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Program Structure

Code                 Module                                                                                                                                   Module Leader                                                       Credits                 Sessions*          

Semester 1

  Microeconomics Katalin ERDŐS 6 12
  Macroeconomics Tamás SEBESTYÉN 6 12
  Statistics Dániel KEHL, Mónika GALAMBOSNÉ TISZBERGER 6 12
  Introduction to Scientific Research László SZERB, Attila VARGA 7 (research credit)

Semester 2

  Regional Economics Attila VARGA 6 12
  Development Economics István KÓNYA 4 6
  Econometrics Gábor RAPPAI 6 12
  Research Seminar 1 László SZERB, Attila VARGA 7 (research credit)

Electives (one module is compulsory)

  Invited top international expert in regional innovation in Europe   2 4
  Regional Governance Ilona PÁLNÉ KOVÁCS 2 4

Semester 3

  European Regional Policy Éva SOMOGYINÉ KOMLÓSI 6 12
  Regional Economic Development Imre LENGYEL 4 6
  Empirical Research Methods 1 László SZERB 6 12
  Research Seminar 2 László SZERB, Attila VARGA 7 (research credit)

Electives (one module is compulsory)

  Universities and Regional Development Katalin ERDŐS 2 4
  Asian Regional Development Policy Éva SOMOGYINÉ KOMLÓSI 2 4

Semester 4

  Entrepreneurship Development László SZERB 6 12
  Regional Finance Zoltán GÁL 4 6
  Empirical Research Methods 2 Attila VARGA 6 12
  Research Seminar 3 László SZERB, Attila VARGA 7 (research credit)

Electives (one module is compulsory)

  Invited top international expert in innovation and entrepreneurship in cities   2 4
  Knowledge Networks and Economic Growth Tamás SEBESTYÉN 2 4

*one session is 75 minutes


Credit Sturcture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Credit points

Coursework credits (min. 30%)


Teaching credits (min. 20%)


Teaching independently a seminar for a full semester at a higher education institution (each) 20
Teaching independently a seminar for a full semester at a secondary or other tertiary education institution (each) 14
Thesis and dissertation review, BA and MA level (per piece) 5
Contribution to the organization of conferences/workshops 7

Research credits (min. 33%)


Accepted research proposal 35
Presentation at a Summer School 7

Successful accomplishment of the Introduction to Scientific Research course and the three Research Seminars (7 points per semester)

Participation in research groups (per semester) 7

Publication credits (min. 17%)


Total credits


Teaching credits may be received by teaching not only at the University of Pécs but also in other countries’ educational institutions. If teaching is not feasible, students can substitute credits in teaching with research and publication credits.

Publication Credits

Publications Credit points

1. Journal publications


A+ 40
A 33
B 27
C 20
D 13
Other journals 0-8

2. Books and textbooks


Book chapter 16-20
Textbook 20-33

3. Conference proceedings, working papers


Study in conference proceedings 7-11
Conference presentation 3-5
Book review 3-5

In the case of co-authorship, we calculate 0.7 of the points (two authors) and 0.5 of the points (three or more co-authors).The followings cannot be considered as credited publication: teaching or supporting materials, publications in dailies, weeklies and non-scientific journals. Publications only in electronic journals are based on individual judgment.

Doctoral Process

  • In order to start the doctoral activities (which include the Doctoral Examination, and the defense of the Dissertation) students should have a minimum of 40 credit points in publication. It is required to have at least four publications. Out of these, two should be journal publications. List of accepted journals with their ranking can be accessed with this link.
  • Precondition: Absolutorium (coursework + teaching + research; in total 200 credits) + publication requirements (40 points) Complex Examination: oral exam in the core subjects
  • Submitted dissertations will be pre-evaluated by two experts in the field 
  • Final  evaluation by two external experts in the field 
  • Defense: open debate

Business Degree Programs

The Faculty devotes itself to preparing its students for a career in the business world. We are proud of our ability to offer full educational programs in English at Bachelor, Master levels and BA and MA double degrees in German.

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Cerificate Programs

Short term (2 semesters) programs with strong practice orientation. Open to all UP students and free within the UP campus credits (non-UP students pay course fees).

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International PhD Programs

Our International PhD Programs are developed on the basis of the Hungarian PhD program of the Doctoral Schools of Business Administration and Regional Policy and Economics, and thus are nationally accredited. We pride ourselves in the fact that these programs combine the advantages of contact-based and distance-based education drawing on the contribution of recognized national and international experts.

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