Ph.D. On Campus


Koc University

48 months
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The main focus of the Business program from Koc University is to train students to become influential research scholars in their field of study at top universities worldwide. Interested students should desire an academic position at a top university, and possess the motivation and ability to attain this goal.


The Business programme from Koc University has a flexible structure to accommodate students with unique goals and backgrounds. For example, PhD candidates in marketing can focus on consumer behavior, strategy, or modeling, and customize their course work accordingly. 

This customization may involve taking courses from related disciplines, including economics, and psychology. Typical curricula can be found on our . Note that our program requirements focus on developing conceptual and methodological skills, which are essential to producing quality academic research.

Student Support

Koç GSB Faculty is dedicated to the training of PhD students, and collaborate with them on joint projects. Published papers that resulted from such collaborations attest to the success of this approach. PhD students have very limited teaching responsibilities so that they can focus on their research program and develop their research skills without much distraction on their time.

For students interested in experimental methods, there is a dedicated marketing lab with twenty one lab stations. Data collection is simplified thanks to specialized software that handles study announcements, participant sign-ups, and extra credit assignments.

We emphasize a supportive culture among our PhD students, and focus on the collective success of the group rather than individual students. Resulting supportive social environment enables students to establish valuable relationships with their colleagues in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Multivariate Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Mathematical and Statistical Foundations
  • Econometrics 
  • Optimization Models and Algorithms
  • Stochastic Models and their Applications
  • Testing and Measurement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3,00/4,00 for applicants with undergraduate degree.
  • An official academic transcript from every university attended
  • A statement of purpose describing your proposed area of study and why you are prepared for this program.
  • Three (or more) Letters of Recommendation. The candidate should provide the contact information of those who will fill in the reference letters in the online application. They will be provided with the web link of the reference letter form via e-mail.
  • A curriculum vita.
  • Applicants to PhD programs must have their results from the Graduate Record Examination (GMAT, GRE for foreign/native applicants) or ALES General Test sent to the Graduate School.

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  • 100% tuition scholarship (full tuition waiver for all admitted candidates is guaranteed)

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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