collaboration, the programs have been validated by both institutions, thus degrees are fully EU compatible and meet the national requirements of both British and Hungarian higher education.

 

The overall purpose of our programs is to develop professionals who can manage ethically, sensitively and holistically in range of organisations in an increasingly global and rapidly changing environment. Our graduates can be found in almost all walks of business, industrial, community and professional life.

 

Academic

Distinctive features of the program/course

  • Full-time, Bachelor program
  • Lenght of education: 6 semesters
  • Next academic year starts: September 2013
  • Teaching load: weekly 18 seminars and/or lectures
  • Field of study: Economic Studies

Special Features of the programs

  • The Business Degree Programs follow the structure of similar programs Europe-widey: students start with the 3-year Bachelor of Arts Business Administration Program and, after graduation, can continue their studies in the Master of Science Applied Management Program.
  • On successfully completing their studies at both levels, students receive a degree both from the University of Pécs (Faculty of Business and Economics) and from the Middlesex University Business School.
  • The official language of instruction and administration is English.
  • The program is international because of its students, professors and lecturers as well as its study and research context. Participants come from various nations world-wide, including: Canada, the USA, China, Iran, Nigeria and several European countries. The work of numerous guest lecturers and professors from internationally respected institutions, ensures and promotes a multicultural atmosphere in which students can strengthen their communicative, problem-solving and management skills as well as develop a greater sense of tolerance and respect for each other.
  • Practice -oriented: The aim of the program is not simply to teach Economics, but, more importantly, to prepate students for the 21st-centaury-challenges of the business world and the gloval market. The structure of the modules and teaching materials is organsid to meet this goal. Teaching techniques include team-work such materials as case studies and their practical analysis. Students are encouraged and expected to practise their presentation skills in class, and the guaranteed opportunity to practice in our work placement scheme benefits all students.
  • Studying abroad: during the course of the program, students have the opportunity to study abroad for a whole semester at one of our partner institutions within the framework of the Erasmus, Leonardo and other exchange programmes. These exchange programs promote the learning of another language besides English and enable students to familiarise themselves with the cultures and economies of other nations, so preparing them better to understand and cope with the challenges of today's business world.
  • Family-like atmosphere: since the number of students is in the region of 150-160, it is possible to give special, individual attention to students’ affairs and concerns.
  • An English Language Proficiency Certificate is conferred upon successful thesis defense.

Modules

First year Second year Third year
Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Social Sciences
Quantitative Methods
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
Introduction to Accounting
Information Systems
EU/Business Law

Optionals (to be found in the programme structure diagram)
Foundation Marketing
Banking and Finance
Human Resource Management
Organisational Behaviour
International Business
International Economics
Business Statistics

Optionals (to be found in the programme structure diagram)
Strategic Management
Business Finance
Business Economics
Investments
Operations Management
Project Module I,II (supportive module of thesis writing)

Optionals (to be found in the programme structure diagram)

Specialisation

There is no opportunity to specialise, but carefully selecting the option modules can result in an enchaned/better overall knowledge of a chosen field such as marketing, management or finance.

Program structure

Academic requirements toward the British and Hungarian double degree

To obtain both British and Hungarian degrees the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Gain all the required credits, a total of 180 credit points, This includes 12 credit points for the thesis (required for both degrees)
  • Complete a one-semester long internship subsequent to the academic period (required for Hungarian degree only)
  • Write and successfully defend a thesis work (required for Hungarian degree only)

Thesis and internship are required only for the Hungarian degree.

For further details concerning the academic requirements, please consult the Student Handbook.

Finance

Tuition fee for BA Business Administration

Tuition fee: 320,000 HUF / semester for citizens of EU member states

€2,750 / semester for citizens of all other countries

Deadline of payment: the first Monday of September

Transfer data: MNB (National Bank of Hungary)

Account Number: 10024003-00282716-01110009
Swift: HUSTHuhb
IBAN code: HU30-10024003-00282716-01110009
Name of Payee: Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pecs

Important notice

It is highly advisable that applicants obtain the necessary funds for at least one full academic year (including Registration and Tuition Fees, Living Expenses and some emergency funds) prior to enrolling in the Program. It is the Student’s responsibility to meet all payment deadlines and to possess sufficient funds to cover accommodation and subsistence costs. For further details on payment requirements and the fee structure, please contact the Studies Department.

Registration fee for BA Business Administration

Registration fee

260,000 HUF (the figure is subject to change as Middlesex University reserves the right of change)

Deadline of payment: 15 October

Entry Requirements

Prospective students should prove their knowledge and skills in both Mathematics and English.

The Applicant has to produce a TOEFL certificate less than 2 years old and must submit it, together with the following documents to the Studies Department (H-7622 Hungary, Pécs, Rákóczi str. 80.):

  • Completed application form
  • School leaving certificate and/or transcript of previous studies
  • CV in English
  • The payment receipt of the €100 application fee
  • 2 passport-size photos

The decision regarding admission is made by the Assessment Board that considers the candidate's overall performance on her/his School Leaving Examination, with particular emphasis on the grades obtained in Mathematics and Language.

Contacts

Studies Department


Livia K. Tóth (maternity leave)
Student Affairs Officer, coordinator
H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi Str. 80.
Room: 135
Postal Address: H-7601 Pécs, PO Box: 219.
Phone: +36-72-501-599/23372
Fax: +36-72-501-553
e-mail: livia@ktk.pte.hu
Responsible for: handling study affairs

Gabriella Kohlmann

Gabriella Kohlmann
Student Affairs Officer
H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi Str. 80.
Room: 135
Postal Address: H-7601 Pécs, PO Box: 219.
Phone: +36-72-501-599/23372
Fax: +36-72-501-553
e-mail: kohlmanng@ktk.pte.hu
Responsible for: handling study affairs


Judit Trombitás
Recruitment Officer
H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi Str. 80.
Room: 131
Postal Address: H-7601 Pécs, PO Box: 219.
Phone: +36-72-501-599/23160
Fax: +36-72-501-553
e-mail: trombitasj@ktk.pte.hu
Responsible for: handling applications

  • Practice –oriented: The aim of the program is not simply to teach Economics, but, more importantly, to prepare students for the 21st-century-challenges  of the business world and the global market . The structure of modules and teaching materials is organised to  meet this goal. Teaching  techniques  include team-work e such materials as case studies and their practical analysis. Students are encouraged and expected to practise their presentation skills in class, and the guaranteed opportunity to participate in our work placement scheme benefits all students.

MSc Applied Management

Welcome to the Master of Science Applied Management (MSc) program of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs.

The MSc Program has been designed to help you develop skills and competencies to meet requirements for business administration and management in the new Millennium. Completing the program successfully will help you to attain those skills and competencies. The aim of the Program is to prepare you for the challenges of business management in a globally competitive and ever-changing business environment.

I will be your Program Leader - meeting and greeting you regularly in the course of time. My primary role is to support and advise you in your academic progress throughout the program.

dr Bedő Zsolt
Program Leader
MSc Applied Management Program

With my colleagues, I am looking forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your learning and career aspirations. I wish you every success in studying in an exciting program.

Who is this Program for?

The Master of Science Applied Management program is intended for persons who already have a BA degree in Business or Economics-related areas and wish to deepen their knowledge and develop skills associated with a successful business or professional career.

The aim of the program is to prepare students to be managers able to discharge responsibilities effectively in a globally competitive and changing environment. This specialised two-year program, delivered and taught in the English language, will lead participants in the program to acquire an MSc degree in Applied Management.

Based on the success of the BA Business Administration Program and on the growing interest in Master's program, the Faculty of Business and Economics decided to launch a new, MSc Program - then under the name of International Business Management. This program was validated in 1999 and the degree was attainable from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, the Master's program was re-validated, and, with a changed content and under the new structure, the MSc Applied Management was launched in 2005.

Educational aims

The underlying philosophy of the program is that students follow an accelerated studies track. This will enable them to make useful contributions to business organisations which they will join upon successful completion of the program.

The purpose of the program is to provide relevant education in order to prepare students for business careers. The central concerns are the development of those skills and knowledge required for business problem analysis and for the formulation and implementation of business strategies.

The Program aims to:

  • Provide students with broader and deeper knowledge and skills to equip them for a career in a diverse range of business organisations
  • Develop the competence of students in applying a range of business and management skills essential to practising international management
  • Develop those critical and analytical skills necessary in international management
  • Develop critical and analytical problem-based learning to prepare students for graduate employment
  • Enhance the development of the students' existing skills, allowing for a cumulative learning experience

Academics

Program description

As a result of the cooperation between the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs and the Business School of Middlesex University, the Business Degree Program in English (BUDEPE) started in 1996. Thanks to a long and fruitful educational and scientific collaboration, the program were validated by both institutions. This collaboration is recognisable in our special educational system which matches the requirements of both the Hungarian and British systems of Higher Education.

 

Specialities of the Program:

  • The BUDEPE functions in the standard European educational way. The students start with the 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Program and can afterwards continue their studies in the Master of Science Applied Management Program.
  • On successfully finishing their studies at both levels, students receive (degrees) both from the University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics and the Middlesex University
  • A Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language is given to those students who successfully defend their thesis.
  • The official language of teaching and administration is English. All lectures and seminars are held in English.
  • Since the program is international, students from various nations world-wide participate in the program. These include Canada, the USA, China, Iran, Nigeria and several European countries. The program is proud to welcome numerous guest lecturers and professors from internationally respected institutions, so further promoting a multicultural atmosphere in which students can strengthen their communicative and problem-solving abilities as well as develop a greater sense of tolerance and respect for each other.
  • Practice –oriented: The aim of the program is not simply to teach Economics, but, more importantly,to prepare students for the challenges that the business world presents in the global market of the 21st century. The structure of the modules and the teaching materials are organised to correspond to this aim. The teaching methods utilised favour team-work and include such materials as case studies and their practical analysis. Students are encouraged and expected to practise their presentation skills in class, and the guaranteed opportunity to participate in our work placement scheme benefits all students.
  • Studying abroad: during the course of the program students have the opportunity to study abroad for a whole semester at one of our partner institutions within the framework of the Erasmus, Leonardo and other exchange program. These exchange program promote the learning of another language besides English and enable students to familiarise themselves with the cultures and economies of other nations, so preparing them better to understand and cope with the challenges of today's business world.
  • Family-like atmosphere: since the number of students is in the region of 150-160, it is possible to give special, individual attention to students’ affairs and concerns

Program structure

Academic Requirements

To obtain both British and Hungarian degrees the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Gain all the required credits, a total of 180 credit points, This includes 12 credit points for the thesis
  • Complete a one-semester long internship after the academic period
  • Write and successfully defend his/her thesis

Should the student not require the Hungarian degree, neither the thesis defence nor the internship have to be completed.
For further details concerning the academic requirements, please read the Student Handbook.

Finances

Tuition fee for MSc Applied Management

Amount:

395,000 HUF / semester for citizens of EU member countries
€2,900 / semester for citizens of all other countries

Deadline of payment: first Monday of February

Transfer data MNB (National Bank of Hungary)

Account Number: 10024003-00282716-00000000
Swift: HUSTHUHB
IBAN code: HU86-10024003-00282716-00000000
Name of Payee: Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pecs

Important notice

It is highly advisable that applicants obtain the necessary funds for at least one full academic year (including Registration and Tuition Fees, Living Expenses and some emergency funds) prior to enrolling in the Program. It is the Student’s responsibility to meet all payment deadlines and to be in possession of sufficient funds to cover accommodation and subsistence costs. For further details on payment requirements and the fee structure, please contact the Studies Department.

Registration fee

Amount:

786-1195 GBP (the figre is subject to change as Middlesex University reserves the right of change)

Deadline of payment: 15 March

Admission criteria

Degree

The applicant is obliged to have a Business or Business-related degree. A Business degree can be:

BA or BSc in Business Administration or in Economics or in Accounting and Finance...etc.

The business-related degree means that the applicant attended some business-related modules or courses but does not have a Bachelor degree in business. In this case the applicant will be obliged to take the missing courses on our Bachelor Program.

Language certificate

The applicant is obliged to have a TOEFL certificate under 2 years old.

Contacts

Study Department


Livia K. Tóth (maternity leave)
Student Affairs Officer
H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi Str. 80.
Room: 135
Postal Address: H-7601 Pécs, PO Box: 219.
Phone: +36-72-501-599/23372
Fax: +36-72-501-553
e-mail: livia@ktk.pte.hu
Responsible for: handling study affairs

Gabriella Kohlmann

Gabriella Kohlmann
Student Affairs Officer
H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi Str. 80.
Room: 135
Postal Address: H-7601 Pécs, PO Box: 219.
Phone: +36-72-501-599/23372
Fax: +36-72-501-553
e-mail: kohlmanng@ktk.pte.hu
Responsible for: handling study affairs


Judit Trombitás
Recruitment Officer
H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi Str. 80.
Room: 131
Postal Address: H-7601 Pécs, PO Box: 219.
Phone: +36-72-501-599/23160
Fax: +36-72-501-553
e-mail: trombitasj@ktk.pte.hu
Responsible for: handling applications

International PhD Program of Business Administration

 

Developed on the basis of the Hungarian PhD program of the Doctoral School of Business Administration, it is as such nationally accredited. The International PhD Program combines the advantages of contact-based and distance-based education drawing on the contribution of recognized national and international experts. In its design, the program combines two major international traditions in doctoral education such as the American tradition (where several years of formal education is needed to gain the PhD) and the European tradition (with limited number of classes and a strong emphasis on independent dissertation research).

 

 

Program Structure

The Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Pécs established its International Ph.D. Program in Business Administration for professionals in the world of business or in public administration and with several years of experience in their field.

The Program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge necessary for writing a successful dissertation and it also supports independent research by providing experienced faculty supervisors and professional feedback at dissertation seminars.

The direct educational period consists of four semesters during which students are required to be on campus. During this period students spend each semester approximately 10 days on campus and attend and prepare for classes, consult their supervisor on their research topic and may do further research in the Library.

The International Ph.D. Program combines the advantages of contact- and distance-based education, drawing on contributions from recognized national and international experts.

In its design, the Program combines two major international traditions in doctoral education such as the American tradition, where several years of formal instruction and education are needed to gain a Ph.D, and the European tradition with its limited number of classes but strong emphasis on independent dissertation-focused research.

In order to receive the Ph.D. degree, students must accomplish the following:

  • pass all the modules (achieve the Absolutorium)
  • have the Research Proposal accepted
  • pass the Doctoral Examination (Comprehensive Exam)
  • have at least four publications which: are in English,
    • cover the area of dissertation research, and
    • at least one of which should appear in a refereed international journal
  • prepare the Ph.D. Dissertation
  • defend the Ph.D. Dissertation

Academic Staff

Dr. Iván BÉLYÁCZ
  Head of Doctoral School, Professor of Finance
Dr. Zsuzsanna VITAI     Head of Ph.D. Program, Professor of Management    
Gyarmatiné Dr. Edit BÁNYAI   Associate Professor of Marketing
Dr. Károly BARAKONYI   Professor of Management
Dr. Gyöngyi BUGÁR
  Associate Professor of Finance
Dr. Ferenc FARKAS
  Professor of Management
Dr. Dániel KEHL
  Assistant Professor of Statistics
Dr. Sándor KOMLÓSI
  Professor of Decision Sciences
Dr. Gábor KŐRÖSI
  Associate Professor of Econometrics
Dr. Ferenc KRUZSLICZ
  Associate Professor of Informatics
Dr. Kármen KOVÁCS
  Associate Professor of Research Methods
Dr. József POÓR
  Professor of Management, Szent István University
Dr. Gábor REKETTYE
  Professor of Marketing
Dr. Zoltán SCHEPP
  Associate Professor of Finance
Dr. John R. SCHERMERHORN
  Professor of Management, Ohio University
Dr. László SZERB
  Professor of Entrepreneurship
Galambosné Dr. Mónika TISZBERGER
  Assistant Professor of Statistics
Dr. Ádám TÖRÖK

Professor of Public Policy, University of Pannonia
Dr. Zoltán VERES
  Professor of Marketing, University of Pannonia
Dr. József VÖRÖS
  Professor of Management Science
Dr. Gyula ZELLER
  Associate Professor of Finance

Modules

Semester 1
Code Module Module Leader Credits
 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
Code Module Module Leader Credits
 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
9
 QTM 001 Quantitative Methods Dr. Komlósi Sándor
9
 RES 002 Research Proposal Supervisor 10

Semester 3
Code Module Module Leader Credits
 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

* Precondition: Principles of Business Research completed
Semester 4
Code Module Consultant Credits
 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

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: 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

 

Publication requirements

EVALUATION TABLE OF PUBLICATIONS


Relevant publications
Points available Number of publications Rate (%) of contribution Total points
 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      
 SUM


 

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.

Ph.D. Students may apply to the Doctoral Examination (Comprehensive Exam) and the Dissertation Pre-evaluation, Evaluation and Defense only if they have fulfilled the publication requirements and have collected 30+ points.

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

 

 

Areas of Research

Areas of Study

To the successful achievement of Phd studies it is crucial to decide on the topic of dissertation in time and to select the most appropriate supervisor. Some Professors provide topics and supervision in German. In this case the dissertation must be written in German.

Therefore, we advise you to familiarize yourself with the research activity of the Faculty staff in order to find a professor who has a research interest that relates to your proposed topic.

The research topics are only recommendations, however they show the research interests and culture of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs.

 

Management

Barakonyi Károly

Higher Education: The influence of globalization on higher education, trends and answers. The problematics of the European Higher Education Region. University leadership and management. The second revolution of universities. The criticism of Bologne Process in Hungary, tune the process to be in line with the European trends.

Strategic Decisions: methodology on how to deal with ill-structured strategic decisions, adapting the results of psychology to underline strategic decisions. AHP, Expert Choice in strategic decision-making.

Strategic Management: new methods, processes and approaches of supporting strategy making, adapting them in real life. The place and role of business models in strategy making. The relationship between corporate culture and strategy, between strategic management and corporate governance.

 

Karolinyiné dr. Csetneki Zsuzsa

The role of the integrated HR solutions in answering the challenge of competitiveness

Functions, actors and roles of HRM reflecting the changes - internalization, demographic, employees needs, aspiration, etc. - in external - national and international - environment of the organizations.

The internal environment of the organizations - new business focuses: lean, green, socially responsible, etc. organizations, innovations on the fields of technology, organizational structure, means of control, operations management etc. - and the HR practices, encouraging and satisfying these new needs and the evaluation of its effectiveness.

The chance of appropriate integration of the traditional and innovative HR practices. The possibility of the differentiation and/or homogenization of multi-colored workforce. Trends in the roles and actors of the HR function.

Convergences or divergences of the issues mentioned above between private and public sectors and countries, or regions/clusters of countries.

 

Vitai Zsuzsa

Leadership: Issues in charismatic leadership, Comparison of leadership theories, Practical applicability of leadership theories

Organizational Behavior: Authority and obedience in the twenty first century, Personality measurement and job satisfaction, Use of power in business

HRD, Effectiveness of training, Use of training to support profitability, Cost - benefit analysis of training, evaluation of companies that use, or not use training

 

Vörös József

Operation management, Logistic, Capacity development

 

Marketing

 

Bányai Edit

E-commerce, online business models

The Internet became a part of everyday life of consumers and a standard operational platform for corporation. The different e-business and e-commerce models provide a range of opportunities for businesses. However these models require different sources and business strategies. This field of research deals with the different dimensions of e-business models, the impact of online business on corporate marketing strategy, and it concerns the topic of online consumer behaviour.

Social media marketing

Nowadays, the principal changes in online marketing seem to be mainly determined by web 2.0, and social web. The new applications facilitate collaboration between consumers and the consumer empowerment. These processes have crucial impact on corporate communication.

These topics need a holistic view, and applicants have to investigate their selected research area and/or company in a continuously changing environment.

 

Fojtik János

Marketing and Society

This research area covers a wide range of topics including issues research should focus including among others (1) how knowledge about marketing improves public policy decisions, (2) impacts of corporate marketing decisions on competition, (3) impacts of public policy decisions, (4) social marketing initiatives.

Diversity in Marketing

This research area supports those who want to improve understanding of diverse customer segments and to explore research on race, ethnicity, and other diversity-related issues that impact the marketplace. This topic is a response to a growing demand for spotlighting current and emerging issues about diverse customer segments, multicultural marketing, and diversity-related issues that impact marketing.

 

Rekettye Gábor

Market Oriented Pricing

The first decade of the twenty-first century brought about new global economic and technological changes which place pricing in the forefront of social and managerial considerations. The field of research covers the different aspects of price setting, the interrelation of pricing and consumer behavior, and also the ethical aspects of the most modern pricing techniques (price discrimination, price bundling, and revenue management).

Market Driven Product and Portfolio Management

This area of research deals with the market oriented formulation of the company offers: How to enhance the competitiveness of products, product lines, and product mix. Decisions to change the product portfolio are discussed, among others the differentiation of products and services, innovation, and positioning of the company offer.

 

 

Szűcs Krisztián

Segmentation of Consumer Markets

Market segmentation is (and probably will be) always challenging for companies with the aim to identify consumer groups with homogeneous preferences inside and significant differences outside since 1951. The process starts with the definition of the market the company works with and this is the point where challenge appears first. Then an appropriate variable (set) should be chosen, which can differentiate segments and have practical advantages at the same time. After getting data from the consumers, analysis starts with multivariate statistics and researchers try to fit results to everyday phenomena. The ultimate (?) challenge is the implementation into the company standards.

Marketing in Technology Intensive Markets

This field of research focuses on markets where product life cycles are extremely short, consumer preferences change rapidly and latent needs drive product development. Several theoretical models connect to this field, like the Technology Acceptance Model or the Online Shopping Acceptance Model. Starting either from the consumers' side or from the companies' side the driver is the same: technology.

 

Törőcsik Mária

Veränderungen im Konsumentenverhalten

Veränderungen im Konsumentenverhalten in den verschiedenen Märkten ist ein beliebter und relevanter Forschungsbereich. In unseren Tagen gibt es einen tiefgreifenden Wandel im Marktumfeld, worauf die Konsumenten mit dem Wechsel ihrer Strategien reagieren. Marketingexperten versuchen die Position ihrer Marken durch innovative Lösungen zu bewahren, und die sich anbietenden Gelegenheiten sogar zur Erhöhung ihres Marktanteiles zu nutzen. Zur Klärung von Marktproblemen kann parallel zur Anwendung von klassischen Marktforschungsverfahren auch die Trendforschung genutzt werden, gegebenfalls ist es sogar nicht möglich, gewisse Probleme ohne diese mit Erfolg zu untersuchen.

Von den Kandidaten, die sich für dieses Thema entscheiden, wird begriffliche Klärung, Zusammenfassung der Fachliteratur und die Durchführung von themenspezifischen Forschungen in folgenden Bereichen erwartet: Konsumentenverhalten, Marketing, Marktforschung, Trendforschung, Analyse und Klärung von Entwicklungen.

Der Problemenkreis setzt synergische Denkfähigkeit voraus. Das heißt, die Verarbeitung und Interpretation der Ergebnisse erfordert interdisziplinäres Herangehen. Zur verstehenden Ausführung und zur Gestaltung von neuen Gedanken sind Offenheit und empatische Forschungsorientierung erforderlich.

Finance

 

Bugár Gyöngyi

Risk Measurement and Management

Developing and testing financial risk (e.g. market and credit risk) measures; studying the risk management techniques of multinational corporations and financial institutions; identifying the reasons of financial crises caused by improper risk measures, incorrect quantification / estimation of risk and researching preventive measures and regulations

Portfolio Allocation and Optimization Strategies

Studying and comparing the characteristics of different portfolio allocation/optimization strategies for various investment periods

International Diversification of Investments

Studying the benefits of global portfolio allocation (namely diversification into different stock markets and asset types including emerging markets of the world and alternative investments, such as hedge funds) in terms of investment performance

 

Schepp Zoltán

The interaction between fixed income and foreign exchange markets

Modeling and forecasting important financial variables with the background of the concept of the ex post parity of international yields; measuring and forecasting the risk of foreign currency financing exposure; making use of poll data by forecasting and explanation the behavior of financial variables.

Inflation targeting and foreign financing

Analyzing the restriction given by the scarcity of (past and recent) home capital accumulation for the IT monetary policy based on cross section data.

Die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Devisen- und Obligationsmärkten

Modellieren und Vorhersagen von wichtigen Finanzvariablen (wie z.B. flexible Wechselkurse) mit dem Hintergrund des sog. ex post Rendite-Parity Konzeptes; Messung und Voraussage der Risiken von Fremdwährungsfinanzierung; die Benutzung der Befragungsdaten von Marktteilnehmer (sog. Polls) für die Erklärung der Bewegungen diversen Finanzmarktdaten.

Die Limitationen der sog. Inflation targeting monetäre Politik unter Ausslandsfinazierung

Die Analyse der Restriktionen kommend aus dem Fakt der mangelnden binnenwirtschaftlichen Kapitalakkumulation, und empirischen Untersuchung aufgrund von Querschnittsdaten möglichst vielen Ländern.

 

Zeller Gyula

Financial markets and institutions: The topic integrates the development of typical financial institutions, the rationale of their operation and the advantages they provide for the whole economy. The problem of different securities and securities' markets or the behavior and activity of technical intermediary institutions is also an important scope of the study. The characteristic and operation of derivative markets also provides a special research area. The analysis may focus on the activity of financial intermediaries, with special regard on the banking sector, or the study of certain processes in banking -like the credit analysis-, or issues of bank management.

The development of economics to the classical theories: The scope of this research encompasses the activity of different schools and representatives of economics up to the classical period. The analysis focuses on the contribution of theirs to the development of economics with special regard on the actual validity of their approach. Special emphasis are put on the evaluation of the works of classical English political economists (A. Smith, D. Ricardo, J.S. Mill) and their complex analysis integrating the economic, ethical and political aspects of the social life.

The methodology of economics: The methodological analysis of economics puts the emphasis on the philosophical and theory of science perspectives of the subject. In this framework we are looking for the answers concerning the similarities and divergences of economics compared to other "hard" sciences and "soft" arts. The philosophical background, the scope and axiomatic system and the methods of argumentation in economics and business can also provide a basis for the analysis. With the study of the logical structure or consistency of argumentation we can draw conclusion concerning the harmonic or contradictory nature of different approaches. To study the rhetoric constructions in economic texts may also provide a fruitful insight to the nature of economics. The analysis of language instrumental background, the nature of metaphors or the research of special narratives attached to different schools can show the nature of the paradigmatic construction behind the theories.

 

Other Areas

 

Other topics

 

Kiss Tibor

Sustainable Economic Development

 

Kruzslicz Ferenc

Enterprise Security Management

Virtual World Business Models

Virtual world specialized research methods. Comparison real and virtual world businesses.

Transformation virtual goods and services into real value. Building open source standards-based virtual worlds.

Finances

Tuition fee of the International PhD Program

The tuition fee for the Program is €12.500 - to be paid in instalments as per the following schedule:

1st semester: €4.000,

2nd semester: €3.000,

3rd semester: €2.000,

Comprehensive Exam: €500,

Doctoral Procedure: €3.000,

Transfer data:

Account Number: 10024003-00282716-00000000

Swift: HUSTHUHB

IBAN code: HU86-10024003-00282716-00000000

Other information for the transfer:

Name of the Receiver: International PhD in Business Administration, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Address of the Program: 7622 Pécs, Rákóczi út 80.

Address of National Bank of Hungary: 1054 Szabadság tér 8-9., Budapest, Hungary Phone: +36 (1) 428-2752, Fax: +36 (1) 428-2569

Admission

The Program is highly selective. It requires a Master's degree (MSc or MBA) in a relevant field, excellent academic performance and an outstanding research proposal. Applicants who are still conducting their studies at the time of application must submit an official letter from their institution indicating the date of graduation. Students cannot enroll on the Program until they have successfully completed their studies at Master level.

  • Research Proposal (2-3 page long) 
  • CV in English
  • Application Form
  • Language Exam in English
  • Official Copies of Degree Certificates plus certified translation in English
  • Transcript of Records in English
  • List of publications (if any)

All the above documents have to be submitted to the program administrator via e-mail (iphd-admin@ktk.pte.hu).

Application deadline for the 2017/18    academic year: 15th May 2017


Research Proposal

A 2-3 page written statement of the research plan which includes an explanation of the purpose of the study and outlines the research methodology. It should comprise the following:

  • The intended title of the dissertation
  • The aim of the underlying research as well as the clearly stated motivation for the research
  • Literature review, i.e. a review of the state-of-the-art literature
  • List of references

Please note that all research proposals are thoroughly checked with anti-plagiarism software.

For students

Contact us


Kohlmann Gabriella
Manager Assistant
International Ph.D. Program in Business Administration
University of Pecs, Faculty of Business and Economics
H-7622 Pecs, Rakoczi str. 80.
+36-72-501-599/23372
E-mail: iphd-admin@ktk.pte.hu

International PhD Program in Regional Development

 

Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics

Number of registration resolution: FNYF/611-3/2016.

 

Dear Applicants,

 

as Head of the Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics it is my pleasure to welcome you on the website of the International PhD Program in Regional Development. The following contents are intended to help you at the application process and throughout your studies by providing detailed information on the programme.

 

The aim of the programme is to train high-quality professionals in the field of regional development. This aim is achieved by a well-structured programme that provides strong theoretical base and at the same time supports independent research under expert supervision and by regular feedback. The international network of the School and its professors provides many more opportunities than lectures only; the best students can apply for travel grants to conferences and for abroad scholarships to our partner institutions, or they can be involved in some of the international projects of the Faculty and its centre of excellence, the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. I hope we can welcome you among our students.

 

Yours sincerely,

Professor Attila Varga

Head of the Doctoral School

 

 

Program Structure

The Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Pécs established its International PhD Program in Regional Development for professionals who have collected several years of experience in their field working at national, regional and local levels of decision making or at think tank organizations. The International PhD Program in Regional Development belongs to the Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics and as such it is a nationally accredited doctoral program in Hungary.

The Program is designed to help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for writing good quality doctoral dissertations. To serve this aim the Program supports independent research by providing experienced faculty supervisors and professional feedback at dissertation seminars. From the very beginning the Program provides methodological and practical support for individual research.

The International PhD Program in Regional Development combines the advantages of contact-based and distance-based education drawing on the contribution of its recognized national and international faculty. The educational period consists of four semesters. During this period students should spend in each semester approximately 5 days on campus to attend and prepare for classes, consult with their research supervisors and continue their research. In order to receive the PhD degree, students must accomplish the following:

  • pass all the modules,
  • have the Research Proposal accepted,
  • pass the Doctoral Examination (Comprehensive Examination),
  • fulfill the publication requirements,
  • prepare the PhD Dissertation,
  • defend the PhD Dissertation.

Academic Staff

Katalin Erdős, Research Fellow, Assistant professor, expert in microeconomics and regional innovation

Zoltán Gál, Senior Researcher, expert in regional finance and regional innovation

Péter Járosi, Research Fellow, Assistant Professor, expert in regional economic modeling

Imre Lengyel, Professor at University of Szeged, expert in regional competitiveness and regional economic development

Tamás Mellár, Professor, expert in macroeconomics and economic policy

Ilona Pálné Kovács, Professor, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, expert in regional governance

Gábor Rappai, Professor, expert in statistics and econometrics

Tamás Sebestyén, Research Fellow, Assistant Professor, expert in macroeconomics and innovation

Éva Somogyiné Komlósi, Research Fellow, expert in regional economic development

László Szerb, Professor, expert in entrepreneurship, small business competitiveness and entrepreneurial finance, Director of the International PhD Program in Regional Development

Attila Varga, Professor, expert in regional policy and development, policy impact modeling and regional innovation, Director of the PhD School of Regional Policy and Economics

Course Structure

To complete the educational phase, PhD students have to acquire 180 credit points. In order to gain the PhD degree students need to accomplish all the required courses (4 credit points each) and the three elected courses (2 credit points each). Additionally they need to collect 60 research credit points and 30 credits from publications and conference papers. Furthermore students also have to take the Doctoral Examination, as well as submit and defend their dissertation.

 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Required courses

Microeconomics (Erdős)

 

Regional Economics (Varga)

European Regional Policy (Somogyiné Dr. Komlósi Éva)

Entrepreneurship Development (Szerb)

Macroeconomics (Mellár)

 

Development Economics (Mellár)

Regional Economic Development (Lengyel)

Regional Finance

(Gál)

Statistics (Rappai)

 

Econometrics (Rappai)

 

Empirical Research Methods 1 (Szerb)

 

Empirical Research Methods 2 (Járosi)

 

Introduction to Scientific Research (Szerb-Varga)

 

Research Seminar 1

(Szerb – Varga)

Research Seminar 2

(Szerb – Varga)

 

Research Seminar 3

(Szerb –Varga)

Electives

 

 

Invited top international expert in regional innovation in Europe

 

Universities and Regional Development (Erdős)

 

Invited top international expert in innovation and entrepreneurship in cities

 

 

Regional Governance (Pálné Kovács)

Asian Regional Development Policy (Somogyiné Komlósi)

Knowledge Networks and Economic Growth (Sebestyén)

 

Credit Structure

 

Credit points

Coursework credits (min. 30%)

54

   

Teaching credits (min. 20%)

36

Teaching independently a seminar for a full semester at a higher education institution (each)

15

Teaching independently a seminar for a full semester at a secondary or other tertiary education institution (each)

10

Thesis and dissertation review, BA and MA level (per piece)

4

Contribution to the organization of conferences/workshops

5

   

Research credits (min. 33%)

60

Accepted research proposal

25

Presentation at a Summer School

5

Successful accomplishment of the Introduction to Scientific Research course and the three Research Seminars (5 points per semester)

20

Participation in research groups (per semester)

5

 

 

Publication credits (min. 17%)

30

Total credits

180

Teaching credits may be received by teaching not only at the University of Pécs but also in other countries’ educational institutions. If teaching is not feasible, students can substitute credits in teaching with research and publication credits.

 

Publication credits

Publications

credit points

1. Journal publications

 

A+

30

A

25

B

20

C

15

D

10

Other journals

0-6

2. Books and textbooks

 

Book chapter

12-15

Textbook

15-25

3. Conference proceedings, working papers

 

Study in conference proceedings

5-8

Conference presentation

2-4

Book review

2-4

In the case of co-authorship we calculate 0.7 of the points (two authors) and 0.5 of the points (three or more co-authors).

The followings cannot be considered as credited publication: teaching or supporting materials, publications in dailies, weeklies and non-scientific journals. Publications only in electronic journals are based on individual judgment.

In order to start the doctoral activities (which include the Doctoral Examination, and the defense of the Dissertation) students should have a minimum of 30 credit points in publication. It is required to have at least four publications. Out of these two should be journal publications. List of accepted journals with their ranking can be accessed with this link.

Tailor-made Research Support

A distinctive feature of the International PhD Program in Regional Development is its personal, tailor-made support system aiming to assist independent, quality research and publications. The Scientific Research course in the first semester introduces students to independent research. Research Seminars starting in the second semester provide students the practical knowledge in designing and execution of their own research and then writing publications that follow international standards. By the end of the fourth semester students are expected to be able to write a research paper that can be submitted for publication consideration to a scientific journal.
The program guides students through different stages of writing a publishable paper over the first four semesters of their studies:
  • First semester: motivating the research topic, selection of the research methodology. The planned structure of the study should be presented at the end of the first semester.
  • Second semester: the first version of literature survey is written. The motivation, the planned research design, the first version of the literature survey and the planned structure should be presented in the first research seminar.
  • Third semester: the focus is on research methodology (data, theoretical/conceptual model etc.) that should be presented in the second research seminar.
  • Fourth semester: the focus is on results. The first version of the study should be presented in the third research seminar.
During the third year, after finishing the required course works, students should focus mainly on their own research. The main tasks are the following:
  • completion of a paper and its submission to a journal,
  • participation in research seminars,
  • participation in international workshops and conferences,
  • completing and defending the dissertation research proposal. This research proposal should present the main research questions of the dissertation, the literature survey, the description of the methodology, and the planned design of the dissertation.

Suggested areas of research

For those who do not have a clearly defined research topic yet, the academic staff provides assistance and the possibility to join their international research network. In the following we provide a list of potential research topics and fields:

 

  • Innovation and regional development:

Technological innovation is the most important source of modern economic development of regions. Students interested in the role of innovation in regional economic growth and in policies that might be followed to help regions succeed in a technology-based development path will have the possibility to be involved in internationally well-recognized innovation-related research projects. Topics include regional systems of innovation research (including research on the role of regional actors such as universities, local firms, multinational companies in innovation), the analysis of the role of global knowledge network embeddedness in regional innovation as well as impact assessment of knowledge-based regional development policies via extensions and applications of the GMR model system. For further details contact Professor Attila Varga (vargaa@ktk.pte.hu).

 

  • Entrepreneurship research and policy development:

This type of research is based on the world’s largest individual entrepreneurship data collection, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (http://gemconsortium.org/) data set. Our academic staff lead by Professor László Szerb, together with other highly recognized scholars (Zoltán J. Ács, London School of Economics; Erkko Autio, Imperial College, London; Raquel Ortega-Argilés, University of Groningen) have developed the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) and its regional version, the Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index (REDI) (http://www.thegedi.org/). The uniquely designed Penalty of Bottleneck (PB) methodology provides the possibility for tailor-made entrepreneurship policy implementation at country, regional and local (city) levels. Interested students are invited to participate in this top research that is in the absolute forefront of examining the role of entrepreneurship in economic development. For further details contact Professor László Szerb (szerb@ktk.pte.hu).

 

  • Financialization/financial globalization and its spatial implications on the EU financial markets:

The key aim of this research is to discuss the most recent developments in the on-going global financial crisis and to critically examine the continuing financialization of economic processes that have shaped, and have been shaped by, the global and European circuits of finance. The financial crisis has demonstrated the global and geographical interconnectedness of the European financial system as a whole. While finance has traditionally been considered to be a domain of financial economics, it is evident that financial markets and financial crises are intensely geographical in nature and therefore the spatiality of finance and the approaches in Regional Economics, New Economic Geography and in Financial Geography cannot be ignored to address these challenges. The research is based on the finding of both the FP7 (RASTANEWS) network on the future of macroeconomic financial integration in Europe (http://rastanews.eu/) and on the Regional Studies Association sponsored Research Network on Geographies of Finance and Post-Socialist transformations

 (http://www.regionalstudies.org/networks/network/gfpst; https://www.tcd.ie/Geography/research/gof/about.php). 

Doctoral students can get access to the FP7 dataset on country-level external imbalances to analyze regional imbalances within Europe and especially within EMU that are at the root of the European sovereign debt crisis. In the last 25 years a great emphasis has been put on financial market transformation in the post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This research aims to identify to what extent the financial market integration of CEECs contributed to the regional imbalances within the European Union and the Eurozone comparing the pre- and post-crisis periods. The research examines the patterns of post-crisis readjustment in CEECs’ banking sectors and it also discusses the current policy arrangements and possible scenarios of the extension of the Eurozone to non-member CEE EU countries. For further details contact Dr. Zoltán Gál, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher (galz@rkk.hu).

 

  • Network structure and macroeconomic stability

The economy is a complex adaptive system which can be adequately described by network concepts. As a result, advances in network theory can be used to describe economic phenomena. Exploring, analyzing and modelling the different layers of connections between economic agents can improve our understanding of many economic phenomena. At the same time the explicit integration of systems of relationships may help us developing more precise micro and macroeconomic models. The research topic focuses especially on the stability of economic processes and tries to understand and model this subject with tools inherited from network theory or game theory. Requirements: MA in Economics, some experience in modeling and econometrics. For further details contact Professor Tamás Sebestyén (sebestyent@ktk.pte.hu).

 

  • Territorial governance and regional development (public administrative, political science, public policy approaches)

-        the mission of local and regional self-governments in planning and economic development.

-        national models of management of European cohesion policy  (especially in CEE countries)

-        public actors, networks in regional development (partnership schemes and practices)

-        comparative studies of territorial governance systems focusing on the meso level

-        territorial reform sin Europe (rescaling, regionalisation)

For further details contact Professor Ilona Pálné Kovács (palne@rkk.hu).

 

  • Universities and regional development

Universities are unique institutions that provide multiple contributions to economic and social development. The medieval teaching universities were translated into teaching and research universities during the 19th centuries by first academic revolution, whereas the second academic revolution of the 20th century created the entrepreneurial university model where teaching, research and regional development are the explicit tasks of universities. This research topic focuses on the third mission of universities and all the related aspects of that.  Areas of interest include the legal and institutional changes that support the entrepreneurial turn of universities, the changes of individual attitudes/motivations, respectively risks and educational consequences guiding the entrepreneurial turn. For further details contact Katalin Erdős (erdosk@ktk.pte.hu). 


 

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fee for the Program is €12,500 - to be paid in installments in the following schedule:

  • 1st semester: €4,000,
  • 2nd semester: €3,000,
  • 3rd semester: €2,000,
  • Doctoral examination: €500,
  • Doctoral procedure: €3,000,

Hungary through the Tempus Public Foundation offers scholarships for foreign nationals who intend to pursue their full BA/BSc, MA/MSc or undivided MA or PhD studies in Hungarian state accredited higher education institutions. For details see Stipendium Hungaricum below. 

Transfer data

Account Number: 10024003-00282716-00000000

Swift: HUSTHUHB

IBAN code: HU86-10024003-00282716-00000000

Other information for the transfer:

Name of the Recipient: International PhD Program in Regional Development, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Address of the Program: Rákóczi St. 80., 7622 Pécs, Hungary

Address of National Bank of Hungary: Szabadság Sq. 8-9., 1054 Budapest, Hungary Phone: +36 (1) 428-2752, Fax: +36 (1) 428-2569

Application Guidelines

Students need to compile an Application Package containing the following documents:

  • Research Proposal (length: 2-3 pages)
  • CV in English
  • Application Form
  • Language Exam in English
  • Official Copies of Degree Certificates plus certified translation in English
  • Transcript of Records in English
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Four passport-size photographs

In order to be considered eligible for the Program, applicants must hold a Master’s degree (MA, MSc) in a relevant field. Prospective students who do not possess a Master’s degree in Economics are advised to complement their studies with a Master of Business Administration degree at an accredited institution. Applicants who are still conducting their studies at the time of application must submit an official letter from their institution indicating the date of graduation. Students cannot enroll at the Program until they have successfully completed their studies at the Master’s level.

Deadline of application for the 2017-2018 academic year is the 30th of June, 2017. Decisions on admission are made by the 15th of July, 2017

The Research Proposal

It is a 2-3 page written statement of the research plan, which includes the explanation of the purpose of the study and the outline of the research methodology. It should comprise the following:

  • The planned title of the dissertation
  • The aim of the underlying research as well as the clearly stated motivation for the research
  • A preliminary literature review, i.e. a review of the state-of-the-art literature
  • List of references

Please note that all research proposals are thoroughly checked with an anti-plagiarism software.

Send the required documents to Gabriella Kohlmann at the following postal address:
University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics
International PhD Program
Rákóczi St. 80, H-7622 Pécs, Hungary
iphd-admin@ktk.pte.hu

Personal interview

After receiving all the required documents, suitable applicants will be selected for a Skype interview in a pre-arranged time. The aim of the interview is to ensure English language proficiency as well as the personal commitment of the applicant.

Short Biography of Faculty

Katalin Erdős, Research Fellow, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group, Assistant professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Katalin Erdős is PhD in Economics (University of Pécs, 2014). She worked previously as Research Assistant at the Centre for Regional Education, Development and Consulting and with scholarship at the Tax and Financial Control Administration. Her research focus is on the impact of universities on the regional economy with a particular attention to the role of academic entrepreneurship. Teaching areas include Innovation and Sectoral Policies, Territorial Economic Development, Introduction into Economics, Microeconomics and Environmental Economics. She is participant in different research projects aimed at regional development.

E-mail: erdosk@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://www.krti-en.ktk.pte.hu/index.php?p=contents&cid=55

 

Zoltán Gál, Senior Researcher, expert in regional aspects of finance and regional innovation

Zoltán Gál is PhD in Economic Geography (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998) and Habilitated Doctor in Financial Geography & Regional Economics. He is Senior Researcher at the HAS Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies and Associate Professor at Kaposvár University (Department of Regional Economics & Statistics). His research fields include regional finance, local and regional banking, cooperative banking, financial services offshoring and regional innovation. Dr. Gál was Invited Expert at DG Research for Regional Foresight projects and Project Manager of INTERREG, ESPON Territorial_2050 and ‘Macro-Risk Assessment and Stabilization Monetary Policies with New Early Warning Signals’ FP7 projects. He was Member of the RSA ‘Outsourcing and Offshoring Financial & Business Services Research Network’. Dr. Gál conducted research at the ‘Centre for Employment Work and Finance’ of Oxford University in 2009. He was Sectoral Consultant for the Hungarian cooperative banking sector. Dr. Gál received East-European Publication Prize from the ‘Society for the Advancement Socio-Economics’ for his study in transition banking. He is Organizer of the RSA Research Network on Geographies of Finance and Post-Socialist Transformations.

E-mail: galz@rkk.hu

Reference: http://www.rkk.hu/en/cvs/gal_zoltan.html

 

Imre Lengyel, Professor, University of Szeged, expert in regional competitiveness and regional economic development

Imre Lengyel is University Professor in the Institute of Economics and Economic Development, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at University of Szeged. From 2012, Dr. Lengyel is also the Director of the Doctoral School (PhD) of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at University of Szeged. He is an Elected Member of the Regional Science Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 1990 (Deputy Chairman between 1999 and 2008, Chair between 2008 and 2011). Dr. Lengyel is Member of the Hungarian Regional Science Association from 2002. From 1989, he is Member of the Editorial Board of the “Alföldi Társadalom” Yearbook (Senior Editor from 1991 to 1994). From 2003, Dr. Lengyel is Member of the Editorial Board of the “Tér és Társadalom” journal as well. He is Member of the European Regional Science Association (from 1992) and Regional Studies Association (from 2002). Dr. Lengyel holds a PhD in Economics (1995), and he is Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2005. His fields of specialization: regional and urban economics, local and regional economic development, business networks and regional clusters, SME development.

E-mail: ilengyel@eco.u-szeged.hu

Reference: http://www.eco.u-szeged.hu/english/division-of-regional/curriculum-vitae-imre

 

Péter Járosi, Research Fellow, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Péter Járosi obtained a degree in Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, in 1991, and qualified as a Programmer Mathematician at the Faculty of Science, József Attila University of Szeged. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pécs (2011). Previously he served as Associate Professor at the Budapest Business College and Managing Director of the National Exchequer Resources Directorate in Budapest. His research focuses on regional economic development policy modeling. Dr. Járosi teaches Spatial Statistics, Spatial Econometrics and Computable General Equilibrium Modeling.

E-mail: jarosip@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://www.krti-en.ktk.pte.hu/index.php?p=contents&cid=19

 

Tamás Mellár, Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, expert in macroeconomics and economic policy

Tamás Mellár is University Professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs. He graduated at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs in 1977 and became Doctor Universitae at the same institution in 1981. He received his CSc degree in 1991 and became the Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007. He began his career at the University of Pécs as Trainee, Assistant and later as Assistant Professor. Between 1988 and 1989 he was Visiting Researcher at Princeton University, and worked later as Scientific Director at the Research Institute for Privatization and as Governmental Advisor at the Prime Minister's Office. He was the President of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office between 1998 and 2003. Later he became the Vice-dean of Illyés Gyula College Faculty, University of Pécs and was Chair of Department at the same faculty. He has been employed by the Faculty of Business and Economics since 2009 as Full Professor. He is the Director of the Department of Economics and Regional Studies. His main research interests are macroeconomic policy and the economics of development. He teaches economics-related subjects at the BA and MA programs of the Faculty and at the PhD programs as well. He is the president and member of different scientific associations. From 1998, he is the Member of the Statistical Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and he is Member of the Presidential Board of the Association of Economic Modeling from 2007. His fields of specialization: macroeconomics (monetary and fiscal policy), modernization of the Hungarian economy, chances of a bottom-up economy. His work was acknowledged by several scientific awards.

E-mail: mellart@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://www.krti-en.ktk.pte.hu/index.php?p=contents&cid=56

 

Ilona Pálné Kovács, Professor, University of Pécs, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, expert in regional governance

Ilona Pálné Kovács is Scientific Advisor of the Institute for Regional Studies at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She graduated as a jurist (1978), gained her Candidate of Sciences in Political Science (1988), became Doctor of Sciences in Regional Science (2000). From 2002 she has been a Full Professor at the Department for Political Studies of the University of Pécs and she is the Founder and Head of the Doctoral Program in Political Sciences (University of Pécs Faculty of Arts and Humanities Interdisciplinary Doctoral School). She has been a researcher of the Transdanubian Research Institute since 1978. Between 1997 and 2012 she was the Director of the Institute. She was elected as Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2013. Her scientific field covers territorial issues of public administration, local policy relations, local government systems, the management aspects of regional development and regional policy in Europe. She has been the leader of several domestic and international research projects. The interdisciplinary character of her research is justified by the simultaneous use of the approaches of public administrative sciences, regional science and political science.

E-mail: palne@rkk.hu

Reference: http://www.rkk.hu/en/cvs/palne_kovacs_ilona.html

 

Gábor Rappai, Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Gábor Rappai earned a degree in Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, in 1987. He gained his PhD in Economics in 1997 and became a Habilitated Doctor in Economics in 2003. He began his career at the University of Pécs as Trainee and later as Assistant Lecturer. From 1997, Dr. Rappai works as Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics and Econometrics, and he is the Chair of the Institute of Business Methodologies. His main research fields are financial time-series data modeling and econometric testing of causalities. From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Rappai was the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

E-mail: rappai@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://ktk.pte.hu/gmi/rappai-gabor

 

Tamás Sebestyén, Research Fellow, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Tamás Sebestyén earned his Master’s degree in Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs in 2004. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pécs (2011). Previously he worked as an analyst at the Hungarian National Development Office. From 2007 he has held academic positions at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs first as assistant lecturer and from 2012 as assistant professor. From 2012 he is also affiliated at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group. His main field of interest is macroeconomic modeling with a focus on the application of network theory and analysis in this area. His PhD thesis revealed the connection between economic performance and the underlying network structures. He is also dealing with regional aspects of innovation from a network approach and agent based economic modeling. His teaching areas include Macroeconomics, Network Theory, International Economics and Simulation Methods.

E-mail: sebestyent@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://www.krti-en.ktk.pte.hu/index.php?p=contents&cid=27

 

Éva Somogyiné Komlósi, Research Fellow, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

Éva Somogyiné Komlósi holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pécs (2014). In her dissertation she investigated various issues related to contemporary regional development policy in Japan. In 2010 she won a two-year Japanese state-financed scholarship to carry out research in Japan. Since 2012 Dr. Komlósi has a position in the MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group at the University of Pécs. She has recently participated in a major EU-financed research project, which focused on the construction of the regional GEDI entrepreneurship index (REDI). Her current main area of research is the investigation of the effects of institutional factors on entrepreneurship.

E-mail: komlosieva@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://ktk.pte.hu/gmi/somogyine-komlosi-eva

 

László Szerb, Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, expert in entrepreneurship, small business competitiveness, and entrepreneurial finance

László Szerb is University Professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs. He obtained his PhD in Economics from West Virginia University (US) and became the Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2012. His teaching focuses mainly on small business and entrepreneurship related subjects. László Szerb is the Director of the Department of Business. He is the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Hungarian research team leader, being a GEM member since 2001. Professor Szerb has been a Visiting Professor in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, and the United States. He has published extensively in entrepreneurship topics including the determinants of entrepreneurship, competitiveness and performance. In the last years, he has focused his research on entrepreneurship indicator methodology, being one of the main creators together with Zoltán J. Ács of the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index. Professor Szerb is the Director of the International PhD Program in Regional Development.

E-mail: szerb@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://ktk.pte.hu/gti/szerb-laszlo

 

Attila Varga, Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, expert in regional policy and development, policy impact modeling, regional innovation

Attila Varga is University Professor at the Department of Economics and Regional Studies of the University of Pécs. He obtained his PhD in Economics at West Virginia University (US) in 1997. In 2006 he became Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was employed as Research Assistant Professor at the Regional Research Institute of West Virginia University between 1997 and 1998 then worked as Research Fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (1999-2001), as well as at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU). He is the Founding Director of the Centre of Research in Economic Policy at the Faculty of Business and Economics. From 2006 to 2012 Attila Varga served as Director of the Department of Economics and Regional Studies at FBE. He was invited as Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University (1997), Max Planck Institute, Jena (2004), Saint Etienne University (2005), JRC-IPTS of the European Commission, in Seville (2008) and GREThA at the University of Bordeaux (2012). He is one of the leading researchers in the field of regional innovation and economic development. His teaching areas are regional economics, regional economic policy, applied econometrics and microeconomics. Professor Varga has published widely internationally in major journals of his research field. He serves on the editorial boards of various international journals of regional economics and economics of technological change. Attila Varga is Director of the Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics and Head of the MTA-PTE Innovation and Regional Economic Growth Research Group.

E-mail: vargaa@ktk.pte.hu

Reference: http://www.krti-en.ktk.pte.hu/index.php?p=contents&cid=29

Stipendium Hungaricum

The “Stipendium Hungaricum” Scholarship Program was founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013. Scholarships can be applied by citizens of those countries that have a valid/effective bilateral educational work plan agreement signed by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources. The pre-selection of the candidates will be carried out by the Ministry of Education of the given country or by the scholarship board appointed by that ministry.

Hungary through the Tempus Public Foundation offers scholarships for foreign nationals who intend to pursue their full BA/BSc, MA/MSc or undivided MA or PhD studies in Hungarian state accredited higher education institutions.

For details and available scholarships please see: http://international.pte.hu/stipendium-hungaricum-scholarship-program

Contact us


Kohlmann Gabriella
Manager Assistant
International PhD Program in Regional Development
University of Pecs, Faculty of Business and Economics
H-7622 Pecs, Rakoczi str. 80.
+36-72-501-599/23372
E-mail: iphd-admin@ktk.pte.hu

Summer Programs and Special Events

Simonyi Summer School

OHIO-PÉCS SIMONYI SUMMER INITIATIVE STARTS AGAIN! ITS ALL ABOUT A MEMORABLE SIX TO NINE WEEKS OF FUN, CAREER BUILDING AND EVEN DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN SUMMER! A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR GETTING CLOSER TO ENGINEERS, MEDICAL LEADERS, THOUGHT LEADERS, INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS! AN EXCITING SUMMER CAMP FOR DOING IT THE AMERICAN WAY, WITH A EUROPEAN STYLE AND HUNGARIAN FLARE! ACCEPTED UNIVERSITY OF PÉCS STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A 100%  PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP AND CREDITS.

IF YOU ARE A PART-TIME STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PÉCS, AN ERASMUS STUDYING IN HUNGARY, OR A FULL-TIME STUDENT OF A HUNGARIAN UNIVERSITY YOU MAY APPLY FOR UPTO 70% PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP

SIMONYI KICKS OFF THIS SUMMER AGAIN!

The 9th International Summer University in Innovation Commercialization and Business Consulting is extended to under grad., post grad and PhD. students coming from ALL academic fields

Setting : Six to Nine weeks in Pécs

Kick off dates:  May 20th and June 14th

Application: Continuous. Deadline  May 12th

Program participation Fees for the 9 and 6 weeks: 2350 Euros

Lodging (upon request): 650 Euros

CANCELLATION FEES: If not coordinated : First week 150 Euros. Afterwards nonrefundable

Orientation Day: May 30th

Closing: July 18th (The 3rd international Showcase Marketplace)

The ninth Summer Innovation & Commercialization Initiative begins late May this year ahead of the regular six week program that will be kicked off mid June 2014. US Professionals, Executive Mentors from California’s Silicon Valley, and Students from Ohio will be arriving as early as mid May to begin working on innovation projects. Many of these projects have started in the previous year and some this year's projects may continue after this summer.

Building on an almost decade long of successful co-operations with the regional firms and organizations with a good number of international students coming back for the experience again, Simonyi BEDC will be hosting students from the USA, Hungary , EU and other countries again here in Pécs. We partner with Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs, be it Start-ups, Small Businesses,  NGOs, Researchers, Educators, Policy Makers . Join  students from the Universities of Pécs and Ohio to help turn your own or your peers ideas into opportunities and then bring them into our commercial market place.  This world class program has been recognized as the model for commercialization in under-served areas such as Hungary and other areas of Eastern Europe that lack a capital continuum.  The model has been widely used in the United States .The Simonyi Center has assisted with the implementation in India, Nicaragua, Botswana, and Slovakia.

Important Events

Every year we participate in trainings organized by “Simonyi Ambassadors” , whom are successful figureheads, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs helping Simonyi’s mission wherever they are. In the previous years , our alumni have helped in organizing visits and on-site training at companies such as P&G an Exxon mobil. Like last year Simonyi will be hosting successful leaders and Inspirational Speakers most importantly, AmCham President, William Benkő.

Kicked off early July, the Faculty of Business and Economics has been a host to a 2 week training in a specialized field of sustainability under ‘The Blue Economy’. Simonyi and Blue Economy School participants get the opportunity to part-take in joint projects, above all listen to invaluable speeches held by re-known idea leaders such as professor Gunter Pauli. (visit: http://bess.ktk.pte.hu/)

In 2013 Simonyi BEDC has kicked-off two platforms for fostering its regional and international innovation project network, formed by linking ideas, early stage and pre-take off businesses with growth stage and maturity stage .The Entrepreneurship Incubation Platform (T.E.I.P.) helps promote entrepreneurship capacity across the network providing a fit between the idea, the business and the owner (germination and incubation). The Infrastructure and Energy Based Development Platform, T.I.C.E.B.E.D. helps bring specialization, in serving the mission of improving regional development, SMART specialization, sustainability and the Quality of Life across the geographies Simonyi BEDC has been operating in.

The summer initiative 2014 will be hosting both T.E.I.P. as well as T.I.C.E.B.E.D. projects with a special attention to the directions defined by HORIZON 2020.A selection of high impact innovation  projects will be showcased by the TEIP and TICEBED project owners together with the summer 2014 Simonyi participants  at the event of the  Third International Showcase Marketplace to be held on July 18th. The event will be hosting an additional exhibition of local and international companies in Pécs. Ticket Fees for the Simonyi and Blue Economy participants and companies are sponsored by our supporters.

IMPORTANT: University of Pécs students together with a group of 19 OU students will be participating in an orientation event on May 30th. If you are arriving at a later date to the program it is advisable to join us via virtual means. Please take action in informing us if this is the case a.s.a.p.

For arriving participants who would like to:

  • ... Learn how to develop a business from their own ideas, knowledge, skills and other assets
  • …Work on their own existing start-up ideas, patents, prototypes, early stage businesses, validating them and developing the process of commercialization
  • ...Participate in business development and business management projects helping entrepreneurship and innovation capacity building in engineering, medical, industrial, hi-tech, tourism, entertainment, manufacturing
  • Enrich their C.V.'s , establish good connections with local and international peers, businesses and officials
  • ...Understand business and non business managers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders coming from any background learning from them and also helping them on their road to sustainable growth and development
  • ¨ Learn something unique about businesses that rarely appearing in the textbooks
  • ¨ Work with a diverse range of people with all sorts of backgrounds such as medical, management, technical, arts and social studies background at PhD., MBA., MS., and under grad levels

The Simonyi program has been sponsored by Charles Simonyi, the Hungarian-American entrepreneur.

 

What should you have to participate?

  • Good English skills
  • Constructive Attitude, Commitment and Conscientiousness
  • High motivation and willingness to work and have fun
  • Interest in management, entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization
  • An open-mind for new experiences and for working with other cultures
  • Eagerness to get real-world business experience
  • Flexibility to work outside your field of interest

ALL STUDENTS WILL GET A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM!

Interested? If yes please contact:

Dr. Kia Golesorkhi kia@ktk.pte.hu
KTK Room B 210 (ext.23186)
Deadline: 12th of May

 


II. Blue Economy Summer School 

http://bess.ktk.pte.hu/

 


Marketplace and Showcase 

http://bess.ktk.pte.hu/be_marketpalce/marketplace_and_showcase#

Joint Programs

Distance Learning Courses at the Pécs-Hagen Dual Degree Open-University Program

 

Pécs-Hagen Dual Degree Open-University Program

Degree

Way of study

Tuition fee

University degree*

Distance learning program

App. 200,000 HUF

BA in Business Administration and Economics

Distance learning program

App. 200,000 HUF

MA in Business Administration and Economics

Distance learning program

App. 200,000HUF

 

*The degree is available for former graduated students of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs.

 

Every enrolled student on the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Pécs (full-time students, part-time students, PhD students etc.) can join the Pécs-Hagen dual degree programs.

 

Duration of the education

The average duration of the program is 5-6 semesters (the length of the studies varies individually).

 

Mode of study

Full-time or part-time

 

Official name of the program

Distance Learning Courses at the Pécs-Hagen Dual Degree Open-University Program

 

 

The aim of the program

Former and enrolled students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can join the open-university programs and they get all their courses taken at the Faculty accredited and counted as part of their studies at the program. Apart from their at the Faculty of Business and Economics already obtained credit points they are required to gain 42 credit points (studying on the university degree program) / 36 credit points (studying on the BA or MA program) in order to be awarded with the German degree in economics.

 

Characteristics of the program

Since it is a distance learning program our students can continue their studies anywhere. It is not required to travel to Hagen. During the program our students receive the distance learning material, they are required to send back the filled in exercise forms, and to participate the consultations.

 

Further information

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/


Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the whole program is approximately 200,000 HUF but with different scholarships it can be reduced up to 100.000 HUF. Students pay the tuition fee in instalments depending on the structure of their curriculum.

 

Awarded degrees

On the University degree program

Diplom Kaufmann/Kauffrau/or Diplom Betriebwirt(in) or Diplom Vorlskwirt(in)

On the BA program

Bachelor of Science in der Fachrichtung Wirtschaftswissenschaft (BSc in Business Administration and Economics)

 

On the MA program

Master of Science in der Fachrichtung Wirtschaftswissenschaft (MSc in Business Administration and Economics)

 

The curriculum of the programs

Students are free to choose from the courses offered by the University of Hagen.

On the University degree program 7 courses (6 credit points worth each), on the BA and MA programs 6 BA or MA modules must be completed.

Students join the German curriculum when choosing their major.

 

Majors

Majors are offered according to the University of Hagen’s curriculum.

 

Career opportunities

All of our graduates have found jobs easily most of them are employed at companies with German interest holders.

Short term programs

Short term programs

Short term quality business education in the heart of Europe

Be part of the short term quality business education programs University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics offers in the very heart of Europe. Come and experience how it feels studying in one of Hungary’s leading business schools and being part of its international community. You do not have a full semester for your study abroad period? No problem! The Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs offers two short term programs for international students wishing to spend just couple of weeks away from their home institution: Top Management Course, Math Enthusiasts’ Course,

 

 

Contact Information:

upfbe@ktk.pte.hu

www.english.ktk.pte.hu

+36 72 501 599/23160

H-7622 Pécs, Rákóczi út 80. Hungary

 

Top Management Course

  • Duration: 1 week+1 month in the fall semester
  • Course starts at the end of August
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Certificate: Top Management course certificate & transcript
  • Academic program:

Introduction week: Intercultural and Cross- Cultural Communication, Business English, Presentation and Negotiation Skills

Top Management course:  Interactive sessions in the fields of Organisational Behaviour, Banking and Finance and Strategic Management with special focus on:

values, attitudes, job satisfaction, personality, perception, emotion and moods, basic motivation concepts; financial systems, money, interest rates; strategic management, strategic audit, corporate governance, corporate structure, leadership styles, internal & external environmental scanning.

  • Application deadline: 30th June
  • Tuition fee 1100 EUR (including accommodation in a student hostel)

 

Math Enthusiasts’ Course

  • Duration: 1 week+1 month in the fall semester
  • Course starts at the end of August
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Certificate: Math Enthusiast’ course certificate & transcript
  • Academic program:

Introduction week: Intercultural and Cross- Cultural Communication, Business English, Presentation and Negotiation Skills

Math Enthusiasts’ course: Interactive sessions in the fields of Quantitative Methods, Operational Research and Business Finance with special focus on: basic concepts of mathematics, elementary theory of matrices, matrix operations, elementary theory of single and several variable real functions; introduction to and methodology of Operational Research, linear programming, basic linear algebra; introduction to finance, financial statement analysis and growth, working capital management, long-term finance and financial markets

  • Application deadline: 30th June
  • Tuition fee: 1100 EUR (including accommodation in a student hostel)

 

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