QS World University Rankings

  • Ranked #511-520 worldwide
  • Ranked #1 in Türkiye
  • Ranked #301-500 Graduate Employability Ranking
  • Ranked #15 in Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Ranked #501-600 worldwide
  • Ranked #2 in Türkiye
  • Ranked #55 in Amongst Emerging Economies
  • Ranked #89 in Amongst Young Universities

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject

  • Ranked #201-250 in Business&Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering
  • Ranked #251-300 in Psychology
  • Ranked #501-600 in Physical Sciences, Clinical, Pre-Clinical, and Health

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Graduate School of Business Rankings

QS World University Rankings: Business Masters Rankings

Financial Times Business School Rankings



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

The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

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 programs. 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. www.associationofmbas.com/

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

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. www.nursingworld.org/ancc/

The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK)

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.

MÜDEK is a member of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) since November 17, 2006 and since MÜDEK became a Signatory of the 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. www.mudek.org.tr/en/

Memberships, Partnerships, and Initiatives


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 (Chartered Financial Analyst)

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

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)

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)

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

 The Global Network for Advanced Management

Launched in 2012, the Global Network for Advanced Management includes 32 leading business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development. A common motivation of member schools to connect is to position their students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituencies so that they can deepen their understanding of differences and commonalities in their economies and increase their effectiveness. Member schools recognize that leaders in all sectors will be asked to contribute to the solutions of major problems that are typically complex and global. globalnetwork.io/

EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development)

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

AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

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

The Global Business School Network (GBSN)

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. https://gbsn.org/

The 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

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

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

PRME (The Principles of Responsible Management Education Initiative)

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