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Turkish Airlines staff queue to join WMG Masters programme

Professor  Ali Buyukuslu representing WMG and Yıldız Technical University with  Dr Kemal Yuksek of Turkish AirlinesWMG at the University of Warwick has begun a new programme to take Turkish airlines staff through its Engineering Business Management Master Program and demand for the course is so great that there is already a queue.

The first 26 students have joined the course which will is taught and delivered by WMG and Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul. Twenty more Turkish Airlines staff are about to join the programme and a further 100 are now on a waiting list to take part.


Dr Kemal Yuksek said:

"We are honoured to be part of the Engineering Business Management Master Program of WMG (Warwick
Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick and Yıldız Technical University"

“Turkish Airlines has grown significantly and made serious contributions to aviation sector both locally and globally. It has captured an increasing success through employee satisfaction strategies, customer-oriented services and the latest technologies. We can say that the key to its success is its skilled and motivated employees. Through meaningful collaborations with universities, Turkish Airlines demonstrates the great value it places on talent and development of its employees. We as Turkish Airlines are happy to launch one of such important projects in this regard.”

“We are honoured to be part of the Engineering Business Management Master Program of WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick and . The program is designed to train the managers who will shape the future of innovative industries like aviation. It will also contribute to the development of human resource critical for sustainable growth in complex global business contexts. That is exactly what we need right now both at Turkish Airlines and in Turkey.”

Professor Sujit Banerji, Executive Director, WMG Education, said:

“WMG’s Engineering Business Management Master programme is designed for those who want to become managers and leaders in technology-based businesses. We are delighted that Turkish Airlines have joined a programme that will help create the next generation of business leaders. The programme will be delivered in Istanbul on the premises of our partner university, the Yildiz Technical University. We value this partnership and the programme for Turkish Airlines will further strengthen and enhance this partnership.”

WMG has had a long association with Turkey and has been welcoming excellent students from Turkey onto the full-time Masters Programme, based at he University of Warwick campus, for the last 30 years. In October 2015 there were 26 Turkish students across several of the Masters degrees.

For further information please call:

Lisa Barwick, Head of Marketing and Communications, WMG,
University of Warwick Tel: 024 76 524721 or 07824 540845


Peter Dunn, Director of Press and Policy, University of Warwick,

Tel UK: 024 76523708 office 07767 655860 mobile
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PPR668 22nd December 2015 PJD