Economics (Undergraduate)

Program objectives
Program outcomes
National qualifications matrix
Course and program outcomes matrix 
Graduation requirements 
Qualification awarded
Mode of study (full-time, part-time; e-learning…)
Program director 

Program objectives
The Undergraduate Economics Program provides students with a rigorous foundation in economic theory and its applications. All students receive a solid basic background in humanities, sciences and mathematics. The economics program is structured to serve a range of interests.  Students may concentrate on policy analysis and evaluation, follow a business and management orientation by taking courses in strategy, finance and marketing or an academic orientation by focusing on theory and mathematics.

Program outcomes

  • 1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  • 2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  • 3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  • 4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  • 5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • 6. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  • 7. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  • 8. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
  • 9. Provide constructive analysis of economic phenomena at the national and international level, and interactions between the two.
  • 10. Develop an understanding of organizations and institutions in the society as well as their influence on the economy.
  • 11. Recognize how incentives shape the behavior of individuals and organizations.
  • 12. Identify ?economic? problems and propose alternative models and/or design and conduct research to provide viable solutions using theoretical tools and/or quantitative methods.
  • 13. Communicate problems and solutions to managerial and policy decision-making units as well as to lay audiences.

National qualifications matrix 

Course and program outcomes matrix

Graduation requirements
It is required to complete 240 ECTS credits from program courses with a minimum passing grade D and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00.

Qualification awarded
Economics, Bachelor of Arts 

Mode of study: Full time

Program Coordinator: Abdurrahman Aydemir - aaydemir@sabanciuniv.edu