Dean’s Welcome

Dear Visitor,

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 237 year old Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Those departments formed the new school 20 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 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 three 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 Faculty has more than 3000 students taught by an internationally recognized academic staff in the fields of economic and social sciences. Our programs are among the best social sciences degree programs in Hungary.. According to the latest Hungarian rankings, our bachelor programs in Engineering Management and in Communication and Media Science are ranked number 1 in the country, while our Bachelor in Business Administration and Management and Bachelor in Finance and Accounting programs are in the 2nd and 3rd positions in their respective fields.

The International focus is a primary objective of our programs. BME GTK holds membership in the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and we also maintain an active scientific relationship with several international universities. A special element of our internationalization effort is our long standing cooperation with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Our faculty has over 70 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 237-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