Why Sabancı Executive MBA?

The design and the implementation of the Executive MBA take the part-time nature of the Program as an asset and consider participants’ engagement with the Executive MBA and their daily work responsibilities as complementary learning opportunities. Fundamentally, the Program aims to create an environment where formal input through readings and lectures are integrated with platforms in which participants can learn from their own practices and those of other fellow participants. Hence, there is a heavy emphasis on teamwork and students are expected to be active in class discussions and exercises. Most courses use case studies to bring real-life issues into the classroom, require students to apply their knowledge in novel situations, facilitate learning through teamwork, and improve communication skills through presenting and supporting their analyses. Case studies are selected from leading case publishers of the world, such as Harvard, Ivey and IMD, as well as some cases written by our own professors.

The building of the Sabancı Graduate Business School is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to serve degree programs as well as executive development activities. These include lecture halls, teamwork cubicles and residential facilities. All lecture halls are equipped with the latest audio-visual facilities and an Internet connection.

The Executive MBA participants also have access to a state-of-the-art Information Center, with its collections of books, multimedia, and periodicals as well as extensive database resources.

Learning from Practitioners

One of Sabancı University’s underlying tenets is to be “practice-oriented” and nowhere is this principle taken more seriously than in the Sabancı Graduate Business School.  We have a number of programs in the Executive MBA program to allow participants to learn from successful executives.

Leaders Meetings conference series are held several times every term and they feature in-depth presentations by visiting executives. Our goal is to invite not just successful executives to these sessions, but those whom we call reflective practitioners, managers who have taken time to reflect on their successes and failures, and have derived lessons from their experiences.

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In the “Mentoring Program”, we try to match our students with the names from our volunteer list, which is consisted top-level managers who have many years of experience in business life and are experts in their field. By doing this, we are aiming to create a space for our students in which they can benefit from the experiences and advice of their mentors. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Structure

Required Courses

Elective Courses

2021-2022 Academic Calendar