Our students come from different parts of Turkey and overseas. They hold undergraduate degrees in engineering, business, economics, and science. They have diverse of work and cultural experiences. During the course of study, our students benefit from and contribute to the dynamic educational environment and gain management skills from faculty members as well as from each other.

Facts For MBA Class of 2015

Number of Students:  17

Average GMAT Score: 600

Average GMAT Score of Scholarship Students: 610

Average Age: 26

Average Work Experience in Months: 28

Partial/Full Scholarship Students: 58 %

Females: 35 %

Males: 65 %

Engineers: 88 %

International Students: 3

Here’s what some of our students, past and present say about the program:

Ali Fuat Erbil, ’94, MBA (Executive Vice President, Garanti Bank) 

“The Bilkent MBA program certainly lived up to all my expectations. The MBA program gave me a strong knowledge base in practices across a wide variety of business disciplines. The quality of the courses, high standards of professors and my classmates made the program challenging and enjoyable. Getting a Bilkent MBA was one of the best decisions I have made throughout my entire career.”

Suat Dolu, ’00, MBA (PWC; MBA 552 Management Information Systems Instructor)

“I have made the transition from student to part-time instructor on the Bilkent MBA program and I know from experience that, no matter which side of the desk you are on, the program is inspiring, challenging and dynamic. Most importantly of all, it is enjoyable. During the course I not only improved my knowledge and experience, but also built strong and long-lasting relationships with my peers. I’m proud to have been part of this program and I know that choosing Bilkent was absolutely the right decision for me. As a lecturer, I look forward to helping each and every one of my students excel and share in the same invaluable experience I had.”

Gönül Kızılelma, ’05, MBA (Systems Manager, Procter&Gamble)

“Bilkent MBA is the right address to gain in depth business knowledge, as it equips you with the fundamentals of different business subjects and then enriches your learning with a large number of various elective courses, regardless of your background. My business experience so far proved the value of taking courses from a faculty of experienced academicians and real business experts, working on real cases. If I now had a second chance, I would still be going for Bilkent MBA, especially upon my experience in Proctor&Gamble.”

Eric Bastin, MBA ’07

“Bilkent MBA was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge in the different aspects of management, but also to experience the Turkish culture. This later aspect was very important for me because I wanted to remain in Turkey after the master. The facilities of the University are wonderful and the teachers are very professional and knowledgeable. The contents of the courses were very good and challenging. I particularly enjoyed the case studies and the business simulations. The group assignments were also a good experience where the cultural differences could be lived to the full. Today, I work in Oracle Turkey where three of my colleagues are also Bilkent MBA graduates (from different years).”

Can Ozdemir, ’08, MBA (Morgan Stanley, Investment Banker)

“Bilkent MBA does not only give you a high-quality, comprehensive academic training, but also helps you acquire a wider perspective, which is critical for success in today’s business world. The programme combines the strong background of the faculty and the links with prominent business leaders, while offering outstanding international opportunities at the same time. As a result, Bilkent MBA successfully positions its graduate into top positions in different industries and provides them the skillset they need as a prospective global leader.”

Hasan Basri Çiçek, MBA Candidate ’10, ILS Engineer

“Three years ago, I was just a good engineer, but I feel that I am supported by some clear insights about the business and become more conscious about my career and my expectations from life. MBA is not just a master for me. I take it in a professional manner. I have to say some facts that Bilkent MBA Program is really dedicated providing high quality education to possess a Frontier Spirit and a global perspective and the ability to contribute positively to the business community. I strongly suggest the employees to dothis master in order to be a qualified manager. Thanks to all Professors, all staff of both Bilkent University and NUCB in order to help broadening my vision.”