MSc in Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship

The enterprise development major enables students to engage with the theory of entrepreneurship in relation to how it is practised in Hungary, Europe and also internationally.
Head of program: 
Dr. Zsolt Bedő
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Degree
Master of Science in Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship
Duration of training
2 years (4 semesters)
Language of instruction
English
Deadline of application
11/30/2019
Next starting date
02/03/2020
Fees
Tuition fee: 3,750 EUR/sem. (for non-EU students); 400,000 HUF/sem. (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 100
Registration fee: 794 GBP - 1,569 GBP (depending on the number of students)
Intake
Spring

The objective of the programme is to develop your knowledge on the methods of screening, analysing, planning and executing the development process of an entrepreneurial venture. Beyond theoretical knowledge, students’ skills are advanced in order to enable them to work efficiently in teams, detect and seek opportunities, transform opportunities into executable solutions that can serve as new products and services for the enterprise. Students get acquainted with the process of innovation, work on practical problems in an open innovation environment with social and economic stakeholders in order to make difference in the socio-economic environment. Students interact throughout their studies with other student groups from other universities using state of the art multimedia facilities to learn the application of the info-communication solutions of the 21st century. They also work on social problems to experience social entrepreneurship activities. The programme operates with a February start.

Program Structure

 

 

    The Application Process

    • 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 with which s/he can contact the Hungarian Embassy and apply for a Visa.

     

    Selection Criteria in English MSc programs at the UP FBE

     

    1. Checking FORMAL REQUIREMENTS of application documents

    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. a BA/BSc certificate and a certified translation into English, which entitles the applicant to enter into a master’s program in the applicant’s home country;
    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 of no older than 2 years, on at least a CEFR level B2, obtained at an internationally recognized (accredited) language examination institution;
    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. other certificates (this can be a voluntary activity certificate, an employer's certificate of professional experience).

    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 (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

    50
    2. Quality and content of the cover 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.

    25
    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.

    25
    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 may 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)], 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.

     

     

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

    • Minimally CEFR B2 level language exam certificate (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge/ECL) less than 2 years old
    • Certificate of school leaving examination and
    • Transcript of studies (and their superlegalized English translation)
    • Europass CV in English
    • The payment receipt of the application fee
    • Medical certificate, Vaccination card and HIV test
    • Motivation letter
    • Copy of the photo-page(s) of your passport,

    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. a BA/BSc certificate and a certified translation into English, which entitles the applicant to enter into a master’s program in the applicant’s home country;
    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 of no older than 2 years, on at least a CEFR level B2, obtained at an internationally recognized (accredited) language examination institution;
    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. 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.

     

    (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 in person and/or online. If the interview is conducted online, the Faculty needs to provide an interface for online chat, which is primarily the faculty-provided Skype availability. If the applicant is not able to use Skype 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) Video recording of the online interview will be saved by the Faculty and archived for one year from the date of the interview.

     

    (9) 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.

     

    (10) 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.

     

    (11) 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.

     

    (12) 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
    Strategic Management
    Entrepreneurial Finance
    Entrepreneurship & BMG
    2nd semester
    Marketing Research
    Business Intelligence
    Innovation and Innovation management
    3rd semester
    E-commerce
    Applied Venture Valuation
    Practicum: Start-up development
    4th semester
    Project management
    Practicum: SME development

    For more information, please contact: 

    Ms. Lilla Kolos
    International Coordinator
    Phone: +36 72 501 599 /23160
    E-mail: kolos.lilla@ktk.pte.hu

    English website of the Faculty