Business Administration

Business Administration is a term that refers to the effective management of various functions of a company or organization through a set of activities and processes that are interconnected to meet business objectives. These rely on a set of principles, foundations, and scientific theories that lead to the successful practical application of management across various business sectors. These foundations evolve with the development of production and service processes and the political and economic conditions affecting the nature of businesses in a society.

The field encompasses many types of managerial positions in different companies, where companies rely on business managers to handle issues such as managing the daily operations of the company, effective planning, financing, marketing, human resource management, business operations, reporting, and supervising the main aspects of the business.

The duration of business administration studies in Turkey is four years, in addition to a preparatory year for studying Turkish or English. The language of instruction is English in most universities and Turkish in some.

Skills required for a specialist in Business Administration

  • Continuous self-development and research skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Optimal use of available resources
  • Effective communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership skills and multitasking
  • Curriculum of Business Administration

    The academic program content for Business Administration varies from one university to another, and students can learn the details of the content and courses for each academic year by visiting the website of the university they wish to enroll in.

    Here is the academic program content for Business Administration, according to one of the Turkish universities:

    First Academic Year:

    • Business Mathematics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Management
    • An Introduction to Economics
    • The Basics of Law

    Second Academic Year:

    • Business Finance
    • Accounting and cost management
    • Operations Management
    • Social responsibility and ethics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing Management

    Third Academic Year:

    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Institutions and Markets
    • Organizational Behavior

    Fourth Academic Year:

    • Managerial Economics
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Business Environment
    • Management Strategies

    In addition to the above subjects, students participate in practical workshops and professional training during the summer to gain close knowledge of the work environment and acquire the necessary practical experience and skills.

    Example: Click here to view the academic program content for Business Administration at Istanbul Aydin University

    Job opportunities for graduates

    Graduates have the ability to work as managers in various sectors, such as banking, insurance, pharmaceutical industries, and retail trade, and can work in the following areas:

    • Strategy development
    • Project management
    • Human resource management
    • Budget preparation and management
    • Cost analysis
    • Marketing
    • Data management and analysis
    • Digital marketing
    • Sales management
    • Production and planning management
    • Accounting
    • Financial planning and management
    • General administration
    • Securities investment

    Prominent Turkish universities offering Business Administration

    • Nişantaşı University
    • Beykent University
    • Istanbul Okan University
    • Bahçeşehir University Istanbul
    • Altınbaş University
    • Medipol University
    • Istanbul Aydın University
    • Istanbul Kültür University
    • Istanbul Gelişim University
    • Kadir Has University
    • Istanbul Arel University