General Information


Lecturer (PhD) İlke KOCAMAZ


I was born in İstanbul on 1979. After graduating from Nişantaşı Işık High School, I studied Philosophy in Boğaziçi University between 1996-2000. After my university graduation, I moved to Germany for further studying. After a 1-year long German language course in the Göethe Institut, I took modules in Bremen University between 2000-2003 on philosophy, sociology, business sciences and informatics, in the German language. I also worked for the Turkish-German Cooperation Institute for half a year in Germany. Afterwards, I returned back to Turkey and did my master’s degree in Production Management and Marketing in Marmara University between 2004-2007. Afterwards, I received a scholarship from the Higher Education Council and did my PhD in Exeter University’s Management Department, completing my PhD on 2013. The title of my thesis was “Evolving museum experiences and museum (re)branding in the 21st century: A case study on the refurbishment of RAMM (2007-2011)”. 


Before I started my master’s degree and working fulltime in Marmara University, I took scientific preparation courses for a year in the OB department in Marmara University. Parallel to my OB courses, I also completed a 1 year long English Teaching Certificate program successfully the same year, which provided me with a certificate with which I could be an English teacher. 

A 3-week language course in Scotland in 1990, a 6 month course on diction and speaking, living with an American family for 5 weeks and a camp visit were among my other experiences. I have attended many conferences abroad.  


Among my work experiences were 3-week long internship in the Marketing Department of Aygaz; 3-week long internship in the Education Department of Turkish Airlines. 3-week long internship in the intelligence department of TRT Radio, İstanbul. Voluntary work experience in the Turkish-German Collaboration Institute Bremen, for 6 months. 1,5 year long voluntary work and research experience in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, England for 1 year. 


In my spare time I attend conferences and meetings, read books (marketing, philosophy, psychology, sociology), play guitar, do different kinds of sports.

Institutional Information

Faculty of Business Administration
Business Administration
Department of Marketing