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History of the Faculty of Economics

 

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Miskolc was founded in September 1987. The page informs You about facts and events about the roughly 25-year-long history of our Faculty, about the development process that raised Miskolc to an important basis of Hungarian economic and business education.

 

1987-1990

In 1987 the Institute of Economics of the Technical University for Heavy Industry in Miskolc founded a college (bachelor)-level education for business students. The head of the institute was Prof. Dr. János Susánszky who started the education with four departments.

 

 

 

 

Department of Economics

The founding head of the department was Mrs.Tóth, Dr. Gizella Sikora. It was re-established as the
Department of Applied Economics in September 1990 and in 1993 Dr. Iván Fekete became the new head.

Department of Accounting and Statistics
Founding head: Prof. Dr. Lajos Besenyei

Department of Business Economics
Founding head: Prof. Dr. János Czabán. Since 2001 the head of the department is Prof. Dr. Mária Illés.

Department of Finance
Dr. István Vékás founded the department in 1988.

Other departments and institutes of the University besides the Institute of Economics took part in the education. Most important of them was the Institute of Social Sciences headed by Prof. Aladár Nagy, DSc, including the Department of Economic Theory, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Politology and the Department of Sociology. The Institute of Mathematics took a major part in the education as well.


1990-1994

In July 1990 the Institute of Economics became the Faculty of Economics of the University of Miskolc

Central administration of the Faculty (1990-94) 

Prof. Dr. János Czabán, Dean, 1990-94
Prof. Aladár Nagy, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 1990-91; Vice-dean for scientific affairs 1991-94
Prof. Dr. István Szintay, Vice-dean for scientific affairs, 1990-91
Dr. Gizella Tóth Sikora, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 1992-94
Prof. Dr. Lajos Besenyei, Vice-dean for scientific affairs, 1994


 

New departments were established within the Faculty:

Department of Organization and Management
Founding head: Prof. Dr. István Szintay

Department of Economic Theory
Founding head: Prof. Dr. Aladár Nagy

In 1990 the Faculty started the university-level education by applying the 3+2 years educational structure, in the framework of which university and college level diplomas were issued in „Specialization in Business Economics".
In 1992 an experimental MBA program in English language was established in the framework of a three-year-long cooperation with the Management School of Bradford University.
26 June 1993 was the day of awarding the first university-level diplomas to the first 85 graduate students of the Faculty.
In September 1993 the Ph.D. program of the Faculty was founded. The head of the „Doctoral School of Enterprise Theory and Practice” was Prof. Aladár Nagy, DSc (Economics). 

1994-1998

Central administration of the Faculty (1994-98) 

Prof. Dr. Lajos Besenyei, Dean, 1994-97
Prof. Dr. István Szintay, Dean 1997-98
Mrs. Tibor Bánhelyi Dr., Vice-dean for academic affairs, 1994-95
Dr. Dezső Szakály, Vice-dean for scientific affairs 1994-98
Dr. Károly Kovács, Director of international affairs, 1994-96
Dr. Iván Fekete, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 1995-98
Dr. István Piskóti, Vice-dean for PR affairs, 1996-1997
Dr. Tibor Pál, Vice-dean, 1997-98

 

Two new departments were established besides the existing 6 departments of the Faculty:

Department of Marketing
Founded in 1994, founding head: Dr. István Piskóti

Department of Regional Economics
Established in 1996, founding head: Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky

Since September 1995, in their fourth and fifth academic year students are educated in different specializations. Five specializations are offered: Specialization on European Union Studies, Specialization in Marketing, Specialization in Management, Specialization in Finance and Accounting and Specialization in Entrepreneurship.

Since 1992 the 3+2 years educational structure was replaced by a universal five-year-long education, while the opportunity for graduate students of other colleges was offered to continue their studies at our Faculty.

Since the academic year of 1995/96 the credit system was established in the framework of our Ph.D. program. 



1998-2002

Central administration of the Faculty (1998-2002) 

Prof. Dr. István Szintay, Dean, 1998-2002
Dr. Iván Fekete, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 1998-99
Dr. Gizella Tóth Sikora, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 1999-2002
Dr. Tibor Pál, Vice-dean, 1998-2002
Dr. Dezső Szakály, Vice-dean for scientific affairs, 1998-2001
Prof. Dr. László Tóth, Vice-dean for scientific and international affairs, 2001-2002
 

 


Since July 2000 the organizational units of the Faculty developed to 6 institutes with 14 departments.

Institute of European Economy (Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky)

  • Department of Regional Economics (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky)
  • Department of Human Resources (Head of Department: Dr. Iván Fekete)

Institute of Economic Theory (Head of Institute: Prof. Aladár Nagy, DSc)

  • Department of Economics (Head of Department: Prof. Aladár Nagy: DSc)
  • Department of World Economics (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. László Tóth 2000-2004)

Institute of Business Economic Sciences (Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. János Czabán 2000-2001, Mrs. Pelcz, Dr. Ildikó Gáll 2001-)

  • Department of Entrepreneurship (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. János Czabán 2000-2001, Prof. Dr. Mária Illés 2001-)
  • Department of Business Economics (Head of Department: Mrs. Pelcz, Dr. Ildikó Gáll)

Institute of Marketing (Head of Institute: Dr. István Piskóti)

  • Department of Marketing Strategy and Communication (Head of Department: Dr. István Piskóti)
  • Department of International Marketing (Head of Department: Dr. László Dankó)

Institute of Business Information and Methods (Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Lajos Besenyei)

  • Department of Finance (Head of Department Dr. Zoltán Gyöngyösy 1998-2000, Dr. Jolán Gál 2000-2001, Dr. Sándor Bozsik 2001-)
  • Department of Accounting (Head of Department: Dr. Tibor Pál)
  • Department of Business Statistics and Economic Forecasting (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Lajos Besenyei)

Institute of Management Sciences (Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. István Szintay

  • Department of Innovation and Technology Management (Head of Department: Dr. Dezső Szakály)
  • Department of Organizational Behaviour (Head of Department: Mrs. Veres, Dr. Mariann Somosi )
  • Department of Management (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. István Szintay)

2002-2006

Central administration of the Faculty (2002-2006) 

Prof. Dr. István Szintay, Dean, 2002-2006
Dr. István Piskóti, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 2002-2006
Prof. Dr. László Tóth, Vice-dean for scientific and international affairs, 2002-2004
Dr. Balázs Heidrich, Vice-dean for postgraduate education, 2002-2006
Dr. Krisztina Szegedi, Vice-dean for scientific and international affairs, 2004-2006

 

 

In 2005 our Faculty elaborated new Bologna-specializations. The Hungarian Accreditation Committee accredited all the four specializations:

  • Specialization in Business Economics and Management (BA)
  • Specialization in Commerce and Marketing (BA)
  • Specialization in Finance and Accounting (BA)
  • Specialization in International Business (BA)


in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Miskolc.

In 2005 the Institute of the European Economy became the Institute of World- and Regional Economics (Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky) including a new department:

  • Department of Regional Economics (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky)
  • Department of Human Resources (Head of Department: Dr. Iván Fekete)
  • Department of World Economics (Head of Department: Prof. Iván Illés, DSc)

2006-2010

Central administration of the Faculty (2006-2010) 


Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky, Dean, 2006-2010
Dr. Mariann Veres Somosi, Vice-dean for academic affairs, 2006-2010
Dr. Sándor Karajz, Vice-dean for scientific affairs, 2006-2010
Edit Lukács, Director of international recruitment and studies, 2006-2010

 

 

 

2010-2014

Central administration of the Faculty (2010-2014) 


Prof. Dr. György Kocziszky, Dean 2010-2014
Dr. Dezső Szakály, Vice-dean, 2010-2013
Dr. Mariann Veres Somosi,Vice-dean for academic affairs, 2010-2014
Dr. Sándor Karajz, Vice-dean for scientific affairs, 2010-2013
Dr. Éva G. Fekete, Vice-dean for scientific affairs, 2013-2014