Financial Economics (With Thesis)
MA in Financial Economics
"Acquire a strong foundation for PhD research or press on a career in a variety of roles within economics and finance. Master finance and economics tools and apply them to solve problems. Combine theory with practice, and prepare perfectly for a career in banking, asset management or consulting among others."
This program not only gives you a strong foundation for for PhD research with its focus on the most recent developments in financial economics but also provides you with the tools to gain employment in a wide range of spheres.This program has been designed following consultation with alumni currently employed in a variety of finance sector occupations to bring theory and applications together in a balanced way to meet the needs of today’s competitive job market. You will be equipped with quantitative and analytical tools as well as a solid grounding in economics and finance that will support you throughout your career. You will acquire thorough understanding of the driving forces shaping the economic and financial environment.
"The combination of theory and practice is ideal to truly understand today's financial and economic environment."
- 14 years of experience
- 100% in English
- Classes between 18.30-21.20 on weekdays to suit the time schedule of professionals working in full time jobs
- Wide range of courses and seminars
- International faculty and students from Europe, America, Africa, and Asia
- International mobility opportunities
- Rich in-class interactivity
- Most of our gradutates find a job or get a promotion
- Tuition fees are paid per credit
Graduates of the Financial Economics Program are well-prepared for a career in:
- Research Institutions
- Insurance companies
- Consulting companies
- Asset management institutions
- Government institutions
You can take up positions like:
- Security analysts
- Loan officers
- Financial planners
- Risk management
- Research analysists
- Consultants in strategy
- Corporate finance / corporate strategy officers
The financial economics program is a 2-year program. The classes are at 06:30-09:30 pm weekdays.You will take five core courses, five elective courses and complete a substantial independent term project, on a topic of your interest related with economics, finance or business issue.
Teaching is provided by lectures and seminars. Some courses also involve lab sessions in which you will use specialized software, for instance in the study of financial econometrics.
- Economics of Financial Markets
- Financial Economics
- Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
- Economics of Risk and Institutional Risk
- Financial Econometrics
Examples of Elective Courses
- Funds Management in Commercial Banks
- Speculative Markets
- Energy Economics and Finance
- Economic and Financial Networks
- Scientific Computation and Simulation in Finance
We welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. You must hold a Bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline. Prior training in calculus is required. Previous work experience is not a requirement but can be an asset.
See admission requirements for details
We ask that you apply online. Our system allows you to fill out the standard application form online and submit this to the University.
January 18-22, 2016
January 20, 2016
Evaluation of Applications and Interviews
January 28-29, 2016
English Proficiency Exam
January 26, 2016
Announcement of Students Who Qualified to Register
February 1, 2016
Final Registration and Orientation Meeting
February 5, 2016
February 8-9-10, 2016
PROGRAM START DATE
February 22, 2016
Do you have specific questions about the application and admission procedure or about the requirements for Financial Economics program?
Send us an e-mail or call us
Graduate School Secretary :
Phone: +90 (232) 488 84 42
Do you have specific questions about the structure of the Financial Economics program?
Send us an e-mail or call us
Burak DİNDAROĞLU, PhD
Phone: +90 (232) 488 98 56
Are you an international student?
Contact our International Office and look for graduate scholarship opportunities
Our introduction meeting is on January 20, 2016 at 18.30 in our main building (M-01). Come to our campus and ask your questions to us at the meeting.