Sinan Kaya (Class of 2017)
"Sabancı MBA has been the biggest and most successful investment for myself. I graduated from Middle East Technical University Mechanical Engineering department and I never planned to work as an engineer after graduation. Therefore, I looked for top MBA schools in Turkey and decided to start Sabancı MBA program after a detailed search. Company Action Projects, exchange opportunities and top-tier professor pro les are among my reasons of choosing Sabancı MBA.Immediately after my graduation from Sabancı MBA, I was offered afull-time position in P&G which was my dream company. I would like to thank all stakeholders in Sabancı MBA who made my dreams come true. Sabancı MBA will always be a milestone in my life.”
Kamil Majeed (Class of 2016)
"The Sabanci MBA experience with its diverse curriculum and practical component built the foundation of my analytical and technical skills. The MBA CAP Project with Unilever, allowed me to gain rsthand experience in analyzing and solving a real-time problem. It was the Sabanci MBA platform which allowed me to be associated with the United Nations Global Compact Secretariat in New York and be invited as a global change agent guest speaker at the 2015 UN Global Forum held at the UN General Assembly in New York. Out of over 11,000 applicants, I am one of the 50 Future Leaders from 11 countries selected for the British Council Future Leaders Connect Program, 2017. Recently, I have graduated as a Commonwealth Scholar from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London and currently, I am working in Pakistan as Program Associate -Trainings and Partnerships at the LUMS School of Education (SOE). As a Sabanci MBA 2014-16 Alumni, I associate a large part of my achievements to the diverse academic and practical experiences I have had at Sabanci.”
Özkan Özer (Class of 2016)
"After winning a marketing case competition during my bachelor’s at METU, I had been awarded an education scholarship at Sabancı MBA. I knew that Sabancı MBA was a great opportunity to improve myself in business related areas on top of my degree in engineering. 16 months have passed at Sabancı MBA and I have realized that it offers much more than anyone has expected. Firstly, the curriculum has taken me further in various fields of business. The first year was packed with courses and coursework. The exceptionally qualified faculty and specific Sabancı style of the courses have provided a very fruitful education. Sabancı MBA supports students' careers both during and after their tenure. Through many sessions with our career counselor, I was able to clearly define my career goals and take action. Sabancı MBA also an invaluable experience for any MBA student. During the program’s third semester we get the opportunity to practice our theoretical education at a top tier company. I’ve had the chance to conduct my Company Action Project (CAP) at Microsoft and learn about their inner dynamics/culture.”
Cansu Yemeniciler (Class of 2012)
"Sabancı MBA gave us the opportunity of conducting long term projects with distinguished companies of various sectors. Within a diversified classroom, the program offers you the flexibility to choose your own elective courses depending on your career preference. Along with that experience and with the full support of our carreer counselors and valuable academicians, now I am working for one of the leading companies of FMCG industry (Nestle) and I am proud to be a graduate of Sabancı MBA."
Merve Ergez (Class of 2013)
"Sabancı MBA program was an enlightening experience. We learned the latest practices in management science from the best professors in Turkey. In addition to the wide variety of courses, our managerial skills were strengthened by the workshops arranged in many different subjects including time management, networking and negotiation. We also had the chance to apply our knowledge in our Company Action Projects and get the hands on experience in the fields we want to specialize, rather than just learning the theories. I am glad to be a part of this experience, and have the competitive advantage of being a Sabancı MBA graduate."
Birkan İçaçan (Class of 2011)
"Sabancı MBA Program offers a life changing experience. Challenging curriculum guided by renowned faculty members and teaming up with successful fellow students with similar career ambitions create the perfect active learning environment.Company Action Project (CAP) gives you the unique opportunity to take part in an actual business project conducted by Turkey's leading companies. Moreover participating in an exchange program will broaden your vision by exposing yourself to diverse cultures. With the support of exceptional career services you will be more than ready to take your career to the next level."
Gokhan Akdag (Class of 2006)
"The success of the Sabancı MBA program is in offering a challenging education in a cozy atmosphere. Excellent academicians teach the most up-to-date material while all staff members are responsive to the students' needs. Workshops and extra-curricular activities increase my awareness and improve my perception of global issues. I do not only meet prominent guest speakers, but also gain insight into the practices of executives."
Bulent Denkdemir (Class of 2001)
"It is my belief that two of the most important components of success are continuous learning and awareness of the environment. Graduates of any educational institution will be successful to the extent that that institution imparts these capabilities in their students. I have benefited greatly from the Sabancı MBA program. The program’s educational vision, practical orientation and quality of both faculty and students have contributed to my development and subsequent career."
Oğuz Babüroğlu (Faculty Member - CAP Project Faculty Advisor)
- "Experience a function from the inside.
- Marketing, Sales, Finance, Supply-Chain
- Demonstrate skills and utilize knowledge you gained in MBA
- Communication, conflict resolution, presentation...
- Organizational structure, business planning, data analysis, modelling, financial review..
- Become a reflective practitioner
- Think on your feet, act while you reflect
- Start building your professional reputation
- Hard-worker, dresses well, asks good questions, thinks on his/her feet
- Add value to the company (generate new knowledge)
- Develop a model, introduce innovation, change processes, deploy a system, perform a feasibility
- Have real-life stories to tell (problem – solution – result)
- Company advisor resigned and we had to...but it did not...
- There was no data so we... and so achieved...
- We had no credibility so I... but did not manage to...
- It was an event-based organization so I suggested... and it was a huge success
- Have fun and make friends! "
Aycan Uygun - Deal Manager, GE
"CAP for private sector companies is a fruitful project which creates limitless opportunities for both companies and students. From one hand companies find young dynamic human resources who bring brand new perspectives combined with latest developments in technology and tools even in fashion at work. On the other hand students witness a living work environment, feeling of being a part of a professional goal oriented organization and get the chance to match their theoretical backgrounds with practical problem solving skills.This interaction results with tolerance, open discussion, coaching and refreshment for both parties. This is what is needed to be able to adapt to the Change.Strongly recommended"
Güliz Şenok (University Relations, Turkcell Academy)
"As a leading communication and technology company, responding to the changing business conditions and the dynamic structure therein, Turkcell also has the mission to increase mutual interaction through “university–industry collaborations” and add value to its business. Being aware that the growing young generation will shape our future, our goal is to discover promising university students and bring new ideas to our business by joint projects and programs. Sabancı CAP is one of the leading programs that brings both students and faculty into real business life and ensures added value. Every year not only Turkcell but also other Turkcell Group Companies are involved in new projects and we can say that our expectations from the projects are getting higher and higher each year.”
Deren Gürsel (Sabancı MBA & MIT Sloan Dual Degree, Class of 2013)
“One of the main motivations I had when applying to Sabancı University MBA program was the chance to study at MIT during the second year. I was lucky to be admitted to MIT. Before going to MIT, I knew that it is definitely a privilege to be part of this ecosystem. However after a few months, I can easily say that it exceeded my expectations with its world renowned academic staff, course structure, and unlimited number of opportunities outside the classroom. This experience is worth a lifetime. As an Industrial Engineering graduate from Sabancı University, and also current MBA student, I can say that I was given necessary education and experience to cope with every kind of difficulty at MIT, and I want to say thank you to all my professors and the staff at Sabancı University who encouraged me throughout the process and make this dream come true."
Prof. David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
“As a leading educational institution in an exciting and rapidly developing region, Sabancı University was an excellent choice for MIT Sloan’s first collaboration in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. We are honored to have the opportunity to engage with Sabancı’s outstanding faculty and students with the shared and mutually beneficial goal of transforming global management practice.”
Okan Balaban (Sabancı MBA & MIT Zaragoza ZLOG Dual Degree, Class of 2013)
"When I first came to Zaragoza to start my one-year journey in MIT-Zaragoza Logistics program, I had mixed feelings. Now, after surviving 4.5 months, I see that this experience is unique and one that I will value forever. During past 4.5 months, I learned so many new things that have prepared me for my future career. I have so many different friends from all around the world that I enjoy studying and having fun. There were times that I was under enormous stress and pressure due to high course load and unending projects. Nevertheless, as time passes and I leave each of them behind, I see that they prepare me for real business world and all of them can be handled with necessary motivation. Furthermore, living in a city that hardly speaks English, I improved my personal and language skills."
Göktürk Ozan (Class of 2012)
“An overseas educational experience had always been one of my goals. As being part of the Sabancı MBA Exchange Program, I catch a chance to pursue my long lasting aim at the University of Florida. All the courses I took during the exchange program helped me build strong professional skills that would follow me during my business career. One of such examples would be the “Entrepreneurial Consulting Project”, in which we, as a team of four, we were challenged to develop a complete business plan and present it to a panel of invited venture practitioners. In addition to the academic inputs, exchange experience helped me in getting familiar with different cultures, and enhanced my communication skills."
Yiğit Can Tuğlu (Class of 2012)
"I attended summer exchange program at ESCP Europe in Paris, France. It was such a memorable experience that I faced real diversity and tasted Paris in the summer. ESCP is one of the most reputable business schools in France, so courses are well instructed and quite beneficial for future career of any business school student. Besides the academic advantages provided, there are also positive social effects of attending this kind of program. I have taken classes with different people from different nations and cultures, I have now friends from Cameroon, Hungary, Tunisia, Germany, etc. Moreover, Paris is one of the best places to be in during the summer, ESCP campus is located in the middle of the city center."
Maryam Shafiq Hamid (Class of 2014)
“The Coca Cola Scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity to students from developing countries for a fully funded MBA at Sabancı University. As a recipient of this scholarship, I enjoy the comfort of having all of my expenses taken care of, and most importantly, the utmost excitement of having an internship and job contract at one of the largest, most desirable employers of the world, hence giving me a kick-start in the corporate sector and a sharpened career focus."
Alper Tokalp (Sabancı Executive MBA Class of 2002, Former HR and Strategic Corporate Development Director, COCA COLA İÇECEK)
"The ten-year vision of Coca-Cola İçecek and the vision of Sabancı MBA greatly overlap. One of CCI’s goals is to develop and maintain a pipeline of diverse talents for a strong leadership bench. In this respect, with a bold and innovative decision to attract and retain young talents from many countries, we take part in such a precious program."