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Masters in Finance


MiF is a non-thesis full time program. Courses are in week days from morning to evening.

MiF is a 10 month intense program. Program consists of 3 terms: Fall, Spring and Summer. MiF students attend courses in Fall (14 weeks) and in the first half of Spring term (7 weeks). They are required to attend internship in the remaining half of Spring term (7 weeks). Our Career Coach supports our students during internship search. After completion of internship, students turn back to school for Summer term, attend classes for 7 weeks and graduate. 

Yes, candidates can apply if they are senior students in their undergraduate university.

No, we accept students only for Fall term.

Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year starts as of January 2016.

Early Application Deadline: 4 March 2016

Regular Application Deadline: 10 June 2016

Late Application Deadline: 1 July 2016 

Early application deadline is set for students who apply different programs in different countries and would like to get admission reply as soon as possible to give a decision. There is no difference in terms of scholarship or acceptance process.

Online application is required. Following online application, candidates need to send the hardcopy of documents by post.

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  • GMAT or GRE score (for Turkish citizens ALES is also accepted) - one of these scores is a must
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (For Turkish citizens KPDS, UDS are also accepted) or Sabancı University English Language Exam
  • CV
  • 2 reference letters
  • Original transcripts from all the schools attended at undergraduate and if applicable graduate levels
  • If applicable, copy of the undergraduate diploma. Note: If you are in your last semester of your undergraduate studies and do not have your diploma yet,  you can provide a graduation certificate before you can be admitted to the program 
  • Letter of intent
  • A photo
  • Signed online affidavit (available in Admissions page)

Our candidates can apply without GRE, GMAT or ALES score but they must specify the date they will be taking the exam on the application form. If accepted as a special student status, you must submit the official score until the admission deadline. Students who have GRE, GMAT or ALES score may submit unofficial report during application, but they must submit official score during admission & registration. 















*KPDS: Foreign Language Proficiency Examination for State Employees (conducted by Turkish Student Selection and Placement Center)

*UDS: Interuniversity Foreign Language Exam (conducted by Turkish Student Selection and Placement Center)

Candidates can submit their reference letters in two ways:

  • During on-line application, the candidate can submit the names and e-mail contacts of their references in the on-line form. The references will automatically receive the reference form, when they fill in the form, we will receive the reference letters from the online system.
  • The candidate can download the reference letter form from our website, send it to the references, get the reference letters back in signed and stamped envelopes and send by the original documents. (The hardcopy of the reference letters can be in different format than the one in our website).

Undergraduate GPA, interview performance, GRE/GMAT or ALES score, language test score, CV, reference letters and letter of intent are all effective in admission and scholarship decisions.

We have full time Career Coordinator in Sabancı School of Management. Our Career Coordinator supports only students of our professional programs (MiF, MBA and Executive MBA). She supports our students in all career related issues from CV writing to mock interviews, internships to job placements. She also issues CV catalogue of our MiF students and sends it to all the companies in our data base (around 1000 companies) electronically and hardcopy by post.

We offer many scholarship opportunities to our students including internationals: full tuition waiver, 2/3 tuition waiver, 1/2 tuition waiver, 1/4 tuition waiver. Undergraduate GPA, interview performance, GRE/GMAT or ALES score, language test score, CV, reference letters and letter of intent are all effective in admission and scholarship decisions.

Preferably one academic recommendation letter (taken from your undergraduate university), one professional (internship, work experience, etc) are accepted.

No, we do not have application fee.

No, we do not have work experience requirement. 

No, we do not have a minimum GPA requirement. 

Interviews are conducted in 2 weeks following application deadlines.


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