The process of Accreditation and Quality Assurance involves all degree programs and courses offered by the Faculty of Business and the Graduate School of Business (together, these are referred to as "Business School"). The Business School is AACSB accredited and all courses and programs conform to the European Bologna Process.
On 21 February 2023 the Board of Directors of AACSB ratified the recommendation for the Business School to be AACSB accredited.
On 10 February 2023 AACSB's Initial Accreditation Committee recommended for the Business School to be AACSB accredited.
From 23 till 26 October 2022 we welcomed the Peer Review Team at our university for the initial accreditation visit.
On 21 June 2022 we submitted our final Self Evaluation Report to AACSB.
On 20 July 2021, we officially applied for initial accreditation. A Peer Review Team was been formed and a visit date was set by AACSB.
On 8 March 2021, we submitted a third update to the initial Self-Evaluation Report to AACSB. The report was reviewed and accepted by the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee on 21 April 2021.
On 27 March 2020, we submitted a second update to the initial Self-Evaluation Report to AACSB. The report was reviewed and accepted by the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee on 29 April 2020.
On 20 March 2019, we submitted a first update to the initial Self-Evaluation Report to AACSB. The report was reviewed and accepted by the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee on 17 April 2019.
On 13 March 2018, we submitted an initial Self-Evaluation Report to AACSB. In this report we evaluated our current position on each of AACSB's 15 standards. Based on our strategy, we formulated concrete plans towards fulfilling the standards for accreditation and for continuous improvement when we meet the standards. The report was reviewed and accepted by the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee on 25 April 2018
On 4 March 2016, AACSB International’s Initial Accreditation Committee granted eligibility to the Özyeğin University Business School to start the AACSB accreditation process.
During the year 2015, to qualify for starting the accreditation process, the Özyeğin University Business School prepared an extensive eligibility report. This reports states the School's and University’s values and activities on ethics, collegiality, and corporate social responsibility. It also contains an outline of the desired scope of the accreditation, extensive information on organizational structure, resources and processes, and background information on the university and the education system in Turkey.
Upon the eligibility acceptance, we welcomed Professor Sarah Vaughan, Associate Dean of Accreditations at ICN Business School, University of Lorraine (Nancy, France), as our mentor in the accreditation process.
Since January 2015, the Özyeğin University Business School has been a member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (www.aacsb.edu/about). AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business. Membership does not imply accreditation.
The Business School fully complies with the European Bologna Process. All undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs have a clear set of program goals and degree requirements. All courses have standardized course descriptions that facilitate international student exchange and recognition of coursework between universities. In all programs and courses, the Business School uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
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