FAQ

What is the main difference between MBA and Modular MBA Programs?

Compared to regular two year MBA Programs, Koç University's 12-month MBA delivers approximately the same contact hours in a twelve month period with an intense schedule. In addition, students have the option to study their subject of interest deeply with worldwide acclaimed faculty or to work on site with company executives on real business projects. On the other hand, 24-month Modular MBA provides executives the opportunity to pursue an MBA degree without leaving their job and international students can also attend the program due to its modular structure.

When is the MBA application deadline for the 2017-2018 Academic Year?

The regular application deadline for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is May 1st, 2017. The late application deadline is June 1st, 2017. However, candidates who prefer late application must take into consideration that, they can be accommodated only if the maximum student intake has not already been attained by the time of their application. Late applicants may not apply for a scholarship.

What are the application requirements for the MBA Program?

The first and foremost condition for joining the Koç 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 three 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 MBA Program, the applicants must complete the online application (https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php) and upload the following;

  • GMAT/GRE test score (should also be sent to the institution number 0163)
    Average GMAT Score of the MBA Class 2016-2017: 592
  • An official academic transcript from every university attended
  • Three essays as specified
  • Application fee payment slip
  • TOEFL/IELTS and ALES scores can also be uploaded if available

2 Reference Letters should be submitted for the application. In the online application, the candidate should state the contact information of those who will fill in the reference letters. 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 asked to read and study on a short article before the interview and answer related questions as a part of the interview process.

Can I send my application documents by mail?

Only online applications will be considered (https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php)

Do I have to take ALES Exam in order to apply to the MBA Program?

ALES Exam is not required for MBA applications.

Do I have to take the GMAT exam prior to my Application?

GMAT exam should be taken prior to the application.

Who should write my recommendation letters?

There is no restriction on who should write your recommendation letters. However, candidates are advised to provide at least one of their recommendations from a business professional. This person can be someone you have worked with during any kind of part-time/ full-time job.

Are my recommenders obliged to fill in the recommendation form?

The recommendation forms have been prepared to facilitate the task of your recommender. However, recommendation letters in essay format are equally welcome. In order to upload the essay, the recommender can use the upload button in the recommendation page that s/he is redirected to through e-mail notification from the Graduate School of Business.

Does it matter whether our transcripts are in English or in Turkish?

Transcripts can be presented in English or Turkish. Foreign students who possess transcripts in languages other than English or Turkish are required to have it translated and approved.

How are interviews arranged?

Interviews are arranged after the candidate completes and submits the online application.

Do you have any required minimum scores for the GMAT exam?

There is no required minimum score for the GMAT exam. The evaluation is made upon the combination of all evaluation criteria (Work experience, GMAT score, interview performance, essays and recommendation letters) Also, please note that average GMAT score of the MBA Class 2014-2015 is 630.

Can I take the GMAT test more than once?

There are no limitations on the number of times GMAT exam is taken. Highest score attained will be considered during the application process.

Is it compulsory to have the official GMAT score sent to your institution?

GMAT score must be sent to Koç University by ETS. Koc University institution number is 0163.

Do you have a minimum for undergraduate GPA?

There is no minimum GPA requirement.

What is the chance of being accepted to Koc MBA for those with undergraduate degrees in areas other than business?

Koc MBA is designed for students with undergraduate degrees other than Business Administration. The majority of Koc MBA students have engineering backgrounds. A considerable number of students are from various departments in the Arts and Sciences Faculties of renowned universities.

Is taking Business courses at undergraduate level a requirement?

Taking Business courses at the undergraduate level is not a requirement but it is an advantage for the candidate.

I have an undergraduate degree from Business Administration; do I have to take all the courses in the MBA program?

All core courses are compulsory for all Koç MBA students regardless of their undergraduate degrees.

Is work experience a requirement?

To have at least three years of full-time work experience is a requirement.

How much is the application fee and where do I pay it?

The non-refundable application fee for the 2017-2018 Academic year is 80.-TL and the fee is going to be paid to Yapı Kredi Bank, Koç University Branch. 

Account No : 92074980 TL
IBAN : TR13 0006 7010 0000 0092 0749 80
Branch Code/Name : 938 / KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 
Swift Code :YAPITRIS

Account No : 92137783 USD
IBAN : TR86 0006 7010 0000 0092 1377 83
Branch Code/Name : 938 / KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Swift Code :YAPITRIS

Account No :92137754 EUR
IBAN : TR93 0006 7010 0000 0092 1377 54
Branch Code/Name : 938 / KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Swift Code :YAPITRIS

How much is the tuition for MBA Program for the 2017-2018 Academic Year?

The tuition for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is 63.400 TL.

Are scholarships available for Koç MBA and how do I apply for it?

The Koç Graduate School of Business offers a limited number of scholarships to 12-Month MBA applicants only. Applicants to scholarships must complete the regular Koç MBA application form and an additional personal statement.

What are the criteria for selecting scholars?

Koç MBA Scholars are selected on the basis of merit and financial need. Through academic and business life accomplishments, they must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, unusual intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, service to the community, and the drive to excel.

What does a Koç scholarship cover and is it on repayment basis?

A Koç MBA scholarship covers full or partial tuition. It is not on a repayment basis. The student is required to remain in good academic standing throughout the program for the continuation of the scholarship.

Are dormitories available for MBA students?

MBA students are provided with lodgings in blocks of apartments in the vicinity of the campus. Dormitory fees and rules and regulations are valid in these residences.

Is it possible to start the program in the Spring Term?

New students are accepted only at the beginning of the program.

Is a thesis required for completing MBA studies at Koç?

In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), the Koc MBA degree requires no graduation thesis.

Is it possible to get an MBA in Finance, Marketing, Operations, etc. at Koç?

Students have the opportunity to concentrate in Finance, Marketing, Operations Management and MIS through the elective courses offered during the year.

How can I get in touch with your current students or alumni?

We will be glad to assist you in getting in touch with our students and alumni. Please send an e-mail to gsb@ku.edu.tr

Can I visit your campus and attend a class?

With prior notification, it is possible for candidates to visit the campus and attend a lecture.