Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Online program)

Faculty of Business and Economics

A long-tradition-based knowledge is combined with the advanced technological solutions. This offers a unique academic experience that is based on professional expertise. The program is designed to help you in developing skills and competencies that are needed to unfold the full potential in you.

Head of program: Dr. Beatrix Lányi



Degree
Certificate (Degree) in Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration of Training
4 semesters, which can be shortened to 3 semesters depending on the student’s progress

Language
English
Intake
Fall, Spring

Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 20 500
- EUR 400 for online learning materials
- EUR 5000 per semester for the first 3 semesters (a moderate extra fee of EUR 500 per semester applies to deferring students for each extra semester), and
- EUR 5000 for the thesis development and defence procedure.
Application fee: EUR 100
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
  • More information

Flexibility hallmarks the online MBA program. It incorporates the principles of distant learning:

  • students from all countries around the world can be enrolled,
  • the program can be fully completed from your home country (with saving all travelling and housing costs),
  • can be completed without quitting your job or leaving your family,
  • all learning materials are provided in electronic form,
  • intensive individual learning with continuous professor supervision,
  • few but very intensive online contact hours, concentrating on synthesis, discussion, practical application of the learning material. 

The Online MBA offers:

  • innovative leadership skills, 
  • increased readiness to be more receptive to the international business trends,
  • advanced and forward-looking toolkit to achieve career goals,
  • problem-solving skills that are crucial to find innovative solutions not only in your workplace but in the society as a whole. 

The purpose of the program is to train executives and to develop analytic and strategy development skills by the interdisciplinarity and digital participation-based learning. 
Novel, future oriented virtual classroom technique is synthetized with a multidimensional study program. The quality of the program is guaranteed by internationally highly recognised professors with PhD.
The curriculum is based on a culturally diverse learning platform that leads to a worldwide accepted European master’s degree.

The MBA program gives you an innovative drive and a progressive learning experience that makes you respond to the challenges of nowadays’ business world.

Discipline
Business and Management
Academic Level/Type
Master

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

 

  1. a valid passport;
  2. bachelor’s degree in the field of business and/or economics from an accredited institution of any country and a certified English translation thereof;
  3. an official transcript of results of the completed BA/BSc program and a certified English translation thereof;
  4. a certificate of proficiency in English if no older than 2 years, and at least a CEFR level B2, obtained at an internationally recognized (accredited) language examination institution. More information about the acceptable certificates  here.
  5. the official medical certificate in English stating that the applicant has received the required vaccines and is free of communicable diseases;
  6. CV, letter of motivation;
  7. certificate of at least 3 years of professional experience 
  8. other certificates.

Language requirements


6. § The Faculty applies the following admission procedure for foreign nationals applying for foreign language master training programs:


(1) This admission procedure applies to all applicants who do not have Hungarian citizenship or Hungarian dual citizenship, regardless of whether they have applied for a scholarship program or a private placement at the Faculty.


(2) The applicant must be 18 years of age or older by the day before the start of the Master's program.
(3) Documents to be submitted with the application are:

  1. a valid passport;
  2. bachelor’s degree in the field of business and/or economics from an accredited institution of any country and a certified English translation thereof;
  3. an official transcript of results of the completed BA/BSc program and a certified English translation thereof;
  4. a certificate of proficiency in English if no older than 2 years, and at least a CEFR level B2, obtained at an internationally recognized (accredited) language examination institution. More information about the acceptable certificates here.
  5. the official medical certificate in English stating that the applicant has received the required vaccines and is free of communicable diseases;
  6. CV, letter of motivation;
  7. certificate of at least 3 years of professional experience 
  8. other certificates.


To apply, an electronic copy of the required documents must be submitted via the online interface designated by the Faculty.


(4) The Faculty measures language skills and professional motivation of the applicant in an admission interview. The language of the interviews will be English.


(5) Admission interviews are conducted continuously throughout the application period, the exact dates are published on the Faculty's English-language web pages. Admission interviews are scheduled and published by the International Office of the Faculty at least two weeks prior to the interview and communicated to the Vice-Dean for Academic and Financial Affairs.


(6) The Vice-Dean for Academic and Financial Affairs shall appoint the lecturer members of the Admission Committees (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee"), with the assistance of the heads of English-language programs. The Committee shall consist of two lecturer members and a secretary. The secretary may be a non-teaching/research staff member of the Faculty.


(7) Admission interviews are conducted online. The Faculty needs to provide an interface for online chat, which is primarily the faculty-provided MS Teams availability. If the applicant is not able to use MS Teams in his or her country due to local laws, the interview will take place on an online interface chosen jointly by the Faculty and the applicant.


(8) The secretary of the Committee shall draw up minutes of the interview, which shall be kept by the Faculty in accordance with the rules on records.


(9) Applications are ranked in a 100-point system according to the following criteria:
a) Learning outcomes: maximum 50 points
b) Cover letter: maximum 25 points
c) Motivational interview: maximum 25 points
d) Extra points: maximum 13 points
Extra points may be awarded for prior economic studies, CEFR level C1 language examination and volunteering. The total score, including extra points, cannot exceed 100 points.


(10) Minimum eligibility criteria for admissions  
a) Obtains more than zero points for each of the four main criteria [(10) a), b), c)], and
b) The total score, of at least 40, without extra points.


(11) Recruitment decisions will be made by the Dean of the Faculty on the proposal of the Vice-Dean for Academic and Financial Affairs, taking into account the applicant's score and the capacity of the training program applied for.

 

The Application Process

  • You submit your application online by clicking on the 'Apply now!' button on this page
  • After submission, you pay the application fee
  • We confirm the receipt of application materials via e-mail.
  • The Assessment Board reviews and evaluates every application and makes a decision within 15 working days after receiving the application fee.
  • Every applicant is informed of the decision of the Assessment Board immediately via e-mail.
  • If the applicant meets the requirements and is informed of her/his acceptance s/he must then pay the tuition fee and send us the payment receipt.
  • After receiving the tuition fee, the applicant will be provided with an official Acceptance letter
     

1. Checking FORMAL REQUIREMENTS of application documents

Applicants must meet the following formal criteria to start the training:

Applicants must meet the following formal criteria to start the training:
Applicants must have attained the age of 18 by the date of commencement of training and must provide the following documents in full:

  1. a valid passport;
  2. bachelor’s degree in the field of business and/or economics from an accredited institution of any country and a certified English translation thereof;
  3. an official transcript of results of the completed BA/BSc program and a certified English translation thereof;
  4. a certificate of proficiency in English if no older than 2 years, and at least a CEFR level B2, obtained at an internationally recognized (accredited) language examination institution. More information about the acceptable certificates  here.
  5. the official medical certificate in English stating that the applicant has received the required vaccines and is free of communicable diseases;
  6. CV, letter of motivation;
  7. certificate of at least 3 years of professional experience 
  8. other certificates.


To apply, an electronic copy of the required documents must be submitted via the online interface designated by the Faculty, and their original copies must be submitted upon enrolment.

2. The oral part of the admission procedure

The oral procedure will be conducted in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations. During the admission procedure, the Vice-Dean for Academic and Financial Affairs, the heads of the English programs, the international coordinator, the administrators of the English programs, and the IT system administrators shall cooperate in preparing the interview room, IT systems and online platforms (, MS Teams, Skype, DreamApply). The international coordinator and the administrators prepare the academic evaluation (Evaluation Form), schedule and organize the interviews. If, for any reason, an interview does not take place at an organized time, the applicant has the opportunity to repeat it once.

3. Admission criteria:

The following criteria are considered during the admission procedure: 

Criteria Results breakdown Max points

1. Learning outcomes:

GPA of the applicant’s last two years in the BA/BSc training

0 point: If applicant’s GPA is below 50 %

20 points: If applicant’s GPA is 50 % or above

35 points: If applicant’s GPA is 70 % or above

50 points: If applicant’s GPA is 85 % or above

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2. Quality and content of the motivational letter

0 point: The motivational letter contains nothing specific, no professional goals are set;

5 points: The motivational letter is too general, remarkably few specifics and professional goals;

10 points: General professional and personal motivation, the work plan's goals are also mostly general but it contains at least some specifics (e.g. refers to activities and work tasks to accomplish);

15 points: Definite professional and personal motivation but still general goals and work plan;

20 points: Well-thought-out, substantive motivation and work plan, quality writing, and professional goals; specific, promising application

25 points: Thoroughly well-thought-out, conclusive motivation and adequately specific professional goals in the work plan. In the case of doctoral students: research subject has not been researched earlier; innovative methodology; significant results are expected; notably noteworthy contribution to the scientific output and recognition of the Faculty; expected impact on the national or international level.

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3. Motivational interview

0 points: the applicant cannot communicate with the interviewer, not even the most basic communication acts (greeting, identity issues);

5 points: the interview is lagging, the applicant only communicates in short answers, mostly answers yes or no questions;

15 points: the applicant is fluent in general topics, his or her professional motivations are not fully elaborated;

20 points: the applicant is fluent in both general and basic professional topics;

25 points the applicant has determined professional goals and can express his or her professional motivation.

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Total 100
Extra points*
Certified, relevant professional experience

0 point: the applicant does not have any professional experience;

5 points: the applicant owns one or more enterprises (or social enterprise) or other relevant business experience

5
CEFR level C1 language exam certificate in the instruction language

0 point: the applicant has only a level B2 language exam certificate in the instruction language;

5 points: the applicant has an internationally recognized CEFR level C1 language exam certificate obtained no earlier than 2 years in the instruction language

5
Volunteering

0 point: the applicant either did not take part in voluntary activities or submits a certificate for a period of less than 3 months;

3 points: Applicant has been volunteering for at least 3 months with a charity or NGO and this is certified by the organization.

3
Total  13

* Applicants will be awarded a maximum of 13 extra points in total, according to the criteria listed, but the total number of admission points, including the extra points, must not exceed 100.

4. The admission decision

The minimum requirement for admission is that the candidate

a) obtains more than zero points for each of the four main criteria [(10) a), b), c), d)], and

b) the total score, of at least 40, without extra points.

Recruitment decisions will be made by the Dean of the Faculty on the proposal of the Vice-Dean for Academic and Financial Affairs, taking into account the applicant's score and the capacity of the training program applied for.

 

1st semester
Applied Venture Valuation
Production and Process Management
2nd semester
Digital Banking
Corporate Entrepreneurship
3rd semester
Fintech – Digital Transformation
Global Marketing
4th semester
Thesis Development

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Mária LAJOS
International Coordinator
Phone: +36 72 501 599 /23160
E-mail: lajos.maria@ktk.pte.hu 
English website of the Faculty