Koc University, Department of Economics has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world. MA in Economics is a two-year program with a thesis requirement that establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and emphasizes rigorous research under close faculty supervision. The first year of the program is built around core courses in Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. During the second year students take further advanced courses in their fields of interest and participate in seminars. They start working on their thesis by the end of their first year and continue throughout the second year. Students are expected to present their thesis research at different outlets and turn it into a publishable paper.
The program is designed to prepare students to conduct theoretical and applied research inside or outside academia. Its rigorous mathematical approach provides an excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics. It also imparts highly marketable applied research skills and prepares students for careers in government, business, and private non-profit organizations.
The Economics faculty at Koc University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad.
The Economics department invites applications from highly motivated students with strong analytical training regardless of background
Recognized by the Council of Higher Education, Koç University is internationally accredited by EQUIS and highly ranked by The Times Higher Education, Financial Times, Eduniversal and Frankfurther Allegemeine. Member of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CEMS and partner with more than 220 universities around the globe.