WHO IS 41 NORTH BUSINESS SCHOOL

41 North is new, private and stand-alone, which make us unique in Turkey. We are dedicated to improving business practices in the Digital Transformation Age. Our purpose is to serve learners who believe in a never-ending learning experience, in management and in personal life. The aim for many business schools is the so-called triple crown of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation, held by only 76 schools worldwide. Two of our partners, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM-France) and The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT-Berlin) wear this crown. The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL-Greensboro-USA, Brussels, Moscow) is globally ranked in the top three and is recognized for its emphasis on evidence-based research since the early 70s. 41 North emphasizes cultural and geographical diversity. This is why our reach extends from Istanbul-Turkey to the Middle East, Near and Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Balkans and Africa. The Executive MBA (EMBA) and the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) are two GEM flagship degree programs offered in partnership with us. Management of Technology in the Digital Age (ESMT), Leadership 4 Success (CCL) and Women in Leadership (41 North) are executive training programs with cutting-edge relevance and content.

WHAT WE DELIVER

As an EMBA participant you will practice with the latest management techniques and tools to solve complex business problems. The Program aims to transform participants into skilled decision makers who can manage unstructured risk, assess new technologies in a rapidly changing business environment and meet the unexpected challenges of the Digital Transformation Age. Serious Games is an integral part of learning of our School. Since your main goal is to get a better-paying job with higher status after graduation, joining GEM’s and 41 North’s networks of alumni and business professionals will significantly increase your chances of attaining this goal. If you are interested in the DBA program instead, you will be assigned your own Supervisor at the very onset, under whose guidance you will formulate your specific Research Question/Problem. This will take more time than you expect, it always does! Then, you will embark on a guided search for a gap in the relevant academic literature so that you are sure your planned research can close it. Once the gap is apparent, you will design a research model which will either offer a new methodology to solve the research problem or new and effective solutions to the problem using existing methodologies. In either case, the conclusions must be relevant to managerial practice. GEM’s Global DBA Alumni network is an exclusive club. Membership will qualify you to commence an exciting career in university teaching and/or business consulting either of which will certainly enrich your professional and personal life. 41 North’s executive training and professional development programs last a few days at a time but are loaded with cutting edge management techniques. Innovation, creativity, leading for success in the digital age, assessing new technologies, improving the gender mix, diversity in the work place and managing rapid change are some of the exciting topics. Many of these programs award the successful participant a Certificate of Competency.

OUR DIFFERENCES

Stand Alone Business School

We are the first and only stand-alone Business School in Turkey. Being independent from any institution or corporate, we remain flexible and agile in addressing the needs of business world effectively, just as business deserves.

Geographical Diversity

We envisioned Istanbul – a cultural heritage, a bridge between East and West, a true inspiration with its dynamism and entrepreneur energy- to become a learning hub for all those coming from not just Turkey but also from Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Top International Academic Partners

We partner with only top business schools in the world who possesses three accreditations. Our DBA and EMBA degree programs hold best rankings consecutively. You will also be part of an international alumni network which will expand your horizon and career opportunities.

Focusing on Leadership & Technology & Innovation

Together with our international partners, we create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society, we create entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.The research concept of our partners developed by their full-time faculty, sets major research areas in Leadership, Technology and Innovation

World’s Best Leadership Programs

We have partnership with one of the best, research based leadership institutions in the world : Center fo Creative Leadership. CCL is ranked in top 10 consecutively in Global Executive Education rankings.

Cutting-Edge Methodology

With our cutting-edge learning techniques combined with non-traditional academic staff's expertise in business teaching, we provide a unique agile learning methodology for our participants. Through applied learning, community learning, coaching and gamification methods, you will acquire skills and qualities based on the practical application of knowledge in real-world contexts, solve problems through a new mindset-innovative and creative.

Current Business Cases & Issues

Future is now ! Conventional business models, vertical organisational structures and traditional leadership styles are all demolished by the disruptive changes in technology and social norms. You need to stay current in order to cope with today’s challenges. With the expertise of our partners; companies, opinion leaders, technology advisors, world’s leading business schools, we are able to address the needs of business effectively.

Smart Location & Learning Environment

21st century learning must take place in contexts that promote interaction and a sense of community that enable a true learning. We provide a learning environment to inspire you to attain the knowledge and skills with a top-technology learning hub that the 21st century demands from us all.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CROWN TRIPLE ACCREDITED BUSINESS SCHOOLS

41 North Business School in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management to bring you the very best Executive MBA in the region. Grenoble Ecole de Management is among the 1% of business schools worldwide to possess the three accreditations, EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA that distinguish the leading international business schools from the rest. These three accreditations are international recognitions of the quality of the organization, its programs and the degrees it delivers. They provide an independent assessment of the quality of the School's organizational processes, ensuring that the content and quality of the programs delivered satisfy international established standards.  

41 North Business School's Executive Education program partner in Digital Excellence Post-Graduate Certificate Program is ESMT Berlin, also a triple accredited business school,#1 in Germany according to Fortune Rankings.

Founding Dean

Deniz Saral, PhD

Prof. Deniz Saral became the Founding Dean of 41 North Business School in March 2017. He has extensive international experience in academia and business management consulting. His areas of interest and expertise include academic management, decision sciences; accounting information systems management; hybrid learning; entrepreneurship and fraud prevention. 

He previously held positions as Chairman, Walker School of Business and Technology (WSBT), European Campuses, Webster University-Geneva-Switzerland and Chairman of the Undergraduate Degree Programs, College of Industrial Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran-Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate of Robert Kolej Yüksek Okulu-Istanbul (BA in Accounting and Finance), University of Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-USA (MBA) and The University of Texas at Austin (PhD). He has taught in several business schools as a visiting professor.
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ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Aslı Yüksel Mermod, PhD

Prof. Dr. Asli Yüksel Mermod‘s formerly worked as a Professor at Marmara University Business Faculty; Accounting and Finance Department in English for more than 20 years. Besides, she lectured as adjunct faculty for Webster University (Geneva- Switzerland), BSL(Business School of Lausanne), Montreux Buiness University, Bahcesehir University and Okan University.
She studied Economics(Volkswirtschaftslehre) at Konstanz University, Germany and Marmara University, Istanbul and completed her master’s and doctorate degrees in the area of financial services marketing and banking. Prior to her academic career she was appointed in hotel and congress center business as public relations manager and also held positions as editor, copywriter in various Advertising Agencies.

Prof. Dr. Mermod’s research areas cover Bank and Hospitality Management, Services Marketing, Socially Responsible Investing, Brands and Brands Equity and Electronic Finance. Besides her research and teaching responsibilities, she worked as Vice Director of Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences and as Erasmus-Sokrates Programme Coordinator for post graduates. She participated in the board of directors in Social Sciences Institute, M.U.Banking and Finance Institute, and International Center of Sustainability(ICS) and is also consultant for Women’s Studies Research Center at M.U.

Dr. Mermod published a great deal of articles in several international finance and marketing peer-viewed journals. She has published also various books and journal articles about Bank Management, Brand Equity, Services Marketing, Sustainability and CSR in different languages.
Currently, she is the academic director of 41 North Business School in Istanbul and is in charge of creating and developing all the Executive MBA and DBA programs and executive education programs in conjunction with the world’s leading business schools with triple accreditations (AMBA, EQUIS; AACSB) in technology and innovation.

MANAGING TEAM