He received his B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University on Political Science and his M.A. degree on International Relations from the same University. He received a PhD degree on Political Science and Internationa Relations.

He has pursued academic studies on various subjects but especially on American government system, U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East politics. He worked as a member of the Board of Trustee and Foundation Council at Florida Atlantic University.

Burak Küntay is the President of the School of Government and Leadership and Founding President of the American Studies Center of Bahçeşehir University. Besides being a faculty member of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, he is the Dean of the Graduate School .

Burak Küntay is a board member of both American-Turkish Council (ATC) and Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK). He is also a senior fellow at the Washington D.C. based think tank Global Policy Institute (GPI).