The Faculty of Business Administration at Bilkent University 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:
• DECISION SCIENCE and OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Here's what some of our students, past and present say about the Program:
"Our fellow MS/PhD students are great. We always care, motivate in each other. There is really a nice, friendly, sincere environment among us."
Ceyda Özden, MS Student in Decision, Risk and Operations Managment
"I feel that the program's strengths came from (1) the finance seminar series with international researchers from top schools presenting their work; (2) the research requirement to start working on joint articles starting from the first semester of the PhD program; and (3) exchange opportunities with the wide network of partner universities throughout the world."
Yakup Eser Arisoy (PhD07)
"For those who want to take part in a decent graduate program in marketing in Turkey, Bilkent offers a great opportunity. Each faculty member has excellent knowledge on their fields as well as the capacity to offer unique and valuable graduate courses. They are also extremely research oriented and working with them is a great opportunity to engage in studies that could be published in high-ranking journals. In addition to that, every two years, Bilkent hosts a seminar on consumption culture theory, which brings together the leading researchers in qualitative marketing studies. With such international events, graduate students in Bilkent have the chance to become a part of an academic network before completing the program. All these not only improve one's field-specific knowledge and background but also enhance post-graduates' career paths.
On the other hand, applicants must consider that our graduate program in marketing is dominated by qualitative research paradigm, offering limited opportunities for those who are interested in experimental design or modeling. In addition, the type, number and frequency of graduate marketing courses are limited due to small number of faculty members and their other commitments. Thus, the offered curriculum might be quite tentative and students are usually required to find and attend courses outside the department/university. Although this allows students to customize their studies based on their own research interest, they also result in delays in completion of the program."
Meltem Türe, PhD Candidate in Marketing