What are the application requirements for the EMBA Program?

The first and foremost condition for joining the the Koç Executive 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 (*studies abroad should be recognized by Turkish Higher Education Council)
  • Minimum 7 years of full-time professional work experience (including at least two years of managerial experience)
  • Proficiency in English

In order to apply to the Executive MBA Program, the applicants must complete the online application (gradapp.ku.edu.tr) and upload the following;

  • An official academic transcript from every university attended
  • Three essays as specified
  • Application fee payment slip
  • A written statement of corporate support

Two Reference Letters should be submitted for the application. The candidate should provide the contact information of those who will fill in the reference letters in the online application. 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 given a short article to read and study before the interview and will be asked to answer questions related to the article as a part of the interview process. Standardized tests such as TOEFL and GMAT may also be required.

Can I send my application documents by mail?

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

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

ALES Exam is not required for EMBA applications.

Are GMAT and TOEFL Test are required for EMBA Applications?

TOEFL and GMAT tests may be required if considered necessary by the admission committee after the interview.

Who should write my recommendation letters?

First recommendation should come from the immediate supervisor. The second recommendation usually comes from an employer who has observed you in an administrative capacity.

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 a minimum for undergraduate GPA?

There is no minimum GPA requirement.

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

Koc EMBA is designed for students with undergraduate degrees other than Business Administration. The majority of Koc EMBA 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 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 EMBA program?

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

Is work experience a requirement?

To have minimum 7 years of full-time professional work experience is a requirement.

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

The non-refundable application fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is 250.-TL and it is paid via credit card on the online application system.

How much is the tuition for EMBA Program?

please contact with gsb@ku.edu.tr

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

New students are accepted only at the beginning of the program in the Fall semester (September/October)

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.

Is a thesis required for completing EMBA studies at Koç?

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

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