Koç GSB Directors

image description Prof. Zeynep Gürhan Canlı Academic Director
image description Nida Bektaş Executive Director

With the mission to be the center of excellence providing top-notch education, Koç Graduate School of Business is proud to raise the leaders for the 21st century. Koç University graduates are trained to be global leaders who are able to align people with the organizations mission and shared values in order to sustain excellent results for an extended period of time. They make decisions to create value for their organizations and for the society.

With an array of different programs based on the work experience and the need of our students, we are committed to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates.

We design our programs to blend academia with bussines application in order to prepare individuals for real life situations where they have to face challenges in an upheaval under extreme uncertainty and dynamic environment with the awareness of the needs of the shareholders,customers and the society. We continiously question and improve our curriculum apt to the dynamisim of the global world keeping in mind the potential gap between theory development and management practise.

While contributing to the academic and personal development of our students we also aim to learn from them and their business experiences focusing on topics of academic and professional interest.

We are proud to have faculty members who are not only excellent teachers but also renowned researchers who contribute to the body of knowledge worldwide. We have professors from bussines world who share their experience based on applications and lessons learned.

Our Alumni are a part of a global network with a structure for far-reaching and ongoing interactions enabling them to tackle challenges of complex global markets. We are committed to educate not only to enhance the knowledge and abilities of our students but also to improve their bussinesses and the society. We believe that with commitment our Alumni are tomorrow’s leaders who know how to listen,question effectively and make decisions weighing economic challenges with social costs and will create a world that has meaning for all of us.