About the Department

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.

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.


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


3-5 Years