Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Business is an English-medium higher education institution, which provides graduate education to 2330 students. The Faculty has five departments, which are as follows: Business Administration, Economics, Tourism Management, International Relations, International Business and Trade. The Faculty currently has a total of 105 highly qualified academic staff that consists of 29 Professors, 13 Associate Professors, 22 Assistant Professors, 8 Lecturers, 1 Academic Specialist and 32 Research Assistants.
In terms of physical facilities, the Faculty owns 22 classrooms, 2 smart classrooms, 2 computer laboratories, 1 conference hall with smart podium as well as academic and administrative staff offices.
The education priorities of the Faculty of Business can be summarized as personalization of education, adaptation to globalization and modernization of education standards.
The maximum number of students in each class is 40. The fact that classes are held with such a small number of students and the ‘open door’ policy creates a positive communication climate for students. These two policies are of great importance to the Faculty in achieving its goal of personalized education, so as to allow students get in direct contact with academic staff. Our students also have the opportunity to sign up for double major and minor programs, to shape their education in line with their interests. In addition, students can participate in national and international projects carried out by faculty members. Our students has also access to internship opportunities in a wide range of areas.
Managed entirely by our students, the Faculty of Business Club continues to have a big impact on the students’ personal and social development. With the support of Faculty Administration every year they bring together various activities such as seminars, meetings, summits, workshops and carrier days. Besides, through courses such as “Social Responsibility Projects”, “Gender Equality”, “International Business Seminars” etc., students are introduced to the realities, challenges and opportunities of the society in which they live. Among these, social responsibility projects not only widen our students’ horizons, but also enable them to contribute to the society.
The priority of modern education methods is supported by the presence of innovative curricula, modern technological facilities (303 computers, 105 printers, 39 projectors, 18 Television sets etc.) and innovative software. In addition, seminars and workshops on diverse learning strategies and teaching methods help faculty members to keep up-to-date with current developments on teaching technologies.
Faculty of Business International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides orientation, guidance and information to incoming and outgoing exchange students & staff regarding financial, procedural, cultural, and academic concerns within the scheme of Erasmus+, Mevlana and other exchange programs. The Office organizes International Week each year in May as an “Internationalization at home” activity since 2007. Around 20 to 40 academics from various European universities have participated in these programs throughout the last nine years. These International Weeks which we organize in a festival mood give our students the chance to internationalize by joining the lectures of international academics.
Businet and Nice Network memberships and their relevant activities are also run by ISSO that gives momentum to internalization process of the Faculty.
Faculty has around 57 agreements within the Erasmus + Scheme and 13 Academic Collaboration Protocols with China, S. Korea and Russia for student exchanges as well as for short-term staff exchanges. Since 2017, Faculty of Business has also started a dual diploma program with State University of New York – Albany Campus. All in all, being international is part of the education approach of the Faculty.
By means of bilateral and dual diploma agreements, academic cooperation and international weeks; undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an international environment. Thus, they have the chance to study at partner universities overseas, meet different cultures and study in an environment that will lead them a way to get prepared for their future career. Besides outgoing programmes, the faculty hosts many students both as exchange and full-time students from Europe, Balkans, Asia or North Africa.
In conclusion, in the Faculty of Business where students aren’t lost in the crowd, education is provided using the most modern materials and techniques. Students are equipped with the latest scientific knowledge and skills in line with the requirements of a competitive global work environment as well as social and cultural values.
BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Business was established in 1992 to meet the needs of the Aegean and surrounding regions as an internationally-recognized English-medium higher education.
Early foundations of our Faculty were laid within the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences with the creation of the English-medium Business Department in 1988. Later in 1992, with the inclusion of departments of Economics and International Relations, the Faculty was founded. As of 1994, Department of Tourism Management joined the faculty. In 2008 the International Business and Trade Department was opened as the fifth department of our Faculty.
The Faculty of Business was initially housed within the DEU Dokuz Çeşmeler campus. In the year 2000 the Faculty was moved to its present building in the DEU Tınaztepe campus.
Since its establishment, the Faculty of Business has achieved many firsts such as;
Firsts of the Faculty of Business Administration in Turkey
The Firsts of the Faculty of Business in Izmir:
The Firsts of the Faculty of Business at the University: