What do our former students say about the EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE?
Fall Semester of the second year in the MBA program is the recommended time to go on an exchange program. The international exchange is exciting way to enhance your qualifications and broaden your vision by taking courses in different study environments, enhancing language skills, learning about different cultures, making new friends, and traveling.
Koray Argun, MBA ’10
“Though being apart from home and your loved ones, exchange is the most wonderful journey a student can take to see the big picture. By studying a semester in University of Alberta, I have had opportunity to meet exceptional people from all around the world. With the people I met, I traveled to amazingly beautiful spots of Northern America and collected lifetime memories. Experiences that I had, deepened my understanding and perceptions of how things work on a global scale. Additionally, courses that I took related to global business environment helped me to link those experiences with business decisions made by international firms. Overall, I believe I widened my perspective and enhanced my competences in terms of global thinking. ”
Gizem Gümüş, MBA ’10
“My exchange semester at WU Wien in Austria turned out to be one of the greatest experiences in my life. I had the chance to meet with so many students from all over the world and had trips around Europe full of amazing memories. Also living in one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Europe, Vienna, and taking courses in an Austrian university were the great plusses of my exchange semester. Spending one semester abroad as an exchange student has definitely changed my point of view about other cultures, countries and above all about myself.”
What do our business partners say about the BUSINESS PRACTICE EXPERIENCE?
Our students work on a management consulting project side by side with managers from such companies as Credit Suisse, Havelsan, Beymen, Eczacıbaşı, THY, Türk Telekom, IBM, Turkcell, Diesel and TTNet.
Sinan Köksoy, Strategy and Business Development Director, Eczacıbaşı Holding
“We worked together with Bilkent MBA students in 2008-2009 Academic Year. We were highly satisfied with that project and therefore decided to repeat it in 2009-2010 Academic Year. Multiple parameters led us to establish this relation with Bilkent MBA Program: motivated and well-trained student teams, faculty members who are committed to establish solid links with business community and the Business Practice Program that provides the platform to combine all these parties. All in all, it has been a pleasure to participate in this program.”