The department has a PhD
program in Management Engineering offered by the ITU Institute of
Science and Technology (IST) for more than twenty years. Besides,
Management and Economics PhD programs are underway and will be offered
by the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) in near future.
IST PhD in Management
Beyond the knowledge of
management engineering acquired in previous studies, the PhD
program focuses on creating academically talented researchers
with international recognition.
As in the MSc program, students
with backgrounds other than management engineering or industrial
engineering have to follow a list of preparatory classes and be
successful. Apart from the courses, weekly departmental seminars
are organized in management and in economics in addition to the
regular seminars by the Institute. After the completion of
courses, students who pass the proficiency exam become PhD
candidates and are qualified to write their thesis.