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Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The aim of the Business Administration programme from Bilkent University is to prepare managers for the global business arena with emphasis on computer-based analytical problem solving techniques for decision making and a strong quantitative approach for managing resources.
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Overview

Requirements of the Business Administration programme from Bilkent University

The Ph.D. program consists of a course work of at least 27 credit hours above master's, a qualifying examination, preparation, proposal, and defense of a dissertation based on original research. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. 

The student should maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 throughout the period of study. Course work is tailored according to the field chosen and the specific research needs of the student. The expected duration for Ph.D. study is eight semesters.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits

    The Ph.D. program consists of a course work of at least 27 credit hours above master's, a qualifying examination, preparation, proposal, and defense of a dissertation based on original research.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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

  • Applicants must be fluent in written and oral English, and possess strong quantitative and qualitative skills. 
  • Candidates should submit GMAT or GRE scores and provide recommendation letters. ALES scores are needed for Turkish applicants. 
  • Proficiency in written and oral English must be documented.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6617 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6617 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National - 37,120 TL.

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships for International Students

  • Prospective students who apply for financial assistance are evaluated according to their high school grades, their national and/or international exam scores, their program choices, and other relevant academic criteria.
  • Qualified applicants are offered partial or full tuition waiver scholarships. Tuition waiver scholarships are awarded at five levels, ranging from 20% to 100% in increments of 20%. Accommodation scholarships may be available for a limited number of top students who are on full tuition waiver scholarship.

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