MBA Executive MBA

Koc University

Application deadline: May 30; late application deadline is June 15
Tuition fee:
  • € 22,250 / Year (International)
Start date: August  2015
Credits: 107
Duration full-time: 13 months
Languages:
  • English
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Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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. 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. 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.

Contents

CoursesLeading and Managing in Organizations

Fundamental changes in the way that management is practiced based upon new patterns of competition, new technologies and shifts in values. Topics include motivating individuals and teams, organizational conflict and negotiation, managing change and transformation.

Managing Human Resources

Strategic role of HRM, workforce planning, staffing, performance management, compensation and reward management, training and development, employee motivation, and health and safety.

Managerial Statistics

An introduction to statistics as applied to managerial problems. Conceptual understanding, limitations and misuse of statistics and interpretation of statistical results. Hands-on experience using software. Descriptive statistics including central tendency, dispersion, skewness, covariance, binomial and normal probability distributions, confidence intervals for means, and simple linear regression. Examples from finance, operations, and marketing.

Managerial Economics

Fundamental concepts and analytical tools of microeconomic theory as applied to managerial decision making. Demand, supply and equilibrium in a competitive market. Market equilibrium in monopolistic and oligopolistic markets; markets with network externalities; behavior under conditions of asymmetric information.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Quantitative models for managerial decision making: basic concepts of mathematical programming, decision trees for modeling uncertainty, forecasting techniques; issues in prescriptive modeling; use of software tools for modeling and decision support.

Financial Accounting

Financial accounting with a managerial emphasis. Generally accepted concepts, assumptions, standards, and practices used in recording business transactions and in the preparation of published financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The basic recording cycle involved in recording, storing, and summarizing business transactions, accounting for current assets, inventories, plant-property-equipment, liabilities, capital stock, and retained earnings. The effect of different accounting alternatives on the financial position and profitability of the company. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

Managerial Finance I

Introduction to the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis; coverage of financial decisions to maximize the value of the firm's equity: valuation of assets, liabilities, and common equity; capital budgeting decisions; opportunity cost of capital; risk and return.

Operations Management

Fundamental decisions and tradeoffs in the operations management of service as well as manufacturing companies: obtaining and controlling productive resources; process management fundamentals; cross-functional integration, coordination, and control; improving the performance of productive systems; and competing through technology and operations.

Corporate Responsibility

The course on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) considers the broad dimensions of CSR: from labour issues to human rights to environmental concerns, and from corporate philanthropy to corporate governance to ethical business practices such as avoiding misleading advertising and avoiding corrupt business payments. Emphasis is placed on the business case for CSR, especially from the perspective of companies operating in Turkey, and on strategies for implementing CSR within business operations.

Managerial Finance II

The valuation framework applied to a series of major corporate financial and asset management decisions: Issuance of corporate securities, corporate financing decisions, dividend policy, capital structure, and corporate risk management.

Marketing Management I

An overview of broad marketing issues facing higher levels of management. Strategic perspective in study of business and marketing objectives, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, market research and global marketing.

Business Strategy

Competitive strategies and major organizational forms used by today's successful companies, including functional, divisional, matrix, network, and cellular organizations. Techniques for analyzing industries, competitors, and companies from a strategic perspective. A comprehensive audit of company strategy to explore the major competitive, organizational, and human resource issues the designated company will face in the future.

Contract Law & Corporate Governance

How to negotiate, draft and review contracts effectively. Basics of contract law in Turkey and under any prevailing international law standards, the rules related to contract formation, performance, breach and remedies. Key terms used in contracts for trade in goods, services and intellectual property. Contractual issues related to more complicated contracts such as JV, M&A, insurance and employment. How to draft or review a contract with or without assistance of legal counsel using available samples, precedents and checklists.

Global Strategy/Study Trip

An overview of concepts and frameworks to develop an effective global strategy. Current realities and agenda of a global marketplace. Success factors and motivations in a global market place. Different levels of global involvement. The role of foreign subsidiaries and coordination issues in the multinational global strategy. Managing strategic change from one type of global strategy to another. Creation and management of global brands in emerging markets.

Macroeconomics

Understanding the broader macroeconomic and global environment in which managers make decisions. Basic national income accounting, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, determination of exchange rates and international aspects of macroeconomics.

Marketing Management II

Managerial view of marketing as a major component of corporate strategy. Decision making related to product, price, promotion and distribution strategies, and developing an integrated marketing mix program.

Turkish Economy

Examination and evaluation of the developments in Turkish economy using basic economic concepts and tools. Investigation of the post-1980 Turkish economy, with emphasis on current policy issues and future prospects.

* Course Descriptions

Leading and Managing in Organizations
Fundamental changes in the way that management is practiced based upon new patterns of competition, new technologies and shifts in values. Topics include motivating individuals and teams, organizational conflict and negotiation, managing change and transformation.

* Managing Human Resources

Strategic role of HRM, workforce planning, staffing, performance management, compensation and reward management, training and development, employee motivation, and health and safety.

* Managerial Statistics

An introduction to statistics as applied to managerial problems. Conceptual understanding, limitations and misuse of statistics and interpretation of statistical results. Hands-on experience using software. Descriptive statistics including central tendency, dispersion, skewness, covariance, binomial and normal probability distributions, confidence intervals for means, and simple linear regression. Examples from finance, operations, and marketing.

* Managerial Economics

Fundamental concepts and analytical tools of microeconomic theory as applied to managerial decision making. Demand, supply and equilibrium in a competitive market. Market equilibrium in monopolistic and oligopolistic markets; markets with network externalities; behavior under conditions of asymmetric information.

* Quantitative Methods for Business

Quantitative models for managerial decision making: basic concepts of mathematical programming, decision trees for modeling uncertainty, forecasting techniques; issues in prescriptive modeling; use of software tools for modeling and decision support.

* Financial Accounting

Financial accounting with a managerial emphasis. Generally accepted concepts, assumptions, standards, and practices used in recording business transactions and in the preparation of published financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The basic recording cycle involved in recording, storing, and summarizing business transactions, accounting for current assets, inventories, plant-property-equipment, liabilities, capital stock, and retained earnings. The effect of different accounting alternatives on the financial position and profitability of the company. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

* Managerial Finance I

Introduction to the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis; coverage of financial decisions to maximize the value of the firm's equity: valuation of assets, liabilities, and common equity; capital budgeting decisions; opportunity cost of capital; risk and return.

* Operations Management

Fundamental decisions and tradeoffs in the operations management of service as well as manufacturing companies: obtaining and controlling productive resources; process management fundamentals; cross-functional integration, coordination, and control; improving the performance of productive systems; and competing through technology and operations.

* Corporate Responsibility

The course on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) considers the broad dimensions of CSR: from labour issues to human rights to environmental concerns, and from corporate philanthropy to corporate governance to ethical business practices such as avoiding misleading advertising and avoiding corrupt business payments. Emphasis is placed on the business case for CSR, especially from the perspective of companies operating in Turkey, and on strategies for implementing CSR within business operations.

* Managerial Finance II

The valuation framework applied to a series of major corporate financial and asset management decisions: Issuance of corporate securities, corporate financing decisions, dividend policy, capital structure, and corporate risk management.

* Marketing Management I

An overview of broad marketing issues facing higher levels of management. Strategic perspective in study of business and marketing objectives, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, market research and global marketing.

* Business Strategy

Competitive strategies and major organizational forms used by today's successful companies, including functional, divisional, matrix, network, and cellular organizations. Techniques for analyzing industries, competitors, and companies from a strategic perspective. A comprehensive audit of company strategy to explore the major competitive, organizational, and human resource issues the designated company will face in the future.

* Contract Law & Corporate Governance

How to negotiate, draft and review contracts effectively. Basics of contract law in Turkey and under any prevailing international law standards, the rules related to contract formation, performance, breach and remedies. Key terms used in contracts for trade in goods, services and intellectual property. Contractual issues related to more complicated contracts such as JV, M&A, insurance and employment. How to draft or review a contract with or without assistance of legal counsel using available samples, precedents and checklists.

* Global Strategy/Study Trip

An overview of concepts and frameworks to develop an effective global strategy. Current realities and agenda of a global marketplace. Success factors and motivations in a global market place. Different levels of global involvement. The role of foreign subsidiaries and coordination issues in the multinational global strategy. Managing strategic change from one type of global strategy to another. Creation and management of global brands in emerging markets.

* Macroeconomics

Understanding the broader macroeconomic and global environment in which managers make decisions. Basic national income accounting, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, determination of exchange rates and international aspects of macroeconomics.

* Marketing Management II

Managerial view of marketing as a major component of corporate strategy. Decision making related to product, price, promotion and distribution strategies, and developing an integrated marketing mix program.

* Turkish Economy

Examination and evaluation of the developments in Turkish economy using basic economic concepts and tools. Investigation of the post-1980 Turkish economy, with emphasis on current policy issues and future prospects.

* Management Information Systems

Basic concepts of information technology, systems analysis and design, competitive implications of information management, information systems and change, future directions in information technology use, managerial issues associated with e-commerce technology.

* New Venture Development

An overview of the processes involved in starting, funding and investing in a new or growing entrepreneurial venture. Development of skills and knowledge required for organizing and managing a new business enterprise and preparing the business plan.

* Business Simulation

Managing a computer simulated firm over consecutive, annual operating periods where competitive performance is measured in terms of market shares and corresponding financial results. Integrative learning experience in the essentials of financial accounting, principles of marketing, finance, and operations management; importance of good forecasting in balancing the overall business activities of a firm in a market-driven economy.

* Business & Government

Concepts and frameworks for business managers to plan and execute constructive relations with nonmarket players in the broader society in ways that support the company's strategic objectives. Relations with both governments (political and regulatory) and Non-Government Organizations (NGO's), not just in the firm's home country, but around the globe.
Basic concepts of information technology, systems analysis and design, competitive implications of information management, information systems and change, future directions in information technology use, managerial issues associated with e-commerce technology.

* New Venture Development

An overview of the processes involved in starting, funding and investing in a new or growing entrepreneurial venture. Development of skills and knowledge required for organizing and managing a new business enterprise and preparing the business plan.

* Business Simulation

Managing a computer simulated firm over consecutive, annual operating periods where competitive performance is measured in terms of market shares and corresponding financial results. Integrative learning experience in the essentials of financial accounting, principles of marketing, finance, and operations management; importance of good forecasting in balancing the overall business activities of a firm in a market-driven economy.

* Business & Government

Concepts and frameworks for business managers to plan and execute constructive relations with nonmarket players in the broader society in ways that support the company's strategic objectives. Relations with both governments (political and regulatory) and Non-Government Organizations (NGO's), not just in the firm's home country, but around the globe.

Requirements

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 (gradapp.ku.edu.tr) 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 is required.

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Accreditation

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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