Part-time Academic Staff
The School of Applied Technology and Management comprises three academic departments:
- Business Information Management
- Computer Technology and Information Systems
- Tourism and Hotel Management
The Department of Business Information Management (BIM) provides an "Applied Business" education with enriched
"Information Management" and "Business Communications" components. BIM courses are designed to prepare innovative,
adaptable graduates who have administrative and management skills and a solid grounding in the primary functions of business;
who have the ability to use information effectively and to manage information resources and systems strategically; and who have
sound teamwork and interpersonal communication abilities and can apply these skills equally to internal and external audiences.
A very valuable part of the curriculum is the Industrial Training placement. This gives the student a "real life" business
experience and adds a practical perspective to the theoretical studies. Students can specialize in the desired area of the
study program through a wide variety of elective courses.
The Computer Technology and Information Systems Department (CTIS) aims to provide a first rate education in the field of
computers and information technologies for college and high school graduates who are willing to apply themselves diligently
to a computer education and who wish to prepare themselves for the broad range of exciting career opportunities, in this dynamic
and rapidly expanding field. The CTIS curriculum is designed to meet the popular and expanding IT industry requirements like
mobile application development, networks and web technologies, software engineering, data warehousing, and information storage and management
where technical background is not sufficient and needs to be supported by social skills. To accomplish this, CTIS technical courses
are complemented by a range of business studies. These include both management and social/communication courses. Main goal is
to graduate students who are technically both competent and confident, who are innovative, adaptable, and who have sound teamwork
and interpersonal communication skills.
The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management (THM) aims to prepare students for managerial and
supervisory positions in hotel, restaurant and travel establishments, encouraging them to establish their
own firms in hospitality and travel industries. Hotel and restaurant business, culinary arts and travel
industry studies emphasized with management courses are taught theoretically. On-premise
training facilities including the Practice Restaurant; fully equipped demonstration kitchen,
the small quantity food laboratory, practice kitchen are the practical side of the
curriculum. The THM Department also conducts industrial training programs,
so that students may complete internships and externships providing real life experience with well
known leading international hotel and restaurant chains and multinational travel and tour operators
offering a healthy blend of theoretical and applied learning of the 21st century. Bilkent Hotel and
Conference Center - Ankara is a significant part of the Departments' training programs.