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Budapest Business School

University of Applied Sciences

Budapest Business School
University of Applied Sciences
Doctoral School of Entrepreneurship and Business
The first doctoral school in Hungary focusing on SME sector - BBS Doctoral School of Entrepreneurship and Business


The BBS Doctoral School of Entrepreneurship and Business operates in the field of social sciences, business, and organizational discipline, with a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises It offers a theoretically rigorous but practically oriented education, based on applied sciences, from which business professionals can benefit alongside those interested in academic and higher education careers. In addition to more experienced applicants, our doctoral school also welcomes applications from recent master's graduates. The approach and requirements of applied sciences are the guiding principles of the curricula and course materials. A high level of theoretical training in research methodology is a priority area. This is the basis for the course structure of the doctoral school's profile in entrepreneurship and management.

Our graduates will have the theoretical, methodological, and practical knowledge, skills, and competences to carry out applied research, to analyse business, economic and financial problems, and processes in a scientific manner, and to identify and solve problems in the academic, economic, financial, and public spheres. The knowledge they acquire will enable our students to succeed as highly skilled and innovative professionals, managers, and entrepreneurs. Our training programme and quality assurance are designed to enable our students to obtain their doctoral degree in the shortest possible time within the given framework.


Small and medium-sized enterprises are key players in the Hungarian economy. Due to its corporate-business oriented profile, BBS, as a university of applied sciences and a leading higher education institution of economic sciences in Hungary, occupies a significant place in the transfer of SME-related knowledge in its bachelor and master programmes. An independent unit, - the Team Academy specialization - based on the Finnish business education model and using new training methods, was established while the master's programme in business development launched in 2015 has become one of the most popular programmes in Hungarian business higher education, based on enrolment figures.

In addition to education and talent management, the BBS management pays special attention to encouraging scientific research related to small and medium-sized enterprises. In order to promote the strengthening of the spread of entrepreneurial culture, in 2017 the University established the BBS Budapest LAB Entrepreneurship Centre, which contributes to the development of Hungarian SMEs through knowledge sharing.


  • 14th December 2018 - The decision of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee in Higher Education approved the establishment of a doctoral school based on the profile of BBS as a university of applied sciences.
  • 23rd January 2019 - With its decision, the Office of Education registered BBS Doctoral School of Entrepreneurship and Business (DSEB).
  • September 2019 - The Hungarian-language programme of the doctoral school started under the leadership of Miklós Losoncz PhD.
  • September 2020 - The Hungarian-language programme was replaced by an English-language PhD programme. Thus, as with the BBS's bachelor's and master's levels, the PhD school now meets the requirements of internationalisation. In the first year, three Hungarian students and more than 70 foreign students applied to the English-language doctoral programme, in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum and Christian Young People Hungarian state scholarship programmes.
From the very beginning, our goal has been to differentiate ourselves in the sea of Hungarian business doctoral schools. We achieve this even at the highest level of education, by doing what we know best and focusing on businesses and their development. Therefore, we can say that at all levels of training (from Short-Cycle Vocational Programme to the Doctoral School) we are prioritising, and based on feedback, developing enterprises in Hungary at the highest quality. In addition, our Doctoral School greatly fosters the professional development and advancement of our own colleagues.
Prof Dr Balázs Heidrich, Rector

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