Okan University

İstanbul - Türkiye


Okan University, one of the youngest and the most dynamic universities of Turkey, was founded by Okan Culture, Education and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began its academic life in 2003-2004. Since the 2006-2007 academic year, the rapidly growing university has been located in its new and modern Akfırat campus.

True to its motto, “The University Closest to Business Life,” Okan University effectively combines theory and practice by employing an academic staff who are experts in their own fields, adopting a contemporary approach to education and focussing upon practice-oriented studies which prepare the students for business life, starting from students’ very first year of study. Indeed, the university, which had the pleasure of presenting its first graduates with their diplomas in 2006-2007, has fulfilled the promise of its motto, as all members of its first graduating class of graduates have found employment.

Okan University aims to build a bridge between the academic and the business world. To this end, the university enables students to work at firms as part of its Preparing for Business Life Program, starting from their freshman year. This program not only helps students to become familiar with business life and improve their knowledge and skills by putting theory into practice, but serves to motivate the students as well. Students who have successfully completed the Preparing for Business Life Program are presented with a participation certificate as well as other work experience certifications added to their diplomas when they graduate.

Okan University has cooperation protocols with business institutions such as the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, Turkish - Eurasian Business Council, Information and Communication Technologies Authority, The Turkish Contractors Association, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, International Transporters' Association, Turkish Tourism Investors Association, Turkish Airlines, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Turkish Red Crescent, Festo Ind. Bus. Inc., Akfırat Municipality, as well as academic institutions such as Beijing University, Murray State University and Anadolu University.

Featuring the finest in contemporary architecture, Akfırat Campus has all the features a modern university should have. Akfırat Campus is equipped with everything necessary to ensure that students are able to receive the most effective education possible. Our facilities include modern classrooms, computer and technical labs, a library, conference halls, a fitness center, a swimming pool, gymnasiums, cafeterias, and restaurants.

Another advantage of Okan University’s Akfırat Campus is its close proximity to Sabiha Gökçen Airport and the F1 Race Track. The campus also features a Social Center, opened in 2008, which houses a mini cinema, sauna, cafeteria, cocktail hall, shopping center, and student club rooms. What is more, the Sports Center, which includes a 400-person capacity gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts as well as a soccer field, was designed so that students might spend their free time in the best way possible.

Okan University has dormitories for both male and female students. The dormitory facilities include study rooms, a dining hall, a cafeteria, a cleaning service, a laundry, a security team which is on duty day and night to ensure students’ safety throughout the dormitory premises, an infirmary with a doctor on hand 7/24, and wireless and cable internet.



1-Vocational School

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management (Evening Education)
  • Culinary
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Banking and Insurance (Evening Education)
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming (Evening Education)
  • Office Management and Secretarial
  • Office Management and Secretarial (Evening Education)
  • Childhood Development
  • Marine and Port Management
  • International Trade
  • International Trade (Evening Education)
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  • Real Estate and Property Management (Evening Education)
  • Photography and Cameraman
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Survey and Cadastre
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Management (Evening Education)
  • Construction Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration (Evening Education)
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Logistics
  • Logistics (Evening Education)
  • Accounting and Tax Application
  • Accounting and Tax Application (Evening Education)
  • Marketing
  • Marketing (Evening Education)
  • Radio and Television Programming
  • Health Institutions Management
  • Health Institutions Management (Evening Education)
  • Civil Aviation Management
  • Medical Documentations and Provincial Governments
  • Medical Documentations and Provincial Governments (Evening Education)

2-Vocational School of Health Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Audiometry
  • Child Development
  • Dialysis
  • Electroneurophysiology
  • First and Emergency Aid
  • Health Institutions Management
  • Medical Documentation and Secretarial
  • Medical Imaging Technologies
  • Medical Laboratory Technologies
  • Medical Promoting and Marketing
  • Operating Room Services
  • Opticianry
  • Perfusion Techniques
  • Radiotherapy
  • Senior Care
  • The Technology of Pathology Laboratory


1-Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Translation Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

2-Faculty of Education

  • Foreign Languages
  • Educational Sciences
  • Primary Education

3-Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Industrial Design
  • Visual Arts (Painting, Photography and New Media, Visual Communication Design)
  • Interior Architecture
  • Fashion Design
  • Cinema and Television
  • Art and Design Management

4-Faculty of Law

5-Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • International Relations
  • International Logistics
  • International Trade
  • Health Administration

6-Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Food Engineering Engineering
  • Engineering Basic Sciences

7-School of Applied Sciences

  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Gastronomy
  • Sport Sciences
  • Public Relations and Advertising

8-School of Health Sciences

  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Child Development
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


1-Institute of Social Sciences

a)Master’s Degree

  • Banking
  • Economic Law
  • Education Management and Audit
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Design 
  • Pre-School Education
  • Painting
  • Real Estate Financing and Evaluating
  • Logistics Management
  • Economics (English)
  • Business Administration (MBA) (English)
  • Business Administration (MBA) (Turkish)
  • Business Administration for Corporates (K-MBA)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • International Trade
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Translation Studies
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Local Governments
  • Marketing Communication
  • Cinema and Television
  • Distance Education (Business Administration, Logistics Management, Real Estate Financing and Evaluating, Banking, Accounting and Auditing)

b)Doctorate Degree

  • Business Administration (English)
  • Business Administration (Turkish)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Education Management and Audit
  • Banking

2-Institute of Sciences

a)Master’s Degree

  • Advanced Electronics and Communication Technologies (with thesis) (English)
  • Power Electronics and Clean Energy Systems (with thesis) (English)
  • Engineering Management (non-thesis) (Turkish)
  • Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles (with thesis) (English)
  • Computer Engineering (with thesis/non-thesis) (Turkish)
  • Applied Mathematics (with thesis/ non-thesis) (Turkish)
  • Explosives Engineering (with thesis/ non-thesis) (Turkish)
  • Architecture (with thesis) (English)
  • Civil Engineering (with thesis) (Turkish)
  • Urban Transformation (with thesis/ non-thesis) (Turkish)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (with thesis/ non-thesis) (Turkish)
  • Informatic Systems (with thesis/ non-thesis) (Turkish)

b)Doctorate Degree

  • Land Management and Use
  • Architecture (English)
  • Mechatronics Engineering (English)
  • Computer Engineering

3-Institute of Health Sciences

a)Master’s Degree

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (with thesis)
  • Nursing
  • Health Management
  • Quality Management in Healthcare

b)Doctorate Degree

  • Health Management
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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