M.A. Economics

Yasar University

Application deadline: August 23
Tuition fee:
  • $ 5,250 / Year (National)
  • $ 5,250 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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“At the global information age, institutions that provide graduate education play a vital role in the process of turning knowledge into practice and expertise along with the development of scientific knowledge. The qualified human capital is and will continue to be the determining factor in global competition both between companies and nations. Yasar University Graduate School of Social Sciences, conscious of this notion, aims to increase the qualified human resources of our nation.”

The chief outcome of recent economic studies is to make the economics graduates recognize the need for modern methods in econometrics, operation research and other methods of economic inquires. The discussion which includes algebra or calculus has been developed through this graduate study. The graduate programs are designed to provide students theoretical foundation with the modern tools and techniques to understand the current economic issues and forecast about future developments, such as inflation rate, economic growth and development, economic integration, globalization and economic crisis that effect almost every sections of the economy. The department of Economics aims to equip its graduate students with knowledge, insight to understand and analyze the main economic issues such as problems in production, distribution of income, and use of resource can be analyzed in detail.

The graduate program in thought in English or Turkish and this graduate program can be completed with thesis and non-thesis. The students are required to complete five courses and two elective courses and in total at least 21 credit hours for the master’s with thesis program. In addition, the students must submit a “graduate thesis” which constitutes to 9 credit hours. The students are required to complete five main courses and five elective courses and in total at least 30 credit hours for the non- thesis program. In addition, the student must prepare and submit a “final project”.

Contents

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
MASTER OF ARTS IN ECONOMICS

MASTERS WITH THESIS(ENGLISH) Undergraduate Program

1. Semester

Course Name

  • MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS
  • ECONOMETRICS
  • TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Total 32

2. Semester

Course Name

  • MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS
  • PRO-THESIS SEMINAR
  • TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Total 28

3. Semester

Course Name

  • THESIS

Total 30

4. Semester

Course Name

  • THESIS

Total 30

Elective Courses

Course Name

  • RESEARCH METHODS IN ECONOMICS
  • TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
  • MONEY,BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
  • INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS INSTITUTIONS
  • APPLIED OPERATIONS RESEARCH
  • INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
  • TURKISH ECONOMY:POLICIES AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
  • MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES AND ISSUES IN GLOBALIZATION
  • MONETARY THEORY
  • ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Graduation Requirements

The track with thesis includes 3 compulsory courses, 4 elective courses, a seminar course and the thesis. The degree is awarded upon the successful completion of 120 ECTS worth of coursework including the thesis with a Cummulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.70/4.00.

Requirements

For National Students

  • First cycle (BA/BSc) degree in relevant fields.
  • ALES (Entrance Exam for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) with minimum score of 55 (or equivalent).
  • Certificate of Yasar University Foreign Language Achievement Test (FLAT) or Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) score of 550, or Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) score of 213 or Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) score of 79, or equivalent. (Applicants, who have not achieved the minimum required score from a recognized English Proficiency Examination, must enroll for a one-year intensive English Language Preparatory Programme at Yasar University English Preparatory School.).
  • Placement through a written or oral exam / interview of the institute.

For International Students

General required documents are:

  • First cycle (BA/BSc) degree in relevant fields.
  • Transcript
  • Certificate of Yasar University Foreign Language Achievement Test (FLAT) or Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) score of 550, or Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) score of 213 or Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) score of 79, or equivalent. (Applicants, who have not achieved the minimum required score from a recognized English Proficiency Examination, must enroll for a one-year intensive English Language Preparatory Programme at Yasar University English Preparatory School.) (Not required for native speakers).
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Photocopy of Passport

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Funding

Scholarships

International Student Scholarship:

Yasar University offers an annual scholarship of 1500 USD to all full-time international undergraduate students, who been accepted and registered for classes at the university. Including the scholarship, the tuition fee becomes 7500USD. The continuation of this scholarship in each following academic year is dependent on the student achieving a minimum GPA score of 2.50/4. The scholarship applies only to annual tuition fees and is renewable as long as the student maintains academic success.

Academic Achievement Scholarship:

Students enroled at Yasar University are eligible for scholarships based on their academic performance. If a students grade point average at Yasar University is between 3.25 and 3.49 (out of 4.00), that student will receive a 50% academic scholarship the following academic year. If a students grade point average is between 3.50 and 4.00, that student will receive a 100% academic scholarship the following academic year. The Academic Achievement Scholarship continues as long as the students grades are maintained.

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