The Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), began enrolling students in the two undergraduate programs of Business Administration and Economics in 1986. Our student numbers have since grown from 40 to more than 2,000 with 15 Undergraduate, 23 Masters and 4 Doctoral programs offered directly by our Faculty or by the School of Business and Finance division of our Faculty. Students are approximately 15% local, 70% from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and the Balkans and another 15% from Turkey. We employ over 50 full-time and 30 part-time faculty and 35 research assistants.
At the FBE we acknowledge the centrality of our teaching mission and strive for excellence and innovation in all our programs. We place great emphasis on teaching effectiveness, encouraging the use of interactive teaching methods such as projects, case studies, exercises, group work and class discussions. We promote the philosophy that students must become active learners; participating in interactive methods rather than just passively listening to lectures. We therefore avoid the use of large lecture halls and place students in classes that typically have an enrollment of less than 40.