2018-2019 Spring Semester Online Application: 17.12.2018-05.01.2019

Application Requirements for MBA, EMBA and MS programs of Istanbul University, Graduate School of Business

Application requirements to programs


The students applying the programs should hold at least a bachelor degree. Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or in other graduate programs, are expected to be graduated in times of application. During the dates of pre-enrollment these students should turn in a document showing that the candidate can be graduated from the currently enrolled institution in dates of the final enrollment. The students admitted to the programs should not be enrolled in other education programs.

2- Language Requirements

Candidates applying to the programs given in English should prove their proficiency level. The valid reports of one of the following exams are expected to be reported in dates of the application process. The minimum acceptable score for each of the exams are given below.

  • KPDS: a minimum score of 65
  • ÜDS: a minimum score of 65
  • YDS: a minimum score of 65
  • TOEFL (IBT): 78*
  • English proficiency exam given by Istanbul University, Graduate School of Business: A minimum score of 65

* or an equivalent score

3- Job Experience

For the application to the Executive MBA program five years full time job experience is required. Job experience is not a requirement for the application to other programs offered by the Graduate School of Business.


Applicants to the Executive MBA program are required to submit a detailed CV listing all of the previous job experiences which should entail details about the responsibilities involved.

5- Recommendation Letter

The applicants to the Executive MBA program are required to bring in two recommendation letters.

6- Statement of Purpose: Goals in Profession

Candidates applying the Executive MBA programs are required to prepare a statement of purpose describing their professional goals in business.

7- Admission Evaluation Procedure:

The weights used for the final evaluation of the applicants for the part-time programs and the corresponding admission decision are as follows: 50 % of the undergraduate GPA and 50 % of the interview score. The applicants will be selected, to be admitted to the programs limited with the capacity of each program, according to their ranking among the other applicants. The final scores will be rounded to three decimal places. For consideration of admissions a minimum final score of 60 is expected from each applicant. In case of a tie among two or more applicants, the priority will be given to those applicants with a higher undergraduate GPA score.

8- Application Documents Required for Pre-Enrollment

9- Dates of Application, English Exam, Interview and Final Enrollment for the next coming semester

Application and admission dates for Spring 2018-2019

Pre-Enrollment and application dates for new students


Foreign language exam


Interview dates

11.01.2018 (for MS, MBA and Executive MBA Programs)

Final Enrollment dates for the new students

14.01.2019 – 26.01.2019

Teaching starts (MBA-MS)


Teaching starts (Executive MBA)


10- Documents Required for Final Enrollment

IBAN # TR19 0001 2009 8200 0006 2002 70

The account holder’s name is: İşletme İktisadı Enstitüsü

English MBA and MS programs: 450 TL per credit

English Executive MBA program: 500 TL per credit


Address of Istanbul University, Graduate School of Business

İstanbul Üniversitesi Avcılar Kampüsü
İşletme İktisadı Enstitüsü, 34320