EKİP (Active Women Business Platform)

EKiP is a brand-new healthy food production project created in Istanbul with funding from the European Union as part of the EU Financial Aid for Refugees in Turkey Program and is administered by the World Bank. Our objective is to provide innovative, healthy and affordable food products and meals, produced sustainably, while practicing social cooperative economics with and for women. The project design and feasibility work are being implemented by a consortium led by JANA, a C@rma company. As the BİLGİ Faculty of Business, we believe in the vital role of women's involvement in entrepreneurship and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Within the framework of respect for universal rights and freedom, we joined Project EKİP to improve services for our society.

Turkey Human Rights Capacity Development Program, Human Right Cities Project

This project is run by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Istanbul (RWI), and the Union of Turkish World Municipalities is a stakeholder in the project. The project’s main aim is to establish human rights norms in cities and create service design and implementation according to these norms. Our faculty member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yelda Yücel contributed to the project during the creation of the human rights indicators, additionally, she was involved in the up close studies with municipalities and she participated in relevant national and international conferences and workshops.

Gender and Economics Education

This project includes the preparation of Gender and Economics training materials for the employees and experts of UN Women (UN Women’s Unit) and the delivery of these trainings in various UN Women offices around the world. Since the last quarter of 2016, the project has been held twice in Italy, including one pilot training. Our faculty member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yelda Yücel has contributed to this project from the beginning.


Exchange agreements with prestigious universities all around the world

Three Honors Programs in cooperation with London School of Economics and Political Science, affiliated to University of London

Faculty of Business administers three different honors programs as a Recognized Teaching Center of London School of Economics and Political Science, affiliated to University of London. These programs which are listed below are gateways for individuals to a second bachelor’s degree and to work and succeed in a globally competitive environment. Graduates who would like to be scholars, may be eligible for a PhD in the world’s top universities or be sought-after professionals, if they would like to work in private institutions.

Economics and Finance
Economics and Management
Management and Digital Innovation (Honors) **

** This program is new and will start accepting students beginning from the academic year of 2020-21.


Murat Sertel Center for Advanced Economic Studies

The Murat Sertel Center for Advanced Economic Studies was established in the fall of 2009, in honor of the late Professor Murat R. Sertel, an internationally reputed Economic Theorist who was the initiator of the mathematical social sciences tradition in Turkey. The Center aims to constitute a gathering point for scientists that are part of this tradition. Their mission is to represent, through the coordination of the individual scientific activities of its members, a common identity that reflects the internationally recognized mathematical social sciences tradition in Turkey.

BELİS Bilgi Economics Lab of Istanbul

BELIS (BİLGİ Economics Lab of İstanbul), the first experimental economics lab in Turkey, was founded in 2009 as a part of the Murat Sertel Center for Advanced Economic Studies thanks to the administrative and financial support of İstanbul Bilgi University.

Murat Sertel was not only the founding mentor of a tradition in advanced economic theory in Turkey, but he was also the first scholar to run economics experiments in this country. From this perspective, it is very meaningful for BELIS to be a part of a research center named after him.

BELIS is dedicated to activities related to experimental research in economics to test theoretical predictions, to explore regularities of human behavior in taking individual and collective decisions which are shaped by economic environments, and to guide the design of economic institutions. In this respect, BELIS aims to provide a ground for collaboration among colleagues from different disciplines. On the other hand, BELIS gives special emphasis to introducing experimental economics to students at both undergraduate and graduate levels through crash courses, seminars and term-long courses, as well as promoting experimental tools to teach economics.

CEFIS (Center for Financial Studies)

The Center for Financial Studies (CEFIS), established in 2015, is engaged in business and financial studies by providing an effective exchange of ideas and collaboration between the academic and the business world. The Center's research is focused on asset pricing, quantitative finance, corporate finance, investment and risk management, international finance, behavioral finance and economics, market microstructure, macroeconomics, application of operations research and forecasting models on economics and finance. In the light of its academic studies, the Center aims to be active nationally and internationally as well as to contribute to the economic development of Turkey by acting as an advisory center to the financial industry in Turkey and, where necessary, by providing consulting services and training events.


Publication File



The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.

As a voluntary initiative with over 650 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.

Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

For further information you can visit


AACSB AACSB International is a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering engagement, accelerating innovation, and amplifying impact in business education. Through its accreditation standards and processes, AACSB recognizes institutions that uphold its mission and core values, work to advance the interests of global management education, and participate in AACSB’s community of leading business schools. In this context, AACSB focuses on continuous quality improvement in management education through engagement, innovation, and impact.

AACSB was founded in 1916 and established its first standards for degree programs in business administration in 1919. AACSB adopted additional standards for undergraduate and graduate degree programs in accountancy in 1980 to address the special needs of the accounting profession. Throughout the years, the standards have continued to be revised to ensure quality and continuous improvement in collegiate business education.

In order to earn and sustain business accreditation, an institution must align with a set of 15 business accreditation standards that focus on mission and strategic management; support for students, faculty, and staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement of students and faculty.

For further information you can visit


Click for faculty events.


As the Faculty of Business, we had the opportunity to evaluate our activities for the last year in Güzelköy, near the town of Assos in Çanakkale, in a quiet environment for three days between 31 January and 3 February 2019. During this time, we brought some of our graduates from different departments, our instructors and the current students together and talked about the changes and updates in today’s business world. Specifically, we discussed about the skills and competencies that business people need to have in this changing environment and how can we revise our existing curriculum with the upcoming changes and needs of the future.


Economics Club This time, is it different 06.12.2018
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi Origami Workshop with Atilla Yurtkul 10.12.2018
Economics Club Economics as a multidisciplinary field of science 12.12.2018
Leaders of Bilgi Leadership in the era of V.U.C. A 12.12.2018
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi Mindfulness with Erhan Ali Yılmaz 13.12.2018
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi Tea preparation workshop with Ronnefeldt Tea Masters 17.12.2018
Leaders of Bilgi Breaking Karma 3 - Esra Erişkin Tüzün 12.19.2018
Leaders of Bilgi Women Entrepreneurs Panel 02.26.2019
Business Club Bilgi Brand Summit 02.20.2019
Business Club Arkın Çelik  Art Niyet 02.26.2019
Business Club Tea Talk Novartis 01.03.2019
Business Club “interview” simulation 05.03.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Metamorphosis: A woman’s story 06.03.2019
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi   Women’s Day Exhibition 08.03.2019
Economics Club   Economics as a multidisciplinary field of science 03.12.2019
Business Club Screw Up 03.12.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Digital Transformation: Opportunity or Threat? 03.12.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Breaking Karma 4 - Ece Çelebioğlu 03.15.2019
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi Plant Based Snacks Workshop 18.03.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Ethical Leaders Academy - Burak Ünaldı - TAMPF 19.03.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Art Talks 03.21.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Ethical Leaders Academy - Gökhan Yılmaz - PWC 03.21.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Ethical Leaders Academy – Discussion with Eray Yüksek 03.28.2019
Business Club Young TABA 09.04.2009
Leaders of Bilgi Ethical Leaders Academy - Discussion with Osman Bahri Turgut 04.16.2019
Business Club Business Insider Panel 04.17.2019
Economics Club Leaders of Future Summit 04.20.2019
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi 23 April Children’s Festival 23.04.2019
Business Club Ömer Barbaros Panel 04.24.2019
Leaders of Bilgi A Mystic Day - Meltem Özertem 04.24.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Ethical Leaders Academy - Muhammed Satılmış - Management Consultant 04.25.2019
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi BIGfive 30.04.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Save The Date 04.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Time for Change 04.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Eat right, Be active 04.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Mindfulness: The art of balance, serenity and emotional flexibility 04.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Eat, Drink and Be fit 04.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Hatha Yoga 05.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi T-shirt Design Workshop 05.05.2019
Leaders of Bilgi Case Study Digital Transformation 08.05.2019
Entrepreneurs of Bilgi Outdoor Cinema - BIGcinema 13.05.2019