The Doctoral School is honoured by your expressed interest in the programs and training it offers. According to the Law on Higher Education, we administer the highest level of university study (PhD education) within the frameworks of organized or individual preparation. In 1993, doctoral degrees (PhDs) were entrusted to universities, and only accredited doctoral schools can issue doctoral degrees. The Doctoral School at the Alexandre Lámfalussy Faculty of Economics at the University of Sopron is among these doctoral degree-granting institutions.
Depending on the level of interest, the school offers five programs: Business Administration and Management, International Economy, Marketing, Finance and the social and economic aspects of Human Resources, all of which can be studied through different forms of training (daytime, correspondent, individual).
The duration of the doctoral program is 4 years, which is divided into segments of 2 + 2 years. There is a comprehensive examination at the end of the fourth active semester, which is followed by two years of research and publication. In addition to our four-year doctoral training, we also welcome second and third-year students from the three-year International Cross Border PhD Programs (e.g. Croatia, Czech, Slovakia) 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.
The Doctoral School is also an evaluation centre for habilitation applications submitted to the University of Sopron and it conducts the habilitation procedure for habilitation applications belonging to the profile of the Doctoral School. The habilitated doctoral title (Dr. habil) serves primarily to judge the educational and scientific performances of colleagues with a PhD degree in higher education. The granting of this title is an indispensable condition for university teacher applications.