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.

The Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and Graduate School of Business were granted accreditation by AACSB International, an established global accreditation organization in its field and the largest business education network in the world connecting students, educators and businesses around the world.

Having previously been granted AMBA and EQUIS accreditations, with this latest accreditation, Koç University has become the first and only institution of higher education in Turkey to have the “Triple Crown” of the three prestigious accreditations. This accolade puts Koç University among less than one percent of business management schools globally.

Commenting that the College and Graduate School were granted AACSB accreditation thanks to the efforts of every member of the university community, Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics Academic Director Prof. Zeynep Gürhan Canlı made the following remarks: “By being recognized by the AACSB community, we have received our third accreditation. In this respect, we are proud to have attained the accolade of “triple accreditation” possessed by the top business schools around the world. Receiving this accreditation means that the excellence of Koç University in education, including in such fields as teaching, research, curriculum development and student enrollment and experience, is recognized in global standards. I present my thanks to our faculty, administrative personnel and students for their significant contributions to the attainment of this honor.”

In 2016, Koç University was accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), recognized as the most comprehensive corporate accreditation system for business and administrative sciences schools. In 2017, the University extended the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation it was granted in 2009 for a five-year term for the second time, becoming the first and only school to have the accreditation in Turkey and its region.

About Koç University:

Established in 1993 with the mission of educating the most competent students, furthering the boundaries of science and serving our country and humanity in its field, Koç University is an institution that provides education in international standards. Hosting 22 undergraduate, 40 Masters and 28 doctoral programs, the University provides scholarships to 53 percent of its undergraduate students. Currently enrolling 7000 students, the University has so far graduated more than 14000 students from its graduate and undergraduate programs. With extensive laboratory, information technology and research facilities in world standards, Koç University consistently ranks among the top institutions in Turkey in rankings of scientific papers published per faculty.

About AACSB International

Established in 1916, AACSB International is the world’s largest business education alliance connecting educators, students and businesses together to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and regions, AACSB encourages participation, accelerates innovation and increases efficiency in business education. Less than 6 percent of schools around the world offering business management degrees have AACSB accreditation.