Welcome to the Website of Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (BME-GTK)!
The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences was founded in 1998 as the youngest faculty of the more than 240-year-old Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Those departments formed the new school 25 years ago which have taught economic and social sciences related courses for several decades. GTK provides trainings that fit into the interdisciplinary environment defined by the Faculties of Science and Technology. The close cooperation with the engineering and natural science faculties helps to enjoy the synergies between technology, economics and social sciences, and motivates the integration of modern info-communication technologies into the curriculum. BME makes it possible for students to obtain degrees in engineering, economics, teaching and in some of the areas of humanities in an inspiring university environment. The special STEM focus of BME prepares students to understand the challenges of the 21st century. The degree program provided in several disciplines is more than just having students graduate from different fields of study in the same institution. The main benefits of the multidisciplinary environment of BME is the close cooperation possibilities between programs in different fields of study. This intellectually challenging environment leads to coherent curricula and, to knowledge and skills that help students to understand, appreciate and shape the world in many ways.
The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, also known as GTK, provides an educational experience that fits into the interdisciplinary environment defined by the Faculties of Engineering at our University. The close cooperation with the engineering and natural science faculties helps in the enjoyment of the synergies between technology, economics and social sciences, and motivates the integration of modern technologies into the curriculum.
The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences offers six full-time BSc training programmes, five full-time MSc training programmes and also six MSc part-time programmes in Hungarian. Besides these, we also offer four full time Master programs in English for both Hungarian and international students. Our Doctoral School of Business and Management provides Ph.D. studies for students specialising in engineering management, management sciences and business economics in Hungarian and in English as well.
The International focus is a primary objective of our master programmes. BME GTK holds membership in the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). BME is part of the European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), involving key partners such as Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), École des Ponts ParisTech (ÉPP), Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU), Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (SNS), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SNS), University Politechnica of Bucharest (UPB), Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) and Zürcher Hochschule (ZHAW). Our Faculty cooperates with the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPA CEE). Other key strategic partners among others include the Rochester Institute of Technology, Drexel University, Emlyon Business School, Woxsen, zerbaijan State University of Economics and Aalborg University.
The Intensive Seminar (IS) is an obligatory element of the curricula of several master programmes offering many international lectures to our students. The IS occurs during a few days in the autumn semester when foreign and local visiting professors are invited to give lectures and workshops on different state-of-the-art topics. Students can mix and match several lectures and workshops from available sessions to complete the requirements for the course.
Our Faculty has over 90 Erasmus+ and academic/administrative staff mobility agreements. Hundreds of students have taken part in Erasmus+ mobilities over the past years, and almost the same number of students have spent one or two semesters at our Faculty.
We are looking forward to the application of all students who would like to be prepared for the technological, economic and social challenges of the 21st century and are willing to join a community of values whose more than 240-year-long successful past is a guarantee for a successful future.
We look forward to having you as our student at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences,
Professor Dr Tamás Koltai
Dr Tamás Koltai
Dean, Professor of Production and Operations Management, Head of Doctoral School of Business and Management