Ph.D. On Campus

Business Administration

Bilkent University

48 months
14500 USD/year
6258 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Business Administration program 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.


The Faculty of Business Administration offers the Masters of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees for those interested in advanced study of the theory and practice of management in three areas Finance, Marketing, and DSOM (Decision Science and Operations Management).


  • The mission of the Business Administration program from Bilkent University is to prepare individuals for research and teaching careers.
  •  A high faculty-to-student ratio and active involvement in research throughout the program foster close interaction between students and faculty and accelerate the transition from students to academic. Programs of study designed for the particular needs and research interests of each individual enable the students to master the behavioral, social, economic and mathematical sciences through courses from various departments in Bilkent University. 
  • An active exchange program with universities abroad provides additional opportunities for coursework and collaborative research. Visiting scholars and graduate students from abroad add to the diversity of our community.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • The research conducted by our faculty covers a broad range of areas of expertise and we welcome graduate students with degrees in a wide range of fields (anthropology, business administration, computing science, economics, engineering, ethnography, mathematics, physics, psychology, statistics etc.).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


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.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı/Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or GRE scores. GMAT scores are required for graduate programs in Business Administration.)
    • Fluency in written and oral English. Please see the websites of each graduate school for the list of accepted tests.
    • Official transcripts.
    • Recommendations from instructors or others qualified to evaluate academic ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6258 USD per year during 48 months.
  • 14,500 USD for international students and 45.000 TL for Turkish students

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.


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