12 Aug 2021

ITU Students Will Prepare for Business Life with ‘MasterBee’

ITU is launching the ‘MasterBee’ program, which will reward successful students and contribute to university-industry cooperation, in the 2021-2022 academic year. ITU Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu shared the details of the MasterBee program in which undergraduate and graduate processes are carried out together.

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ITU students who want to attend the MasterBee program, in which undergraduate and graduate processes are carried out together, must have a GPA of 3.00 at the beginning of their sixth semester. Our Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu gave information about the MasterBee program and said, “With MasterBee, students will be able to take non-credit graduate courses starting from the 4th grade. In this way, they will be able to complete the master’s course stage more quickly. With the MasterBee program that offers the opportunity to start graduate studies, do an internship and adapt to business life from the 4th grade, undergraduate and graduate processes will be carried out together. This program will start in 2021 in some departments and we intend to expand it to all departments at ITU in the coming years.”

Internship and master’s all in one

Finding a job that suits their qualifications and meets their expectations after the undergraduate period is the common denominator of all young graduates not only in Turkey but in all the world... In addition to graduating from a good university, preparing for business life during the undergraduate period and having the chance to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired throughout their education with internships oriented for their fields of expertise opens a different career path to young people. One of the major problems facing young people, who aim for an academic career as well as doing an internship in star companies that operate in various sectors from automotive to telecommunications, from informatics to energy, while pursuing their master’s studies and business lives is time management... Within the scope of the MasterBee program that will start at ITU in the 2021-2022 academic year, students will be entitled to taking graduate courses starting from the 4th grade. With the MasterBee program, students will have the opportunity to complete their master’s education in a short time and to start life one step ahead. Another important advantage of the program is that students who have a long-term internship opportunity will be able to adapt to the business world more easily...

Opportunity to start business life without losing time

When the MasterBee process starts, each student included in the program will have an academic advisor. Expressing that these students will be given internship opportunity in Turkey’s well-established companies with which ITU is in collaboration, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu said, “Students will prepare for business life while also doing their master’s. They will have the chance to apply the academic knowledge they acquire at the university. Students who complete their master’s degree in a short time will be able to quickly proceed with their Ph.D. in Turkey and abroad. Graduates who do not want to continue with an academic career will be able to start business life much more effectively without losing time. Students who pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees together will also be offered the option to stay at ITU Guest Houses for one year after their 4th year.”

Students are offered various flexibilities

Students who are entitled to study at ITU can receive English education within the framework of Undergraduate Prepatory Program at ITU School of Foreign Languages before starting their undergraduate education for at least one and at most two semesters by taking into consideration their language proficiency levels. Double Major Program enables students enrolled in one major program to be able to enroll in another program, provided that they satisfy certain conditions. In order to meet this condition, their GPA should be at least 3.00. Students can apply to the announced programs at the 3rd semester at the earliest and 5th semester at the latest of the major undergraduate program. With the minor education, ITU also allows students enrolled in one undergraduate program to take courses from another educational program they are interested in, provided that they satisfy certain conditions. Students are also given the opportunity to transfer to another department. ITU has agreements with approximately 360 institutions within the scope of Erasmus.

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