PhD in Business Informatics


Corvinus University of Budapest

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The Doctoral School focuses on enhancing the participants’ skills in continuous learning and the constructive development of their knowledge, thus training professionals capable of independent research. Through the acquisition of modern IT and computer science approach and methodology, our graduates are able to perform complex economic analyses and forecasts, teaching and research. The educational and research topics of the Doctoral School belong to the field of business informatics; there are numerous business and economic research challenges that can be examined through ICT tools and its backgrounds. Within the business architecture aspect, the areas of business informatics are connected to all of the value creating of IT. The educational and research areas of the program were developed accordingly. The Doctoral School has five specialization areas: information management and business informatics, data analysis and modelling, economic- and social statistics, media and information regulation and future studies. The Business Informatics Doctoral School operates in a very rapidly developing interdisciplinary field from 2009. The popularity of the MSc and BSc in business informatics is unbroken and the number of potential students increase from year to year (68 students started to learn in our school so far). We strengthened the international character of our program recently. Since 2014, we have foreign students from various countries, like from Germany, Kosovo, Pakistan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Romania. The courses and the research topics are available in foreign languages as well (especially in English). The instructors and the supervisors have extensive international network, which supports the international cooperation of the students and strengthen their international relations (e.g. Marie Curie program, Erasmus Programs). We have developed strategic relationships with national and international organizations in the field of business informatics: NJSZT (John von Neumann Computer Society), Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian CIO Association, ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing). We collaborate with companies and software firms, e.g. SAP, Microsoft as well. The Doctoral School has research cooperation with University of Ljubljana, UBT Koszovo and Chiang Mai University. We have PhD student exchange program with these universities as well.