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Finance and Banking (MA)

Kadir Has University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Istanbul
English

Program description

Finance and Banking (MA)

The Master of Arts (MA) Programs in Finance and Banking are arranged as two different programs; MA with thesis and MA without thesis. The media of teaching and research in both programs is English. The MA program with thesis is particularly designed for those who want to pursue advanced degree programs and academic career in finance and banking. Whereas, the MA program without thesis is tailored to the needs of professionals in the finance and banking sectors as well as those who are involved with the finance function in the real sector establishments. The competence targets of the program spans the areas of financial economics, financial analysis and planning, financial markets and institutions, banking theory, international financial system, financial management and the latest architecture of the relevant legal regulatory framework.

Like in all programs offered by Kadir Has University’s School of Graduate Studies, MA in Finance and Banking programs treats learning as a holistic process over time and across space. The programs involve major elective and open elective courses delivered in-class and continues with thesis and project works. During the MA studies, students are exposed to meetings with speakers renowned in their fields, seminars, conferences and communication among alumni. It is believed that in this way a strong bridge between theory and practice is well established.

The perspective of programs is to maintain a fine line between theory and implementation which allows participants to gain a good command of technical details as well as a solid grasp of the big picture. The participants are trained to hold upper level managerial positions at both private and public institutions such as banks, financial intermediaries and insurance companies. At the same time, participants with an academic career orientation are provided with a sound knowledge of methodology and toolset to create new knowledge in their own fields.

Problems encountered in professional life are often ill-defined, as compared to the usual textbook problems, and most of those problems require creative solutions against the quite limited amount of preliminary information. This transforms problem solving approaches from being a solely technical procedure to a science and arts approach in finance and banking. In order to provide participants of the programs with such an understanding, Kadir Has University School of Graduate Studies maintains a rapid and effective, socially and environmentally responsible thinking, analysis and application design culture that emphasizes sustainability and ethical norms. As a member of this program, the participants will enhance their technical capabilities for application to the problems of financial and banking sectors and also improve their leadership skills. All participants are expected to document their individual academic/technical achievements by submitting a graduation project, in the MA program without thesis, or a research based master’s thesis in the MA program with thesis.

Admission requirements

Candidates with a diploma from a 4-year undergraduate program in various fields can apply to the Finance and Banking Master Program. Those who apply to the program with thesis option must have a minimum of 55 points from ALES. ALES score is not required from those who apply to the non-thesis option. 

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Research Methods
  • Seminar
  • Area-Elective 
  • Area-Elective 
  • Free Elective
  • Area-Elective 
  • Area-Elective
  • Area-Elective
  • Free Elective

Year 2

  • Master's Thesis

Elective courses

  • Numerical Methods
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Business Economics (Managerial Economics)
  • Financial Management and Analysis
  • Financial Markets Turkey (Turkish Financial Markets)
  • Portfolio Management and Applications (Portfolio Management and Applications)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Capital Markets and Investments
  • Risk Modeling and Analysis
  • Insurance and Risk Markets
  • Equity Valuation Methods
  • Derivative Products and Options (Derivatives and Options)
  • Real Estate Finance (Real Estate Finance)

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

  • Masters with thesis (per year): $12,000
  • Masters non-thesis (full program): $12,000

Qualification

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded an MA degree (Level 7) in Finance and Banking.

Program outcomes

  1. Mastering basic finance concepts like time value of money, risk return relationships. Acquiring the theoretical background necessary for understanding and solving financial and banking problems.
  2. Ability to creatively and innovatively analyze and solve problems encountered in the field of banking and finance at the enterprise, sectorial, macro and global levels in the light of economic and financial models.
  3. Ability to analyze problems encountered in the field of banking and finance at the enterprise, sectorial, macro and global levels in the light of economic and financial models.
  4. Learning and acquiring the ability to contribute to the historical, theoretical and practical knowledge about financial institutions and markets.
  5. Acquiring detailed historical, theoretical and practical knowledge about financial institutions and markets.
  6. Critically and creatively appraising the role and the importance of social, regulatory and political factors for the banking and finance industry from both practical and theoretical viewpoints and ability to come up with proposals for improvement.
  7. Appraising the role and the importance of social, regulatory and political factors for the banking and finance industry from both practical and theoretical viewpoints.
  8. Learning about the global aspects of financial markets and their interconnections with international affairs.
  9. Learning about the global aspects of financial markets and their interconnections with international affairs in their full detail and at the level of making contributions to existing knowledge.
  10. Learning and acquiring the ability to apply the principles and methods of financial economic theory including portfolio management, corporate finance, and other subfields.
  11. Learning and gaining ability to apply and develop the principles and methods of financial economic theory including portfolio management, corporate finance, and other subfields.
  12. Ability to analyze and synthesize financial and economic data. Ability to present research findings in written and verbal format. Ability to function both as team member as well as a leader in business settings.
  13. Acquiring the ability for in depth and creative analysis, synthesis and usage of financial and economic data.
  14. Ability to present, discuss and defend research findings in written and verbal format both in academic and business settings.
  15. Ability to function both as team member as well as a leader and provide new perspectives in both business and academic environments.
  16. Ability to function both as team member as well as a leader and provide new perspectives in both business and academic environments.

Continuing studies

Graduates of the Finance and Banking Master Program with thesis option can apply to Ph.D. or Proficiency in Art Programs in various areas based on their academic goals.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program can pursue their professional or academic careers, both in the public or private sector, using their human capital which will be the result of their prior academic degrees and/or job experience plus what they have acquired in the Finance and Banking Masters Program.

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Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University, one of the oldest foundation universities in Turkey, is located in the heart of Istanbul. The university with 6 Undergraduate faculties and School of Graduate Studies, is dedicated to becoming a leader in Turkish higher education and...


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Kadir Has University

Cibali Mahallesi
Kadir Has Caddesi, Fatih
34083 Istanbul
Turkey

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international.khas.edu.tr

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