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PhD Program


About The Program

Hacettepe University Department of Business Administration has been offering a PhD program since 1974. Our PhD program offers theoretical and applied courses covering all disciplines of business administration. The program provides students the opportunity to conduct scientific research and to engage in academic studies.

The PhD program aims to develop the research, analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills of the students to the highest level. For this reason the programme provides core and elective courses in a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods and PhD students work closely with their supervisors to define their research question and develop their thesis. Besides, students have opportunities to attend academic conferences, and seminars, and to make presentations.

The program each year welcomes a select group of exceptional students. Our PhD students bring a readiness to commit to the most diligent, rewarding, and challenging experience of their academic careers.

Why Hacettepe University Business Administration PhD?

  • Hacettepe University is recognized as “Research University” by the Council of Higher Education.
  • According to the research led by the University Research Laboratory, our department ranked first among the business administration departments of the Turkish public universities categorised based on the academic performance indicators.
  • Hacettepe University ranked first among Turkish public universities in The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2020.
  • Our students will have a rich academic knowledge with the opportunity of a wide range of elective courses in the program that they want to specialize during their doctoral program.
  • The students who are enrolled in the PhD program have a rich social capital and communication network necessary for their careers with the help of both our academic staff and other students in the program.
  • Our department is in active partnership with Hacettepe University Energy Markets Research and Application Center, which is founded in 2010. Therefore, our PhD program is the best address for the students who want to conduct research on the needs of the energy sector and companies with scientific studies on energy markets, energy economy and energy financing.

Program Structure

Our PhD program is structured as follows:
  • Phase 1: Students who are enrolled in the PhD programme are required to take core courses included “Organization and Managerial Behavior, Financial Theories, Research Methods I, Seminar, Marketing Strategy Management, Strategic Planning and Management, and Mathematical Programming and specialist courses, available from a choice of topics relevant to the area of interest within the two academic years.
  • Phase 2: Students who have completed the courses in the programme enter the PhD Qualifying Examination.
  • Phase 3: Following successfully passing the PhD Qualifying Examination, students have to prepare a doctorate thesis under the supervision of an advisor. The students must have published a research paper in a journal, which is indexed by SSCI, SCI, SCI-Expanded, AHCI, or ULAKBIM-TR journal lists, during their PhD education before submitting their thesis.

Research Areas

Our School is formed of six discipline-based research and teaching subject groups included organizational behaviour, management and organization, accounting and finance, marketing, quantitative methods, and production and operations management.


There are two computer laboratories in the department with the necessary software and hardware. Phd students can access all licensed software made available to students by Hacettepe University. Hacettepe University Library’s on-line resources and some other services are freely accessible through computers/devices located on the Hacettepe network. Hacettepe University also provides a VPN service to enable access to these resources from off-campus locations.

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