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BSc in Business Administration and Management (En)


Programme Business administration and management first-cycle (bachelor) programme
Introduction From the academic year 2017-2018
Personal scope: Students starting their studies from 1 September 2017
Approved on 5 May 2017
Resolution Resolution No. (V. 5.) 69, Academic Year 2016/2017
Resolution No. (VI. 29.) 112, Academic Year 2017/2018
Programme owner Prof. Dr. Balázs Heidrich
Dean Dr. Sára Csillag


1 Licensing and accreditation of the programme
2 Objective of the training
3 Professional competences to be acquired
4 Basic information about the programme
5 Training structure
6 Specialisation of the programme
7 Mobility window
8 Internship
9 Degree thesis requirements
10 Conditions for completing the training
11 Final examination requirements
12 Conditions for issuing the diploma
13 Qualification of Diploma
14 Special requirements of the training
15 Model curriculum (Plans of study)
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Content and requirements of the programme

1. Licensing and accreditation of the programme

The educational and outcome requirements for the Business administration and management first-cycle (bachelor) training are defined in Decree No. 18/2016 (VIII. 5.) of the Minister of Human Resources.
The programme was accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee in its Resolution No. 2016/1/VII/2/12.

2. Objective of the programme

The objective of the programme is to educate business professionals capable of understanding, planning and analysing the operations and business relationships of business organisations and institutions by exploiting their economics, applied economics and methodological skills, as well as their knowledge obtained via specialisation. Having acquired the practical skills and experience, these professionals should be capable of managing and organising business and entrepreneurial activities and processes. Prepared to continue their studies in a Master programme.

3. Professional competences to be acquired

Economist at the business administration and management first-cycle (bachelor) training

a) skills

  • Knowledge of the basic, comprehensive concepts, theories, facts, as well as the national and international contexts of economics in terms of the relevant economic actors, functions and processes.
  • Understanding of the basic theories and characteristics of the organisation of micro- and macro-economy, knowledge of the basic methods of data collection, mathematics and statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of the rules and ethical standards of collaboration in a project, team or work organisation and project management.
  • Familiarity with the principles and methods of establishing organisations and institutions, and those applicable to the development and change of their structure and organisational behaviour.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods applicable to the management, organisation and operation of business processes, the methodology of analysing business processes, and the methodological bases of the preparation and support of decision-making.
  • Knowledge of the basics of other special (technical, legal, environmental, quality assurance etc.) areas related to his/her field.
  • Basic management and organisation skills, as well as insights related to the preparation, launch and management of projects and small and medium size businesses.
  • Familiarity with the use of IT and office equipment supporting the operation of organisations and business processes.
  • Knowledge of the written and verbal forms of professional and efficient communication, and the methods of presenting data in tabular and graphical formats.
  • Command of the basic vocabulary of economics in the mother tongue and in at least one foreign language.

b) abilities

  • Planning and organising economic activities, and managing and controlling minor businesses and business organisations.
  • Revealing, organising and analysing facts and basic relationships by applying the theories and methods learnt, formulating independent conclusions and critics, developing proposals preparing decisions, making decisions in the standard, as well as in partly unknown Hungarian and international environments.
  • Monitoring and interpreting the processes in the world economy and international business, the changes in economic policy, and the policies and legislation relevant and related to his/her special field, as well as the effects of the same, and takes these into account when developing analyses, proposals and decisions.
  • Identifying the complex consequences of economic processes and organisational events.
  • Applying the techniques and methods of economic problem solving, having regard to the conditions and limitations of such applications.
  • Collaboration with representatives of other fields.
  • Participation in projects, team work and, when practical skills and experience are acquired, managing, organising, evaluating and supervising the given activity as a leader.
  • When practical skills and experience are acquired, managing an organizational unit in a small or medium size business or business organisation.
  • Presenting professional proposals and positions formulated professionally, in terms of both concept and theory, either verbally or in writing in the Hungarian or a foreign language and observing the rules of professional communication.
  • Using a foreign language with the specific vocabulary at intermediate level.

c) attitude

  • Problem-sensitivity and proactive approach in the interest of high quality output, constructive, cooperative and initiative behaviour when working in a project or team.
  • Openness to new information, new professional insights and methodologies, and readiness to undertake new, independent tasks and responsibilities that may require collaboration. Striving to develop his/her knowledge and working relationships, and to cooperate with colleagues to that end.
  • Openness to changes in the broader economic and social environment of the given job, work organisation and business, and readiness to follow and understand such changes.
  • Openness to others' opinions and the sectoral, regional, national and European values (including the social, socio-ecological and sustainability aspects).
  • Acceptance and recognition of the importance of career planning.
  • Striving for lifelong learning in the world of work and beyond.

d) autonomy and responsibility

  • Performs and organizes the responsibilities specified in the job description independently and under general professional supervision.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her analyses, conclusions and decisions.
  • Leads, organizes and manages an organisational unit or team within a business organisation, or a business or small business organisation independently taking responsibility for the organisation and his/her associates.
  • Organises, manages and controls an economic activity suited to his/her qualification while having an economic position in a business organisation.
  • Takes responsibility for compliance with professional, legal and ethical standards and rules applicable to his/her work and conduct.
  • As a member of projects, teams and organisational units, he/she performs the tasks assigned to him/her independently and with responsibility.
  • Holds presentations and independently performs the moderation of discussions. Independently and responsibly participates in the work of professional forums within and outside the given business organisation.

4. Basic information about the programme

Duration of training: 7 semesters
Minimum number of credits to be acquired: 180+30 credits
Graduation level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviated as "BSc") degree
Qualification: közgazdász gazdálkodási és menedzsment alapképzési szakon
Qualification in English: Economist in Business Administration and Management

5. Training structure

The structure of the training expressed in credits, based on the programme and output requirements:

Special fields of expertise, knowledge C CE CF E Total
Economics, methodology and business skills 66 3     69
Professional language     9   9
Social science basics 9 3     12
General professional skills 51 3   12 66
Specialisations   24     24
Other (internship, research methodology, degree thesis) 30       30
Total 156 33 9 12 210

Abbreviations and definition of subject types:

  • C – Compulsory subjects.
  • CE - Compulsory elective subjects: Subjects to choose from specific subject group. The subjects of specialisations are to be selected upon application for specialisation.
  • CF - Compulsory elective foreign language proficiency subjects. students who do not have the language examination being a criterion for the degree may choose from the language courses offered. Students holding the appropriate language examination certificate can take up foreign language subjects or additional business foreign language courses on account of their credit limit.
  • E - elective subjects. In addition to the subjects included in the model curriculum, students can take up other subjects out of those announced by the institution.

6. Specialisations of the program

During the first-cycle training, students can choose from the following specializations, which do not provide stand-alone qualification:

  • Digital Business
  • Logistics
  • Service Management
  • Team Academy
  • Business Management

Specializations can be chosen after completing the 4th semester according to the model curriculum.
Specialisations may be chosen by students who have earned 60 credits in the subjects of the first four semesters according to the model curriculum, which may include completion of the following subjects:

Specialisation Subject code Subject name
Digital Business SZNT0BA06
Organisational and Human Resources Management
Entrepreneurship Theory
Logistics TENT0BA06
Activity Management
Entrepreneurship Theory
Service Management SZNT0BA06
Organisational and Human Resources Management
Entrepreneurship Theory
Team Academy SZNT0BA06
Organisational and Human Resources Management
Entrepreneurship Theory
Business Management SZNT0BA06
Organisational and Human Resources Management
Entrepreneurship Theory

When choosing specializations, students must specify their order of preference with at least two specializations selected. Admission to a specialization is based on the students' cumulative credit index: the student ranked best in the list of students thus obtained is admitted to the specialization that he/she specified in the first place. The procedure is followed in a similar manner for students ranked lower, as long as the headcount set for a specialization is reached. Students still in the queue are then admitted to the specialization specified by them in the second place. The procedure is continued following the same principle until admission of the last student.
The launch of a specialization is subject to a minimum headcount. If the minimum headcount is not reached, students applying for the given will be admitted to the specialization they have ranked next in their preference order.
Admission to the Team Academy specialization is subject to participation in a motivational discussion.

7. Mobility window

During the training, semesters recommended for international student mobility are semester 4 and the semester of internship.
In semester 4, students participating in international student mobility programs should earn the recommended credits as follows.

Subject code Subject name Credits Equivalence
UZKA0BB06 Business Statistics 6 the equivalence recorded in the learning system, or any subject with at least 5 ECTS credit value providing applied statistics training
MANG0BA06 Marketing 6 the equivalence recorded in the learning system, or any subject with at least 5 ECTS credit value providing comprehensive marketing training
GAA0BA03 Foreign Language for Business A 3 any language skills development subject with at least 2 ECTS credit value
SZAS0BB06 Organisational Behaviour 6 the equivalence recorded in the learning system, or any subject with at least 5 ECTS credit value focusing on organisational behaviour
TENT0BA06 Activity Management 6 the equivalence recorded in the learning system, or any subject with at least 5 ECTS credit value providing operative management training
GAKA1BA06 Business Information Technology 1 6 the equivalence recorded in the learning system, or any subject with at least 5 ECTS credit value providing IT training

The internship set out in the requirements of the training may take place abroad, observing the procedure applicable to internships.

8. Internship

The internship is a continuous practical training with a duration of 12 weeks (400 hours for full-time and 200 hours for part-time training).
The internship is worth 20 credits, its completion is a precondition for receiving the pre-degree certificate.

8.1. Subject requirements

8.1.1. For Digital Business, Logistics, Service Management, Business Management specializations

The internship may be started with at least 171 credits earned according to the model curriculum of the training. The credits required may not include credits of the Degree Thesis (SZAT0BA07) subject.

8.1.2. Team Academy specialization

The internship may be started with at least 171 credits earned according to the model curriculum of the training. The required credits must include all credits set for the specialization course, but may not include credits of the Degree Thesis (SZAT0BA07) subject.

8.2. Place of completing the internship

8.2.1. For Digital Business, Logistics, Service Management, Business Management specializations

Students are free to choose the place of their internship. The internship can be completed at any company or institution that performs activities associated with the nature of the training and where there are jobs already held that require higher education qualifications. The job to be held by the student is expected to familiarise the student with one or more areas of the organization's business providing him/her the opportunity to apply and practice the skills acquired through the university programme.

8.2.2. Team Academy specialization

Due to the specific nature of the programme, students complete the compulsory internship as part of the specialization. Therefore, students are expected to establish some form of real business organization during the training period. The internship takes place at the Team Academy training location, however, due to the specific nature of the programme, actual work can be performed at other locations, as agreed with the team coaches.

8.3. Requirements applicable to the completion of the internship

8.3.1. For Digital Business, Logistics, Service Management, Business Management specializations

The aim of internship is to enable students to become conversant with the professional work at the host institution (organisation, company, public institution, non-governmental organisation) conducting activities that match their studies or special field, actively participate in the daily work, independently solve tasks assigned to them by their work supervisor and gain experience for their future employment on the labour market. 

8.3.2. Team Academy specialization

While completing this specialization course, and also during the active studies and internship, students can work on their own entrepreneurial ideas and real corporate projects.

8.4. Further rules

At the end of the internship, it is evaluated by the supervisor/consultant.
Applications for and the conduct and evaluation of the internship are regulated by separate procedures.

9. Degree thesis requirements

The degree thesis is a task by the completion whereof the student demonstrates his/her ability to:

  • review special literature independently in a given special field,
  • document, analyse and evaluate the results introduced in the special literature,
  • with his/her studies and the information obtained from the special literature
    • conduct an independent research and/or
    • independently perform tasks requiring creativity,
  • create and defend an evaluation study based on the review of the special literature and his/her own research experience, and exploiting his/her studies completed.

The degree thesis requirements and the conditions governing completion are set out in a separate procedure.

10. Conditions for completing the programme

Conditions for the issue of the final certificate:

  • earning at least 183 credits from compulsory, compulsory elective and elective subjects according to the curriculum requirements;
  • fulfilment of the required criteria (obtaining sign-off for subjects Physical Education 1 and 2);
  • completion of the internship (20 credits);
  • completion of the degree thesis consultations (7 credits).

Requirements of taking the final examination:

  • obtaining the final certificate;
  • a degree thesis granted at least satisfactory mark by two assessors working independently.

11. Final examination requirements

The final examination reviews and evaluates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to receive the diploma, in the course whereof the student must prove that he/she can apply the material learnt.
The final examination consists of two parts.

  • Defence of the degree thesis, which includes the presentation of the results and a professional debate based on them. On the basis of the marks proposed by the assessors and the defence, the committee awards a mark for the student's thesis.
  • Complex oral examination, which gives a comprehensive assessment concerning the student's knowledge and ability to use it. The examination topics and any information required to prepare for the examination are communicated by the training owner at the beginning of the semester.

If the degree thesis or the complex oral examination is qualified unsatisfactory, the final examination shall be considered unsuccessful and it must be repeated, as set out in the institutional regulations.
Formula for calculating the final examination result:
ZE = (ZV+SzD)/2

  • ZE is the overall result of the final examination
  • ZV is the result of the complex oral examination taken at the final examination
  • SzD is the mark given for the degree thesis

12. Conditions for issuing the diploma

To get the bachelor’s degree either an intermediate (B2) complex type professional (related to the field of training) language examination recognised by the state or advanced (C1) complex type general language examination recognised by the state must be passed in at least one foreign language, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate or diploma is required.

13. Qualification of diploma

Formula for calculating the qualification of the diploma
OM = (TÁ+ZE)/2

  • OM is the qualification of the diploma
  • TÁ is the average mark of compulsory and compulsory elective subjects (weighted with their credit values)
  • ZE is the overall result of the final examination

The qualification of the diploma is:

Excellent (5) if   OM = 5.00
Excellent (5) if 4.51 ≤ OM < 5.00
Good (4) if 3.51 ≤ OM ≤ 4.50
Average (3) if 2.51 ≤ OM ≤ 3.50
Pass (2) if 2.00 ≤ OM ≤ 2.50

14. Special requirements of the programme

14.1 Training in a language other than Hungarian

Pursuant to Section 51 (2) of the Act CCIV of 2011, the issue of the diploma for a training in a foreign language is not subject to the language examinations set out in Clause 12.
Pursuant to Section 14 (6) of Government Decree No. 137/2008 (V. 16), a diploma certifying studies conducted and completed in a foreign language is equivalent, in terms of the language of the training, to an advanced complex type language examination recognised by the state in one language. Pursuant to the referenced Act, the diploma is equivalent to a language examination, and BGE may not issue a separate certificate in this respect.
BGE recognizes the studies of a student as training in a foreign language if he/she has earned at least 189 credits, of which at least 168 credits are completed in the language of the training.

14.2 Trainings in correspondence course

For trainings in correspondence courses, the curriculum applies subject to the following differences:

  • The completion of the subjects Physical Education 1 (TEES1BA00) and Physical Education 2 (TEES2BA00) is excluded from the requirements.
  • Work experience gained during employment can be recognised as completion of the Internship (SZGY0BA20) (in line with the procedure for internships).

14.3 Dual training

In dual training, companies (dual training partners) train the student in line with their own needs and based on an actual curriculum developed jointly with the higher education institution. Such companies support, extend with practical skills and expand students’ training at the institution according to their profile.
BGE’s dual training partner concludes an employment contract with the student enrolled in dual training. Students work at the partner organisation in parallel with their studies. The ratio of study time and working time is laid down in the employment contract.

15. Model curricula (Plans of study)

Course schedule Language ID Annex
full-time Hungarian BNGMHP, BNGMHZ Annex 1
full-time English BNGMEP Annex 2
correspondence Hungarian BLGMHP, BLGMHZ Annex 3
distance learning Hungarian BTGMHP Annex 4

Version control

Reference No. Resolution No. Implementation Validity Clause Change description
1 2017/18 (VI. 29.) 111 immediate From academic year 2018/2019 15
VAEK0BA06 Corporate Finance 1 + 3 instead of 2 + 2 contact classes, Gy (practical course mark) instead of exam K (endterm examination mark)
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