Awards

The Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and Graduate School of Business have been granted accreditation by the global accreditation institution AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Having previously attained AMBA and EQUIS accreditations, Koç University has become the first and only academic institution in Turkey to have the “Triple Crown” of the three most prestigious accreditations in this field.

BAGEP AWARDS

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Science Academy Young Scientist Awards Program (BAGEP),  Assistant Professor Ayşen Üstübici and Assistant Professor Muhammed Ali Yıldırım. Thank them so much for making us proud.

TUBITAK AWARDS

Our faculty members Associate Professor Nükhet Harmancıoğlu and Associate Professor Şener Aktürk received TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award. We congratulate our faculty for their outstanding contributions.

TÜBA GEBIP AWARDS

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2019 Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award (TÜBA GEBIP) Associate Professor Nükhet Harmancıoğlu. Thank her so much for making us proud.

TUBITAK INCENTIVE AWARD

Our faculty member Assoc. Dr. Selim Erdem Aytaç received the 2020 TUBITAK Incentive Award. Congratulations!

News

KOÇ UNIVERSITY BECOMES TURKEY’S FIRST AND ONLY UNIVERSITY TO HAVE “TRIPLE CROWN” ACCREDITATION

The Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and Graduate School of Business have been granted accreditation by the global accreditation institution AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Having previously attained AMBA and EQUIS accreditations, Koç University has become the first and onl

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QS ranked Koç University as number 1 in Turkey Business & Management Studies!

Koç University has been ranked as one of the best universities to study business administration undergraduate degrees, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

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Influential Study from Our Faculty Regarding the Global Economic Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine

The findings from the study illustrate that the costs of inequitable vaccine distribution far exceed the costs of manufacturing and distribution of vaccines globally.

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S. Erdem Aytaç earns the 2020 David O. Sears Book Award

S. Erdem Aytaç and his co-author Susan Stokes have been awarded the 2020 David O. Sears Book Award from the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) for their book Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The David O. Sears Book Award is given to the best book published in th

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We congratulate Prof. Seda Ertaç Güler for her success and thank her so much for making us proud.

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Koç University has become a significant milestone in my life. Of these five years, owing to the wonderful opportunities and the beautiful campus life of our university, I had the chance to go on exchange for three times to University of Mannheim, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and University of Copenhagen (respectively in Germany and Denmark), double major in BA-level, all the while together with an Associates degree from an open uiversity conservatoire (University of West London, Piano Performance). Not the least, meeting with friends for lifetime, and collecting lots of memories. Since 2016, I’ve been living in Copenhagen. In 2019, I acquired a MSc degree in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship from CBS. During the master’s, I started to work part-time at the HQ of Denmark’s biggest bank, Danske Bank. In end-2020, Innovation Fund Denmark, a public fund that invests in scientific research, accepted to fund my PhD project under the highly-competitive “Industrial PhD - private sector” category. Hence, as of March 2021, in collaboration with Danske Bank and CBS, I started my new role as an Industrial PhD Researcher to lead my project for the next three years. This social science project lies within Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) research area, where the focus will be on creating a more gender-inclusive financial services leadership in the Nordics to pave the way for more women senior leaders in the sector. I sincerely believe in the fact that, with my role as a bridge between the academia and private sector, our learnings within the field will make a positive impact in the years to come.

Ece Gürsoy
BA in Business Administration (2016) and double major in International Relations (2017)

In 1998, I was placed among the top 30 students in the Turkish university admission exam and I was enrolled as a full scholarship student at the Department of Economics, which was my first choice. This has been one of the milestones in my life. My years at Koç University were very productive for me. Despite not knowing any English, I was able to learn advanced level English in only one year thanks to Koç University’s ELC – English preparation program. Following the preparatory class, our bachelor classes have begun. During this time, I realized that Koç University differentiated itself from the other universities via the existence of a close communication between the students and academicians. Our teachers made us feel valued and class participation was always encouraged. Our teachers always kept their doors open for us. When I decided to pursue Economics as an academician, I received immense support from my teachers. As a result of my PhD applications during my senior year, I was accepted to prestigious schools in the United States of America, such as MIT, Harvard and Stanford and I preferred MIT. I completed my PhD at the Department of Economics at MIT. I am currently working as a Professor at the University of Chicago.

Ufuk Akçiğit
Economics, 2003 - Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Current position: Habertürk Newspaper, Advertising and Marketing Coordinator

My education at Koç University made me a versatile person and gave me multi-dimensional thinking capabilities. This has affected my career greatly. I believe I gained the ability to analyse situations in a holistic approach and to solve problems with a different perspective. Koç University taught me that social life is just as important as the career life and that it requires effort as well. I believe that the events I participated in taught me to be a more sociable person and the importance of teamwork at both career and personal lives. Following my graduation while I was looking for a job I realized that my university was opening many doors for me. I was invited for many job interviews and therefore I was invited for many job interviews and therefore I was able to receive information about a variety of sectors.

Ayşe Çelebi
BA in International Relations, 1999

University of Oxford, MSc in Sociology, 2009

Current position: Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, UAE

Even though our academic competence and qualifications play a great role in our success in life, our social capabilities are just as important. By means of social activities I participated in at Koç University, I was able to improve myself, take initiatives and handle professional situations even as a student. These were experiences which made my university years better for me but they were also unique opportunities that got me ready for life, widened my social circle and taught me how to be better at human relations. Most importantly, they showed me that being part of a community and working as a team for success are what bring you to real success. With its distinctive and unique education, Koç University taught me to improve myself and to keep up with innovation as well as giving me the ability to harmonize social and academic skills which are needed for success at our period. While doing all this, Koç University made us into individuals who are able to leave their mark and distinguish themselves in their communities.

Mehmet Energin
Koç University, BA in Business Administration and Sociology(Double Major), 2008