Program Description

BA and MA degrees were launched in 2000-2001 and Phd degree in 2005-2006. The program provides students with a rigorous foundation in economic theory and its applications, helps to improve analythical thinking. Language of instructiontion is English

Program Objectives

The Master's Program in Economics is a two-year program equivalent in content and rigor to the first two years of top Ph.D. programs in economics worldwide. The program provides a solid foundation in economic theory and applications and prepares academically oriented students for doctoral study. For students who aim to serve as economists in the public or private sector the program provides highly demanded skills in economic analysis and policy.

Qualification Awarded

The Master 's Degree in Economics ( second cycle in Economics) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements

The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for admission of students.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Exemptness from the courses which are included in transfer and student exchange programs are regulated by the related articles in Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate. At Sabancı University, apart from formal education institutions, there is no recognition process for informal-based or experience-based (in-formal and non-formal) learning.

Program Outcomes

  1. "Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning
  2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
  3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs
  4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
  5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
  6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.
  7. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  8. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  9. 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.
  10. Construct reasoned arguments, synthesize relevant information, and critically analyze subject material.
  11. Read and understand articles published in academic economics journals.
  12. Come up with research questions about economic issues.
  13. Construct a well-organized logical argument with clearly stated assumptions and hypotheses and, if necessary, be able to test or support it with relevant data."

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

  • Researcher positions in public and private sectors
  • Academic Career (applications for PhD Study)

Access to Further Studies

The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for acceptance of the students to be taken to the graduate programs.

Exam Regulations and Assessment & Grading

The evaluation and grading of each course is included in “Examinations & Academic Assessment and Grades” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are explained in the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Mode of Study

Full-Time

Program Coordinator

Alpay Filiztekin-alpay.filiztekin@sabanciuniv.edu