• Rigorous theoretical and analytical perspective
  • International focus
  • Strong Return on Investing in Education
  • 31 credit-non thesis study


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Core CoursesCore & Elective CoursesElective Courses


In order to hold a Koç MSc in Finance degree, a student must fullfil the following;

*Complete successfully 7 core courses and a minimum of 5 elective courses

*Participate in Teamwork and Leadership workshop

*Submit an individual YÖK graduation project

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

YÖK Graduation Project (1 credit-required)

In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), the Koç MSc in Finance degree does not require a graduation thesis, but a graduation project. Research term project conducted individually by the student under the guidance of a faculty member. Results in a written project report.

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 course is required.

Beside The Curriculum

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.


Career Services

The Koç University Career Development Center aims to assist the students and alumni of the university in exploring career options, preparing for opportunities and using the university’s extensive and dynamic network to establish the necessary connections for them to make informed and fulfilling career choices.

Career Development Center helps students and alumni explore the links between their majors and their career choices, actively participates in search for employment opportunities through intelligent analysis and preparation, and assesses the fit between prospective jobs and long term career plans. The center works by both an appointment and a walk in system.

KU Career Development Center offers career services both for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • On-Campus Recruitment Days
  • KUcareerlink
  • Self-assessment and career exploration
  • Careerleader and NEO PI inventory used in the scope of career coaching
  • Information on different career fields and industries
  • CV and cover letter writing workshops
  • Job listings
  • Mock interviews


Students can also receive career consulting from Koç University’s Career Development Center and use Online Koç University Company-Employer Database covering over 1500 companies for the purpose of job search.