Established by Sabancı Foundation in 1994, Sabancı University provides a world class education to its students from undergraduate to doctorate levels. It is distinguished by its educational system which was unique in Türkiye when Sabancı University started its educational activities in 1999.
As a young university with twenty years of history, Sabancı University aspires to become an international reference point for innovation in education and research.
It is one of the most prestigious universities in Türkiye and has placed the top institutions in the Times Higher Education’s and QS’s 2021 World University Rankings.
Sabanci University, aspiring to become a global reference point for education with a mission of “creating and developing together”, founded its Executive Development Unit in July 2002 to correspond to the growing need to merge theoretical and practical knowledge with local values while keeping track of the latest developments in the business world.
Having an educational concept of development as a process, EDU applies this principle in providing flexible and modular learning programs to improve the management competencies of businesses.
EDU designs its programs together with faculty, managers, consultants, experts, management training institutions and through the formation of university partnerships. The transfer of expertise is based on applying theoretical knowledge to the business situations in Türkiye.
In 2020, EDU ranked 55th in the Financial Times’ Executive Education – Customized Programs ranking, rising 23 places since 2018 when it entered the list for the first time in 78th place. EDU is also the only educational institution to be listed in the region between Italy and India.
EDU focuses on management concepts such as “Strategy”, “Leadership”, “Innovation”, “Change”, “Sales”, “Data Sciences” and “Management”; provides added value to managers and organizations through delivering knowledge that has direct impact on corporate development and business results.