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All doctoral study programmes of the Economics Faculty of MBU have the same admission requirements.

The basic requirement is to have completed a Master´s programme and to pass the required entrance exam.

An applicant who is in the last year of an engineers/master's degree can also apply for the third degree of study. The certificate of completion of the second degree of university studies (or confirmation of passing the state exam) shall be submitted no later than on the day of the entrance exam.

Before the admission process starts, the faculty announces the topics of dissertation theses, which are published on the faculty's website at least four months before the last day for submitting applications. Each of the listed topics has a designated supervisor. Candidates for doctoral studies must apply for one of the listed topics. After choosing a topic, the candidate should approach the supervisor and, with his/her cooperation, prepare a written dissertation project. Only one applicant can be accepted for one dissertation topic.


The entrance exam in full-time study and part-time study consists of the following parts:

  • Presentation of the candidate's written dissertation project in English, discussion of the project in Slovak/English,
  • Assessment of the applicant's previous activity in scientific activity (publication and scientific research activity).

The maximum number of points candidate can achieve for full-time study is 100

The scoring of the entrance exam is as follows:

1. Written project and its presentation 85 points, out of which:

    • theoretical background of research (literature review): 25 points
    • intended objectives:                                                 10 points
    • intended research methods:                                     20 points
    • expected results and outputs:                                 10 points
    • project presentation and discussion:                       20 points

2. Scientific research activity during or after completion of the Master's study, e.g. active participation in the student scientific conference or a similar scientific event; participation in a research project/presentation resulting in a professional/scientific event; publication of professional/scientific papers):                      15 points

The entrance examination of applicants for full-time and part-time study is conducted before the Exam Board. The composition of exam boards for study programs is determined by the dean of the faculty based on the proposals of the persons responsible for individual doctoral study programs. With the consent of the chair, the board can invite the supervisor whose topic has been chosen by the candidate.

The dean determines the minimum number of points required for successful completion of the entrance exam and admission to individual study programs. Applicants who take the entrance exam will be accepted according to the total number of points achieved in the admission procedure until the planned capacity of individual study programs in individual forms of study is filled.

An applicant who has met the conditions for admission to study but is not admitted to the chosen study program due to capacity reasons, can be accepted by the dean for another form of study in the chosen study program.

At the same time with the acceptance of candidates for doctoral studies, the dean will specify the training places in the notification to the doctoral students, and for full-time doctoral students, the place of their work performance.