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The LITE postgraduate degree is a three-semester non-thesis program. It will be conducted in BİLGİ and in Istanbul’s distinquished co-working spaces. Each course includes individual and group work, including online and classroom activities.


1st Semester

Learning & Systems Thinking

In Learning & Systems Thinking course, the students gain system awareness by learning the history, development and evolution of systemic thinking, and working principles of other subsystems that are part of the world system. They learn the functioning of complex systems by the examples from the world in food systems, economic systems, energy systems, and gain a different perspective from the systematic thinking mindset and point of view. They will understand the structure and operation of dynamic systems besides testing through modelling and simulating the processes in the system.

Sustainabilty & Ethics

In Sustainabilty & Ethics course, the students learn about the development and importance of sustainability and ethics history, the term of anthropocene and the history thereof, and how the relation of humanbeing with the nature has changed. They learn the basic social theories, the economic theories, and the reasons for the existing unsustainable system that come together as humanity begins to form societies. They comprehend the sustainability with a global development perspective, while understanding the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability of today’s world besides learning ethical factors causing them to act ethical in their international initiatives. They learn basic strategies pursued by various institutions around the world concerning sustainability and knows the classical business models alongside the business models incorporated in social/environmental initiatives.

Complex Problem Solving

In Complex Problem Solving course students learn the historical development of design and the fundamentals of design-oriented thinking, and learn the basic concepts and steps that make up the design thinking. They learn the steps of design thinking by means of applications and become available to apply them in their own projects/ideas. They assess the probable success of a project concerning design thinking by taking into account the physical, logical and emotional dimensions of design and work in contexts involving multiple academic disciplines, develop an open attitude toward different perspectives, and use differences to produce strong solutions. They synthesize unusual ideas and thoughts for the purpose of producing new solutions and discovering new ways concerning the future.

Humans & Technology

In Humans & Technology course, students learn the origins of technology, its development, the psychological and motivational sources of technological development and the effects thereof. They comprehend the fundamentals of dramatization theory and the relation between technological developments and the development of dramatization. While understanding new technologies introduced into our lives as result of 4th Industrial Revolution and the andvantages of these technologies as well as how to use them, they define the data and learn how to research the right data and how to make data usable/significant.

2nd Semester

Organizations of 21st Century

In Organizations of 21st Century course, students learn why the phenomenon of governance emerged, learn and apply the strategies that make up the development of governance principles and the foundations of classical and modern governance. They observe the change of individuals in institutions by various strategic approaches and acquire the qualifications that employees need in the new management world. They define the relation between organizational culture and management strategies and analyze the conversion of in-house strategies from hierarchy into exponential organization. They understand the importance of conversion into learning organizations in order to make organizations adaptable within the digital conversion.

Designing a 21st Century Business

In Designing a 21st Century Business course, students learn how to move from an idea to the business model and to design a business model, to act by focusing on customer focus while moving to the idea. By learning the fundamentals of marketing, students can position their ideas on the market, distinguish their competitors and their positions, learn how to compete with them, analyze their financial needs, and design revenue / expenditure steps in the business model.


In Storytelling course, students learn the history and importance of storytelling and its place in business life, learn why storytelling is needed, and learn the basics of storytelling. They deal with the process of creating self-confidence through storytelling. They learn to produce written, oral and visual content through storytelling and learn how to convey their ideas through storytelling in a way that allows them to internalize their audience / masses.

Social Innovation

In the Social Innovation course students learn the developmental history of innovation and the emergence of social innovation, the innovation approaches and the innovation types by institutions and differences between them. Students learn about the fundamentals and practices of social entrepreneurship and examine the global approaches and influences of innovation. They comprehend the cyclical design needs by new and developing world conditions and technologies, learn their foundations, and have a grasp of policies required to be known and applied in innovation practices.

3rd Semester

Essentials for Successful Ventures

In the Essentials for Successful Ventures course, the students gain the basics of law, finance and operations, and the principles that entrepreneurs need, such as contract types, regulations, employee rights, etc. They learn the fundamentals and importance of risk capital. They learn international intellectual property rights and can take measures. They learn financial planning steps and practices. They learn to make financial modeling for the initiative. They make plans such as cash flow, risk management, profit / loss analysis bt means of financial calculations. They learn the distribution channels in operation and to manage such channels. They learn the communication channels and control through which channels they will manage their business.

Inner Change

In The Inner Change course, students self-assess and find their strengths and weaknesses, define their personal values, experience the levels of reality by learning the basics of creative destruction and 'U' theories. They learn to overcome their limitations by practices, plan their roadmap to strengthen their weaknesses and achieve their goals, and gain a more process-oriented and experiential perspective with cognitive flexibility by understanding the difference between fixed mentality and development mentality. Students are expected to be able to flex their comfort areas by analyzing their risk capacity / tendencies and their position against ambiguity.

Project Course

In the Project course, the students combine the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and innovation that they received during two semesters and pass from idea to implementation.

LITE is an end product of a series of programs we have been creating at BİLGİ with an interdisciplinary perspective. We are now able to question and shape century skills with our enlightened community and use design as a bridge between humanities and technology. LITE provides you with a toolkit you are going to use for the next 20 years, which serves shaping your perception, self, and initiatives.

Elif Aydın Altınoklar, Faculty Member, PhD
Program Coordinator

Our Faculty

A stellar curation of pioneering mentors, academicians and professionals to bring real-world experience and theory for fostering future entrepreneurs. Our faculty members will equip students with the necessary skillset to bring their own projects into reality and become agents of change.

Emi Nevaro

Organizational Systems & Team Coach, Co- Founder

Eyyup Karaca

Challenging Change Coach, Co-Founder

Özlem Derici Şengül

Research Director
Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Financial Studies

Bager Akbay

Artist / Instructor

Esra Talu

Entrepreneur, Investor, and Lecturer

Ceylan Uşaki Erali

Co-founder at Ara Studio

Dr. Alper Akyüz

Faculty Member
Arts and Culture Management

Elif Demirci

Creative Technology Director

Dr. Deniz Özdemir

Faculty Member
Industrial Engineering

Dr. Ecmel Ayral

Assoc. Prof. Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan

Cultural Management Program Director, Deputy Director of Business Ethics Research Center

Mine Öztürk

Connection & Development Chaordinator
Unlearn Academy

Ayşesu Çelik

Ayşesu Çelik
Co-founder at Ara Studio

Dr. Murat Unanuğlu

Research Fellow
MBA Programs



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