Public Economics and Policy

Prospects of graduates
The graduate is proficient in the current state of knowledge in the field of Economics and Management with an emphasis on public economics and policy theory in an international context. He/she has the ability to systematically understand the interrelationships and contexts of the functioning of the public, private and non-profit sectors in the economy (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics). Understands the rationale for government intervention, i.e., the content of public sector industries (what?). Knows the methods of implementing state interventions, i.e., the economics and management of public sector industries (how?). Understands the distributional contexts of state interventions (for whom?), and the principles of decision-making about the implementation of state interventions (how are decisions made in the public sector?). He or she addresses the above basic questions of public economics scientifically in accordance with the current state of knowledge by mastering the skills and methods of scientific research (Methodology and Ethics of Scientific Work 1, 2, Quantitative Methods in Public Policy) and interdisciplinary contexts on the functioning of the public economy (Public Economics, Economics and Management of Public Services), public policy making and implementation (Public policy, Evaluation of public policy programmes, Civil society), public finance system (Public finance) at all levels of public administration (Local and regional economy and policy, Public administration and regional development).

The graduate is proficient in scientific methods of work, which he/she is able to use independently and creatively in scientific and research activities and in demanding practical conceptual work. He or she has in[1]depth knowledge, an understanding of broader relationships and a sophisticated knowledge of scientific and research methods and procedures that meet international criteria. The graduate demonstrates the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a large-scale research process with academic integrity, while being able to develop and offer his/her own solutions to problems in the field of public sector economics and public policy based on theoretical understanding of the problem (Active involvement in scientific research projects). During his/her studies, he/she publishes the results of his/her scientific research activities, which are subjected to domestic and international review in scientific forums and journals (Contributions of top international quality, Publication outputs).

During his/her studies, he/she will produce a comprehensive qualifying work (Dissertation Project for the Dissertation Examination, Dissertation), which will contribute to expanding and pushing the boundaries of knowledge of the problems of public economics and policy through original research. The graduate is able to identify and critically analyze a problem, evaluate the results of his/her research and synthesize new and comprehensive solutions and ideas with application not only in the development of theory but also in social practice.

In the field of communication skills, the graduate is able to handle professional discussion at national and international scientific conferences (Active presentation at conferences). He/she is able to consult, argue and defend his/her methodological approach and proposed solutions in both internal and external environments (Foreign scientific mobility). During the PhD, the graduate actively develops cross-cutting skills such as analytical thinking, digital skills, communication and interpersonal skills, creativity and cognitive skills that will help him/her to find employment, both within and outside the academic sector.

The graduate will find employment in particular in scientific research workplaces, universities, and central offices of a conceptual nature in the creation of methodological, forecasting and decision-making materials, the application of which is desirable in the development of new products and systems in the public sector economy, the implementation of new public policies and schemes promoting knowledge-based social progress. Graduates will also find employment in multinational analytical consulting firms and supranational institutions.

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Conditions of admission
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 another requirement set by the Faculty is to pass the entrance exam.
Before the admission process starts, the Faculty announces the topics of dissertation theses the candidates can choose from, each with an allocated supervisor. The candidate must choose one of the topics.

The members of the Exam Board for all study programmes are nominated by Dean of the Faculty based on the proposals from the guarantors of individual doctoral study programs.With the consent of the chair, the board can invite the supervisor whose topic has been chosen by the candidate to be a member of the board.

The candidates will be admitted to study in accordance to the ranking of their total scores until the planned capacity of individual study programmes in individual forms of study is fulfilled. On admission of the candidate to doctoral study, the Dean will notify the candidate about the topic of their dissertation, supervisor, institution providing the study, duration of study, and with full-time doctoral students, also the place of study.

The entrance exam in full-time study is combined and consists of the following parts:
a) Presentation of the candidate´s written dissertation project in English
b) Assessment of the candidate´s research and professional activity (publications and research)
c) Average result for the Master´s study.

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

The scoring of the entrance exam is as follows:
a) Written project and its presentation 80 points, out of which
• theoretical background of research 20 points
• intended objectives 20 points • intended research methods 20 points
• delivery of the project presentation 20 points
b) Scientific research activity during or after completion of Master´s study, e.g. a paper for student scientific conference, taking part in a research project, specialised subject-area publications 10 points
c) Average result for the whole Master´s study (courses and state exam grades) 10 points

Conditions for international students
Students who have completed the previous degree abroad must have the diploma recognised in the Slovak Republic. The admitted students shall submit the document recognising the diploma no later than the day of enrolment.

Coordinator for students with specific needs
COORDINATOR FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS
doc. Ing. Radoslav Kožiak, PhD.
Phone: 048/446 2014;
e-mail: radoslav.koziak@umb.sk

General information on the admission exam
Admission – General information
The admission procedure provides an opportunity for candidates to prove that they meet certain admission requirements for study in order to become a student of a chosen study programme at the Faculty.
The admission procedure begins after the candidate delivers his / her written application for study to the Faculty.
Candidates file the application
- in electronic form (information about the electronic admission and required enclosures will be published on the Faculty´s website);
- or in paper form (current application form for universities can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education webpage).
EF UMB prefers applications in electronic form.

Candidates may only submit one application at one level of study and to one study programme.

The application must be sent to the Faculty by these deadlines. For the 3rd level degree programmes, the deadline is 26th May 2023.

Students who have completed the previous degree abroad must have the diploma recognised in the Slovak Republic. The admitted students shall submit the document recognising the diploma no later than the day of enrolment.
For foreign applicants applying for study in a study program taught in the Slovak language, knowledge of the Slovak language at B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is recommended.

Form of entrance exam
The entrance exam in full-time study is combined and consists of the following parts:
a) Presentation of the candidate´s written dissertation project in English
b) Assessment of the candidate´s research and professional activity (publications and research)
c) Average result for the Master´s study.

The maximum number of points the candidate for full-time study can achieve is 100 points. The scoring of the entrance exam is as follows: a) Written project and its presentation 80 points, out of which
• theoretical background of research 20 points
• intended objectives 20 points • intended research methods 20 points
• delivery of the project presentation 20 points
b) Scientific research activity during or after completion of Master´s study, e.g. a paper for student scientific conference, taking part in a research project, specialised subject-area publications 10 points
c) Average result for the whole Master´s study (courses and state exam grades) 10 points

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Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free

Billing information
BILLING INFORMATION (also published on the website www.platby.umb.sk):

1. Payment of the fee from EU countries:
Account name: Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Bank name and address: Štátna pokladnica, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15
Account no. / IBAN: SK75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590
SWIFT/BIC: SPSRSKBA
VS (variable symbol): 1033 (Doctoral study)
KS (constant symbol): 0308 – cashless payments
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Date of birth in the form DDMMYY (for foreign applicants)
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Account no. / IBAN: SK75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590
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VS (variable symbol): 1033 (Doctoral degree)
KS (constant symbol): 0308 – cashless payments
Specific symbol: Birth ID no. (for Slovak applicants)
Date of birth in the form DDMMYY (for foreign applicants)
Message to recipient: name and surname of applicant
Note: All charges will be debited to the payer.

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