The main goal of the program 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. For this reason, our program is not an appropriate option for people planning to work in industry. Also, applicants have high GPAs and test scores, undergraduate degrees in business administration or a related field (e.g., psychology, economics, statistics), and research experience.
Most students complete the program in four to five years.
All admitted students receive tuition waiver (92.500 TL/year) and a monthly stipend is 2,000 TL. After having passed the qualifying exam stipend will be 2,400 TL. Free graduate housing is provided. Students who do not stay at the graduate appartments will be provided 525 TL per month.
Teaching requirements are minimized to allow more time for developing research skills. Because it is important to demonstrate teaching effectiveness on the academic job market, students may be asked to teach one undergraduate course before they graduate.
Our Ph.D. in Business Administration program has a flexible and interdisciplinary structure. Students can specialize in one of the following areas: Marketing, Operations and Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, Finance and Management & Strategy. The first two years include course work. See the curriculum page for more information on the typical courses taken.
Students with a thesis master’s degree are expected to take a minimum of 7 courses (21 credits) and students without a master’s degree are expected to take 14 courses (42 credits). Most students complete the program in four to five years.
Students are required to complete a first year summer paper, and write a conceptual paper or pass a qualifying exam according to their specialization, upon the successful completion of the course work. The student then advances to candidacy. A dissertation thesis must be submitted and succesfully defended to graduate.
The Koç GSB will determine on a case by case basis whether to accept a given course for a transfer. The student must have received at least a B grade in the course for it to be considered for transfer.
PhD Program in Business Administration-Marketing: May 4, 2018
PhD Program in Management and Strategy: May 4, 2018
PhD Program in Business Administration-Operations and Information Systems and Quantitative Methods: May 4, 2018
PhD Program in Business Administration-Finance: May 4, 2018
No, we only have admissions for Fall each year.
Two to four students are accepted each year.
No, post-baccalaureate degrees are not necessary. Applications must have completed a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates applying with Bachelor degrees must have a minimum of 3,00/4,00 GPA for their Bachelor degrees.
Both GMAT and GRE are acceptable: at least a 600 GMAT or a 150 GRE. Students with lower test scores may be admitted, but only if they are outstanding on other admissions criteria.
TOEFL is also required.
– New Internet Based: Minimum Score 80
– Paper Based: Minimum Score 550
The code is 0163 for GMAT and TOEFL, and 0668 for the GRE.
You will be notified of our decision by August.