According to the "Rules and Regulations Governing Graduate Studies" which is published in "The Official Gazette" in April 20th, 2016, students should complete graduate programs without a thesis at most in three semesters.
The MS Program in Software Management is the first program established in Turkey to target specialized software domain knowledge. The objectives of this program are to lead the advancement of software practice in Turkey, to disseminate the domain knowledge on principles, processes, methods and techniques required to manage the development and evolution of software systems, and to bring forth experts and scientists in this field. The program targets professionals in the field.
M.S. in Software Management (SM)
Software Management M.S. programme is the first program established in Turkey to target specialized software domain knowledge. The objectives of this program are to lead the advancement of software practice in Turkey, to disseminate the domain knowledge on principles, processes, methods and techniques required to manage the development and evolution of software systems and to bring forth experts and scientists in this field. The program targets professionals in the field. The students in the program will gain the ability to systematically define and use the knowledge on software development processes, methodologies, techniques and metrics. Students are also involved in a realistic team project to integrate the knowledge and experience built up in specialized courses.
Students from all disciplines can apply to Software Management Program if he/she would like to be a software enginner or a software manager. Prospective students can get more information regarding our degree programs' application requirements from the following web sites:
Who may apply?
Applying to Informatics Institute
Software Management is a nonthesis program. The students enrolled in the program are required to take three core courses and eight electives. The elective courses are divided into two categories as Software category and Software Domains category. Software category includes courses related to software management and software product engineering. Students need to take at least five courses in this category. Software Domains category includes courses on computing foundations and software application areas. Students can take up to three courses from this category. The students can also take courses from other programs such as MS in Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) and MS in Informatics Online (ION) as Software Domains electives. No prerequisite courses are specifically required to enter the program. However, the students are expected to have background knowledge on discrete mathematics and numerical methods, programming and algorithms, and management. Applicants who do not have a degree in computer science or engineering are expected to have some industrial experience.
Comments From Graduates
Baris Özkan (Software Management Graduate - IS PhD Student/Industrial Engineer):
"In this graduate program, I had the chance to meet with a multidisciplinary knowledge that is essential in realization, decomposition and solution of the managerial problems in software development and acquisition. The program content, enriched with carefully organized courses, in-class activities and a productive teaching staff, contributed in the development of command over the use of information in different and changing software environments. I gained the ability to understand and watch the relevant advancements and events in both academy and the industry. Software Management graduate program will be a good match for the graduate students and professionals who want to get acquainted with managerial and organizational dimensions of software processes and make a career in various areas of software management." more...