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Management Information Systems Doctoral Program

The doctoral program of Management Information Systems (MIS) focuses on to train independent critical and creative thinkers with the ability to keep track of the renewing technology trends. The Ph.D. program aims to graduate well-qualified students in the areas of information technology, management, economics, and business. This program gives students the ability to perform advanced research and analysis of existing works in academic life and subsequent career fields.

The Ph.D. degree in MIS is designed to prepare students for teaching and research careers involving the design, analysis, implementation and operation of computer-based information systems and other associated organizational and economic issues. MIS involves the use of computers in organizations and the integration of computing technologies within functional areas of a broad range of profit and non-profit organizations.

Management Information Systems Doctoral Program Curriculum

The program firstly starts with research methodology and then building on top of it, offers a variety of courses in the areas such as Project Management, Information Technology, Technology Management, Artificial Intelligence, and Decision Making.


The MIS Doctorate Program consists of seven courses, a seminar course and thesis work, with a total of not less than 21 credits. Three of the seven courses offered within the program are compulsory and the other 4 are elective. In addition to midterm and final exams, learning activities such as reports, assignments, quizzes, seminar presentations and project work are foreseen in the performance evaluation of the student during the semester. In order for students to graduate, they must have at least 21 credits, as well as successfully pass seminars and thesis studies.


The MIS Doctorate Program can be completed in at least eight semesters and at most twelve semesters. Students are required to be successful with at least a “B” grade from all the courses prescribed in the doctorate program. In order to complete the program, students must successfully pass the proficiency exam by the end of the sixth semester at the latest. Students who are successful in the proficiency exam can start their thesis studies, choose an advisor in the fields they want, and carry out the thesis research with the support of their advisor. The doctorate student is obliged to write the thesis in accordance with the thesis writing rules of the relevant institute and to defend the thesis orally in front of the jury. In order for the thesis jury to be appointed, the candidate must have published an article in a journal scanned by SCI, SSCI or AHCI in the field related to the doctoral thesis, or at least one publication accepted for publication (YODAK, 2901.2007, Circular No: 1 1f)

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will have achieved the following outcomes;

  1. Being able to critically examine and develop social relations and the norms that guide these relations, and to manage actions to change them when necessary.
  2. Being able to develop new thoughts and methods in Management and Information Technologies by using high-level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
  3. Being able to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate new and complex ideas.
  4. Ability to lead in environments that require the resolution of unique and interdisciplinary problems.
  5. Being able to contribute to the progress in the field by independently carrying out an original work that brings innovations to the field, develops a new idea, method, design and / or application or applies a known idea, method, design and / or application to a different field.
  6. To contribute to science and technology by carrying out research and publishing the results in academic media and in well-respected international journals.
  7. To have in-depth and wide knowledge by following the latest developments in one’s field.


Course assessment usually consists of a comprehensive final exam, midterm exam, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, projects and class participation.

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam, midterm exam, quizzes, case analysis, projects, assignments etc. and the actual numerical grades achieved in these assessment components. The semester grade point average (GPA) and grade point average (CPA) of the student are calculated according to the course grades.


The student has to complete 240 ECTS and all program requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 3.0 is required. Students are required to be successful with at least a “B” grade from all the courses prescribed in the doctorate program.

What makes us different

It is one of the most important privileges for students who have completed the MIS Doctorate Program to be in a manager and leader position, especially in the field of informatics. Thanks to our laboratories established with the latest technology so that students can receive a good and advanced education, students are provided with the necessary theory as well as practical training. In addition, students who will continue their academic life are provided with the necessary opportunity. Since students can take courses not only in the field of Management but also in the field of informatics, they have the necessary equipment and knowledge in both fields.


Since it is interdisciplinary, it allows to develop projects with other departments. In this way, students can gain knowledge in different fields from each other. In particular, they enable them to develop new and innovative projects. In addition, since they have experienced the importance of teamwork personally, they will not have any difficulties when they enter business life in the future.

Career opportunities with the degree in Management Information Systems Doctoral

Upon completion of the MIS Doctoral program students can find the jobs in the following fields;

  • IT Specialist
  • Systems analyst and designer
  • Project manager
  • Programmer
  • Sales and marketing officer
  • Human resources specialist

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