Institute of Social Sciences
Business Administration (PHD)
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Business Administration (PHD)

Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information

Program Objectives

The aim of the Business Administration PhD Program is to develop student abilities such as researching and interpreting the scientific events independently with a broad and deep angle of vision and determining the necessary steps to create new synthesis . The mission of our PhD Program is to facilitate both international and national level researches in the field of management.


The department has been working since the first semester of the Academic Year 2012-2013.

Qualification Awarded

PhD Degree.

Language of Instruction


Mode of Education

PhD Program is a full time program and conducted between 15:00 and 18:00 on weekdays. In the first year, the accepted candidates should attend the department courses instructed by the senior academics of the program. Students having undergraduate or graduate degrees other than Business Administration are enrolled in Scientific Prep Class.
After achieving the department courses, the students should succeed Proficiency Exam. Students achieved the exam can begin to write their thesis within their selected subfields of Business Administration such as Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Production. Students defended their thesis successfully are assumed the title of Doctor of Business Administration.

Admission and Registration Requirements

It is required to have a graduate or undergraduate degree and score higher than 55 (for the students who have a graduate degree) or 70 (for the students who have an undergraduate degree) equally weighted points  from ALES for application to the Business Administration Ph.D. Programme. Additionally, candidates should proof their foreign language adequacy through the minumum score of 55 points from YDS or an equivalent exam.

Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs

There is no Double Major - Minor Programs


There is no internship in the program

Grading Scheme

Students are granted one of following letter grades and/or symbols by instructor of the course for each academic year they are enrolled.



























G: Not sat for semester-end exam

P: Course continues

R: Repeated

E: Incomplete semester studies

T: Transfer

V: Withdrawal

Student who got one of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C grades as success grade, shall be considered as being succeeded that course. Student who got one of C-, D+, D, D- grades for a course, shall be considered as being succeeded that course conditionally. In the event that student must repeat the semester in which he got these grades, student shall be considered as being failed these courses. Student who got FD and FF grades for any course shall be considered as failed that course. Student who attended but not succeeded the course is granted FD grade; student who didn’t fulfill the attendance condition is granted FF grade. Procedures and principles applicable to enrollment, education and examinations carried out at the level of bachelor’s degree and associate degree have been determined by Regulations of Istanbul KulturUniversity Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Education.

Graduation Requirements

Total of 150 ECTS is necessary to graduate the program (1st semester: 30 ECTS, 2nd semester: 30 ECTS, Achievement in Proficiency Exam and Phd Thesis: 90 ECTS).

International Cooperations

Details, regarding ERASMUS program, are available at our website.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

Our graduates carry out their professions in all areas of business administration and can progress in academic career.

Access to Further Studies

Students , graduating from our program, can apply to all universities for Post-PhD studies.

Departmental Facilities

Our program is being carried out at IKU Ataköy Campus 4.Floor, classrooms belong to BA Department. Each classroom has capacity for 45 students and computer, data-show,   over-head projector supplements are available.

Program Activities

Our program's academic calendar includes 28 weeks ( as spring and fall terms , excluding final exam periods).  7 courses are held in total both in fall and spring terms. Students of Business Administration PhD Program should achieve Proficiency Exam and defend PhD Thesis successfuly.

Contact Information

Department Head: Prof. Dr. Uğur YOZGAT