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Management and Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Gödöllő, Hungary
The basic objective of the doctoral school is to organise the macro-economic, management, and marketing tasks of the food industry into a uniform system, so that the research tasks performed by the doctorands serve effectively for the realisation of the objectives of agricultural development. 
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The Management and Business Administration programme is offered at Szent István University.The Management and Business Administration program from Szent István University requires management skills to the experts operating at the different levels of economic control, which helps to recognise the significance and complexity of the system necessary to solve the problems. 

The objective of the Ph.D. school:

Involve doctorands in a (uniformly organised) scientific activity during which they may gain knowledge and skills in the field of economic transformation, and the economic environment of the new economic structure.

Examination of agricultural enterprises, modelling and development of their activity, analysis of the different functional fields of management (marketing, finance, informatics, management of human resources, etc.), and the scientific survey of the relationship of enterprises, co-operation and integration, the economies of regions and districts.

Modern interpretation of regional development, the relevant weighting of the different fields of research.

Application of the themes of Management science. Specialisation in subjects important in the changing practice of management plays an important role. Such important themes, or some of those becoming more and more important: 

  • management of organisational, information, and other networks, management of small and medium sized enterprises, management of organisational changes embedded in the rapid and deep social, economic, cultural and other transformations, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The themes of the Management and Business PhD School are the following:

Macro-economics of food economy

  • History and macro-economic questions of agricultural development,
  • World food economy
  • Agricultural financing
  • Agricultural challenges of EU accession
  • Methods of economic analysis, agricultural information technology
  • International compatibility

Agribusiness management

  • Enterprise management
  • Strategic planning and organisation development
  • Controlling and management of enterprises
  • Financing of agricultural enterprises
  • Models for sustainable development

Management and business studies

  • Management, organisation
  • Management theory and methodology


  • The consumer, buyer and organisational market, purchasing behaviour
  • Analysis of marketing at the production and service, product/brand, company and sector activities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • At least good level of Master degree in a relevant subject area (Business or Economics); min. B2 level of English
  • During the assessment, the emphasis is on the analysis of the uploaded documents, preliminary research activities and publications. 
  • There will be a Skype interview with the selected ones, during which the motivation, the professional background, the research proposal and the language skills of the students will be examined.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Tuition fee: between 4,000 and 6,000 EUR/semester

Living costs for Gödöllő

  • 110000 - 160000 HUF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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