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Intensive Seminars Program
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Budapest, Hungary


The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME – acronym based on Hungarian) offers various specialized masters level management programs, including MBA. The Intensive Seminars Program (ISP) began in 1996; originally offered only for MBA students and now successfully open to all management masters. The purpose of ISP is to widen the scope of business education internationally and expose the participants to discourse and practices of contemporary issues in management.


ISP is offered twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. This Spring the program is scheduled for May 15 - 18, 2019.


We are open to receiving applications on any topic offered in a three-hour format that may be of interest to students in business related programs. A list of the topics of recent seminars can be found here. Given the concentrated delivery, we seek engaging, interactive – preferably case and experience based – outlines and seminar designs. Generally, our objectives entail skill and knowledge improvement for our students in approaching managerial decisions, conceptualizing problems, and understanding key challenges of leaders in different industries and business functions. 


Typically, a team of four to six visiting faculty participate in ISP, each of them delivering two different topics. The faculty may be university professors, business leaders, or professionals.

For university professors, we highly encourage applications from those individuals who are interested in opportunities to establish long range contacts with BME faculty collaborating in research and education. As part of the application for those who are interested in such collaboration, we welcome suggestions for a Research Talk (or “brown-bag seminar”) sharing or initiating ideas. Some of the fields where BME faculty are especially open are: digital transformation, operations management, corporate social responsibility, environmental management, game theory, data science and ICT management.  


  1. ISP is scheduled over a four-day period starting on Wednesday and ending on Saturday. Attendance is estimated to be 50 - 150 students for each day, participating in all the different seminars.
  2. Expected workload for each faculty is up to five seminars, each three-and-a-quarter hours in length including a 15 minute break.  Given that we expect each faculty to offer two different topics, each seminar may be repeated up to three times.  
  3. The seminars will be held in new classrooms at BME. These classrooms have up-to-date computer and projection capabilities.
  4. Research Talks will be scheduled for one hour sessions from Wednesday through Friday.


  1. As part of the application we expect a brief outline for the two recommended topics, with a clear indication of the learning outcomes.
  2. Those applicants interested in research collaboration should include a title and brief description of a research topic.
  3. Upon acceptance, we ask the participating faculty to prepare all presentation and hand-out materials in advance and send these to BME at least four weeks prior to the seminars.  
  4. Presentation material can be prepared and emailed as PowerPoint slides.

Travel and Expenses:

  1. BME makes airline and hotel arrangements and covers the cost of the airline ticket and up to five nights at the hotel.
  2. BME also provides the equivalent of $200 in Hungarian Forints for extra expenditures.
  3. If it is requested by the accepted applicant, BME will provide an honorarium of $1,200.

Application Process:

Please send the following information to Donald Baker by February 18, 2019. Decisions on faculty are expected to be completed by the end of February. An email application is preferred and must include the following:

  • Brief bio and professional CV clearly highlighting professional experience and interest.
  • Contact information including home/work addresses, telephones, and email.
  • Brief outlines, including learning objectives, for at least TWO topics offered for the Intensive Seminar Program.
  • Optional: Research and collaboration interest – title and brief description of a topic for presentation/discussion with a group of the BME faculty and PhD students.

Interested individuals should contact:
Donald D. Baker, Professor Emeritus
Rochester Institute of Technology



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