An Analysis of the Curricula of Business Administration Departments in Turkish Universities With the Perspective of Civil Society Awareness

Ozdemir A. A., Sarikaya M.

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS, vol.84, no.5, pp.313-317, 2009 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3200/joeb.84.5.313-317
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-317
  • Keywords: business ethics, business and society, curricula of business administration departments, social responsibility
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The authors' goal was to analyze the curricula of business administration departments in state and private universities in Turkey, which have been offering courses such as business and society, social responsibility, business ethics, and management of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Of the 74 universities with business administration departments, 4 had courses on NGOs, and 30 included courses on social responsibility and business ethics. In addition, 12 departments had courses covering business and society. Therefore, the lack of courses on NGOs in 70 of 74 universities requires a revision of the programs offered by business administration departments.