Koç University is a private, nonprofit institution, founded in 1993 and located in Istanbul. The University is supported by the financial resources of the Vehbi Koç Foundation, set up by Vehbi Koç, a leading Turkish businessman, and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.
Koç University had a total of 3400 students in 2007 academic year. The University has a dormitory capacity of 1350. International students are given priority for dorm space. Most of the students who are placed in Koç University come from the top 1% of the Turkish University Entrance Exam.
Koç University graduates are continuing their studies at renowned institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, University of California-Berkeley, Chicago University in the USA, London School of Economics, Berlin University, Tillburg University, Bocconi University in Europe, and Boğaziçi University, Bilkent University, and Sabancı University in Turkey.
Koç graduates find employment in leading companies of Turkey and the world, such as; 3M, AC Nielsen, British American Tobacco, Bosch, BP Petrol, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Danone, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Deloitte-Touche, Ernst & Young, Ericsson, Finansbank, Ford Otosan, Gillette, HP, HSBC Bank, Mercedes-Benz Türk, Microsoft USA, Mobil Oil, Pepsi, Pfizer, Siemens A.Ş., Unilever etc..
The Graduate School of Business's mission is:
- to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world-class education;
- to advance the frontiers of knowledge;
- to contribute to the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large.
The Graduate School of Business, Koç University has the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, which is the leading international accreditation for business schools. It provides high quality programs for all levels of management such as MBA, EMBA. Moreover, the Graduate School of Business, Koç University is a member of CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education. Koç Executive MBA Program was ranked 63rd by Financial Times among Executive MBA programs around the world, consisting of nearly 100 universities worldwide.
Source: site of the Koç Univercity