A business school is an institution of higher learning dedicated to improve management practices of a business person. 41 North Business School, a stand alone business school, has partnered with leading Business Schools from various continents that comprise triple accreditations, global presence and who, as an institution, supports entrepreneurship, managing new technologies and last but not least importantly, women in business; the best current business educational content. 41 North Business School focuses on geographical diversity, not only Turkey but also the Middle East, Eastern European Countries and Central Asia. We expect our students to ask questions. We think its healthy that our students question our professors’ wisdom and here's why - because techniques that worked 10-15 maybe even 5 years ago no longer work today. In 41 North’s learning methodology, our main concentration is making a big change in the way the business manager thinks, plans and executes within global practices.

What To Expect From A Business School As A Business Student?

As a business school student, you will learn to take academic theories and apply them to real-world problems. 41 North Business School crafts students into astute decision makers and professionals who can readily navigate uncertainty, risk and change.  The business school curriculum is challenging and students must work hard to keep up. However, the bottom line is that the goal of every business student is to get a challenging, high-paying job after graduation. So for most, earning perfect grades is not as important as establishing contacts with their peers, professors, and executives who will prove helpful sometime down the road. Business school graduates start off their post b-school life with a number of contacts that they will periodically leverage over their career. The active alumni relations department of 41 North Business School & its partner business schools will provide them with continued support. Executive education series, networking events and career services are all resources they can draw on for years to come.


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 Management & 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.


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 include decision sciences; accounting information systems management; hybrid learning; entrepreneurship and fraud prevention. 

He previously held positions as Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Business and Economics (USA); at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran-Saudi Arabia as the Founding Chairman of the College of Industrial Management; Webster University (Geneva-Switzerland), Chairman and Professor, Walker School of Business and Technology; Director, Webster University/Grenoble Ecole de Management Geneva DBA Cohort Program; President of the International Division of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and President of the Anti-Fraud Association, Switzerland.

He holds a BA degree in accounting and finance from Robert Kolej Yüksek Okulu (now Bosphorus University), the MBA from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and the PhD in Business from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Aslı Yüksel Mermod, PhD

Prof. Dr. Asli Yüksel Mermod‘s former position was fulltime 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 accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS; AACSB) in technology and innovation.