Sabanci Universitesi was established in 1994 on a large campus 40 kilometres from Istanbul’s city centre. The Sabanci Universitesi Sabanci School of Management (SOM) is accredited by the AASCB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is often ranked highly in global standings. It is a multicultural campus and student body.
SOM offers a number of full-time and part-time graduate programmes, as well as an undergraduate management programme. It is home to one of the most successful executive education centres in the region - as well as the Centre for Applied Finance Education, Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey, the UN’s Carbon Disclosure Project Turkey, the Entrepreneurship Development Programme and the Competitiveness Forum.
In 2011, SOM signed a strategic partnership agreement with MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2014 and 2015, the School’s Executive MBA programme was ranked among the Best 100 Business Schools by the Financial Times.
Sabanci Universitesi’s campus has a multipurpose sports hall which includes a basketball and volleyball court, squash courts, a cardio fitness hall, two aerobics halls, a table tennis hall and a climbing wall.
The Sabanci Universitesi Performing Arts Centre has a world-class acoustic design, making it an ideal venue for arts performances such as opera, theatre and concerts.
The university campus is on the outskirts of the Asian side of Istanbul next to the industrial heart of the city. As the largest city in Turkey and fifth largest in the world (population 12.8 million), Istanbul is a cultural, economic, and financial centre of its region.