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Programs at Graduate School of Business 

At Özyeğin University (OzU) Graduate School of Business (GSB), we offer four innovative and cutting edge programs: Our flagship MBA programs, Evening MBA and Executive MBA, combine general management knowledge anchored in practice with a variety of specializations to carry out our mission of developing Sectoral and Functional Expertise.  To contribute to the same mission, our MS in Financial Engineering and Risk Management program provide expertise to put theory into practice and our MA in Entrepreneurship program carry creative innovation to the real world. Our programs immediately become frontiers in business education as witnessed through our followers. 

OzU’s founding philosophy of Entrepreneurship and Sectoral Connections are also reflected and incorporated into OzU Graduate School of Business. Our programs are substantiated and supported by three research, development and education centers: Center for Computational Finance, Center for Entrepreneurship, and Alp Alkaş Retail & Real Estate Center. Based on the expertise and knowhow developed and accumulated in these centers, we offer our participants an education where theory meets practice.

OzU GSB also offers customized Executive Education and Certificate Programs with sectoral or functional specialization. Successful participants of these programs have the opportunity to continue their education in degree programs with certificate credits counted towards the degree.

A short glance at our programs’ unique features is provided below.  

Executive MBA program offers a modular structure and rich content, over six 8-week modules (a total duration of 15 months) with flexibility of extension to eight modules (20 months). Participants with an average work experience of over 10 years from various sectors create an excellent learning and net-working environment. The program also offers participants the opportunity to attend OzU GSB certificate programs of their own choice at no additional cost, to further deepen their knowledge.

Evening MBA program is an evening program with all features of a fulltime program, designed for working professionals and to be completed in 15 months (with the flexibility to extend it to 20 months). In addition to a general MBA track that students can tailor to their needs, the program offers two Sectoral Specializations in Retailing and Real Estate Management. Candidates who have already earned their certificates from Retail Real Estate Center can continue their education to earn an MBA degree by completing the core program requirements.

MS in Financial Engineering and Risk Management is a one-year evening program catering to the needs of finance professionals with high aspirations. We offer a blend of technical and practical knowledge with unmatched industry experience and research output celebrated over the world.  Classes are offered in a high technology classroom with state of the art Bloomberg terminals providing a dynamic and interactive class-room experience.

MA in Entrepreneurship is a one-year weekend program leading the way to developing not only independent new ventures but also corporate entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
The modular structure of the program allows offering certain modules for certificate students. Students also interact with and benefit from our unique Startup Factory for consultancy on their startups.

OzU GSB Highlights

Highly qualified International Faculty Members who are active and world renowned researchers with deep sectoral experience not only bring cutting edge knowledge into their class-rooms, but contribute to that knowledge by publishing in high-impact academic journals. 

Use of state of the art education technology such as simulations, games, cases, and internet sources ease and enhance learning and create a rewarding and engaging learning experience.

Guest Speakers from leading organizations in their sectors share their invaluable insights with our students while creating priceless networking opportunities.

In MBA and Executive MBA programs students are exposed to Basics of Business Knowledge through the core courses delivered with a balance of conceptual knowledge and pertinent real world applications.

A variety of elective courses offered to create Sectoral and Functional Expertise as well as develop management and decision-making skills span over all areas of business delivering the latest developments in their respective fields. 

Starting with our Orientation program accompanied with a series of Management Skills workshops on topics such as Negotiation, Team-Work, Business Communications, we develop and enhance soft skills essential in business leadership.

Our degree programs complemented with Executive Education and Certificate programs motivate lifelong learning and specialization.

With all the above features we provide World-class Business education within your reach.  Our programs take place in the main city centers at Altunizade and Swiss Hotel facilities, while participants can take advantage of all resources and facilities offered by our main campus in Çekmeköy.

Our programs provide a unique combination of Quality, Flexibility, Delivery Convenience, and Value. We invite you to explore our web sites, attend one of our information sessions and call our professional representatives for more information.

Looking forward to meeting with you.
Prof. Dr. O. Alpay Filiztekin
Graduate School of Business, Director
Faculty of Business, Dean