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The Yeditepe University English Business Administration PhD Program offers PhD students the opportunity to conduct leading research in the field of business administration, and spread this knowledge to management executives, educational institutions aimed at business education and non-profit public and civil organizations. Our aim is to attract the most brilliant and creative minds to the Ph.D. Program and make them leaders who will make a difference in the lives of various institutions that run businesses and business education by providing them with the latest information as well as becoming creative researchers.

Course Examples from the Program

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Resaearch Methodology
  • Strategic Management

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özlem KUNDAY

Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Tülin URAL

E-mail: tulin.ural@yeditepe.edu.tr

Vision Mission


Vision: To add value to the socio-economic development of our society by training visionary, high ethical and competent global managers, academics and leaders with the Yeditepe Doctorate Program.

Mission: The main mission of the Yeditepe Ph.D. program is for our students; to ensure that they learn the most up-to-date and necessary managerial knowledge, tools and techniques; reinforce managerial skills and competence acquisitions to support successful careers in global business environments; helping them to be competitive and entrepreneurial managers and leaders with their strategic and systems thinking skills; and to help them gain the values of learning to learn, ethical and social responsibility.

Application Process


Application Process:

For pre-registration application, the form in the link must be filled in http://ebs.yeditepe.edu.tr/

Candidates will choose the "Graduate School of Social Sciences" option as Institute/Faculty and "Doctoral Program in Business Administration" option as Department for application.

Statement of Purpose and two Letters of Recommendation are compulsory for pre-registeration

TOEFL IBT 66 or YDS / YÖKDİL 55 level is required for admission to the Business Administration Doctorate Program. The validity period of TOEFL is two and the other exams is five years. The requirement to document the language exam result with the listed exams is also valid for candidates who have graduated from undergraduate or graduate programs of Turkish or foreign universities studying in English.



DBA 602               Advanced Quantitative Research Techniques

DBA 605               Management Philosophy

DBA 610               Advanced Organization Theory

DBA 611               Readings in Management

DBA 612               Strategic Management

DBA 613               Organizational Behavior

DBA 620               Accounting Theory

DBA 621               Readings in Accounting

DBA 630               Finance Theory

DBA 631               Readings in Finance

DBA 640               Marketing Theory

DBA 641               Readings in Marketing

DBA 642               Strategic Marketing Management

DBA 643               Strategic Brand Management

DBA 644               Advanced Topics in Consumer Behavior

DBA 651               Graduation Thesis

FEAS 601              Research Methodology and Ethics

FEAS 698              Seminar

Terms Application

Application Process

For the pre-registration application, please fill in the form at the link (http://ebs.yeditepe.edu.tr/). The required documents (* below) should be submitted in a single closed envelope to the Yeditepe University Business Administration Student Affairs Office for the month of August between 09:00- 13:00 and 14:00-17:00 hours (Faculty of Law Building, 6th Floor, Room 644).

The required English level for admission to the English Business Administration Program is TOEFL IBT 66 or YDS / YOKDIL 55. The validity of these exams is five years. The requirement to take these exams and related scores is also valid for candidates who have graduated from undergraduate or graduate English medium programs of Turkish or foreign universities.

Yeditepe University graduate or undergraduate applicants are also required to submit the language exam results and other application documents in full.

The Business Administration Ph.D. Program does not have an English language preparation program. For this reason, only candidates who are certified with required English proficiency may apply to the business administration doctorate program. Candidates who do not have a certificate in the direction of the new YÖK language regulation will not be admitted to the "Special Student" status.

Candidates who documented their proficiency in English will be subject to written and oral scientific exams in English. These exams will be held in the "Faculty of Law" building at Yeditepe

University Kayışdağı Campus.

Candidates will be admitted to the exams based on their expertise ("track") and their surnames. The results of these examinations and the documents requested from the candidates will be evaluated together and the candidates qualified to participate in the program will be determined.

Required Documents for pre-registration application:

(Note: Please refer to "Documents required for final registration" below for the required documents and minimum requirements during final registration)

Application Form (You can fill this form online at the Institute of Social Sciences website)

Photocopy of ALES or GMAT Exam Result Document (Only for Turkish candidates)

Photocopy of English Examination Result Certificate

Bachelor's and Master's degree diploma photocopies

Photocopies of Official Undergraduate and Master’s degree Transcripts

English Curriculum Vitae and 2 Academic Reference Letters

Copy of Military Status or Discharge Certificate

Required Documents for Final Registration

ALES or GMAT Exam Result Certificate (original). ALES Equal Weight Score minimum 55. Five years validity period is required for the ALES and GMAT certificate. (Only for Turkish candidates)

English Exam Result Certificate; TOEFL IBT 66 / YDS 55 (Five years validity period will be required for these documents)

Notarized copies of Undergraduate and Graduate Diplomas

T.C. Diploma equivalence certificate from YÖK for T.C. citizens who studied abroad.

Bachelor's and Master's degree Transcripts  (Original or notarized copies)

4 Photos

Certificate of residence

Proof of identity card (notary approved)

Military Status Document (original or the photocopy document of discharge or postponement

Documents Required from Foreign Nationals:

In addition to the notarized Turkish translation of the documents listed above, the following documents are required during the final registration from foreign nationals:

Photocopy of the relevant passport pages.

Photocopy of the relevant pages of your residence permit.

Bachelor's and Master's degree transcripts (original).

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Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 16:24
Dear PhD Candidates, The written qualifying exam to be held in the 2021 Fall semester will be on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, between 10.00-13.00. Business Administration Department
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