All Executive MBA students come with superior track records in their fields. The knowledge and skills they gain during the intensive 17 month programme prepares them to make even greater contributions to their companies’ success. What is learned in class can be applied at the work place immediately.


Interactive Learning Environment is achieved through the use of Case Studies (Harvard, Kellogg, Darden, INSEAD, Koç), Simulations (Markstrat, Harvard Global Supply Chain Management, Cornell Simulation Game) and Project Assignments (Strategy Audit, Marketing Audit, Business Plan)

Time Requirements and Commitment

Success in the Koç EMBA Programme demands extraordinary motivation and commitment. The time demands of the programme are highly strenuous. Koç EMBA program starts with an approximately two-week module of both weekend and weekday evening classes in September followed by lectures on Saturdays and monthly Friday lectures. The classes continue with a two-week full-time module next August and remaining courses are held in September. Upon the completion of classes, students work on a graduation project for 4 months.

There are no electives in the Executive MBA Program. The curriculum consists of 51 credit core courses and graduation projects. In order to hold Koç Executive MBA degree following requirements should be accomplished;

* having a minimum of 3.00 GPA by the end of the program

* successfully completion of 51 credits

* submiting a YÖK (Higher Education Council) graduation project and an individual graduation project

YÖK (Higher Education Council) Graduation Project and Individual Graduation Project

YÖK Graduation Project (1 credit-required)

In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), the Koç Executive MBA degree does not require a graduation thesis, but a graduation project.

Individual Graduation Project (non credit-required)

Upon completion of the coursework in 13 months, each student works on an individual graduation project during a 4 month period and complete the program by submitting this project.

Beside the Curriculum

Koç University aims to provide the most effective leadership and self-awareness trainings in cooperation with leading training companies, faculty and executives. There are several supplementary programs and courses designed for students to equip and build new skills that are necessarily needed in the business world.

Coaching for leadership program consists of assessments, coaching structures, essentials of both 1-1 and team coaching, real-time coaching practice and reflection writing assignments. The objective of the overall program is to provide Koç GSB students with all the fundamental professional guidance in the management of their careers. Program helps students improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential. Program is held on monthly basis sessions spread over a period of 9 months. Each session takes 3 hours.  Participation to this program is voluntary.

Teamwork and leadership course is held as a workshop which aims at building the skills for effective teamwork and leadership under complex situations with time and competitive pressures.  

Organizational teams are often fraught with challenges in effectively integrating diverse expertise of team members’ especially when their interests overlap only partially. This workshop focuses on the emergence of process losses in collaboration and on the best practices for preventing such losses. Participants will explore impediments to effective collaboration such as pressure for conformity and affective conflict, and discover leadership strategies for effectively dealing with such challenges. Participation to this voluntary workshop is highly encouraged.