Boğaziçi University


Riya

Hello everyone!
I am new here.
Anyone from Turkey ?
Anyone can tell me about the current scenario of Boğaziçi Üniversitesi? ?
acceptance rate,fee and placement?
Reputation inside and outside Turkey?
I want to know about the MBA program.
P. S. İ know basic turkish.. so assuming that language is not a significant barrier whatelse could you advise me?
And if possible plz compare Koç University & Boğaziçi University. .
Thank you. .

Hello everyone!
I am new here.
Anyone from Turkey ?
Anyone can tell me about the current scenario of Boğaziçi Üniversitesi? ?
acceptance rate,fee and placement?
Reputation inside and outside Turkey?
I want to know about the MBA program.
P. S. İ know basic turkish.. so assuming that language is not a significant barrier whatelse could you advise me?
And if possible plz compare Koç University & Boğaziçi University. .
Thank you. .
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mba hipste...

Koç has a much more substantial international reputation, given its EQUIS accreditation and FT EMBA ranking.

Koç has a much more substantial international reputation, given its EQUIS accreditation and FT EMBA ranking.
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sts

Both of them (Bogazici and Koc) are highly respected universities, with Koc being relatively very young. However, when it comes to overall reputation, I can say that Bogazici University has an almost unrivalled brand name in Turkey, second to no other. Its name is mostly mentioned together with METU (Middle East Technical University) for the top slot i.e. you can think of these two something like the Oxbridge of Turkey, IMO.

In addition to this, let me state that hardly anyone would care or even know about these voluntary professional accreditations in Turkey. I mean, even if every other business school in Turkey except Bogazici had triple accreditation in this sense, -which, obviously is just an assumption- Bogazici would still occupy the top slot in the eyes of the candidates, that's it.

[Edited by sts on Aug 31, 2016]

Both of them (Bogazici and Koc) are highly respected universities, with Koc being relatively very young. However, when it comes to overall reputation, I can say that Bogazici University has an almost unrivalled brand name in Turkey, second to no other. Its name is mostly mentioned together with METU (Middle East Technical University) for the top slot i.e. you can think of these two something like the Oxbridge of Turkey, IMO.

In addition to this, let me state that hardly anyone would care or even know about these voluntary professional accreditations in Turkey. I mean, even if every other business school in Turkey except Bogazici had triple accreditation in this sense, -which, obviously is just an assumption- Bogazici would still occupy the top slot in the eyes of the candidates, that's it.
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mba hipste...

Yes, I agree with that.

Yes, I agree with that.
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Riya

Thank you @Sts and @mba hipster ..
Yes that's what I was thinking.. and since I want to work in Turkey,Boğaziçi seems a better option. . Almost everyone chooses this over other AACSB accredited schools in Turkey i.e. Istanbul university, Sabancı and Bilkent. . They only compare Koç and METU with it.. But METU got many negative reviews from International students. . Koç and Boğaziçi have highly positive reviews.. Anyway, can anyone tell me about the tuition fee for MBA in Boğaziçi? ? And do International students face difficulties regarding placement in Turkey after completing their education ? ? and I already hold an mba degree from a school with no meaningful accreditation. . is that a problem? I mean, are the students accepted for Second mba or they are usually rejected?

Thank you @Sts and @mba hipster ..
Yes that's what I was thinking.. and since I want to work in Turkey,Boğaziçi seems a better option. . Almost everyone chooses this over other AACSB accredited schools in Turkey i.e. Istanbul university, Sabancı and Bilkent. . They only compare Koç and METU with it.. But METU got many negative reviews from International students. . Koç and Boğaziçi have highly positive reviews.. Anyway, can anyone tell me about the tuition fee for MBA in Boğaziçi? ? And do International students face difficulties regarding placement in Turkey after completing their education ? ? and I already hold an mba degree from a school with no meaningful accreditation. . is that a problem? I mean, are the students accepted for Second mba or they are usually rejected?
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Ledkayal

I would really also like to know the answer if there is an opportunity to settle in Turkey after graduating from reputable universities, such as, Koç or Boğaziçi. I am not Turkish, but my parents have their own property there where I can accommodate.

[Edited by Ledkayal on Sep 05, 2016]

I would really also like to know the answer if there is an opportunity to settle in Turkey after graduating from reputable universities, such as, Koç or Boğaziçi. I am not Turkish, but my parents have their own property there where I can accommodate.
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Riya

http://www.studyinturkey.com/content/sub/employment_opportunities.aspx

Check this out..

http://www.studyinturkey.com/content/sub/employment_opportunities.aspx

Check this out..
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Ledkayal



Thank you! That was so helpful!

Bilgi is mentioned on the page. I got an acceptance letter from BilgiMBA two years ago, but when I knew about the facts of accreditations, I changed my mind.

Thank you anyway!

[quote]http://www.studyinturkey.com/content/sub/employment_opportunities.aspx

Check this out.. [/quote]

Thank you! That was so helpful!

Bilgi is mentioned on the page. I got an acceptance letter from BilgiMBA two years ago, but when I knew about the facts of accreditations, I changed my mind.

Thank you anyway!
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Riya

Bilgi seems to score positive reviews among turkish folks.. Boğaziçi is unaccredited,but has excellent reputation in its homeland anyway..

Bilgi seems to score positive reviews among turkish folks.. Boğaziçi is unaccredited,but has excellent reputation in its homeland anyway..
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sts

I thought it might be useful to write a brief reminder about these "facts of accreditation", from my perpective:

- These professional accreditations (i.e. AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, etc.) might have their added value, in my opinion, too. However, I do not filter out (or filter in) any school depending solely on the existence or lack of this. Because;
- These are voluntary choices for schools, I mean, schools may simply opt out and still be offering quality education. I can admit that these voluntary accreditations can indicate a mark of quality, but the reverse is not necessarily true i.e. Lack of professional accreditation does not necessarily indicate a lack or shortcoming of quality. For example, there are business schools without any professional accreditation which perform higher in some rankings than some of the professionally accredited ones (see the QS Business School report, Eduniversal, for example).
- They have nothing to do with the official validity or recognition of the degree.
- Their degree of importance depends on the context: the country the school operates in, the profile and the goals of the canditate, etc. For example when I look at UK business schools -and unis, in a broader sense- a positive QAA report seems more important, since this is the reference used for the evaluation of official recognition of the HEI in the UK.

In a nutshell, again, Bogazici is a perfect example of a top school with no professional accreditation in this sense. I do not think even one candidate here would go for any other option just considering this accreditation. (Among those who have heard about these!)

I thought it might be useful to write a brief reminder about these "facts of accreditation", from my perpective:

- These professional accreditations (i.e. AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, etc.) might have their added value, in my opinion, too. However, I do not filter out (or filter in) any school depending solely on the existence or lack of this. Because;
- These are voluntary choices for schools, I mean, schools may simply opt out and still be offering quality education. I can admit that these voluntary accreditations can indicate a mark of quality, but the reverse is not necessarily true i.e. Lack of professional accreditation does not necessarily indicate a lack or shortcoming of quality. For example, there are business schools without any professional accreditation which perform higher in some rankings than some of the professionally accredited ones (see the QS Business School report, Eduniversal, for example).
- They have nothing to do with the official validity or recognition of the degree.
- Their degree of importance depends on the context: the country the school operates in, the profile and the goals of the canditate, etc. For example when I look at UK business schools -and unis, in a broader sense- a positive QAA report seems more important, since this is the reference used for the evaluation of official recognition of the HEI in the UK.

In a nutshell, again, Bogazici is a perfect example of a top school with no professional accreditation in this sense. I do not think even one candidate here would go for any other option just considering this accreditation. (Among those who have heard about these!)

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Riya

Thanks.. There are more than 700 aacsb accredited universities.. but only few land the rank card.. If settling down in the country afterward is the goal, then the country oriented rank chart beats the worldwide ranks.. But I believe Koç has more international mobility.. then who knows!! Turks on quora usually say that Turkey doesn't have very foreign friendly work policy.. and even if they land some ordinary entry level job that doesn't give enough stipend even for a single head.. and I am afraid that's the truth.. I had mailed a professor from Boğaziçi few months back .. He answered all my questions but stayed silent regarding the post graduation job prospects.. :D
bdw @Sts.. how bilgi university is perceived in turkey ??

Thanks.. There are more than 700 aacsb accredited universities.. but only few land the rank card.. If settling down in the country afterward is the goal, then the country oriented rank chart beats the worldwide ranks.. But I believe Koç has more international mobility.. then who knows!! Turks on quora usually say that Turkey doesn't have very foreign friendly work policy.. and even if they land some ordinary entry level job that doesn't give enough stipend even for a single head.. and I am afraid that's the truth.. I had mailed a professor from Boğaziçi few months back .. He answered all my questions but stayed silent regarding the post graduation job prospects.. :D
bdw @Sts.. how bilgi university is perceived in turkey ??
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sts

Well, honestly I do not have in-depth information about Bilgi University, which is relatively a much younger institution when compared to more established -particularly state- universities. However, I can say that it has a decent reputation, and is generally well respected among the candidates and employers, although obviously is not in the same league as METU, Bogazici, Koc and a few other top ones. This, to the best of my knowledge.

Best regards

[Edited by sts on Sep 08, 2016]

Well, honestly I do not have in-depth information about Bilgi University, which is relatively a much younger institution when compared to more established -particularly state- universities. However, I can say that it has a decent reputation, and is generally well respected among the candidates and employers, although obviously is not in the same league as METU, Bogazici, Koc and a few other top ones. This, to the best of my knowledge.

Best regards
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Riya

Thank you!!

Thank you!!
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