Department of Information Systems

The Department of Information Systems of the Corvinus University of Budapest has been involved in teaching information technology for nearly thirty years. Our main focus is both in teaching and research the IT applications in business and in the public sector. We are continuosly working to develop the information technologies' education, so that will best fit the university's profile, and will enable the latter economists to manage the information systems in real-life situations. The Department dealt first in Hungary with information management education.

The Department of Information Systems is a division of the Faculty of Business Administration. The Department of Information Systems provides courses and conducts research in information management, intelligent office, business intelligence, multimedia and media, e-commerce, knowledge management, network security, IT audit, quality assurance, infrastructure management, project management, GIS, Business Process Reengineering, telecooperation, public information systems in the EU. The full-time stuff is supported by a great number of part-time lecturers and researchers, coming from research institutions and businesses (5 part-time lecturers/researchers, and about 5 PhD students). Three of the department's members have CISA qualification, and two are active in the organization of ISACA in Hungary.

The Department works in a strong cooperation with the Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the University. The Technology Transfer Center was established at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (BUESPA) in 1998. BUESPA has been renamed to Corvinus University of Budapest in 2004. Corvinus TTC’s mission is to operate as a bridge between industry and higher-education by supporting bi-directional knowledge transfer.

A selection of reference projects:

  • Knowledge intensive technologies in the development of global information infrastructure - R&D project to analyse the behaviour of a business organisation using corporate ontology. (CommonKADS methodology)
  • Video-based, Interactive Services on Broad-band Cable Systems - Experiment with B2B and B2C video based services in Hungary commissioned by the Communications Authority. 500-1000 households.
  • ECRIME Juridical Expert System - Knowledge management tools and procedures to support the modernisation and development of the jurstice system.
  • ADVISOR Fringe Benefit Expert System Development - Knowledge-Based Expert System based on the CommonKADS methodology developed at the University of Amsterdam, and CA’s AION.
  • Implementation of Knowledge and Software Repository to Support Electronic Commerce and a Reference Electronic Shop - R&D project in cooperation with Budapesti Piac Ltd. (Budapest Market Ltd.)/
  • Methodology for the evaluation of the quality of software used by electronic signature certification authorities. - Commissioned by the Communications Authority of Hungary.
  • GUIDE (Government User IDentity for Europe) FP6 IST Integrated Project
  • Certified-EU-Manager Leonardo da Vinci pilot project (coordination)
  • epi Socrates Minerva project
  • LEFIS Legal Framework for the Information Society Erasmus Thematic Network
  • mLearning Leonardo da Vinci pilot project
  • Virtual Classrooms Socrates Minerva project