Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Business Administration (PhD)

Duration 5 Years
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About the Program

Our Business Administration doctorate program is designed to transfer modern management practices and theoretical approaches to our students and to guide them toward scientific research which will contribute to the country's management and the available literature in the field. The program is based on elective courses that allow students to concentrate on specific areas based on the basic functions of the field of business. Some of these elective courses include investment analysis and portfolio management, retail marketing strategies, advanced Microsoft Excel applications for businesses, financial markets and institutions theory, total quality management and quality assurance systems, and quantitative management techniques. Likewise, a wide range of courses are offered to focus specifically on management and leadership. Organizational theories and new organizational practices such as networking in light of the new technological developments and possibilities brought by the Internet can be studied.

Educational Opportunities

In CIU, doctoral studies provide research on current topics regarding management science, management theories, statistics, economics and research methods. The medium of instruction is English, and students progress through the program, taking basic courses together. Before reaching to the thesis semester, the students are expected to decide on their field of expertise in close cooperation with the faculty supervisors. The conclusion of doctoral studies includes the preparation of the thesis proposal and the actual completion of the thesis research followed by the defense of the thesis in front of a jury consisting of academics. Throughout doctoral education, students are encouraged to submit papers at conferences and publish articles in prestigious journals. This program is also offered in German as the medium of instruction.

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Career Areas

It is generally accepted that the purpose of the Ph.D. study is to prepare students for academic life. However, in today’s world, the very high degree of complexity that business models have had, and the tendency to change rapidly, has led to a great demand for staff with Ph.D. degree in the field of business. In this regard, this program enables graduates to pursue careers in the academic field and to take part in top management positions in business life. In the current business landscape, no matter the activity or the level of education, it is imperative to follow scientific developments closely and constantly renew one’s knowledge and skills. In this sense, the Ph.D. education at our university will enable graduates to be close to continuous scientific work as well as allowing them to follow the latest developments and to develop themselves.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN605

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
İLERİ ARAŞTIRMA YÖNTEMLERİ
STRATEGY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Course code

BUSN630

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS

Course code

BUSN631

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

BUSN690

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
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Second Semester
DISSERTATION

Course code

BUSN600

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

PH.D QUALIFICATION EXAM

Course code

BUSN650

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI I

Course code

BUSN6X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI II

Course code

BUSN6X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI III

Course code

BUSN6X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.

Optional modules

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP WISDOM

Course code

BUSN635

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course aims to furnish the students with the tools to analyze, evaluate and improve thinking skills. The most significant variable in determining success or failure is the quality of thinking and it is an indispensable trait for any advance academic study. Based on this perspective students will be encouraged to examine their thinking patterns and put it to some stern tests. After covering standards of thinking and advance thinking techniques, attention will be focused on managerial judgment and leadership wisdom. Managerial judgment and decision making based on wise leadership gained paramount importance in the ever changing and extremely complex environment of our times.
CASES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN620

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CASES IN BUSINESS ETHICS

Course code

BUSN618

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT IN MARKETING SCIENCE

Course code

BUSN604

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN605

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
İLERİ ARAŞTIRMA YÖNTEMLERİ
THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

Course code

BUSN641

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MARKETING OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

Course code

BUSN606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MARKETING STRATEGIES

Course code

BUSN532

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is concerned with helping managers identify, select and implement strategies that would make their organizations more competitive in the marketplace. These strategies encompass decisions such as which "products" their firm offers and chooses not to offer, by the markets it seeks to serve and not serve, by the competitors it chooses to compete with and to avoid, and the level of vertical and horizontal integration it considers as optimal for all of its stakeholders. Specific ways to compete in the chosen "markets" will usually be characterized by one or more functional strategies such as product line strategy, positioning strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy, segmentation strategy, manufacturing strategy, information technology strategy, and global strategy. The intent of this course is to provide decision makers with concepts, methods and procedures by which they can improve the quality of their strategic (marketing management) decision-making.
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS

Course code

BUSN615

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN609

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

THEORY OF FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

Course code

BUSN602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR: LIFE AND EXPERIENCES

Course code

BUSN603

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course covers a wide range of theories and applications related with organizational behavior, starting at the individual, continuing with group and organizational level of analysis. The course is designed to introduce and discuss the theories and research on how individuals and groups behave in organizations in depth. Students will be instructed with real life case studies in order for them to comprehend and interpret the real life situations with the theories of organizational behavior. The topics which will be focused on include perception, emotions, motivation, stress, mentoring, gender, and cultural influences.
ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Course code

BUSN607

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is structured to inform the MBA students about contemporary applications of management. With this basic approach the topics include knowledge society and organizations, information technologies, globalization and organizations, TQM, core competence, outsourcing, hybrid, organizations, downsizing, sub – contracting, lean organizations and cluster organizations. This course examines organizational theory, practice and learning in the context of rapidly changing competitive and economic environments. Strategies and tactics for growth and performance improvement are explored. This course covers issues of current relevance, including social networks, knowledge management, innovation, organizational learning and design thinking.
ORGANIZATION DESIGN

Course code

BUSN611

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CASES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Course code

BUSN624

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOUR

Course code

BUSN566

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic concepts related to organizational behavior and show them how individual and group behavior is important for the management of an organization.
MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING AND GAME THEORY

Course code

BUSN629

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS

Course code

BUSN631

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Managing human capital in the new economy is a challenge all business professionals face. This course addresses that challenge by retaining its unique orientation to overall practicality and real-world application incorporating technology, teams and virtual learning methods. Practical tips and suggestions provide effective ways of dealing with problems in communication, leadership, discipline, performance appraisal, labor relations, and compensation administration.
CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Course code

BUSN622

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Course code

BUSN608

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

Course code

ACFN504

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course is organized to help students to analyze and interpret the financial statements. Students will use the financial statements to decide the capital structure and solvency, profitability and liquidity positions of companies. This course will also teach students comparative analysis, vertical analysis, trend analysis, and ratio analysis to perform the analysis of financial statements. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of: Measuring and Estimating Costs, Accrual-based Versus Cash-flow-based Performance Measures, Cost of Capital, Credit Analysis, Growth Analysis, Decision Making, vertical analysis, trend analysis, and ratio analysis to perform the analysis of financial statements and Valuation and Accounting Quality.
HISTORY OF MANAGEMENT THOUGHT

Course code

BUSN601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PORTFOLIO THEORY AND EQUITY ANALYSIS

Course code

ACFN505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of portfolio management concepts such as Markowitz Portfolio Selection Process, Efficient Frontiers, Capital Asset Pricing Model and Arbitrage Pricing Theory. This course will enhance the student’s critical thinking as well as knowledge of specific techniques in the investment process, the global market investment decision, efficient capital market, stock market inefficiencies (anomalies), behavioral finance, variables that forecast stock returns, quantitative optimization methods based on stock return forecasting models and mean-variance analysis, equity style management, transaction costs, quantitative optimization methods based on stock return forecasting models and mean-variance analysis and measuring the performance of active portfolio managers.
ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

Course code

TMAN603

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course will provide an overview of central organization theories discussing their relevance both in scientific and practical terms. The field of organization studies is characterized by a plurality of different theories which offer different approaches to studying the life in and around organizations. This lecture shows that the critical assessment of organizational phenomena can benefit from going beyond merely economic approaches and acknowledging also the wide range of relevant sociological and socio-psychological paradigms. In this vein, this lecture will present and discuss the diversity of perspectives for studying organizations: The historical development of different paradigms will be reflected, the different theoretical approaches will be presented and their practical relevance will be discussed.
SELECTED TOPICS IN MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Course code

ACFN502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide students with fundamental knowledge of Managerial Accounting which is concerned with providing both financial and non-financial information to managers. Also, this course will help to prepare students with an overview of analyzing firm performance for a certain period of time and making decisions regarding their performance. This course will include the main issues covered Activity Based Costing, Time Driven Activity Based Costing, Quality Cost, Just-in-Time System, Theory of Constraints, and Balanced Scorecard. Students will have the ability to use cost and managerial accounting data in a decision making process.
CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Course code

BUSN535

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIZATION STUDIES

Course code

BUSN613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COST ACCOUNTING

Course code

ACFN503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
In this course, the development, interpretation, and use of relevant cost behavior, control, and tractability concepts for management planning, controlling and decision making are emphasized. This course focuses on corporate decision-making skills for managers by concentrating on the concepts and practices of managerial accounting. The emphasis is on building a general framework for choosing among alternative cost systems for operational control and product cost and profitability measurement. The course covers recent conceptual and analytical developments in the area of management accounting, including study of modern and relevant planning, control techniques and their underlying concepts as applied to various functional areas within the firm, and performance evaluation
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE

Course code

ACFN584

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The aim of the course is to analyze the primary issues in modern corporate financial theory and practice. The focus will be on the corporate practice (corporate financial policies) that will create value and maximize the wealth of shareholders. We will be concerned with what financial managers do and why, and how the theory of finance explains these behaviors. The course is designed in line with the subject topics covered in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Exam (Level I). The course studies the essentials of corporate finance with basic theories. It covers time value of money, financial statement analysis, valuing stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, capital structure decisions and cost of capital estimation.
ADVANCED CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

Course code

BUSN612

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AUDITING AND ASSURANCE SERVICES

Course code

ACFN509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of basic auditing concepts, and teach them the requirements of an audit and assurance system. International auditing standards and the audit procedures will also be analyzed. This course will also provide the detailed knowledge regarding the audit cycle needed to perform a basic accounting audit. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of: An Introduction to assurance and financial statement auditing, The financial statement auditing environment, Audit planning, types of audit tests and materiality, Risk assessment, Evidence and documentation, Internal control in a financial statement audit, Auditing internal control over financial reporting and Audit sampling e.t.c..
MARKETING STRATEGIES

Course code

BUSN532

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

LEADING, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE

Course code

BUSN508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INVESTMENT APPRAISAL

Course code

ACFN519

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is devoted to the techniques of cost-benefit analysis of investment projects. The course covers both the analytical techniques as well as their practical applications in decision-making. The course topics will cover financial modeling of investment projects, alternative investment criteria, the role of discounting the time value of money, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in project appraisal, sensitivity analysis and maintaining consistency between real and nominal prices, inflation rates, exchange rates and interest rates. It will also cover how to determine the optimal scale and timing of investments and how to construct income statements and balance sheets from cash flow projections.
BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Course code

BUSN521

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Designed to help the participants gain a better understanding of some of the most critical issues in the field of strategic management today. The issues addressed include: understanding some of the principal driving forces that will shape the future of international competition; the central role of corporate purpose to strategy in individual firms; the role of capital markets and corporate financial policies in shaping a firm's competitiveness in global markets; the identification of appropriate boundaries for a firm, including strategic alliances and the degree of diversification; the future of the implicit “contract” between employees and the corporation, and its implications for the meaning people find in their work and for the creation of knowledge-based competitive advantages; and the future evolution of corporate governance (particularly the role of boards of directors and institutional shareholders).
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN513

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Course code

BUSN540

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY POLICY

Course code

BUSN640

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY677

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course is intended to explain the state art of the innovation practices. Based on the main concepts, students will learn to analyse the practical implications of innovation for organizations. The course examines the importance of innovation management, discusses and analyses main forms of innovation methods. Furthermore, students will be able to distinguish between different stages of spread of innovation and the psychology of adaptors. Students will also learn wider concepts such as barriers and impediments towards innovation and will be able to evaluate solution methods based on real case scenarios After the successful completion of the course students will be able to discuss and evaluate different types of innovation and their impact on new product development and organizational effectiveness.
INDUSTRIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL AND WORK BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN556

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The application of principles, theory and research of industrial organization, work behavior management and behavioral science knowledge in the context of work setting is explored in this course. The main goal of the course is to outline how businesses and their organizations can be designed so that both employees’ efficiency and quality of life are improved. The covered topics comprise job analysis, training and development, personnel decisions, organizational change, leadership, motivation, teamwork, occupational stress and well-being, personnel assessment, history and evolution of the field, as well as other related subjects on employer-worker relationship. The course also includes developing students understanding of the questions raised and answered by scholars in the field and the methods used to answer those questions in paper writing.
INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT

Course code

ACFN514

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Develops an understanding of the models and concepts of profitable investing, relying on theoretical development and consideration of observed pricing, market, and participant behavior. Examines the markets through which investment funds are channeled and the motivations of the investing and borrowing communities.On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding on: how securities are Traded, Mutual funds and other investment companies, Global Financial Instruments, Efficient Diversification, The efficient market hypothesis, Intentional investing, Taxes. Inflation, and investment Strategies, Investors and the investment process, Behavioral Finance and Technical analysis. Examines the markets through which investment funds are channeled and the motivations of the investing and borrowing communities.
STRATEGY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Course code

BUSN630

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

TMAN602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course provides a summary of resort management and operations. The scope of these industries will be discussed along with the philosophies of successful marketing, management, and development of a resort. This course will introduce students to the operations of modern day resorts, including ski, golf, and gaming resorts. This will include a review of the history of resorts worldwide, and their operations and characteristics. Students will advance acquaintance to the wide range and high level of services and activities expected by resort guests and offered by today’s resorts. It trains students with skills to handle tourists/visitors, host communities, private sector and public sector at various destinations – to enable a destination achieve sustainability and enhance tourist visitor satisfaction.
COST ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS

Course code

BUSN565

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
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QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITAIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN636

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Course code

BUSN538

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MONETARY POLICY AND ROLE OF CENTRAL BANK

Course code

INBA501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Financial Markets, Banking, and Monetary Policy provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial system, including the markets, institutions, and mechanisms of finance, as well as the role of the central bank and monetary policy. The economic principles underlying finance are woven through the chapters, and the course includes an insightful introduction into the causes of and responses to the recent financial crisis. After the completion of this course students will have detailed information regarding the following topics; Overview of the Financial System, The Special Role of Commercial Banks, The Pricing of Financial Assets, Factors Affecting Yields, Principles of Portfolio Selection and Efficient Markets, The Money Market, The Bond Market, Securitization, The Mortgage Market, The Equity Market, Central Banking and the Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy: The Basics, Monetary Policy: Challenges Faced by Policymakers.
DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM POLICIES AND PLANNING

Course code

TRHM506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course informs students about the basic concepts and practices related to sustainable tourism policies and planning. Tourism requires effective planning for the development of sustainable and non-harmful, beneficial to the environment and economic development. This course will address the issues related to tourism planning today, process and future tourism planning. The course also aims to highlight the importance of local governments' decisions and practices in ensuring the sustainable development of tourism, and to develop new recommendations for decision makers in this regard. The aim of this lesson is to learn about planning studies in tourism and what needs to be done for the development of tourism during the adaptation of tourism concept of sustainability aiming to provide resources for future generations by protecting resources.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS

Course code

ACFN507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course will provide basic knowledge regarding the international financial reporting standards. Each standard and the concepts within the standards will be analyzed in a detailed way. Students will have the ability to analyze the uniformity of reporting from the international perspectives. Which is describing the organizational structure of the key in setting IFRSs, describe the purpose of a conceptual framework-who uses it and why, explain the qualitative characteristics that make information in financial statement useful, discuss the going concern assumption underlying the preparation of financial statements, define the basic elements in financial statement-assets, liabilities, equity, income, and expenses, distinguish between alternative bases for measuring the element of financial statements, and outline concepts of capital
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

Course code

ACFN512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course develops the principles of international finance to gain an understanding of exchange rate dynamics, international financial flows, and recent events in both developed and emerging economies. The main topics are exchange rates, interest rates, and the derivatives (contingent claims). On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding on: options markets, options Valuation, Future markets, Bond prices and Yields, Managing Bond. Monetary Authorities, Risk in investing Mortgages and Financial crises,Equity markets, Commercial banking ,Regulation of banks. Monetary Policy , Money Markets, Capital Markets, Supply and Demand for loanable funds and exchange rates, interest rates, and the derivatives (contingent claims).
ECONOMIC AND STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

Course code

BUSN623

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course is devoted to the techniques of cost-benefit analysis. The course follows an integrated approach that allows the financial, economic, stakeholder and risk analysis, which are carried out within a consistent methodology. In addition, the emphasis will be on the use of economic principles to develop practical methods for the measurement of the benefits and costs of projects. Applications to infrastructure investments such as roads, water supply and electricity will be elaborated. Investments in the social sectors such as health and road safety will be among the topics discussed in this course. The course will also cover the measurement of the economic opportunity cost of public funds, the measurement of the economic opportunity cost of labor and the social value of time savings.
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

Course code

BUSN558

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ECONOMETRICES

Course code

ECON503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

HISTORY OF MANAGEMENT THOUGHT

Course code

BUSN527

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The main aim of this course is to introduce the students with the main approaches in management and equip them with the required knowledge about different perspectives of management theory. The course will start with the chronological introduction of different schools in management and knowledge will be provided on the development of management discipline over the years. Later on, the contemporary management theories and approaches will be instructed to the students.
LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE AND CRITICAL EVALUATION

Course code

BUSN519

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The main focus of this course is to crystallize the students’ capability of accessing, reading and understanding the evidence that is revealed through social sciences literature to guide inquiry; the use of measurement or manipulation; and an assessment of relationships under controlled, objective, and systematic conditions. The abundance of information made readily available by internet created important problems like selecting and assessing. Hence the aim is to increase awareness and furnish the students with the basic tools of critical evaluation to detect those fine nuances between what is right and what is not, the ability to capture the meaning of several, often contradictory signals and stimuli, to interpret them in holistic and integrative manner, to learn from them, and to act on them.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS & BANKING

Course code

INBA503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The aim of the class is to provide you with an understanding of the financial system and the roles and functions of financial markets and institutions. A particular emphasis is placed on understanding the roles of intermediaries such as banks and investment firms. Will develops an understanding of the various characteristics and roles of fixed income, equity, and foreign exchange markets. While some attention will be given to the global nature of financial markets will be widely discussed. This class aims to equip you with an awareness and understanding of financial markets and institutions in the context of the global economy. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role and contribution of the banking sector. This class covers the reasons for, and nature of, of financial markets and institutions with a particular focus on banking, the global nature of these markets and their regulation.
GLOBAL MEDIA AND CONFLICT

Course code

INRE626

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Having based on the scholarly studies on media and international conflict, this course intends to provide the participants with the ability to develop an internal coherent scientific perspective supported by appropriate theories and methodologies in order to comprehend and explain media representation of global, regional, national and local conflicts. Within this context, topics of this course include theories of media representation, theories of international conflict, methods of analyzing mediated conflicts, the role and position of media institutions and professionals in representation, construction, deconstruction, reconstruction, and resolution of various types of conflicts as well as post-conflict situations.
OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The intent of this course is to further provide management and analytical concepts/tools for the management of operations and the decision-making process within the scope of the supply chain. Competitive advantage driven by supply chain strategy has been a common practice in the business environment in the past few years. Most of the strategies involve improving operational efficiency either through cost reductions or increase capital efficiency. Decision-making regarding operational issues is one of the most common tasks within organizations. This course will enhance students' ability to perform the quantitative analysis necessary and understand the management issues in order to make good operational decisions within the supply chain. Coverage is topical and will include supply chains issue and strategy, operations management framework, the Six Sigma approach, quality management, demand and supply planning, inventory deployment/control, and transportation networks optimization.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTS

Course code

ACFN516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Solving issues relating to financial management has become a big problem in our contemporary world for financial managers. To make a difference, this course is purposefully designed to facilitate students’ ability to synthesize and incorporate presented tools into flexible model for curtailing the long existing problem of financial managers. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of: Project Analysis and Evaluation, Some Lessons from Capital Market History, Return, Risk and the Security Market Line, Cost of Capital, Raising Capital, Financial Leverage and Capital Structure Policy, Dividends and Dividend Policy, Short Term Finance and Planning, Cash and Liquidity Management and Credit and Inventory Management.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INFORMATION SECURITY

Course code

MISY660

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Information is a crucial resource of today’s society. Protecting information and related intellectual property has recently posed a challenge. Information security is an enabling technology for developing a secured information society. These course aims at providing students with an advanced knowledge of Information security. The course will expose students to current and exciting research topics in information security. At the end of the course, students shall be able to understand the basic security properties, models, policies, concerns, and security tools such as cryptography, internet security, database security, steganography, access control mechanisms, firewalls and Intrusion detection system. Students will also have opportunity to evaluate real life security cases.
ADVANCED MACROECONOMIC THEORY

Course code

ECON502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER VISION

Course code

ISYE537

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Image formation. Early processing: low-level vision and feature extraction. Boundary detection. Region growing. Texture. Motion. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation. High-level vision: learning and matching.
FINANCIAL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

Course code

ACFN508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course provides an introduction for fundamentals of finance. Students will be introduced with the interpretation of financial statements; the valuation of distant cash flows; the valuation of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds and options; and the financing and investment decisions of firms. This course will also teach students about the operations of the companies from the side of a consultant or investor. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of: Financial Statements, Taxes and Cash Flows, Working with Financial Statements, Long Term Financial Planning and Growth, Time Value of Money, Discounted Cash Flow Valuation, Interest Rates and Bond Valuation, Stock Valuation, NPV and Other Investment Criteria and Making Capital Investment Decisions
DATA SCIENCE AND MANAGING BIG DATA

Course code

BUSN555

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN666

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course captures the current trends in supply chain management and supply chain strategy by examining traditional logistics issues within the context of the supply chain. Supply chain logistics management provides a solid foundation that clearly describes the role of logistics within the supply chain, portraying a complete view of the subject and extending to show how all the pieces fit together. The course will cover the contemporary topics of supply chain logistics management as supply chain information technology, logistics, integrated operations planning, inventory, transportation, global supply chain, network design and performance management. At the end of this course, the students will be able to understand what the current trends in supply chain and logistics are and how to manage them effectively in volatile environment.
MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES AND ISSUES IN GLOBALISATION

Course code

BUSN551

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES AND ISSUES IN GLOBALISATION
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Course code

BUSN553

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BUSINESS ETHICS

Course code

BUSN560

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

NEURAL NETWORKS MODELING AND ANALYSIS

Course code

CMPE626

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Review of Neural Networks. Problem modeling. Neural network architecture. Supervised and unsupervised learning analysis. Hopefield model. Multi-layer perceptions analysis. Real-time neural network applications.
MODERN ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ENERGY SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE527

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANISATION UND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MAN513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ENTERPRISES

Course code

TRHM514

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
All tourism and hospitality sector enterprises should use strategic management theories in a systematic way to perceive competing companies in their environment and evaluate them for the purpose of developing each field of competitive advantage. The aim of this course is to provide the students with the necessary training to gain strategic management and systematic thinking process. This course also aims to provide students with the opportunity to understand implement and critically evaluate strategic analysis for tourism organizations and destinations. It analyzes and criticizes the strategies of specific tourism organizations and destinations, and provides an understanding and critical evaluation of the factors that can contribute to a successful strategy. It ensures that the students evaluate the strategies, their suitability and whether they are successful.
MARKETING

Course code

BUSN331

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course introduces the essential principles of marketing (key concepts, methods of analysis, strategies and tactics) critical to managing profitable customer relationships in today’s dynamic and allied environment. Topics include, understanding the marketplace, product, services and branding strategies, new product strategies, pricing products, marketing channels, integrated marketing communication strategies. The course will help in understanding development of managerial decision-making techniques and problem-solving through practice in analyzing practical marketing cases. It will expose students to the commonly problems faced by marketing managers and to develop skills in analyzing marketing problems and preparing implementable plans of action based on analyses of given business situations. Cases and a marketing simulation are used to focus the discussion and to reinforce learning of key marketing concepts.
ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Course code

ACFN501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course provides students with the tools necessary to succeed in the modern world of accounting. The emphasis throughout the course is on financial accounting concepts and on the application of those concepts to problems arising in both business and nonbusiness organizations. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of: Introduction to Business Combinations and the Conceptual Framework, Accounting for Business Combinations, Consolidated Financial Statements, Allocation and Depreciation of Differences Between Implied and Book Values, Elimination of Unrealized Profit on Inter-company Sales of Inventory, Elimination of Unrealized Gains or Losses on Inter-company Sales of Property and Equipment, Changes in Ownership Interest and Inter-company Bond Holdings and Miscellaneous Topics-Consolidated Financial Statements and Insolvency-Liquidation and Reorganization.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Course code

BUSN306

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED MICROECONOMIC THEORY

Course code

ECON501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

Course code

BUSN511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MODERN THEORY OF BANKING AND FINANCE

Course code

INBA502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course discusses financial governance and explains how financial markets and institutions complement each other. It also identifies the economic forces work within financial systems and explores how they determine system organization.This course also offers a theoretical survey of financial activity and its application to numerous practical situations. Course also explains both static financial system organization and the dynamics of financial system evolution. After the completion of this course students will have detailed information regarding the following topics; Financial System Functions, Financial System Governance, Financial System Organization and Change, Market versus Nonmarket Governance, Market Governance,Intermediation and Internal Governance, Terms of Deals, Pricing Stocks and Bonds, Pricing Derivatives by Arbitrage, Markets with Impediments to Arbitrage Securities, Bond and Mortgage Markets, Markets for Trading Risks, Exchange Rates and Markets, Marketable Securities Portfolios, Nonmarketable Securities Portfolios, Principles of Intermediation, Management Practice: Domestic Institutions, International Banking and Banking Markets.
ADVANCED E-GOVERNMENT STUDIES

Course code

MISY666

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is intended to explain the state art of the electronic government (e-government) practices. Based on the main concepts, students will learn to analyze the practical implications of e-government practices for the public sector organizations. The course examines the development of e-government practices, discusses and analyses main forms of e-government methods. Furthermore, students will be able to distinguish between different citizen engagement methods. Students will also learn wider concepts such as barriers and impediments towards e-government and will be able to evaluate solution methods based on real case scenarios. The impact of innovation for the changing models of government service delivery will also be examined within the course. After the successful completion of the course students will be able to discuss and evaluate different stages of e-government practices and their impact on citizen engagement and organizational effectiveness.
STATISTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course code

STAT602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Entering the data collected to the computer, organizing and getting data ready for statistical analyses; normal distribution and sampling distribution of the mean; establishing confidence intervals; writing research questions, research hypotheses, null hypotheses; hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency and position measurements (arithmetic mean, median, peak, percentile and quartile); measures of variability (distribution width, variance, standard deviation); display of data. Inferential statistics: t-test applications (single-sample t-test, independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test), analysis of variance applications (one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA); correlations (Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients), partial correlation; multiple linear regression; exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses; reliability; non-parametric tests (Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Chi-Square tests); interpreting and writing results of analyses.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Course code

ECON520

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course introduces the concept of sustainable development at different geographical scales (local, national and international). It aims to explore the origin, goals, and challenges of sustainable development. The course will begin by analyzing the history of development and globalization projects using a cross-cultural perspective that considers social and environmental impacts outlining some key challenges, including reduction of poverty and sustaining the earth’s ecological integrity. As such, it deals with production, distribution, and consumption of natural resources as the principal determinants of sustainable development. The degree to which global market capitalism, subsistence, and other production systems have been, or currently are, sustainable over the long term will be explored. Moreover, environmental assessment policies and tools, indicators of sustainable development, and related social institutions are considered.
LUXURY TOURISM

Course code

TMAN615

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with luxury codes (specificities) and communication, and to emphasize that luxury marketing is different from the “classic” marketing used for the mass market .This course explains how the luxury business is built on strong branding, targeting a niche market, and assuring the long-term success of these unique goods. Students will understand how luxury travel implies improved product and service quality—for example, visitors choose to stay in luxury hotels because they offer larger rooms, pleasant physical settings, and higher service quality .Students study into the history of luxury to uncover its core and distinguish it from other industries. This course provides an insight into the different luxury markets around the world through focusing on their consumers.

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  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

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  • A valid Bachelor’s Degree and transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
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  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
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Fee pe​r course     € 650,00
Fee for thesis (4 Semesters)     € 2.600,00
Fee for seminar     € 200,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
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