Koç University has officially received accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best post graduate management programmes. AMBA accredits the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) courses in only the top 2% of the world’s business schools.
AMBA’s rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation. AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach and we work with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world to continuously update accreditation criteria and maintain one unique, in-depth and detailed approach. AMBA believes accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education and as such the accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges business schools to continuously perform at the highest level.
Professor Stefan Wuyts, Director of Koç University Graduate School of Business:
‘I am delighted that AMBA has decided to award accreditation for a full five years; this once more proves the success of our University’s dedication to creating an unrivalled learning experience and cultivating Turkey’s finest graduates.
As the first and only business programmes in Turkey to receive AMBA accreditation, the Koç University MBA and EMBA programmes are the first choice for candidates in Turkey and the region who wish to develop managerial and professional business skills beyond that of their peers. Our graduates benefit from an internationally recognised programme that will give advantages they will not find anywhere else in Turkey. We are especially proud to have exceeded the expectations of the AMBA evaluation panel and the accreditation is further testimony to our rigorous and challenging learning programmes, taught by world-renowned faculty.’
Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA/EMBA students and recent alumni of Accredited Schools, 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.
George Iliev, Director of Development Markets at AMBA, said:
‘It is great to see Koç University join the AMBA family, becoming the 239th AMBA-accredited institution worldwide and the first in Turkey. The AMBA peer review team, including deans and directors from the UK, the Netherlands and Tunisia, visited the Koç University Graduate School of Business in July 2016 and commended the School on its distinctive ethos; excellence in research and teaching; outstanding international networks; and leading role in Turkey. The School runs remarkable MBA and EMBA programmes at a state-of-the-art university campus. With its strong connections to the corporate world, stellar reputation and visionary leadership, the School has fully deserved its AMBA accreditation, officially awarded in August 2016.’
AMBA Chief Executive Andrew Main Wilson added:
‘AMBA is a truly global business organisation and the only accrediting body that specifically focuses on accrediting MBA programmes. We are very particular about who we accredit. In fact, AMBA accredits less than 5% of the world entire portfolio of business schools. Operating as both an accreditation and membership organisation, AMBA is unique in the postgraduate management field, as we bring together the business leaders of tomorrow with the thought leaders of today.
‘With its accreditation Koç University joins the world’s leading business schools. We value working closely with them and AMBA’s MBA members to ensure outstanding postgraduate management education continues to be the top priority for employers, governments and ambitious executives who will become the global business leaders of the future.’
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