Financial Economics (Without Thesis)

MA in Financial Economics

"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 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:

  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Consulting companies
  • Multinationals
  • Asset management institutions
  • Government institutions

You can take up positions like:

  • Brokers
  • Security analysts
  • Loan officers
  • Financial planners
  • Economists
  • 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.

Core Courses

  • 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.


Important Dates

2015-2016 Spring

Application Deadlines

January 18-22, 2016

Introduction Meeting

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

Course Registration

February 8-9-10, 2016


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

Program Coordinator: 
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.