Faculty of Economics and Business

Education and research

  • as a basic objective, the Faculty of Economics and Business endeavors to spread economic knowledge and to increase the level of economic understanding and business skills
  • the Faculty provides a wide variety of programs from higher vocational training courses to PhD programs
  • practice-oriented training plays an important role in the programs of the Faculty, and enables graduates to control and manage enterprises or businesses, and to cope with the challenges presented by international economic competition
  • Higher vocational training courses (ISCED level 5, full time and part time programs):
    • Business Administration and Management (Business Administration Assistant)
    • Commerce and Marketing (Economist Assistant in Logistics)
    • Finance and Accounting (Economist Assistant Specialized in Entrepreneurship)
    • Tourism and Catering (Economist Assistant in Tourism and Catering Specialized in Tourism)
  • Bachelor programs (full time and part time programs):
    • Business Administration and Management, BSc (Economist in Business and Management) – also taught in English (full time)
    • Commerce and Marketing, BSc (Economist in Commerce and Marketing) –  also taught in English (full time)
    • Finance and Accounting, BSc,  (Economist in Finance and Accounting)
    • International Business Economics, BSc (Economist in International Business)
    • Rural Development Engineering, BSc (Rural Development Engineer)
    • Sports and Recreation Management, BSc (Sports Manager or Recreation Manager and Health Promoter)
    • Tourism and Catering, BSc (Economist in Tourism and Catering)
  • Master programs (full time and part time programs):
    • International Economy and Business, MSc (Economist in International Economy and Business) – also taught in English (full time)
    • Rural Development Engineering, MSc (Rural Development Engineer) – also taught in English (full time)
    • Accountancy, MSc (Economist in Accountancy)
    • Business Development, MSc (Economist in Business Development)
    • Human Resource Counselling, MA (Human Resource Counsellor)
    • Management and Leadership, MSc (Economist in Management and Leadership)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA), MSc (Economist)
    • Master of Education, MA – Med (Teacher of Economics – Entrepreneurial studies)
    • Sports Economics, MSc (Sports Economist)
    • Supply Chain Management, MSc (Supply Chain Manager)
  • Several postgraduate specialization programs
  • Doctoral program: Károly Ihrig Doctoral Program of Management and Business (offered in English, as well)
  • besides these, the Faculty cooperates in other Bachelor and Master programs with other Faculties of the university
  • The main research areas can be closely linked to the institutes of the Faculty
    • Institute of Accounting and Finance (Director: Dr. Zoltán Bács)
    • Institute of Applied Economic Sciences (Director: Dr. András Nábrádi)
    • Institute of Applied Informatics and Logistics (Director: Dr. János Felföldi)
    • Institute of Business Communication and Professional Language Studies (Director: Dr. Mária Czellér)
    • Institute of Economics (Director: Dr. Judit Kapás)
    • Institute of Management and Organization Sciences (Director: Dr. Krisztina Dajnoki)
    • Institute of Marketing and Commerce (Director: Dr. Zoltán Szakály)
    • Institute of Rural Development, Tourism, and Sports Management (Director: Dr. Károly Pető)
    • Institute of Sectoral Economics and Methodology (Director: Dr. József Popp)
    • Institute of World Economy and International Relations (Director: Dr. László Erdey)

International relations

  • the Faculty has extensive international relations with almost 30 higher educational institutions from all over the world
  • most of these belong to the framework of the ERASMUS program, but there are other bilateral co-operations and successful ATLANTIS projects as well
  • Faculty membership of international organizations:
    • International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW)
    • Decision Sciences Institute European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)

Business Partners

  • due to the compulsory professional practical placement in several programs, the Faculty has widespread connections with local and regional partners
  • co-operation agreements exist with several multinational institutions (Henkel, Ernst & Young, National Instruments, Teva), financial institutions (CIB Bank, Erste Bank, K&H Bank) the local government and the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

General Contact Information
Address: 4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138., Post Address: H-4002 Debrecen, P.O. Box: 400. Hungary
Phone/fax: 508-444/ 68008 (Dean’s Office)
Dean: Dr. Károly Pető, Professor

Deputy Vice deans
General and strategic affairs: Dr. Zoltán Szakály, Professor
Education affairs: Dr. Veronika Fenyves
Student Academic Information
Registrar’s Office:
Address: 4032 Böszörményi út 138. Veres Péter Dormitory
Phone: 508-431, 508-444/86937
Business hours: 8.00-12.00, Tuesdays and afternoons: closed