The Faculty of Business Administration Advisory Board met on Friday, November 10 at the Bilkent Hotel.
Advisory Board meetings are held on a regular basis at FBA to discuss the latest developments in the business world and their ramifications for business faculty functions. The board members provide concrete input regarding the strategic direction of Bilkent FBA to ensure the sustainable growth and success of the Faculty while ensuring that the school’s strategic moves are informed by best practices and take into consideration the needs of all of its stakeholders.
At this last meeting, a majority of the members pointed out the need to incorporate technology-based courses into the curriculum, and also the importance of short courses that would increase the readiness of students to deal with current issues in business and management.
Also during the meeting, Acting Dean Ülkü Gürler presented recent developments at FBA to those in attendance.
Among the attendees were Kaan Başaran, managing director and senior country representative of Nomura Bank; Murad Bayar, board member at CCN Holding; Faruk Eczacıbaşı, vice chairman of Eczacıbaşı Holding; Mehmet Şakir Güvendi, chief strategy and synergy officer at Oger Telecom; Numan Numan, founding partner of 212 VC; Başak Vardar, partner at Deloitte Turkey and an FBA alumna; and Selçuk Yaşar, CEO and president of Roketsan. Bilkent Rector Abdullah Atalar, Vice Rector Kürşat Aydoğan and Vice Provost Özgür Ulusoy were also in attendance.