Established in 1995, the School of Applied Disciplines (SAD) is organized in three departments: Tourism Administration, International Trade and Management Information Systems. All three departments offer four-year undergraduate programs that lead to a bachelor’s degree. In addition, graduate programs that are coordinated by the Institute of Social Sciences are offered.
Contemporary approaches to management require interdisciplinary work in addition to specialization. The school offers a high quality education that foster the critical thinking and effective decision making skills while being creative and responsive to the needs of a changing world.
Undergraduate: Each SAD department admits students with the highest scores in the university entrance examinations in their own area. Fundamental courses in business, economics, law, information technology and quantitative methods are offered in their freshman and sophomore years. Junior and senior year courses reinforce their academic background in their area of specialization. The program also allows students to concentrate in their areas of interest by taking elective courses offered by their own departments or by other departments in the University. In addition to English, students can study foreign languages such as German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Chinese. They also get a chance to experience business environment during summer internship programmes. Succesful students have the opportunity to attend Double Major Programs and participate in international exchange programs such as Erasmus. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, the School of Applied Sciences has 168 graduate students, and 1326 undergraduate students.
Graduate: Graduate programs leading to an MA degree are offered with the co-ordination of the Institute of Social Sciences. Three MA programs are Management Information Systems, International Trade Management and Business Infromation Systems. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, 168 students are enrolled in graduate programs and a total of 200 MA degrees have been conferred since 2003.
Teaching Staff: The multi-disciplinary education is provided by qualified teaching staff from various disciplines such as business, economics, engineering, tourism, information technology. The SAD faculty undertakes both theoretical and applied research in their own area of specialization, mainly in international trade, tourism management and information technology and systems. The departments also organize symposia, workshop and conferences in their fields. Teaching staff participates research projects and publishes both nationally and internationally. SAD has a total of 37 full-time faculty members. As a part of exchange agreement programs visiting lecturers participate in lectures, seminars contributing the the students’ global perspective. Professionals with expertise in their area or industries also teach courses as part-time instructors.
Alumni: Approximately one third of SAD graduates continue with their education in the graduate programs of leading universities in Turkey and abroad. Graduates who choose to pursue professional interests are employed in large domestic and multinational corporations. A large number of SAD graduates continue their careers in managerial positions.