Institute of Graduate Studies

Tourism Management

1) About the Program

Tourism Management Doctoral Program aims to equip potential mangers and academicians with the following qualifications: able to think analytically in the field of tourism management; conduct interdisciplinary contemporary, original and good research; develop innovative course plans and curriculum; know tourism related social, economic and environmental problems and develop alternative solutions to them, build good rapport and develop good communication with academic and sectorial stakeholders and carry out projects with them, express his/her opinion in a comprehensibly in written and verbal form, train and educate academicians and managers who are committed to professional and social ethical rules.

2) Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the programme, candidates must have:1) a master's degree, 2) a minimum score of 70 on Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES), and 3) a minimum score of 55 or equivalent on a foreign language exam other than the native language. According to the quotas announced, the placement of the candidates to the program is done according to the result of ALES score, foreign language score and written doctoral admission examination score conducted by the jury. Total score of each canditate is estimated by adding up 50% of ALES score, 20% of foreign language score and 30% of written doctoral admission examination score. Candidates should apply to the Post Graduate Institute within the application period specified in the announcement along with the required documents and a petition stating that the applicant wants to do a PhD in the Department of Tourism Management. Admission to the program is carried out in line with the Post Graduate Regulations of the Council of Turkish Higher Education and Post Graduate Directives of Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Department of Tourism Management

Number of Students to be Admitted

Minimum  Foreign Language Score Required

Minimum ALES Score Required

Type of ALES Score

Turkish Students

International Students

Tourism Management Doctoral Program *

5

2

60

70

Equally Weighted or Verbal

* Admission Requirements: In order to apply for Tourism Management PhD Program, either undergraduate or graduate degrees must have been obtained from tourism studies.

3) Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and apply knowledge expertly in the field of tourism management and related disciplines.
  • Plan and conduct research and projects on topics and problems related to the field of tourism business and management using appropriate research methods, and present the results in a clear and understandable form verbally or in writing.
  • Evaluate sustainable tourism development and macro and micro tourism policies.
  • Have good knowledge of scientific literature in the field, follow current trends and developments and adapt to changes.
  • Have advanced conceptual and practical knowledge and skills in the field of tourism management and able to classify, analyze and evaluate this knowledge within the framework of scientific method.
  • Follow developments and trends around macro and micro business environments, identify business opportunities and develop methods to exploit these opportunities.
  • Communicate successfully with academicians, research institutions and sectoral stakeholders working in the field of tourism management for the purpose of accessing data or sharing information.
  • Have knowledge of legal regulations, professional standards and practices in the field of tourism management.
  • Have effective management skills and supervise the planning, direction, coordination and control activities necessary for businesses and realization of  projects.
  • Internalise legal, ethical and professional principles and have social responsibility when making decisions and conducting business operations.
  • Have the ability to develop innovative ideas, to motivate the generation of innovative ideas, and to apply them.

4) Academic Staff:

-           Prof. Salih KUSLUVAN

-           Assoc. Prof.  Semra AKTAS POLAT

-           Assoc. Prof. Ender DEMIR

-           Assoc. Prof. Bilal ÇANKIR

-           Assist. Prof. Ahmet VATAN

-           Assist. Prof. M. Fevzi ESEN

-           Assist. Prof. Serkan POLAT

5) Course Curriculum

1st SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

T

U

Credit

ECTS

TİŞ 701

Advanced Research Methods

3

0

3

7

TİŞ xxx

Elective Course I

3

0

3

7

TİŞ xxx

Elective Course II

3

0

3

7

TİŞ xxx

Elective Course III

3

0

3

7

TOTAL

12

0

9

28

2nd SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

T

U

Credit

ECTS

TİŞ 702

Seminar

1

2

2

4

TİŞ 704

Statistical Data Analysis

3

0

3

7

TİŞ xxx

Elective Course IV

3

0

3

7

TİŞ xxx

Elective Course V

3

0

3

7

TİŞ xxx

Elective Course VI

3

0

3

7

TOTAL

10

2

11

32

GRAND TOTAL

60

ELECTIVE COURSES:

Course Code

Course Title

T

U

Credit

ECTS

1st SEMESTER

TİŞ 703

Philosophy of Science

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 705

Financial Analysis in Tourism Business

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 707

Strategic Management in Tourism Business

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 709

Lodging Management

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 711

Tourism Policy and Planning

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 713

Sustainable Tourism Management

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 715

Macro and Micro Economic Analysis in Tourism

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 717

Tourist Psychology

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 719

E-Commerce in Tourism

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 721

Management Accounting in Tourism Business

3

0

3

7

TİŞ  723

Contemporary Issues in Tourism

3

0

3

7

2nd SEMESTER

TİŞ 706

Tourism Marketing

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 708

Food and Beverage Management

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 710

Project Management in Tourism

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 712

Innovation and Quality Management in Tourism

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 714

Anthropology of Tourism

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 716

Destination Management

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 718

Operations Management in Tourism Business

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 720

Human Resource Management in Tourism Business  

3

0

3

7

TİŞ 722

Cost Control Systems in Tourism Business

3

0

3

7

Course Code

Course Title

T

U

Credit

ECTS

TİŞ 760

PhD Qualifying Exam

0

0

0

30

TİŞ 770

PhD Thesis Proposal

0

0

0

30

TİŞ 780

PhD  Specialised Area Course

4

0

0

30

TİŞ 790

PhD Thesis

0

0

0

90

TOTAL

0

0

0

180

GRAND TOTAL

0

0

0

240

6) Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the program, students must complete a minimum of 240 ECTS and successfully write a PhD thesis. Student must have grades above FF, DZ or YZ.

7) Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program can work as instructors or faculty members in tourism faculties, tourism-related schools and vocational schools. In addition, graduates can work as senior managers in accommodation businesses (hotels, motels, pensions, holiday villages), restaurants, travel agencies, tour operators, tourism information offices, various transportation companies, events businesses.

Prof. Salih KUSLUVAN

Ext: 02162802753