The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Koç University as follows:
Year In Türkiye In Asia Amongst BRICS and Emerging Economies Amongst Young Universities In the World
2013 3rd 31st N/A 31st 226-250th
2014 5th 40th 20th 41st 276-300th
2015 6th 47th 29th 51st 301-350th
2016 1st 21st 13th 36th 251-300th
2017 1st 27th 15th 36th 251-300th
2018 1st 31st 16th 40th 301-350th
2019 2nd Not published yet 26th 70th 401-500th
2020 3rd 74th 55th 90th 501-600th
The same organization listed Koç University as follows in their annual World University Rankings by Subject:
Year Subject Türkiye In the world
2018 Social Sciences 1st 151-175th
2018 Engineering and Technology 1st with Bilkent University 201-250th
2018 Physical Sciences 1st 301-400th
2018 Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health 1st 401-500th
Other rankings such as the QS World University Rankings have placed Koç University as follows:
Year In Türkiye In Emreging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Top 50 under 50 In the World
2014 4th N/A N/A 226-250th
2015 4th 16th N/A 276-300th
2016 5th 15th 71-80th 301-350th
2017 3rd 16th 61-70th 251-300th
2018 2nd 14th 51-60th 251-300th
2019 1st 14th 61-70th 448th
2020 1st N/A N/A 451st
In 2019, the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked Koç University in 2 out of 5 broad subject areas: Engineering and Technology (451-500th) and Social Sciences and Management (401-450th). In the subject-specific rankings Koç University was placed as follows:
Subject 2017 2018 2019
Archaeology 151-200 151-200 151-200
Economics and Econometrics 301-350 251-300 201-250
Politics and International Studies 151-200
Social Sciences and Management 451-500 401-450 401-450
Accounting and Finance 251-300
Business and Management Studies 251-300
Engineering and Technology 451-500 451-500
Computer Science & Information Systems 451-500 401-450
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic 351-400
Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 401-450

Graduate School of Business Rankings

The QS World University Rankings: Business Masters Rankings 2018 ranked Koç University Graduate School of Business Master programs in Finance and Management as follows:
Year Program Türkiye In the world
2018 Masters in Finance 1st 52th
2018 CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM at Koç University) 1st 93th
2019 Masters in Finance 1st 58th
2019 CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM at Koç University) 1st 84th
The Financial Times various rankings place Koç University Graduate School of Business and its programs as follows:
Financial Times European Business School Rankings
Year Türkiye In Europe
2015 1st 66th
2016 1st 67th
2017 1st 65th
2018 1st 66th
Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking
Year Türkiye In Europe In the world
2015 1st 28th 59th
2016 1st 31st 64th
2017 1st 37th 76th
2018 1st N/A 61st
In 2017, the CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) was ranked 9th in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking. Koç University Graduate School of Business is one of the 30 university members of the CEMS Alliance of Business Schools offering this program. Source: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2017 



Koç University Business School earned the EQUIS accreditation inMarch 2009 and was renewed in 2017. EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System) is a leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration administered by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). Its scope covers all programs offered by an institution from the first degree up to the PhD, including non-degree programs. Koç University Business School prides itself on being the first and only school in Türkiye and its neighboring region to obtain EQUIS accreditation. www.efmd.org


In October 2010 the Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center earned accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the recognized leader in global credentialing services. The ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification in the design, development, and delivery of global credentialing services and support products for nurses and healthcare organizations.


Koç University Graduate School of Business received accreditation in 2016 from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education and thus joins an elite family of the top 2% of the world’s business schools. The accreditation covers the MBA and Executive MBA program. As the first AMBA accredited Business school in Türkiye, all current MBA/EMBA students and recent alumni, are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 18,500 students and alumni in more than 100 countries, for networking, thought leadership, career development and a variety of perks and benefits.


Koç University’s College of Engineering programs are accredited by the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK), a non-governmental organization operating for the purpose of contributing to the enhancement of quality of engineering education in Türkiye and recognized by the Higher Education Council (YÖK) of Türkiye as the National Quality Assurance Agency in accrediting engineering programs. Since MÜDEK became a Signatory of Washington Accord in 2011, all programs accredited by MÜDEK are recognized as equivalent to ABET accredited by other Washington Accord Signatories. MÜDEK is authorized to issue EUR-ACE Bachelor Label as of 2009.

Memberships, Partnerships, and Initiatives 

  CEMS Koç University Graduate School of Business is a full academic member of the CEMS alliance (The Global Alliance in Management Education), which is a strategic body of leading business schools and multinational companies. CEMS is the global league of leaders on the pre-experience Master’s Market and is unrivaled when it comes to the reputation of its members: 30 world-class academic institutions and 5 social partners (NGOs) collaborate together with 70 corporate partners to offer international postgraduate students a unique blend of high-quality education and professional experience  www.cems.org

CFA Partnership

Koç University’s Master of Science in Finance Program was selected as the first partner program in Türkiye and one of only 36 CFA Program partners throughout Europe. The CFA Institute has partnerships with a limited number of select institutions that cover a significant portion of the CFA Program curriculum in their degree program. The CFA Institute is a global membership association that administers the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) and CIPM (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) curriculum and exam programs worldwide, www.cfainstitute.org

ISCN (International Sustainable Campus Network)

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. In 2009, the ISCN developed the Sustainable Campus Charter, which organizes campus sustainability into 3 core principles, requires a commitment at the highest level of the institution, and includes annual reporting on sustainability goals, initiatives, and performance. Koç University joined the ISCN in Fall 2014. http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org


PIM,(Partnership in International Management), is a consortium of leading international business schools, founded in 1973. Each member institution represents the highest degree of excellence in the fields of business administration and management, demonstrates leadership in their geographic region and delivers an MBA or a graduate-equivalent degree in management. Koç University Graduate School of Business became a member in November 2014.PIM facilitates the development of international cooperation among members, fostering the development of joint programs, students and faculty exchange, joint research and cooperation among faculty members and researchers www.pimnetwork.org


Koç University Business School is a member of EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development) an international membership and accreditation organization, based in Belgium. With more than 750 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 82 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. www.efmd.org


Koç University Business School is a member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB has nearly 1200 members in more than 75 countries as a global, nonprofit membership and accreditation organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education established in 1916.www.aacsb.edu


In December 2009, Koç University became the first university to join the Global Business School Network (GBSN) through the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and the Graduate School of Business. It is a non-profit organization which aims to educate future corporate leaders of emerging markets with the support of the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank. There are currently 39 management schools from 21 countries in the Network which aim to establish a professional collaboration among reputable management schools and local management faculties.www.gbsnonline.org

UN Global Compact

Koç University signed the UN Global Compact in 2007. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for institutions that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With over 8700 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world. www.unglobalcompact.org


In 2008, Koç School of Business participated in PRME (The Principles of Responsible Management Education Initiative). The programs remain committed to advancing corporate and social responsibility. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. www.unprme.org

UNAOC (Alliance of Civilizations)

Koç University is the first university from Türkiye to partner with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) which aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. The Alliance works in four program areas to support such projects. These areas are: youth, media, education, and migration.www.unaoc.org