Şahika Balbay
MSc in Finance ’10
Founder
Sahika Managerial and Financial Consultancy Services

 

I wanted to obtain a master degree in finance from one of the leading finance schools in Turkey. To make a healthy decision in choosing the best school for my future, I contacted MSc in Finance alumni, consulted experienced financiers and finally set Koç University on the top of my list. MSc in Finance program at Koç University met my needs

With its up-to-date curriculum and faculty members who have impressive backgrounds and close relations with the finance sector. Courses and in-class discussions made significant contributions to my career decisions and to my level of perception regarding economic and financial affairs.

Özgür Sungu
MSc in Finance ’11
Senior Portfolio Manager
İş Asset Management

 

After 4 years of asset management experience, I decided to pursue a program that specializes in Finance to train myself in specific areas of my profession. MSc in Finance Program at Koç University became my first choice in Turkey thanks to the extensive experiences of the faculty members and worldwide recognition of CFA institute program partnership. Rich course list combines rigorous academic core with practical applications and provides the most efficient academic experience for students who aim deeper understanding of quantitative methods and strong managerial decision-making ability. Achievement of the right balance between theory and practice provides an invaluable expertise for a successful career in this demanding profession.

Selim Başkonyalı
MSc in Finance ‘13
Business Development Manager
Çelebi Aviation Holding

 

As a graduate of both Koç High school and Koç University Economics degree, I was confident about the quality of education I was about to get before I applied to KU Masters in Finance Program.  However, what primarily drew me to the program were the courses offered and the CV’s of the lecturers involved.

The program also gave me a freedom to choose from a variety of elective courses and tailor the degree in the best way to suit my career direction. The materials covered most of the CFA exam topics that ensured a satisfactory grade.

I benefited highly from the program that offered specific knowledge of subjects like Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling and Valuation techniques. As a business development manager, It was priceless to get guidance from lecturers on real-life cases.

Last but not least, the short module that I attended at London School of Economic as a part of MSc in Finance Program was great hands on experience and a chance to see how the sector operates.