Welcome to the István Széchenyi Economic and Management Doctoral School Homepage!



The Doctoral School was founded by Ms. prof. Erzsébet Gidai, economists. She was the one, who established the Faculty of Economics, and she was the head of the Doctoral School until her death in August 2008. We are waiting for lecturers and researchers who would like to continue their scientific work in one of the following areas:

  • Business Economics and Management, 
  • Marketing, 
  • Finances, 
  • International Economy and Management, 
  • Socio-economic Aspects of Human Resources.

The duration of the doctoral program is 4 years, which is divided into 2+2 years. In the first two years students have contact classes and they do research works. By the end of the fourth semester there is a comprehensive examination where students present their achievements and the future plans regarding the doctoral work. The last two years are about research work and the preparation of the dissertation (doctoral thesis). By the end of the fourth year the active student status will end. Within three years of the comprehensive examination, the doctoral degree procedure must be initiated.

In addition to our doctoral training, we also welcome second-year students from the International Cross Border PhD Programs, who fulfil their first year of study at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt, Austria. This joint PhD program in International Economic Relations and Management takes place within the international cooperation framework.

In addition to the doctoral training, the task of our doctoral school is also to evaluate and carry out habilitation applications submitted to the University of Sopron in the field of science we represent.

You can find more information under each menu item. We are available by phone, in person or by e-mail at the following contacts:

Ildikó Petróné Tóth coordinator
+36 99 518106

Prof. Dr. Csilla Obádovics Professor, Head of Doctoral School
+36 30 3855744

Prof. Dr. Csilla Obádovics PhD
Head of Doctoral School