The Doctoral Program in Management and Transdisciplinarity has been an integral part of the Doctoral School of Regional Sciences and Business Administration of the Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary since 2016. The doctoral program, which enjoys fundamental support from the Pallas Athene Foundations, is unique of its kind in Hungary as it is the first full-fledged, international doctoral program in the fields of management and transdisciplinarity. English is the language of teaching, research and administration since more than half of our faculty members, visiting professors and supervisors are university professors from various countries outside Hungary. The majority of the students enjoy scholarships in the course of the educational phase and the research phase of their studies.

This Doctoral Program is based on academic rigor which emphasizes practical relevance both by welcoming practitioners to join the program and by one of the semester programs requiring corporate or business practice from the students. In addition to the traditional management approaches, the program offers a transdisciplinary specialization that emphasizes the importance of using different, subtle theoretical lenses (e.g. economics, complex systems theory, social psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, arts, sports and health management) in developing analyses of diverse phenomena to be understood within an academic research framework. For further information please examine our detailed Curriculum.

SzEEDSM is an acronym derived from the English name of the program. SzE stands for Széchenyi István University, the rest is easy to decipher. SzEEDSM is meant to convey the message that the doctoral school with our doctoral program is the right academic space where the seeds of knowledge are sown and new management scholars and practitioners (“M”) will be the yield at the end of the program. The ultimate goal of our program is to enable doctoral students to become leaders of change in their communities both in academia and in the corporate world.

The Management of the Doctoral Program is grateful to the founding director, professor Gyula Vastag for his vision, engagement and expertise who will continue his commitment to the program as a faculty member and a supervisor as much as his other obligations should permit.


László Imre Komlósi
Director of the Doctoral Program

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