After completing his BA in English Language and Literature, he completed Organizational Behavior Graduate and Business Administration Doctorate programs at Marmara University. He gave part-time lectures at ISIS (Istanbul School of International Studies) Program, which forms the basis of Bilgi University, while teaching Business, Strategy and Innovation at the same university. He joined Istanbul Bilgi University as a full time lecturer in 1996. In 2000, he designed and implemented the first distance education-based MBA program. He is still the director of all MBA programs.