Release Date 2023-12-04 15:17
Awards and Honors
Koç University’s Graduate School of Business ranked 35th in the “Executive MBA” (EMBA) program rankings of the Financial Times, one of the world’s most prestigious publications, and ranked first in Türkiye for the 10th consecutive year. With women constituting 50% of its faculty members, the Koç University Graduate School of Business shared the first place with another university in this criterion.
Koç University’s Graduate School of Business ranked 35th this year in the Financial Times (FT) rankings for the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world with its “Executive MBA” (EMBA) Master’s program for executives. In the field of gender equality, one of the most important criteria taken into consideration by the Financial Times, the Graduate School of Business was one of the two schools ranked first in the world, with a 50 percent share of women faculty members. In the evaluations for measuring career leaps, Koç University Graduate School of Business EMBA graduates stood out with an average salary increase of 89%.
The Financial Times rankings consider a total of 16 criteria, which are determined by evaluations based on such factors as the career progress of graduates, salary increase rates, gender distribution among faculty members, as well as the international recognition of the program and publications of faculty members in reputable academic journals.
The Koç University EMBA program has achieved a great success in the salary increase rate evaluations for measuring career leaps. In this evaluation, which is regarded as one of the most important criteria by the Financial Times, Koç University EMBA graduates were found to have achieved an average salary increase of 89% in the last three years.
Koç University Graduate School of Business Academic Director Prof. Dr. Şuhnaz Yılmaz Özbağcı made the following remarks about the school’s ranking this year: ”The ranking achieved by this program demonstrates not only our academic quality, but also the achievements of our University and our graduates. Our faculty consisting of world-renowned academics in their fields, our highly distinguished and highly motivated student profile, our international recognition and accreditations, our emphasis on cooperation between the the University and businesses, and our vision of educating leaders who work with the principle of social responsibility for a sustainable future have all contributed significantly to this achievement. We are also very proud to have been placed first in the world in the FT Executive EMBA rankings in the category of the ratio of women faculty members.”
Koç University Graduate School of Business Executive Director Nida Bektaş said: “I am very pleased that the Koç University EMBA program, which is of strategic importance with regard to our mission as the Graduate School of Business, is once again among the world’s top schools in the Financial Times rankings.”
Pointing out that one of the criteria that makes Koç University stand out in the FT rankings has been the rate of salary increase, Nida Bektaş remarked that “graduates who have successfully completed the EMBA program have increased their salaries by 89% on average in the last three years despite the challenging business conditions brought about by growing uncertainties after the pandemic. This tremendous increase shows that Koç University can truly make a difference among university graduates worldwide with the education it offers.”
The Koç University Executive MBA Program, which aims to provide the analytical foundation that mid-level managers with at least 7 years of work experience will need in the higher stages of their careers by improving their managerial and leadership skills, has a duration of 17 months. When the dedicated students complete the 17-month Executive MBA program, they become an integral part of Koç University’s alumni network and an international network of business professionals.
With its Executive MBA and MBA programs, the Koç University Graduate School of Business is the only institution in Türkiye to attain accreditation from AMBA (The Association of MBAs), the leading authority in graduate business education. The Koç University Graduate School of Business, which also carries AACSB accreditation, maintains its status as the first and only academic institution in Türkiye to attain the “Triple Crown” title with its recently renewed EQUIS accreditation.