MBA Executive MBA

Koc University | Istanbul, Turkey
Koç Executive MBA Program was established in 1994 as the first Executive MBA Program in Turkey. Koç Executive MBA Program is the first program from Turkey, and our region, to have been placed in the Financial Times rankings.



At Koç University's Graduate School of Business, we are committed to maintaining the highest academic standards in line with our vision of becoming a globally recognized center of excellence.

The enviable reputation of the Koç Executive MBA Program is founded on its rigorous curriculum, excellent faculty and brilliant students. Today, employers have confidence that Executive MBA at Koç is a transforming experience, not only for the participants but for their institutions as well.

With its outstanding curriculum, dedicated faculty, vast business network and state-of-the-art facilities, our Executive MBA Program is a valuable investment for future and current business leaders.

An Internationally Recognized Faculty

Koç Executive MBA faculty is staffed by a group of renowned scholars, dedicated professors and well-known consultants. All faculty members have backgrounds of extensive international education and experience. The faculty contributes to the objective of fostering the School's worldwide recognition with their international experience and scholarly activities.

Investment for Companies

Businesses face an ongoing challenge to strategically plan for their executive human resources. More than 200 companies have sponsored their managers in the Koç Executive MBA Program. The sponsorship of a manager in the program assures a strong bond with the company.

A Rigorous Curriculum

The Koç Executive MBA curriculum emphasizes the fundamentals of business and management theory: economics, accounting, business strategy, management and decision sciences, finance, marketing, operations management, management information systems and international business. The result is an MBA graduate with the strategic insight, multi-functional expertise, global perspective and analytical and informational skills required from a world-class business leader.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR 22250 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.


*71000 TL; The non-refundable Application Fee:150 TL

Credits 107
Duration full-time 13 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include:
  • Leading and Managing in Organizations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance I
  • Operations Management.
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Managerial Finance II
  • Marketing Management I
  • Business Strategy
  • Contract Law & Corporate Governance
  • Global Strategy/Study Trip
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing Management II
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance I
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Managerial Finance II
  • Marketing Management I

All Executive MBA students come with superior track records in their fields. The knowledge and skills they gain during the intensive thirteen-month program prepare them to make even greater contributions to their companies’ success. What is learned in class can be applied at the work place immediately.

With its well-designed curriculum and experience built up over the years, Koç Executive MBA develops:

  • Functional knowledge across all business disciplines
  • Strong focus on strategy to address complex issues and competitive challenges
  • Leadership and the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Proficiency in computing for analysis, communication and presentations
  • Creative, informed decision analysis
  • Oral and written management communication skills
  • A global management perspective

Koç Executive MBA Program is a lockstep program with 52,5 total credit hours. Interactive Learning Environment is achieved through the use of Case Studies-50 cases approximately (Harvard, Kellogg, Darden, INSEAD, Koç), Simulation (Markstrat, Harvard Global Supply Chain Management, Cornell Simulation Game) and Project Assignment (Strategy Audit, Marketing Audit, Business Plan)

Time Requirements and Commitment

The Koç Executive MBA Program is an intensive program completed over a period of thirteen months. Success in the Koç EMBA Program demands extraordinary motivation and commitment. The time demands of the program are highly strenuous. It is important that prospective students, their families and their employers understand this and conduct the necessary preparations to face this time challenge. During the full-time classes, students spend 48 hours per week in the classroom. During the weekend classes, students are expected to be in lectures for 8 hours per week and to devote at least 16 hours each week to individual and team study.

Term Project

In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), the Koç Executive MBA degree does not require a graduation thesis. Each student carries out a number of research projects throughout the program. Any individual project can be submitted to fulfill this requirement.

English Language Requirements

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The first and foremost condition for joining the the Koç Executive MBA Program is to be a highly motivated and dedicated individual.

In addition, applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 7 years of full-time professional work experience
  • Completed military service (if applicable) or proof of deferment

Proficiency in English In order to apply to the Executive MBA Program, the applicants must complete the online application ( and upload the following;

  • An official academic transcript from every university attended
  • Three essays as specified
  • Application fee payment slip
  • A written statement of corporate support

Two Reference Letters should be submitted for the application. The candidate should provide the contact information of those who will fill in the reference letters in the online application. They will be provided with the web link of the reference letter form via e-mail.

Selected applicants will be called for an interview by the Graduate School of Business. The candidates will be given a short article to read and study before the interview and will be asked to answer questions related to the article as a part of the interview process. Standardized tests such as TOEFL and GMAT may also be required.

Work Experience

At least 7 year(s) of work experience are required.

More Information


Koç Executive MBA Program has been ranked as the 57th by Financial Times´ global list of the best 100 programs.

All of the programs are covered by the EQUIS accreditation Koç University has obtained in 2009 and the language of instruction is in English.

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