The QS World University Rankings have placed Koç University as follows:


Year In Turkey Worldwide Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Top 50 under 50 years old
2014 4th 226-250th N/A N/A
2015 4th 276-300th 16th N/A
2016 5th 301-350th 15th 71-80th
2017 3rd 251-300th 16th 61-70th
2018 2nd 251-300th 14th 51-60th
2019 1st 448th 14th 61-70th
2020 1st 451st 11th 61-70th
2021 1st 465th 11th 61-70th

In 2021, the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked Koç University in 2 out of 5 broad subject areas: Engineering and Technology (401-450th) and Social Sciences and Management (309th). In the subject-specific rankings Koç University was placed as follows:
Subject 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Archaeology 151-200 151-200 151-200 101-150 151-200
Economics and Econometrics 301-350 251-300 201-250 251-300 201-250
Politics and International Studies 151-200
Social Sciences and Management 451-500 401-450 401-450 331 309
Accounting and Finance 251-300 251-300
Business and Management Studies 251-300 251-300 201-250
Engineering and Technology 451-500 451-500 401-450 401-450
Computer Science & Information Systems 451-500 401-450 401-450 351-400
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic 351-400 301-350 351-400
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 401-450 301-350 251-300
Engineering – Chemical 351-400
Mathematics 301-350

Source: QS World University Rankings® by Subject 2021

Graduate School of Business Rankings

The QS World University Rankings: Business Masters Rankings 2021 ranked Koç University Graduate School of Business Master programs in Finance and Management as follows:
Year Program Turkey 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
2020 Masters in Finance 1st 48th
2020 CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM at Koç University) 1st 72th
2021 Masters in Finance 1st 47th
2021 CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS Alliance) 1st 16th


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Koç University as follows:


Year In Turkey In Asia Amongst Emerging Economies Amongst Young Universities In the World
2013 3rd 31st N/A 31st 226-250th
2014 5th 41st 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 47th 26th 70th 401-500th
2020 3rd 74th 55th 90th 501-600th
2021 1st 73rd 51st 83rd 401-500th

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/koc-university


The same organization listed Koç University as follows in their annual World University Rankings by Subject:


Year: 2021
Subject In Turkey Worldwide
Social Sciences 1st 201-250
Engineering 1st 201-250
Physical Sciences 2nd 501-600
Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health 3th 401-500
Psychology 1st 251-300

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/by-subject

The Financial Times various rankings place Koç University Graduate School of Business and its programs as follows:
Financial Times European Business School Rankings
Year Turkey In Europe
2015 1st 66th
2016 1st 67th
2017 1st 65th
2018 1st 66th

Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking
Year In Turkey Worldwide
2015 1st 59th
2016 1st 64th
2017 1st 61st
2018 1st 76th
2019 1st 60th
2020 1st 49th

The CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) is 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 and the only program partner in Turkey.

Financial Times Masters in Management (MIM) Rankings – CEMS MSc in International Management

Year In Turkey Worldwide
2016 1st N/A
2017 1st 9th
2018 1st 9th
2019 1st 8th
2020 1st 13th
2021 N/A N/A
Source: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2020



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 Turkey 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 Turkey, 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 Turkey and recognized by the Higher Education Council (YÖK) of Turkey 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 



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 Turkey 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

UNAOC (Alliance of Civilizations)

Koç University is the first university from Turkey 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


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

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