In the 21st century, it is important to develop the skills of research, critical thinking and knowledge acquisition, which are among the required competencies as well as academic success. Global Learning and Leadership for Sustainability Program-GLLS is a program that aims gaining personal and professional competencies based on experience, global perspective, which is offered in addition to the academic program at the undergraduate level. In this context, GLLS is offered with the coordination of the Office of International Programs, within the Dean of Students Office, and the academic consultancy of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, providing learning experiences that contribute to development of the students.

Conditions of the Program

Students who are enrolled in any department at Koç University and hold good academic records can apply to this program.

In order to complete the GLLS specialization program consisting of 2 levels, students must complete four compulsory and elective courses below; participate required number of workshops; provide active participation in leadership seminars and off-campus learning activities; develop and implement the idea of a project. It is also necessary to fulfill the requirements for participation in exchange programs, international conferences, trainings and competitions that will benefit the acquisition of international learning experience.

The courses listed below may be replaced by equivalent courses approved by the specialization program advisor. In addition, the prerequisites determined by the department / faculty which offers the course for each course are valid.

In order to obtain the track certificate, students must fulfill all the conditions stated in this article. As a result of fulfilling the obligations in two different levels (Fellow, Advanced) specified within the scope of the program, while graduating from Koç University, students will be entitled to receive the GLLS specialization certificate with the Bachelor’s degree.

Total # of courses: 4

# of Required courses: 2 (one of MGMT 310 veya MGMT 360 courses and INTL 365)

Core Courses: 

  • MGMT 310 – Creating Social Impact Through Collaborative Project Management Experiential Learning
  • MGMT 360 – Social Entrepreneurship
  • INTL 365 – Survival and Prosperity in an Interdependent World

Elective Courses: 

  • MAVA 453- Social Design Studio
  • MGMT 432- Corporate Responsibility
  • ALIS 360 – Next Generation Leadership & Transformation
  • INTL 313 – Introduction to Global Political Economy
  • INTL 307 – Introduction to Policy Analysis
  • INTL 325 – Gender and Politics
  • INTL 360 – International Organizations and NGOs
  • INTL 435 – International Migration in a Global World
  • LAW 328 – International Human Rights Law
  • LAW 358 – Gender and Law
  • LAW 410 – Insurance Law
  • MGMT 335 – Strategy in a Global Environment
  • NURS 403 – Ethics in Healthcare Services
  • OPSM 450 – Sustainable Operations Management
  • PHIL 330 – Applied Ethics
  • SCIE 107 – Energy and Environment
  • SCIE 111 – Balance Sheet for Sustainable Energy
  • SCIE 112 – Global Health: Disparities & Determinants & Outcomes
  • SOCI 205 – Social Problems
  • SOCI 306 – Rural Sociology
  • SOCI 320 – Environmental Sociology
  • ALIS 350 – Transition to Professional Life

The elective course list may vary if the courses specified in the semester are not offered or new courses are added to the list.

Extracurricular activities

• Workshop
• Seminars
• Off-Campus Learning Activities
• Project Idea Development
• Participation in Project Bazaar
• KUSIF Mentoring Program
• Gaining International Learning Experience (Exchange Programs, International Conference/Workshop, Short Term Summer & Winter Abroad Program, Abroad Internship, International Competition and International Specialization Program, International Social Responsibility Program, etc.)

GLLP Specialization Program Levels:

Fellow

• MGMT 310-Creating Social Impact Through Collaborative Project Management Experiential Learning or MGMT 360-Social Entrepreneurship
and
• INTL 365-Survival and Prosperity in an Interdependent World
3 GLLS Competency Workshops
3 Seminars
3 Off-Campus Learning Activities
1 Project
1 GLLS Learning Experience Assessment
1 Project Bazaar
1 Gaining International Learning Experience (Exchange Programs, International Conference/Workshop, Short Term Summer & Winter Abroad Program, Abroad Internship, International Competition and International Specialization Program, International Social Responsibility Program, etc.)

Advanced
2 Elective courses
2 GLLS Competency Workshops
2 Seminars
2 Off-Campus Learning Activities
1 Project
KUSIF Mentoring Program
1 Gaining International Learning Experience (Exchange Programs, International Conference/Workshop, Short Term Summer & Winter Abroad Program, Abroad Internship, International Competition and International Specialization Program, International Social Responsibility Program, etc.)