What is the main difference between KOÇ MIM, CEMS MIM and MBA Programs?

Koç Master of Science in International Management Program is a pre-experience degree as opposed to Koç MBA Programs which require at least 3 years of professional experience.

KOÇ MIM Program is especially aimed at candidates who are willing to extend their network within national borders and pursuit a career in Turkey, since they are not obligated to fulfill the two criteria of the CEMS MIM Program: Exchange semester abroad and International Internship.

When are the CEMS MIM and KOÇ MIM application deadlines for the 2021-2022 Academic Year?

The application deadlines for  CEMS MIM and  KOÇ MIM Programs for the  2021-2022 Academic Year are:

Early Application is February 28th, 2021.

Regular Application deadline is April 30th, 2021.

Late Application deadline is June 30th, 2021.

Can I send my application documents by mail?

Only online applications will be considered https://apply.ku.edu.tr/

Do I have to take ALES Exam in order to apply to the MIM Programs?

You can take ALES Exam for KOÇ MIM applications.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 measures students may apply without their GMAT/GRE/ALES and Language Scores (TOEFL IBT or YDS Score). If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you are required to get a GMAT/GRE/ALES Score.

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

GMAT exam should be taken.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 measures students may apply without their GMAT/GRE/ALES and Language Scores (TOEFL IBT or YDS Score). If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you are required to get a GMAT/GRE/ALES Score.

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/GRE exam?

Each year, the average GMAT/GRE score of that year’s cohort is calculated. Applicants’ GMAT/GRE scores are expected to be in line with the class average.

Do you have a minimum for undergraduate GPA?

There is no minimum GPA requirement.

Is taking Business courses at undergraduate level a requirement?

Taking Business courses at the undergraduate level is a requirement. KOÇ MIM also accepts applications of students whose Bachelor’s degree is not in a business-related field. In that respect, students, holding non-business undergraduate degrees, are expected to participate to the pre-master program.

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

The application fee for the 2021-2022 Academic year is 200 TL and the fee is going to be paid on apply.ku.edu.tr

How much is the tuition for CEMS MIM and KOÇ MIM Programs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year?

2021-2022 Academic Year Tuition for Turkish Citizens: 136.500,00 TL

2021-2022 Academic Year Tuition for non-Turkish Citizens: 19.500,00 $

The non-refundable Application Fee: 200,00 TL

Are dormitories available for MIM students?

Currently, we are not able to provide dormitories because of the Covid 19 pandemic measures and prevention.

Is a thesis required for completing MIM studies at Koç?

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

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.

Are scholarships available?

The Koç Graduate School of Business offers a limited number of scholarships to MSc in International Management applicants only.

Candidates can apply for a full or partial scholarship through the MIM Scholarship Application Form together with the required documentation.

Scholarship applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis (need and merit) among the candidates following the admission decisions.

Also, for scholarship applications, you are required to get a GMAT/GRE/ALES EW Score.