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Budapest Business School

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Budapest Business School
University of Applied Sciences
Academic organization
The University has teaching and education, research and related organisational units, performing service, administrative, organisational and management tasks. The Academic Organisation and the Chancellery, as two pillars, form the main organisational units that ensure the sustainability and realisation of the university's goals. 
The Academic Organisation participates in the supervision of the basic activities of education and research, in the creation of the relevant strategy, and also supervises the management of all educational, research and public education institutions outside the faculty organisations. 

The following units belong to the academic organisation of the University.

Non-educational units

The Rector's Office is an independent organisational unit at the university level, which performs administrative, organising, managing, implementing and controlling activities under the direction of the Secretary-General.

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The Dean's Offices are the organisational units of the faculties established for the performance of administrative and organisational administration tasks, which are managed by the heads of the Dean's Offices.

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The Budapest LAB Entrepreneurship Centre helps to spread entrepreneurial culture and strengthens Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises by sharing knowledge. The Budapest Business School (BBS) workshop which supports its strategic goal in partnership with enterprises, aims to develop into a well-known research, development, training and knowledge service base (‘think tank’) for Central European business development.

The Budapest LAB helps to spread entrepreneurial culture and the success of Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises with useful information, research and training. 

It engages in international research projects and conducts applied research to provide answers to questions that are extremely important to the Hungarian business community. It publishes the results in an understandable way so that they can become everyday knowledge.

Budapest LAB has launched the Family Business Research Programme, which is the first in Hungary to examine the specifics of that group of entrepreneurs. In addition to family businesses, its research topics focus on start-ups, freelancers, and business mentoring.

Through its online magazine, publications and events, Budapest LAB shares the accumulated knowledge related to entrepreneurship in an interesting and consumable way.

It also inspires business planners and entrepreneurs and develops training in the topics needed for a successful business.

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It organises doctoral courses and performs its own administrative and management tasks. In the course of its activities, it cooperates with all faculties, educational, organisational units and heads of the University, especially with the persons entrusted with the organisation of doctoral program. Its head is elected and dismissed by the Doctoral Council of Budapest Business School (hereinafter: EDT), and on this basis, the rector appoints or revokes his managerial position, as well as exercises the employer's rights over the manager and the employees.

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The Council is a joint municipal body of students and lecturers participating in the programs of the Doctoral School, as well as graduates. With the exception of student representation, only professionals with an academic degree can be members.

His responsibilities include:

gives an opinion on the proposal to establish doctoral schools;

decides on the initiation of doctoral degree acquisition procedures, credit recognitions, the requirements of the complex examination, the awarding, naturalisation and revocation of the doctoral degree,

on the proposal of the doctoral schools, appoint the members of the doctoral selection committee, the members of the jury and the official judges, establish the complex examination committee, and approve the persons of the doctoral supervisors and the lecturers of the doctoral school, which may delegate powers to the doctoral council;

determines the list of languages that can be accepted as the first foreign language (first language exam) within the foreign language requirements for obtaining a doctoral degree,

decides on the application for a closed defence based on the opinion of the jury, which may delegate its authority to the doctoral council;

gives an opinion to the Senate on the proposals of the Rector for the award of an honorary doctorate and an honorary doctorate and professor, as well as on the proposal to terminate the doctoral school;

elects the heads of the doctoral schools of the higher education institution, appoints and dismisses the members of the council of the doctoral school.

The Dual Education Centre is headed by the head of the centre. The Head of the Centre carries out their activities under the professional guidance of the Deputy Rector of Education. In the course of their work, they maintain contact with the dual staff. The term of office of the Head of the Centre may not exceed five years, which may be renewed several times on the basis of an application. The employer's rights over the Head of the Centre shall be practised by the Rector, and the Deputy Rector for Education shall practise the powers delegated to the staff of the Centre as specified in the system of employment requirements. The Head of the Centre is responsible for the operation and development of the Dual Training Quality Assurance System. The Head of the Centre is responsible for operating the student performance appraisal system and publishing the results.

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Objectives of the Centre:

  • ensuring an individualized experience of success for all stakeholders of the university
  • increasing the perception, understanding and acceptance of differences between people
  • maintaining and increasing mental welfare
  • supporting the formation of bonding communities, promoting community participation, acceptance
  • presenting and highlighting topics about equal opportunities, minority groups in the life of the university
  • supporting, ensuring access to support in situations concerning equal opportunities, evolving as a consequence of a disadvantageous situation, causing problems in private life, work or study

Tasks of the Centre:

  • holding inclusion and diversity classes/mentoring for all stakeholders of the university
  • individual needs assessment for students with special needs and employees with disabilities, drafting a support plan
  • coordinating faculty inclusion and diversity counselling
  • organizing events, community programmes, regular appearances at university events
  • staging sensitivity workshops
  • staging inclusion and diversity workshops
  • mediating in the event of conflicts between stakeholders of the university
  • surveys, drafting teaching, sensitivity material
  • cooperating with the Equal Opportunity Committee
  • coordinating mental health, psychology counselling, coaching, contemporary assisting
  • presenting, communicating equal opportunity topics

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Responsible thinking is one of the traditional values of BBS and is still the focus of its strategy. In May this year, the university created its sustainability strategy, based on which, as a responsible higher education institution, it consciously assesses, manages and communicates its socio-economic-environmental impacts, and incorporates experience into its operational, research and educational strategy.

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The Oriental Business and Innovation Centre (OBIC) was established as a result of cooperation between the Budapest Business School (BBS) and the Hungarian National Bank (MNB) (2016), in order to understand the experience of the East Asian region and to train professionals with high-level knowledge of the region. OBIC provides many opportunities for BBS students and lecturers in the fields of education, mobility and research, as well as organising a variety of professional and cultural events and contributing to deepening and expanding the international relationships of BBS. The work of the OBIC East Asia Research Centre focuses on the economies and societies of East Asian countries, with the involvement of BBS lecturers as well as domestic and foreign researchers.

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At the BBS Research Coordination Centre (RCC), we work to implement high-level and applied research, and to share their results widely. Our goal is to encourage as many BBS citizens as possible to conduct high-quality research and to provide intellectual, research-methodological ammunition and support for that. To that end, we organise and hold workshops and training sessions, provide colleagues with personalised advice and methodology consultations, as well as working on the systematisation and flow of information related to research, research and publication support.

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The Quality Management Centre is a non-educational organisational unit belonging to the academic organisation of the University, subordinate to the Rector, and coordinating the activities related to the maintenance and development of the University's quality management system and the quality tasks related to the accreditation of the University.

In the course of its activities, the Quality Management Centre cooperates with all the faculties of the University, all educational and non-educational departments covered by the quality management system, and their heads, in particular with the quality managers of the faculties and directorates and the Quality Management and Assessment Committee.

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The International Relations Centre is an institutional-level, independent functional organisational unit of the University, the main task of which is the strategic management and coordination of international relations of the university and the faculties. Our main tasks include international and inter-institutional relations, as well as representing our University in international fora and international organisations. The International Relations Centre is actively involved in coordinating and supporting international student organisations. Through the leadership of the International Working Group, it coordinates the international activities of the faculties and supports the implementation of ERASMUS+ applications. The Centre strengthens the international recognition of Budapest Business School through the support of AACSB, CEEMAN, NIBS, EUA, EURASHE, IAU, UIIN memberships.

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BBS Foreign Language Examination Centre operates three examination systems - monolingual economic communication, and bilingual business, tourism and hospitality professional language examination systems - in which it allows the obtaining of state-recognised professional language exam certificates at primary (B1), intermediate (B2) and advanced (C1) levels. The exams in each exam system can be oral, written or complex, with exams in eight languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Of those eight languages, the number of languages accredited in each professional language examination system, and thus eligible for examination, differs. The Examination Centre organises three examination periods per year and has 17 examination centres nationwide. All of the monolingual and bilingual exams that can be taken at our Examination Centre are accepted in all bachelor’s courses in the field of economics.

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The Centre for Teaching and Learning is a catalyst for achieving the strategic goal of ‘Education for Success in BBS’, by creating developmental and supportive communities and spaces where lecturers can become methodologically aware and where excellent teaching is recognised and valued.

The basis of our operation is to imagine a university culture in which, in the process of teaching and learning, the citizens of the university work in a developmental environment, as partners, for the professional development of everyone in the community.

The OMK brand stands for professional, evidence-based methodological assistance, flexible and personalised problem-oriented solutions and a friendly, supportive, developmental attitude based on inclusion, excellence, attention, an evidence-based approach, innovation and empathy.

Our main tasks:

  • the implementation of educational methodological developments related to the subjects,
  • the implementation of methodological development of study materials,
  • the implementation of the introduction of new methodological tools,
  • the organising of the regular methodological and pedagogical training of teachers,
  • the implementation of digital education development,
  • the description of pedagogical and info-communication novelties
  • and methodological community building, etc.

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The Budapest Business School Physical Education and Sports Centre started its operation on 1st September, 2018, continuing the work started by the former Department of Physical Education. With the establishment of the Centre now, in addition to physical education classes, more emphasis will be placed on extracurricular mobility, health-related or even competition-level activities and the provision of increasing opportunities not only for students but also for staff.

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Educational, academic and research departments

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Department of Languages for Business Communication

Department of Languages for International Business

Department of Languages for Finance and Business

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Department of Commerce

Department of Marketing

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Department of Economics and Business Studies

Department of Business Economics

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Department of Applied Quantitative Methods

Department of Methodology for Social Studies

Department of Methodology for Business Analysis

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Department of Business Information Technology

Department of Logistics and Management Information Technology

Department of Management

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Department of International Economics

Department of International Trade and Logistics

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Department of Finance and Business

Department of Finance 

Department of Accountancy

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Department of Communication

Department of International Relations

Department of Pedagogy

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Department of Tourism

Department of Hospitality