Institute of Social Sciences

Program Description

Qualification Type Name

Business Administration Ph.D. Program

Institution Granting the Qualification

Çağ University




Level  7

Credit Range


Normal Duration of the Program

 4 years

Program Language


Program Head

Assoc. Dr. Murat GÜLMEZ

Tel: +90 324 6514800

Fax: +90 324 6514811

Program Erasmus Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Kadir ÖZEKENCİ
Tel: +90 324 6514800 
Fax: +90 324 6514811

Program Profile

The Business Management PhD Program is designed to enable students to develop a strong theoretical background in the field of contemporary management and organization. The program also aims to equip students with the ability to teach at universities in these fields.

Learning Environment

Education and training are carried out in a formal way. Since our technological facilities are sufficient, distance education method is also partially implemented. In addition, research centers etc. within the University. Practical training is provided through units.

Program Outcomes (Competencies)

A student who successfully completes the Business Administration Ph.D. Program;

PO 1. Comprehend contemporary management concepts, organizational theories, and global business issues,

PO 2. Conduct research and write research-based publications,

PO 3. Analyze managerial problems and bottlenecks in decision making process,

PO 4. Gather data to contribute to development of theoretical knowledge,

PO 5. Apply contemporary management tools and techniques to different managerial problems,  

PO 6. Create fresh Human Resource Management concepts and models in organizations,

PO 7. Analyze financial statements and tools in business,

PO 8. Analyze trends in international markets within the global frame.

Key Competencies

1. Reading and writing competence

2. Multilingual competence

3. Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology and engineering

4. Digital competence

5. Personal, social and learning to learn competence

6. Civic competence

7. Entrepreneurial competence

8. Cultural awareness and expression competence

Measurement and Evaluation Methods

1. Measurement and evaluation methods; Exam types and their contribution to the course success grade are determined by the provisions of Çağ University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Senate decisions.

2. Different methods such as homework, project, practice, midterm exam and final exam are used in measurement and evaluation.

3. Letter and/or number-based grading systems are used to evaluate student success.

Quality Assurance

In order to monitor the quality of higher education programs;

- YÖK is responsible for the planning, organization, management and supervision of education, training and other activities carried out in higher education institutions.

- "University Monitoring and Evaluation Reports" of higher education institutions, prepared every year within the framework of the criteria determined by YÖK, are published. Reports prepared according to these reports, containing quantitative and qualitative evaluations for higher education institutions, are also shared with the public by YÖK.

- Every year, the "Foundation Higher Education Institutions Report" is published by YÖK, which includes academic, administrative and financial data of foundation higher education institutions. These reports, which include quantitative and qualitative evaluations of foundation higher education institutions, are shared with the public by YÖK.

Entry Conditions

A student who wants to study in the Business Management Doctorate Program must have completed a master's program at a domestic or international equivalent university and must have received a score of at least 55 or equivalent from ALES and ÜDS / KPDS or equivalent language exam. Student candidates will also be interviewed by a committee. Those who are selected for the program but have scientific deficiencies must take the missing courses during the scientific preparation period (maximum two semesters), by looking at the courses on their transcripts. For details, see

Conditions for Gaining the Qualification

In order for a student to graduate, his/her General Grade Point Average (GPA) must be at least 3.00 out of 4.00 and he/she must not have failed courses.

Çağ University Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations

Advancement Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a doctorate degree in Business Management and graduates receive the title of "Doctor of Business Management". Business Management Doctorate Program graduates can find jobs as senior managers in the public and private sectors, in the administrative units of non-governmental organizations and other similar organizations, or become academicians at universities.

Legal Basis of Qualification

1. Higher Education Law No. 2547

2. Çağ University Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations

3. Higher Education Quality Assurance and Higher Education Quality Board Regulation

Website to Access the Qualification

Çağ University Business Management PhD Program Description

Çağ University Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations