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Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Business Administration programme at Izmir University of Economics is completely customizable, and is open to executives who want to gain theoretical knowledge in business or aspiring academicians.Students are provided with the opportunity to specialize in one of six sub-branches of Business Administration.


These branches are Management, Marketing, Accounting, Production and Technology Management, and Logistics Management.

The aim of the Ph.D. Program is to lead the students to prepare a substantial piece of original research that has contribution in its respective field through its strong content focusing on research and theoretical issues.

Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is directed with the support of qualified academicians. The Business Administration programme offered at Izmir University of Economics spans for four years including the thesis. The courses in Ph.D. Program are offered throughout the year.

The Program is open to students who own an undergraduate or graduate diploma, provided that they possess necessary qualifications. Accepted candidates who have graduated from programs other than business administration may take extra courses as scientific preparatory program.


Graduates, who have a general command of the business administration field and a strong command of one of its six sub-branches will be able to contribute to the development of knowledge in their respective sub-branches or work at executive levels in public and private sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Science and Research Design
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Statistics
  • Probability and Statistics for Business
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Required Documents for Application to Phd Programs

  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Master degree diploma
  • Master degree transcript
  • GRE or GMAT score card
  • 2 reference letters
  • Letter of intention
  • TOEFL- IBT score min. 84 
  • Passport copy

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  1872 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 7500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Izmir

                • 1650 - 2500 TRY/month
                  Living Costs

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