About the Department

Our business doctorate program is a program designed to transfer modern management practices and theoretical approaches that are the basis of these applications to our students and to direct them to scientific research that will contribute to the country's management and the literature. The program is based on elective courses that allow the student to concentrate on specific areas based on the basic functions of the business. Investment analysis and portfolio management, retail marketing strategies, advanced Excel applications for businesses, financial markets and institutions theory, total quality management and quality assurance systems, quantitative management techniques are some of these elective courses. Likewise, a wide range of courses are offered to focus on management and leadership in particular. Organizational theories and new organizational practices such as networking in the light of new technological developments and possibilities brought by the internet can be searched.

Education Opportunities

In the CIU, doctoral studies provide research on current topics in management science, management theories, statistics, economics and research methods. The language of instruction is English, and students are progressing through the program, taking basic courses together in a group. Before reaching to the thesis period, the student is expected to develop his / her field expertise in close cooperation with the faculty advisors. The conclusion of doctoral studies includes the preparation of the thesis proposal and the actual completion of the thesis research and defense of the thesis in front of a jury to consisting by the academicians and written in accordance with the academic form. Throughout doctoral education, students are encouraged to submit papers at conferences and publish articles to publish in prestigious journals. Program also offers education in German.

Career Areas

It is generally accepted that the purpose of the PhD study is to prepare students for academic life. But in our day, the very high degree of complexity that business models have had, and the tendency to change rapidly, has led to a great demand for staff who have completed PhD studies in business. In this sense, this program enables graduates to pursue careers in the academic field and to take part in top management positions in business life. In the current business landscape, whatever the activity one is in, or ahtever the level of study, it is imperative to follow scientific developments closely and constantly renew yourself. In this sense, the PhD education at our University will enable graduates to be close to continuous scientific work, to follow the latest developments and to develop themselves.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institue E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years