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Faculty of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism

FCHT

Faculty of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism
KVIK
FCHT
FCHT – Dual education

Dual education is a specific form of training in higher education. It aims to align higher education with labour market demands through practice-driven training of future professionals. Dual education is a form of close cooperation, in which all participants –students, partner companies, and the university – have obligations and additional responsibilities, but also enjoy enormous benefits.

 

The number of companies interested in dual training in our faculty is constantly growing, with 11 partner companies currently offering prospective students the opportunity to participate in dual training. The number of students participating in and graduating from dual training is also increasing every year, and now exceeds 40.

Partner companies

Participation in dual training provides companies with the opportunity to employ student-employees who become familiar with the company and its work processes during the training period, and who are directly informed about national and international professional innovations through their close partnership with the university.

  • opportunity to employ committed, performance-oriented student(s) with a good understanding of the company and its workflows,  
  • partner organisations may select the student(s) through their own application process
  • receive first-hand information on technical innovations, Hungarian and international research, and participate in joint applications,    
  • send your employees to advance their skills at professional conferences and postgraduate specialised training courses organised by the university,   
  • partners have consultation rights in developing the priorities of the theoretical curriculum,
  • realisation of significant cost savings by employing student(s) pursuing dual education. 
  • The partner organisation closely cooperates with both the University and the student during the training, assessing, and documenting the student-employees’ performance through project assignments, in conformity with the training plan developed jointly with the university.
  • Partner organisations participating in the programme must provide the necessary infrastructure and conditions for the training and, for the duration of the training, professionally qualified trainees (workplace mentors) for the practical training of the student-employee, who provide feedback on students’ performance.
  • Under the student employment contract, the student is remunerated for the entire duration of the training, in accordance with the legislation in force, i.e., the student is entitled to a salary during both the periods of work in the partner organisation and the period spent at the university. The partner organisation may decide to continue the student's employment under an employment contract after the student has completed his/her studies. (The monthly remuneration payable to dual training students corresponds to at least 65% of the minimum wage, with the company being exempt from paying contributions. Tax is payable only on the part exceeding the minimum wage.)

More information on joining our dual education programme can be found here.

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Dual education is a great opportunity for students, but it also comes with greater responsibilities As well as studying full-time, students in a dual training programme also undertake regular work placements in a company as "student-employees", which means that they will have gained a significant amount of work experience by the end of their course.

  • Dual education provides a high-quality, practice-driven training: Students meet real problems, real challenges, and real tasks in a corporate environment; moreover, they have the opportunity to learn the profession’s newest tricks from the best professionals.
  • Excellent reference on the labour market! International experience shows that 85% of students in dual education leave higher education with a job contract.
  • Financial independence, job-opportunities: During the whole period of the training, the student has a student employment contract with the company and is therefore entitled to remuneration.

Step 1: Apply to the higher education institution, to the desired programme by the deadline for higher education admission applications (this is generally 15 February for programmes starting in September), at https://www.felvi.hu/. The results of the admission procedures are announced at the end of July, when admission thresholds are determined.  

Step 2: Apply to the partner organisation of your choice in the manner advertised by the partner. Students may apply to several partner companies. If the application is successful, the partner will conclude a contract with the applicant. An agreement made among the partner company, the University, and the student is the prerequisite for admission to the dual education programme.

Choosing a company:

Companies are free to determine the admission criteria and the selection process, , in which the University has no say. Students should be prepared to take part in an interview similar to job interviews and motivational discussions, but some companies may require various tests or tasks to be submitted (for example, math problems in economics, language tests, IQ-tests, etc.). It is worth asking the HR contacts of the company of your choice about these.

In case of an unsuccessful application to the partner company, the student cannot commence the dual education, but can enrol to the university as a regular student (in case the university admittance was successful, of course). 

  • At the end of each semester, students are required to complete a project, which is evaluated by both the corporate mentor and the university's professional coordinator. Students also have the opportunity to evaluate the partner and contribute to the improvement of the dual education system. 
  • At the end of the dual education programme, the University will issue a certificate for the students' project assignments. This will include the project assignments and their partner company and university evaluations.

Contact - Faculty contact for dual education


The Faculty contact for dual education is a member of the Faculty who helps and supports the successful completion of the university studies of students in dual education, and who supports the establishment and operation of Faculty dual partnerships.

  • Maintains contact with students in dual education, helps students successfully complete their university studies and dual education.
  • Participates in the Faculty’s administrative tasks concerning dual education.
  • Maintains contact with partner companies in order to facilitate successful project works by students. Evaluates students’ project works.
  • Participates in the organisation of dual education “open days” held by the university.
  • Participates in the preparation of the agreement between the University and the dual education partner.

In Commerce and Marketing Bachelor’s Programme:

Lajos Kasza, Professor of Practice (Department of Commerce)

 

In Tourism and Catering Bachelor’s Programme:

János Debreceni, Assistant Lecturer (Department of Hospitality)

Contacts

Professor of practice
  • Office: 1054 Budapest, Alkotmány u. 9-11.
  • Office: 2nd Floor, Room 219
  • Phone: +36 1 374-6200
  • Internal extension: 110
  • E-mail: kasza.lajos@uni-bge.hu

Assistant lecturer
  • Office: 1054 Budapest, Alkotmány u. 9-11.
  • Office: 2nd Floor, Room 209
  • Phone: +36 1 374-6200
  • Internal extension: 179
  • E-mail: debreceni.janos@uni-bge.hu