The structure of the program allows both full-time and working students to interact during the classes and form a cohort.

The MBA Curriculum consists of the Core Curriculum (10 compulsory courses ) and Aspiration Curriculum (3 elective courses ) All MBA coded courses are offered in one of the two time slots of 15:40-18:30 and 18:40-21:30 during week days.

Some of the 5XX level courses (with 5 ECTS credits) offered in the university count towards the elective requirement.

All students take the core curriculum (consisting of compulsory courses).

One of the electives could be a Global Program worth 3 credits that requires you to spend a week in the US in conjunction with our Executive MBA Program.

Academic Preparation

The course schedules during the Academic Preparation period are customized on the basis of students’ academic backgrounds and both academic and professional achievements and aspirations.

A typical applicant without a business education background would be enrolled in the Standard AP course package.

Course Code
Course Name
MBA 511 Accounting
MBA 561 Managing People and Organizations

Upon recommendation by the MBA academic advisor and approval by the Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, some of the courses in the AP course package may be replaced by other courses offered in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Core Curriculum (Compulsory courses)
Course Code
Course Name
MBA 503 Business Economics
MBA 522 Corporate Finance
MBA 532 Marketing Management
MBA 542 Production and Operations Management
MBA 553 Data Models and Decisions
MBA 591 Business Strategy
MBA 592 Business Practice Project
MBA 602 MBA Project
Elective Courses
3 courses with at least 9 credits

Some of 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits and 5 ECTS credits

A section of the electives available at the Faculty of Business Administration are Markets and Competition, Consumer Behavior, Group Processes and Team Dynamics, Leadership for International Managers, Growth through Globalization, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management, Pricing Strategies, Revenue Management and Project Management, and Global Competitive Strategy Program. Please follow the link for detailed elective course list.

Summer School

• You can take at least three elective courses in MBA Summer School in order to tailor the program to your needs and/or accelerate your graduation.
• Summer school electives are mostly offered by visiting international scholars and Bilkent faculty members.
• We also invite students from our partner institutions to participate in the summer session to create a truly international study experience.