Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Management Information Systems (PhD)

Duration 5 Years
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About the Program

This program aims to train highly qualified individuals with creative and critical thinking skills that will enable businesses to keep pace with the necessities of the rapidly changing world, with the ever-renewing technologies. Graduates of this program will have the competencies needed to analyze and evaluate the impact of emerging technologies, especially on businesses, and to provide technology adaptation guidance so that the businesses can increase their competitive qualities. Besides, the students will gain the necessary skills through this program to become individuals who adopt lifelong learning and continuous development notion. Thanks to the offered lectures and research studies, students graduating from this program will have the skills to be involved in academic research or in various research activities.
In addition to students' thesis work, this program also includes courses such as Advanced Information Systems Applications and Technologies, Analytical Decision Making, Advanced Database System Management and Data Mining. In addition to the lectures, conferences and seminars also benefit the education of the students. The studies they carry out in various fields, together with the expert lecturers in their fields, are important for the students to gain the skills for research, methodology development, scientific writing and presentation.

Education Opportunities

Students of the Ph.D. in Management Information Systems program, use computer laboratories which are equipped with advanced technologies and various digital software to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Working with experts in various research areas help students to build knowledge about scientific research, the development of methodologies, writing and presentation techniques as well as prepare them for their future careers. For instance, students use real life data from industry on Oracle Business Intelligence Software to apply their theoretical knowledge received in Business Intelligence course. As another example, students use Wacom tablet to carry out research on e-signature applications which are commonly used in the business world today. Additionally, other research areas include e-commerce, e-learning, e-business, data mining and business intelligence.

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Career Areas

Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, which aims to provide graduates with theoretical backgrounds who can adapt to the rapidly changing business environments with information systems and technologies in recent years, guarantees that graduates can have the skills to work as researchers, scientists and trainers in universities, research institutes and business institutions.

Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to work in senior positions in various fields, especially in project development, training and consultancy units, in private sector or official research centers, thanks to the theoretical knowledge and research skills they have. Possible positions include; researcher, scientist, project manager, tutor and information technology consultant.

Contact

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

Compulsory modules

First Semester
ELECTIVE I

Course code

MISY6X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE II

Course code

MISY6X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE III

Course code

MISY6X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE IV

Course code

MISY6X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
QUALIFICATION EXAM

Course code

MISY650

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE V

Course code

MISY6X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE VI

Course code

MISY6X6

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.
Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

MISY600

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

MISY690

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

NEW ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACHES AND TECHNOLOGY

Course code

MISY604

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATA MINING AND KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITON

Course code

MISY641

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

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.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Course code

MISY665

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ANALYTICAL DECISION MAKING

Course code

MISY602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

RESEARCH IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Course code

ASCI503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course is designed to provide an introduction to theoretical perspectives and foundations in the fundamental topics of information and communication technologies, digital systems and digitization in business processes. This course aims to help information systems postgraduate students to carry out a research in Information Systems field as well as in fields of business, information science, communications, computer science, etc. In this course, students will be able to apply and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the commonly used research methodologies in information systems, enhance their ability to theorize about information technology and learn the process of publishing information technology related research in information systems and non-IS journals.
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.
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.
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.
ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY640

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROBABILITY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESS

Course code

CMPE613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is designed to be a background pass to graduate studies. The ability to formulate a research question, finding the data relevant to research questions, analyze those data, and presentation of research findings are skills that will be acquired through this course. Scientific thinking skills and methods of research, using library and online archives, experimental design, and presenting quantitative data are modules covered within the scope of this course. Scientific communication, writing research proposals, scientific reporting and thesis writing are also supported. Conference presentations, time management in research projects, ethical issues, plagiarism and skills of working in a group and networking are also highlighted throughout the semester.
PROJECT SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY553

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Course code

CMPE611

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Brief information about programming languages. Variables, data types, control statements. Statement-level control structures. Graphical User Interface design with grid, flow, border and null layout. Object Oriented Programming with description of constructors, abstract data types, encapsulation, type compatibility, type checking, polymorphism. Exception handling. Multi-threaded applications, thread synchronization. File operations and management.
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY343

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

FUNDAMENTALS OF MIS

Course code

MISY363

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT IN MARKETING SCIENCE

Course code

BUSN604

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

Course code

CMPE631

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Software quality control management, processes, systems, methods, standards, certification, and measurement. Quality assurance standards and control processes. Cost-effective quality control system. Quality measurement metrics.
CASES IN BUSINESS ETHICS

Course code

BUSN618

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIZATION STUDIES

Course code

BUSN613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TOPICS IN IMAGE PROCESSING

Course code

CMPE643

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Discrete signal representation. Image representation. Filtering. Wavelet analysis. Mathematical analysis of image processing. Registration and sampling. Video formation and representation. Motion estimation and detection. 3D image representation, analysis, and processing.
ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Course code

MISY601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Nowadays, there exists different alternatives for software development methods and tools to design an information system. The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the languages ​​that can be used for developing applications for desktop, web and mobile platforms. Besides, alternative databases that can be used for large architectures like relational, distributed and NoSQL databases will be discussed.
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.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

IT IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY512

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.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

EMNT515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Course code

CMPE636

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Review of pipelined processor design and hierarchical memory design. Identification of parallelism in processes. Multiple diverse end functional units in a pipelined processor. Static, dynamic, and hybrid branch prediction techniques. Tomasulo Algorithm for efficient resolution of true data dependencies. Advanced data of techniques with and without speculative execution. Multiprocessor systems. Multi-threaded processors.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Course code

MISY565

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Course code

MISY472

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY523

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY533

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN605

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
İLERİ ARAŞTIRMA YÖNTEMLERİ
NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Course code

COMM510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
Focusing primarily on the internet and digital cultures, this course will explore the theoretical and practical debates that have developed around the concept of ‘new media’. Topics to be studied include interactivity, social networking, media convergence, cyberculture and the emergence of ‘web 2.0’. Are these developments anticipated by pre-existing studies of communication practice, or are new theoretical models required to understand them?
MESSAGE DESIGN AND MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Course code

COMM503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
This course aimed to analyse the forming and designing the planned message and its communication techniques and media within the framework of practices in strategic communication management. Relating to this, the case studies on how the effective media management should be are examined.
PRODUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER NETWORK TOPOLOGY

Course code

CMPE624

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Principles of computer network design. Network design and optimization algorithms. Centralized network design, switching node location problems. Application of minimum spanning tree and shortest path algorithms to problems in network design. Static and dynamic routing algorithms. Network reliability analysis in design. Ad-hoc and cellular wireless network design. Case studies.
OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Course code

EMNT517

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).
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Course code

MISY501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INFORMATION SECURITY AND ASSURANCE

Course code

MISY371

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

IS STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND ACQUISITION

Course code

MISY479

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

CASES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Course code

BUSN624

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.

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.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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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.

International Applicants- Required documents:

  • A valid Bachelor’s Degree and transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • A valid Master’s Degree and transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • 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.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Ph.D. research proposal
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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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    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.