• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
The Strategic Design and Management program at BAU aims to reach out to business professionals and entrepreneurs who have operational and business management backgrounds yet lack any competence in design discipline, and provide them with an education so that they may wholistically reach their goals of becoming senior executives in today’s businesses.


Design as a discipline has increasingly become more important over the years as it is accepted to be vital to become distinguished in sectors that manufacture goods and services for end consumers. The importance placed on design sectors and the budget assigned to them have also increased. 


Design as a discipline has evolved into a relevant and hot topic among executive boards in businesses of all kinds, and the professional who come from backgrounds of design have been given positions such as CDOs (Chief Design Officer) in higher management circles. Companies such as Philips and Apple are using their competence in design as a driving force in the market and make managerial decisions under the influence of it. 

Hence, within the last decade the synchronization between design and management disciplines have become a must for businesses.

Applicants of the Strategic Design and Management program at BAU who aim to build an innovative line of business and model through receiving the necessary vision, background and skills will benefit from our program especially in regards to fields of “business design” and “strategic design”.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Thinking for Business
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Departmental Elective
  • Strategic Design
  • Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Online Application form
  • Copy of Undergraduate Diploma
  • Copy of official transcript of Undergraduate Records
  • Copy of the Passport
  • 2 Reference Letters
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current CV of the applicant

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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