Welcome to Bilkent MBA program!

Bilkent MBA program invites applicants with successful academic and professional careers. Our program offers the following career tracks:

  • Innovation and Technology Start Up Career Track

This track has been especially designed to suit the career aspirations of those applicants who have technical backgrounds (such as engineering, molecular biology, nanotechnology) and wish either to pursue a managerial career in hi-tech firms and/or to embark on a technology start up. Although the program particularly suits entrepreneurs, our graduates will also find their skills and knowledge valuable in technology firms.

Applicants with degrees in high technologies who have strong academic records are encouraged to apply for this option even if they may have very little or no professional work experience.

Students who choose this track will follow a tailored program as a cohort. MBA fundamentals in the core curriculum are supplemented with courses and practice opportunities in new product market assessment, new product development and design, financing and marketing of new products, innovation management, change management, supplier and customer relations management.

Students planning to pursue this career track are requested to clearly state their interest in this track in their applications. We have reserved attractive scholarship categories (75% and more) specially for those enrolled in this track – please contact Associate Dean Emre Berk for information on the special Innovation and Technology Start Up Scholarships and Early Scholarship Assessment opportunities at eberk@bilkent.edu.tr.

  • Corporate Career Track

This option is most suitable for young professionals who wish to prepare for a managerial career. The program consists of the core curriculum of MBA fundamentals and six elective courses that students may choose according to their professional goals and aspirations.

Students who opt for this track are eligible for scholarships at different levels (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.)

  • International Career Track

This option is for those applicants who plan to jump-start their international careers.

Based on the longstanding and highly valued academic cooperation between the Faculty of Business Administration at Bilkent University in Turkey and the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at  Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Bilkent MBA students can apply for the Dual Master’s MBA/MSc Degree Program in Business. After successful completion of the Master’s Programs in Turkey and in the Netherlands, you are awarded an MBA degree from Bilkent University and a Master of Science (MSc) degree from Tilburg University.

You may choose from the following one-year Master’s Programs offered by TiSEM:

The application is administered by the Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration. The applicants with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 at Bilkent MBA, are interviewed by the faculty members of Bilkent and Tilburg Universities for acceptance into the program. You may choose this option any time within the program.

The tuition fee for the MS degree at Tilburg University is the regular fee for non-European Economic Area students determined annually. Accepted students will be considered for the TiSEM Partner Scholarship worth €10.000 (comes as a tuition fee waiver).

Regardless of the career option that you choose to pursue, the Bilkent MBA Program will enable you to develop skills and abilities to assume entrepreneurial, managerial and leadership roles in your chosen fields of professional endeavor.

Application Period

For more information about the application procedures please visit the admissions page.

Join us for Bilkent MBA Information Sessions!

If you would like to visit us at our campus and learn more about what the Bilkent MBA Program offers you, let us meet in one of our MBA Program Information Sessions.

Contact Program Coordinator Ms. Zeliha Beydogan Baran (zelihab@bilkent.edu.tr) or Program Director Assoc. Prof. Emre Berk (eberk@bilkent.edu.tr) for further details.

Information Sessions

We invite you all to our Q&A sessions to learn more about Bilkent MBA.