About Us

As a research university, Özyeğin University always opens new horizons and presents new opportunities for students to enable them to discover their true competencies. In a quest to have its graduates stand out and be one step ahead of others, Özyeğin offers an innovative education model that adds value to its students. Özyeğin University’s primary mission is to prepare its students to be resourceful graduates in the world of business, making sure that they know more than one foreign language, acquire new skills through social activities, continuously develop themselves, expand their global vision before graduation through international internship or exchange programs, and always be at the service of society.

Foundation History

The Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation began its efforts to establish Özyeğin University in the fall of 2005. The foundation for Özyeğin University entailed comprehensive surveys conducted with more than 500 subjects including businessmen, faculty members, and university and high school students, in addition to a study on "Developing Sectors and Professions in Turkey and in the World". Based on the results of these studies, ARAMA Consulting began the designing process. The University’s fundamental values and vision were discussed and identified in collaboration with all of the stakeholders. Özyeğin University shaped its vision through a series of workshops. More than 300 participants attended these workshops, including businessmen, faculty members, university students, and new graduates.

In line with its collectively-shaped vision, Özyeğin University was officially established on May 18, 2007 to serve as a unique university that would contribute to social development through its modern education system, innovative structure integrated with life, academic approach intertwined with sectors, and academic programs tailored accordingly.

Özyeğin University welcomed its first students on its Altunizade Campus in September 2008, and opened the doors of its Çekmeköy Campus in September 2011.

Çekmeköy Campus

The Özyeğin University Çekmeköy Campus is a quiet, peaceful, and tranquil university campus. Created by a leading architecture firm, which also designed the buildings of the University of Cambridge and Princeton University, the OzU Çekmeköy Campus is Turkey’s first LEED-certified campus. Situated on 280,000 square meters of land, the campus offers all the amenities and facilities necessary to foster students’ academic development, and their exposure to social, sportive, and cultural events, through its quiet and comfortable study rooms, modern classrooms, and laboratories, 15,000 square meter Athletic Center, 2,600 square meter library, and its two auditoriums with a 350- and 372-person capacity, respectively.

Vision

We are a financially accessible and entrepreneurial research university. In all of our programs, we aspire to be recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top ten in Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and one of the world’s 200 best. Our graduates will be known for making an immediate difference for their employers.

Mission

Özyeğin University’s mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge in the service of society. Our applied research agenda creates useful knowledge. We share our knowledge through our educational programs which transform the lives of our students. Application of this knowledge generates economic benefits to society through start-up and spin-out companies, and through improved efficiency and productivity for existing companies.

Basic Values

The leading values of Özyeğin University are freedom, flexibility, multidimensionality and accessibility.

  • The university will be an advocate of academic freedom and institutional autonomy.
  • The university will provide extensive flexibility to students, staff members and the institutions with which it cooperates. With characteristics such as flexible structures, dynamic programs and freedom in the choice of courses, the university shall provide its students and researchers with the possibility to adapt to rapidly changing business life as well as education and research opportunities which can be customized in accordance with individual differences.
  • The university will adopt a multidimensional approach which will offer different possibilities and characteristics, and develop an environment including different cultures and points of view. The university will evolve in an environment of diversity by providing different opportunities for intercultural exchange, and supporting creativity, learning and discovery. In this context, great importance will be attached to international exchange programs for students and professors and international academic cooperation.
  • With an effective operation and financial support model, the university will be financially accessible to students from various segments of Turkey and the region. Thanks to an effective scholarship system, the university will provide opportunities for brilliant and successful students whose resources are limited; in addition to this, within the framework of an innovative credit system, it will create opportunities for the students who are willing to undertake financial responsibility for their studies.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Özyeğin University hires academic and administrative staff and admits students regardless of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in the administration of its educational and employment policies, its scholarship conferment, or any university-sponsored programs.

Programs taught in:
English

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Overview

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During their first and second year, students participate in coursework predominantly composed of foundation courses and required program courses. Starting with their second year, students take a series of Sectoral Solutions courses, where they initially acquaint themselves with various business sectors like financial services, healthcare, or manufacturing of consumer and industrial goods. During their third and fourth year, students mainly take elective courses.... [-]

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The goal of the program is to understand the decisions of businesses and consumers as well as the implications and causes of economic issues. The Economics Faculty at Özyeğin University is committed to delivering first-class undergraduate and graduate programs and to producing high quality economics research.

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Özyeğin University has launched its International Business and Trade program, with an ambitious goal of educating tomorrow’s global experts who would meet the demands and the challenges of the international business world. The program’s main focus is to provide its students with the necessary skills and tools to become competitive in a highly globalized world. The program requires students choose a region of expertise, where the students will become familiar with the region’s social structure, its language and more importantly its business practices. To have a hands-on experience, the department encourages students to have internship or continue their education in prestigious companies, universities or institutions in their selected regions of expertise.... [-]

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A well-functioning financial sector is not just an outcome of economic development, but also the one of the main drivers for sustainable growth.

In an era of integration of world markets, there is increased competition coupled with tremendous opportunities. As the financial services industry continues to evolve, the need for qualified human resources grows as well. To ensure that our graduates succeed in a highly competitive marketplace that values expertise and trustworthiness, we are committed to furthering their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The undergraduate International Finance program with its renowned faculty, strong curriculum, and ties with the financial services sector aims to graduate professionals who are aware of today’s challenging economic and social issues. Our mission is to equip our students with the tools and skills necessary for their future careers, and to provide them the foundation they need to become competent executives who will assume leadership roles in their professional and daily lives... [-]

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The undergraduate Management Information Systems program aims to cultivate top-notch graduates who are able to satisfy the needs of businesses for creating, storing, accessing and sharing information; who possess highly advanced skills and competences to plan, design, put in place and manage the necessary methods, processes and systems required to meet such information needs for either corporate businesses or for their own ventures; and who are capable of identifying, fulfilling and managing such needs by conducting technical, economic and strategic analyses.

Expert in Technology and Business

The undergraduate Management Information Systems program is designed as the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art program in its field in Turkey. The program takes pride in its rich curriculum prepared with the close cooperation of industrial and technological firms. It provides a solid foundation in all functions of management information systems that are employed at national and international organizations, offering specialization in the fields of global management information systems, and supporting national and international commerce operations.... [-]

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Accreditation

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BSc

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Our Graduates

Our graduates will be

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Industrial Design Profession

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Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering welcomed its first students in September 2009. The first structuring of the curriculum was carried out under the guidance ... [+]

About Us

Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering welcomed its first students in September 2009. The first structuring of the curriculum was carried out under the guidance of ABET criterion with the examination of leading industrial engineering schools in the world and Turkey, in accordance with remarks of all stakeholders and consultants. Our Department also includes Bologna standards in its structures. In the light of a new assessment phase conducted in 2014, we decided to be reviewed by MÜDEK (Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs)

Educational Objectives

Our graduates will be able to

work as an industrial engineer, researchers or managers in national or international companies, pursue master's or doctoral degrees in industrial engineers, or a related field, in gradute schools worldwide, and eventually, hold faculty positions in academia, and develop new products based on advances in industrial engineers and/or start new high-tech companies. Program Outcomes ... [-]
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Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering welcomed its first students in September 2009. The first structuring of the curriculum was carried out under the guidance ... [+]

Overview

Özyeğin University Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 2009. We have the first graduates in 2014. By 2015, research and education activities are conducted with 9 faculty members who are experts in the fields of energy, mechatronics and materials. The overall scholarship rate of the department is 60%. By 2015, 54 new students can register to the mechanical engineering program.

Our Mission

The missions of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are to educate effective engineers and scientists with an entrepreneurial and researcher's spirit, who are equipped with fundamental scientific and technical knowledge and ability to use modern technologies which are essential in the design and development of new theories and technologies for the realization of the devices, systems and processes needed by the society and the industry, and to conduct fundamental and applied research in collaboration with the industry and other institutions to reach new information needed by the society and essential for the design and production of advanced technological products and processes.... [-]

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Students who successfully complete the English Language Preparatory Program are entitled to start their 4-year Undergraduate Professional Flight Program. Academic courses, as well as theoretical ground training, will be delivered by the Özyeğin University Undergraduate Professional Flight Program, while flight training will be offered by AYJET Anatolian Stars Flight Training Organization as per the Academic Cooperation Protocol signed between Özyeğin and AYJET. Our graduates will also be qualified for the Pilot License (ATPL) issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM).

“Prospective students must submit a first class health certificate (Class-1) issued by the authorized aviation medical centers that are recognized by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM), along with a clean bill of health which states that the “there are no impediments or limitations that prevent the bearer from serving as the pilot-in-command in single-pilot certified aircrafts.”... [-]

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Address
Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy
34794 Orman Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey