Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Business Administration is a faculty that provides 100% English-language education. The faculty consists of five departments: Business Administration, Economics, Tourism Management, International Relations, and International Business and Trade. Additionally, the faculty offers dual-degree programs in collaboration with Dokuz Eylül University (DEÜ) and Albany University, a part of the State University of New York (SUNY), in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, and International Relations.
The priorities of the Faculty of Business Administration in education can be summarized as personalized education, the use of the most contemporary methods in education, and internationalization.
Maintaining small class sizes and implementing an ‘open-door’ policy significantly contribute to high communication between students and faculty members. These policies play a crucial role in achieving the goal of personalized education. As a result, students engage in continuous communication with faculty members and the Faculty Administration, exchanging information and discussing career plans. Consequently, a majority of our students have the opportunity to intern and work on national and international projects led by faculty members, allowing them to quickly enter the workforce upon graduation. Additionally, specialization options within the departments enable students to focus on their desired areas of expertise in planning their careers. The faculty supports various activities organized under student-managed clubs each year, including career days, meetings on current issues, summits, seminars, workshops, providing significant impact on students’ personal and social development.
Another priority of the faculty is the use of contemporary methods in education, supported by the current curriculum, technological infrastructure, smart classrooms, and various software applications. Furthermore, all faculty members receive training in different learning strategies such as case method, problem-based learning, simulation, role-playing, and the use of games in education.
The internationalization goal aligns with the globalization process in all social science fields. To achieve this, the Faculty has over 60 bilateral agreements within the Erasmus Program, agreements under the Mevlana Program, and academic cooperation agreements, including collaborations with institutions in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and South Korea. Through these agreements, many students, administrative staff, and academic personnel benefit from exchange opportunities. Faculty members also make short visits to partner institutions abroad to give lectures and seminars. Providing international experience to every student before graduation is one of the goals of the Faculty. Additionally, during the annual “International Week” in May, foreign academicians from partner universities visit the Faculty, deliver lectures, and personally introduce their institutions. In this context, our students also have the opportunity to study in an international environment with foreign students who come to our Faculty for education from these countries. In summary, the Faculty of Business Administration is a motivated unit that provides education according to contemporary methods and techniques, prepares students for the global world and business life, and produces graduates equipped with the latest scientific knowledge and skills.
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Business Administration was established in 1992 to meet the need for an internationally recognized, English-language higher education institution in the fields of economics and business in the Aegean and surrounding regions. The foundation of the Faculty was laid in 1988 with the establishment of the English Business Administration Department within the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. The Faculty officially began its activities in 1992 with the addition of the Economics and International Relations Departments, making it the only Faculty of Business Administration offering English-language education in Izmir, Istanbul, and Ankara. In 1994, the Faculty expanded with the inclusion of the Tourism Management Department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and, in 2008, the newly established International Business and Trade Department. Since 2000, the Faculty has been providing education in its building on the DEÜ Tınaztepe Campus.
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Business Administration has achieved many firsts since its establishment. Some of these firsts include:
-First Business Administration Faculty after 1982
-First International Dual Degree Program (1997)
-First Tourism Management Department at the Faculty Level (1994)
-First 2-language Education in the Tourism Management Department (1994)
-First International Relations Department in Izmir (1992)
-First Honor and High Honor Lists Application (1992)
-First Student – Business World Employment Meetings (1992)
-First Professional Career Development Training Program (1997)
-First Foreign Language Education at the University (1989)
-First Student Club (BAClub) (1989)
-First Special Student Status (1992)
-First Faculty Member Evaluation (1989)
-First International Student Office (1992)
Within the scope of the Erasmus Program, the Faculty has over 60 bilateral agreements, agreements under the Mevlana Program, and numerous academic cooperation agreements, including collaborations with the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and South Korea. Through these agreements, many students, administrative staff, and academic personnel benefit from exchange opportunities. In addition, faculty members periodically visit partner institutions abroad to give lectures and seminars. The academic collaboration, dual-degree programs, and international weeks we have organized have allowed our undergraduate and graduate students to get to know different cultures and economies, providing them the opportunity to study abroad for at least one semester. Every year, foreign academicians from partner universities visit the Faculty during the “International Week” to teach courses and personally promote their institutions. In this context, our students also have the opportunity to study in an international environment with foreign students who come to our Faculty for education from these countries. Our Faculty’s External Relations Office, Faculty External Relations Coordinator, External Relations Department Coordinators, and Administrative Personnel provide guidance and individual attention to students going to or coming from exchange programs.
Most of our academic staff have completed their postgraduate education at foreign institutions, with almost all of them having obtained their undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees from English-language educational institutions. In addition, to establish university-industry collaboration, managers with careers (Ph.D.) occasionally give lectures or are invited as guests to our faculty.
Our Faculty has a young and dynamic academic staff, and the international mobility rate of this staff is quite high. The scientific project experiences of our academic staff, the project awards they have won, and their publication potential are among our most important sources of pride. The projects, consultancies, joint activities, events, and collaborations conducted by our lecturers for private and public institutions allow close monitoring of developments in the business world, providing significant opportunities for both our students and our staff’s development. The administrative staff of our Faculty, with their service-oriented approach and dedicated work, constitute one of the main supporting forces of the successes achieved by the Faculty since its establishment.