Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration has a reputation for excellence in business research and teaching and holds a leading position among the business schools in Turkey. We are committed to provide business education that is cutting edge, intellectually rigorous and professionally relevant.


We offer a rich portfolio of programs to suit undergraduate and graduate students as well as executives at various stages of their careers. These include Undergraduate, MBA, MS in Finance, Marketing, and Decision Science and Operations Management, PhD in Finance, Marketing, and Decision Science and Operations Management, Executive MBA and Executive Education.


We are the first business school in Turkey accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Less than 5% of the business schools around the world have received this prestigious accreditation. AACSB extended maintenance of accreditation for all the programs in April 2016.

We are the only CFA program partner in Turkey at all levels of our finance programs. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute has 149 partnerships with select universities around the world that have imbedded into their degree programs a significant percentage (more that 70%) of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. The CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals with more than 90,000 members and 135 societies worldwide.

We have been named twice among the best business schools of Eurasia and Middle East region for international influence by Eduniversal. Eduniversal is a consultancy group, operating in the field of Higher Education, selects 1000 Best Business Schools in the world.

Our MBA program is listed as the rising star by FYMBA Rising Stars 2009. The ranking consists of the top 10 business schools which made a significant improvement in the past two years. (FYMBA) ranks business schools for their potential growth.

International Partners

We offer an ever-expanding number of opportunities for our students to study abroad, recognizing the need to understand management and business in an international setting. They may study abroad in fall or spring of their third year. Currently we have 50 partner universities in 22 countries within the exchange programs.

The Bilkent-Tilburg University Dual-Degree Program was launched in 2008; each year 3-4 students join this program to receive dual MBA/MSc degree in two years. Tilburg University the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ranked #1 in Europe according to the Journal of the European Economic Association with regard to publications in top journals.

We are a member of NIBES (The Network of International Business and Economic Schools). This network consists of 19 select business schools to support network collaboration in the following areas: student and faculty exchanges, joint academic research and programs, and international meetings to benchmark and discuss common problems and opportunities.


Our internationally qualified faculty have diverse academic knowledge and professional expertise and are dedicated to excellence in business research and education. We offer a wide range of excellent study opportunities in various areas of business such as finance, operations management, marketing, accounting, management and strategy. The faculty conduct cutting edge research and publish in prestigious journals. Our programs are informed by the most recent research findings and incorporate innovative teaching techniques and practices. Our faculty members have been recognized and awarded with the prestigious Bilkent University Teaching Awards.


The undergraduate and MBA programs started accepting students in 1986. Since then, 2910 and 970 students have graduated from undergraduate and MBA programs, respectively. The MS/PhD programs launched in 1996; 32 students graduated from the programs.

In 2011, the breakdown by business area shows that 23% of our alumni are in Finance/Auditing, 19% in Production, 12% in Services Sector and 16% in other areas. Remaining 30% of alumni are pursuing their graduate studies.

Select recruiters of our alumni include: