• Application Deadline
  • 17 months
The Executive MBA programme from Koc University is founded on its rigorous curriculum, excellent faculty and committed students. Today, employers have confidence that Executive MBA at Koç is a transforming experience, not only for the participants but for their institutions as well.


With its outstanding curriculum, dedicated faculty, vast business network and state-of-the-art facilities, Executive MBA programme from Koc University is a valuable investment for future and current business leaders.

An Internationally Recognized Faculty

Koç Executive MBA faculty is staffed by a group of renowned scholars, dedicated professors and well-known consultants. All faculty members have backgrounds of extensive international education and experience. The faculty contributes to the objective of fostering the School's worldwide recognition with their international experience and scholarly activities.

Investment for Companies

Businesses face an ongoing challenge to strategically plan for their executive human resources. More than 200 companies have sponsored their managers in the Koç Executive MBA Program. The sponsorship of a manager in the program assures a strong bond with the company.

A Rigorous Curriculum

The Koç Executive MBA curriculum emphasizes the fundamentals of business and management theory: economics, accounting, business strategy, management and decision sciences, finance, marketing, operations management, management information systems and international business. The result is an MBA graduate with the strategic insight, multi-functional expertise, global perspective and analytical and informational skills required from a world-class business leader.


The Koç University Executive MBA Program supports its students’ leadership skills. Koç University aims to provide the most effective leadership and self-awareness training in cooperation with leading training companies and its fulltime coaching faculty member.

Leadership development and career coaching for the Koç University Executive MBA Community seeks to understand students’ expectations regarding career management which will guide the following stages of the process. An in-depth look at the students’ past experiences, abilities, skills, interests, personal style, values and goals will assist the career coaching. The program consists of psychometrics assesments, group coaching, individual and group reflection writing. The objective of the overall process is to provide Koç Executive MBA students with all the fundamental professional guidance in the management of their careers.

Leaders Forum, a seminar series with the participation of the leaders of business world are held in an interview format.

Oral and written presentation skill workshops are held in order to enhance these skills that are highly significant for managerial positions.

International Study Trip is organized within the scope of International Business Course. Study Trips to Prominent Business Schools all over the world are held; the program of study trips includes lectures, company visits and cultural activities.


Koç Executive MBA Program has been ranked as the 57th by Financial Times´ global list of the best 100 programs.

All of the programs are covered by the EQUIS accreditation Koç University has obtained in 2009 and the language of instruction is in English.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Managerial Statistics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Ethics
  • Change Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods for Business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 17 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • 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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    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

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 7 years of full-time professional work experience (including minimum 2 years of management experience) for the Executive MBA programme
  • Completed military service (if applicable) or proof of deferment
  • Proficiency in English
  • In order to apply to the Executive MBA Program, the applicants must complete the online application 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

Work Experience

At least 7 year(s) of work experience are required.

Executive MBA is a post-experience programme for executives who want to enhance their careers. Koç Executive MBA is for students who have at least seven years of full time working experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19987 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19987 USD per year and a duration of 17 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


Koç University prides itself in offering extensive scholarship packages for high caliber graduate students that meet our selective admissions criteria.

To be considered for a scholarship:

  • Complete and submit the online application form for your program of interest with all the required documents. There are no separate scholarship forms
  • Submitting an application without the required exam scores (GRE, TOEFL) significantly diminishes your admission chances and therefore your scholarship chances.
  • All applications are evaluated on the academic merits of the candidate and not financial need.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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