|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Doctoral (PhD or DLA), full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Awards||DPhil (PhD) (diploma is issued by The University of Buckingham, United Kingdom)|
|Tuition fee||€6,200.00 per year|
|Registration fee||€900.00 one-time
There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens. This is paid to the university bank account before arrival to Hungary together with the 1st year tuition fee.
Graduate (master) diploma (or higher)
First or second class, upper division degree
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
You can apply with scan copies of your documents, however you will present their originals to the university during enrollment (in mid-September and mid-February) and they (scan copies and originals) have to be the same documents.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): World.
The IBS Research Officer checks the applicant’s English skills with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by IBS’ own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 100 minute test.
If the applicant has a certificate of
the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the interview.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Please contact us via email (email@example.com) to get a special template for this reference.
- first or second class, upper division Master’s degree. Please email your detailed research plan and one academic referee’s report soon after your online application to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with templates for academic referee’s report and guide to write your research proposal;
First all students are registered as MPhil students and at the end of the first year when their research proposal is assessed the decision is made on the conversion to the DPhil.
The admission process can take 4-6 months after the online application.
Students have to consult with their supervisors on the campus 12 times per year. At the end of the programme the viva voce examination is also held on the Budapest campus.
Phase 1: MPhil
Postgraduate students wishing to register for our DPhil programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage. IBS operates a system of preliminary registration for all research degrees so as to allow students to prepare a formal proposal during their first two semesters of study. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.
All students enrolled for the MPhil in Business and Management programme will be supported by supervisors who will help them develop a programme of research and writing. IBS welcomes research proposals that match or are similar to IBS staff’s current research topics and/or fall within the potential supervisors’ areas of expertise.
Phase 2: DPhil
The DPhil in Business and Management is an advanced research degree, which those MPhil students may join who made satisfactory progress at the MPhil level by (a) successfully passing a comprehensive review and (b) submitting a feasible research proposal. Companies and institutions need professionals with the skills to manage and market knowledge-intensive products, as well as professionals with a deep understanding of the scientific principles underlying products and processes. IBS’s internationally acknowledged DPhil programme in Business and Management focuses on developing employable expertise through in-depth research. The emphasis is on independent research and one-on-one consultations.
DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of business and management either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.
Preference areas of the DPhil thesis:
- General management
- Finance, corporate banking, monetary policy
- Development studies
- Regional development
- International Affairs, with particular regard to European and transatlantic affairs and CIS countries
- History of Arts and Visual Culture
Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.