MBA student Onur Şirikçi has achieved the third-highest score in the world as well as in Europe on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), placing him in the Bloomberg Hall of Fame for October’s test.
The Bloomberg Institute launched the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) in 2011, as a standardized online test that connects university students and graduates with employers in the business world. The BAT takes 2 hours and covers a wide range of topics such as business, finance and economics and skills such as analytical reasoning.
Bilkent is among the universities that conduct the BAT on campus. Since 2012, undergraduate, MBA and MS students in the Faculty of Business Administration have been taking this test as a measure of their management knowledge.
The second-year MBA student had this to say about his performance on the BAT: “Thanks to the support of my professors and colleagues, I was able to advance in my studies and achieve a level of success that I could once only dream of. I firmly believe that the BAT was a great way to assess my capabilities. Now, with another valuable, globally accepted reference in hand, I hope I can keep up the good work to live up to the expectations of all Bilkent alumni.”
Onur graduated from Middle East Technical University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a minor in economics. He worked for Türkiye Halk Bankası as a credit specialist for more than three years. After completing his MBA studies, he plans to embark on a career in asset management, investment banking or consulting.