As of 2022, Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration has 985 students in total. 900 undergraduate, 33 MBA, 25 Executive MBA, 21 MS and 6 PhD students. 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.
Internationally qualified faculty members 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.
Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration is 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.
The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) has successfully completed the Continuous Improvement Review process and received a renewal of its accreditation from AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business on June 28, 2021. Bilkent FBA received its initial accreditation in 2006. This is the third time the Faculty is renewing its accreditation, previously in 2011 and 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.
Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration offers an ever-expanding number of opportunities for its 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.
As of 2021, we have 4,330 graduates from undergraduate program, 1039 from MBA, 363 from Executive MBA and 82 from MS/PhD programs. As a Business School with a far-reaching, cross- industry, international business vision, we are exceptionally pleased with 53% of last five year’s undergraduate alumni have been employed 6 months out after graduation. 35% of our undergraduate alumni are holding managerial positions at different levels. From technology to finance, consulting to e-commerce, our graduates are making an impact across many industries. Among our alumni holding bachelor degree, the technological industry continues as one of the most popular industries with 19% of our graduates getting their placements during the last five years. Banking and Financial Services, Auditing and Consulting – the solid backbones of business – still draw a sizable crowd claiming 17%, 18% and 11%, respectively. Finance roles are top of the table with 19% of our student body finding their footing there. Marketing, Auditing, and Sales are our student’s strong sides with shares of 16%, 13% and 15%, respectively. However, the real climber is growth in consulting which has risen to a healthy 10% in 2021. For our MBA, technology is the powerhouse among our alumni of last five years. Another remarkable highlight is that, 83% of Executive MBA alumni shares the managerial roles. We are also extremely pleased to place our PhD’s in the best universities in Turkey and Europe.