PhD in Business Management



Name of the InstituteInstitute of Social Sciences
Type of the ProgrammeBusiness Management- PhD
DepartmentBusiness Management
Head of DepartmentProf. Dr. Murat Akkaya

Our goal is to train qualified academic staff for higher education institutions and to contribute to the business life with qualified manpower.

The aim of the program is to contribute to scientific development and to contribute to the talented manpower in various fields of business life by training qualified lecturers who have scientific research, analytical thinking abilities and skills in the field of Business Administration, who can understand and interpret social and cultural changes, and produce solutions to the problems encountered.

- Teaching staff at universities

- Senior executive in the public and private sector

Application requirement for the PhD program in Business Administration; 

Have a master's degree in business and related fields; 

For those who have master's degrees in different fields, it is required to have completed the appropriate scientific preparation courses. 

Required documents for application; 

- Undergraduate diploma and transcript, 

- Postgraduate diploma and transcript, 

- English Proficiency score (see Rules and Regulations on the home page for language exam information),

 - Citizens of the Republic of Turkey to have at least 55 points of equal weight in the ALES exam 

- ID card copy 

Students who are accepted to the program are given a scientific preparation program when necessary. Business Doctorate Program consists of not less than 21 credits, seven courses, a seminar, proficiency exam and thesis. The program is approved by YÖK and the language of instruction is English. Citizens of all countries can enroll in the program. A minimum grade of 3.00/4.00 is required for our students who will graduate from the program. Our students who will graduate from the program are required to publish at least one article listed by international indexes (SSCI, SCI-Expanded, AHCI, AHCI-Expanded) before making their thesis defense.

PhD program consists of 7 courses (21 credits in total), plus a Seminar (non-credit) and a Thesis (non-credit).  After a success completion of the courses, students are asked to take qualification exam (one semester).  The success pass of the Qualification Exam will allow students to start working on their Thesis.  The minimum duration of the thesis is 3 semesters. Students are expected to publish at least one journal article in a journal indexed by SSCI/AHCI/SCI.

Students have a chance to specialize in Public Health Management and Public System Management if they conduct their research and complete their Thesis in these areas.

CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus Description
FIBA601 Theories of Final Decision Making 3 3 10 This course is intended to introduce new doctoral students to the foundations of financial decision making, including some mathematical foundations. In addition, students will be introduced to basic empirical research skills and resources in Finance.
FIBA602 Financial Markets and Instruments 3 3 10 This course covers the basics of financial instruments and the markets in which these instruments trade. The course consists of two sections with similar structures: fixed income securities and derivative securities. Each section begins with a set of concepts, introduced through a reading notes with a problem set at the end. Then, each section moves to applications. In the applications, case studies are used to introduce advanced securities and institutional features of the markets in which these securities trade. The common theme among these cases is how these securities accomplish risk transfer. The cases all require the student to analyze a new security. The students therefore develop a general framework for analyzing new financial instruments.
Total 6 20
1. Semester
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus Description
MGMT601 Advanced Management 3 3 10 Analysis of modern management theories. Development of organizations. Dynamics of organizational behavior and relationship to effective administration. Models of communication, motivation, and leadership.
MGMT604 Advanced Research Methods 3 3 10 The course presents scientific principles and processes that make the research an applied science. Information collection, interpretation, and presentation for shaping objectives, policies, and planning. Application of the concepts, methods, and knowledge of quantitative and behavioral disciplines. Learning objectives are facilitated through individual or group research projects.
MGMT606 Organizational Behavior 3 3 10 Theoretical statements of individual and group behavior in organizations will be examined in this course. Student presentations and discussions will include detailed treatments of organization design, change, and reorganization, as well as inter-organizational relationships.
MGMT607 Advanced Human Resouce Management 3 3 10 The management of human beings in a complex organisation; recruiting, selecting, training, promoting & motivating human beings. Increasing personal loyalties & managing personnel to elevate individual contribution, increasing quality & lowering operational costs.
MGMT608 Strategic Management and Business Analysis 3 3 10 The course presents conceptual frameworks and models which will assist students to analyze competitive situations and strategic dilemmas and gain insight into strategic management. This course will provide a synthesis of previous course materials within the business programmes. Class lectures are supplemented with case studies.
MARK601 Advanced Marketing Theories 3 3 10 The course aims at helping Ph.D. candidates develop an appreciation for the intellectual growth of marketing as a discipline. Students will have an opportunity to view the historical growth of the field from an economic to a behaviorally based discipline. By studying multiple articles on each topic, students will gain an understanding of the way academic knowledge is developed as well as being exposed to contemporary social science methods.
PTRME001 Departmental Elective 3 3 10 Will be selected from the PhD advanced elective course list.
MGMT630 Seminar in Management 0 20 The seminar paper will be prepared and presented by the student.
MGMT601 Advanced Management 3 3 10 Analysis of modern management theories. Development of organizations. Dynamics of organizational behavior and relationship to effective administration. Models of communication, motivation, and leadership.
QUAL600 Qualifiying Exam 0 30 Students take a written and oral comprehensive exam from six core subjects.
THES687 Thesis Preparation I 0 30
THES688 Thesis Preparation Part II 0 30
THES689 Thesis Preparation Part III 0 30
THES690 Thesis 0 30
Total 24 250