Profile of The Programme

Master’s in International Programs are designed for people in the early stages of their careers – with little or no full-time professional experience. Koç University Graduate School of Business offers two programs under MIM: Koç Master’s in International Management and CEMS Master’s in International Management.

Koç MIM is a full-time Master’s of Science program. MIM curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills crucial to assessing and implementing decisions on a global scale. During the program, students will interact and build networks with their peers and professors. MIM students fulfill various curriculum requirements by participating in Block Seminars, Skill Seminars and taking mandatory and elective courses. A diversified curriculum enables the MIM students to learn more about the field in which they are interested. Students are presented with a wide range of elective courses ranging from Innovation Management to International Negotiations. By undertaking Business Projects, students are exposed to real-life business situations thereby gaining insight into management best practices and learn key practical skills required to function effectively in corporate world.

Qualification Awarded

Master of Science in International Management

Admission Requirements

All applications are submitted via the online application web-site which can be found on http://gradapp.ku.edu.tr.

Once entered to the link above, students are required to get a username/password combination and select Koç MIM (or CEMS MIM) under Graduate School of Business (GSB). Upon creating the application, the students will see the list of necessary documents:

  • Personal Information
  • Education Information
  • Professional Information
  • Activities
  • Other Information (Including Essays, TOEFL/GRE/GMAT Results, Payment Information)
  • Recommendation Letters

The students will then “submit” their application, once they provide all the required documents. The same login information can be used to check the status of the application after the submission.

When the application deadline is reached, the submitted applications will be pre-evaluated and applicants who have all required documents will be invited to the Assesment Center and to one-on-one Interviews.

Required Test Scores:

  • A minimum score of 100 in TOEFL is required. Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies in an EQUIS or AACSB accredited univeristy will be exempt from the English Proficiency Tests.
  • GMAT/GRE scores are essential components of the admission evaluation process and applicants are required to get their results before submitting their applications. Candidates can apply with the preliminary results and provide the Office with their original documents later on.

All test results must be sent to the institution number 0163 Koç MBA.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Examinations Letter Grade Number Grade Equivalent

A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
D+ 1.30
D 1.00
F 0.00

Graduation Requirements and Curriculum

KOÇ MIM offers two must courses: Global Strategy: Responsible Citizenship and Global Management Practice: Cross Cultural Management. Accordingly, the 12-month KOÇ MIM Program Structure is as follows:

August – October Term 1 Fall
September- February
Term 2 Spring
February-June
Block Seminar
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Required Course: Global Strategy
+ Elective Courses
+ Skill Seminar(s)
Required Course: Global Management Practices
+ Business Project
+ Elective Courses
+ Skill Seminar(s)

The students are expected to complete at least 33 Koç credits to complete the program.

CEMS MIM program requires 36 credits, an 8-week internatiaonal internship, and beginner’s level knowledge in a third language.

Occupational Profiles and Access to Further Studies

The mission of the Career Services Office of the Koç Graduate School of Business is to assist students in developing their career strategies starting from their first day in the program.

This does not imply imposing career tracks to students but it means providing the necessary tools and media for self-assessment, self-development and, ultimately an effective career search. The total of the career services aim to facilitate the process of shaping their own future and to aid them in attaining their goals.

In today’s business world, most of the challenging positions are announced through the “invisible job market”, without appearing publicly in the media. The long established relation of the Graduate School with companies provides an excellent access for applying to these positions. A considerable number of companies prefer to recruit by applying directly to the Career Office for their open internship and part-time or full-time job positions.

Career Development Center, supports all Koç University students and graduates in career Development and Planning, in preparing graduate education plans, and in professional life decisions. For more information about the Career Development Center, please visit https://career.ku.edu.tr/en/