Institute of Graduate Studies

Economics

General Information about the PhD Program in Economics

History of the Department

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Political Science was established in 2010.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Doctoral degree (PhD).

Goals

The aim of this program is to enable students to gain the ability to access, evaluate and interpret scientific knowledge and research in the field of economics. The program aims to provide students with a solid theoretical background and to equip them with an econometric and statistical toolbox and perspectives in applied fields. In addition, it is aimed to provide the students with the ability to conduct economic and econometric analysis, to acquire analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to create a qualified workforce in both the public and private sectors.

Objectives

The aim of the program is to train economists with advanced skills in the fields of economic analysis and economic policy-making, to meet the needs of both the public and the private sector. The program aims to educate future academicians and researchers, ready for international engagement, and careers in a global society.

Graduate Program Requirements

ALES (the Turkish aptitude test) and   Foreign Language Test (English) scores are required for applying to the Ph.D. program in Economics at Istanbul Medeniyet University. Admission and application requirements for the program are published on the website of the Graduate School before the start of each academic year (www.enstitu.medeniyet.edu.tr).

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Students are able to understand national and international literature in the fields of macroeconomics and microeconomics and conduct independent scientific research.

2. Students have knowledge about the basic stages of a scientific research process and the current research methods and approaches to be followed in these stages.

3. Students can prepare research proposals and produce relevant and effective research designs.

4. Students can use the basic quantitative decision-making techniques that will be needed in the research process and can effectively use software programs for the implementation of these techniques.

5. Students have knowledge of current economic applications and econometric methods.

6. Students have the consciousness to act in accordance with ethical rules and general ethical principles.

Academic Staff

Prof. Gülfettin ÇELİK

Prof. Yaşar BÜLBÜL

Prof. Ferda HALICIOĞLU

Prof. Murat TAŞDEMİR

Prof. Seyfettin ERDOĞAN

Prof. Hamdi GENÇ

Assoc. Prof. Hüseyin KAYA

Assoc. Prof. Etem Hakan ERGEÇ

Assoc. Prof. Faruk BAL

Assoc. Prof. Ayfer GEDİKLİ          

Assist. Prof. Abdüllatif ÇEVİKER

Assist, Prof. Gülfer VURAL

Assist. Prof. Özer SELÇUK

  • Curriculum

Code

Course Name

T

P

Credit

ECTS

Credit

1st  Semester

İKT701

Advanced Microeconomic Theory

3

0

3

7

İKT731

Research Methods and Ethics

3

0

3

7

İKTxxx

Elective Course I

3

0

3

7

İKTxxx

Elective Course II

3

0

3

7

Total

12

28

2nd  Semester

İKT702

Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

3

0

3

7

İKT703

Advanced Econometrics

3

0

3

7

İKT750

Seminar

1

0

0

4

İKTxxx

Elective Course III

3

0

3

7

İKTxxx

Elective Course IV

3

0

3

7

Total

12

32

Sum of Courses

24

60

3rd, 4th,  5th and 6th  Semesters

İKT760

Comprehensive Proficiency Exam

0

0

0

30

İKT770

Thesis Proposal

0

0

0

30

İKT780

Specialized Field Topics

4

0

0

30

İKT790

Ph.D. Dissertation

0

0

0

90

Grand Total

24

240

Elective Courses for the First Semester:

Code

Course Name

T

P

Credit

ECTS Credit

IKT705

Quantitative Macroeconomics

3

0

3

7

IKT707

Public Finance

3

0

3

7

IKT709

Societies and Economies

3

0

3

7

IKT711

Financial Econometrics

3

0

3

7

IKT713

Islamic Economic Thought

3

0

3

7

IKT715

History of Turkish Economy

3

0

3

7

IKT717

History of Ottoman Economy

3

0

3

7

IKT719

Structural Analysis of Turkish Economy

3

0

3

7

IKT721

Financial Economics

3

0

3

7

IKT723

Poverty and Income Inequality

3

0

3

7

IKT725

Monetary Policy and Financial Market

3

0

3

7

IKT727

International Economics Analysis

3

0

3

7

IKT729

International Economics and Finance

3

0

3

7

IKT733

Mathematical Economics

3

0

3

7

Elective Courses for the Second Semester:

Code

Course Name

T

P

Credit

ECTS Credit

IKT704

Labor Economics

3

0

3

7

IKT706

Economic Methodology

3

0

3

7

IKT708

Industrial Economics

3

0

3

7

IKT710

Selected Topics in Labor Economics

3

0

3

7

IKT712

Econometric Applications

3

0

3

7

IKT714

Economic Development from Institutional Perspective

3

0

3

7

IKT716

Time-Series Econometrics

3

0

3

7

IKT718

Selected Topics in Economic History

3

0

3

7

IKT720

Comparative Economic Systems

3

0

3

7

IKT722

Global Economic History

3

0

3

7

IKT724

International Political Economy

3

0

3

7

IKT726

Contemporary Problems in the Turkish Economy

3

0

3

7

IKT728

Development Economics

3

0

3

7

IKT730

Selected Topics In Macroeconomics

3

0

3

7

IKT732

International Trade Relations

3

0

3

7

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete the program successfully, it is required to take courses with 60 ECTS credits from the graduate course program and to complete these courses successfully. After the course work, the student must be successful in the Comprehensive Proficiency Exam. Overall, with the steps of thesis proposal writing and the specialization course based on dissertation writing, 240 ECTS credits must be completed. Following the completed course work, the student must first take the Comprehensive Proficiency Exam and then submit a thesis proposal to the Thesis Advisory Committee. Those whose proposals have been accepted are expected to write a dissertation with 90 ECTS credits on a pre-determined subject, under the supervision of an advisor. Lastly, the student whose dissertation is accepted by the advisor and Advisory Committee, must defend his/her thesis successfully in front of a jury to be appointed.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates work in many positions in the private and public sectors. Possessed with various quantitative tools and analytical thinking skills, our graduates have various opportunities for employment in academic institutions, as well as in private and public institutions (State Planning Organization, Central Bank, Stock Exchange Markets, etc.) where these tools are used effectively. In addition, they can work as experts in economic and financial research departments of private or public institutions. Students who successfully complete the program can apply to post-doctoral programs in the field of economics or other social science disciplines.

Program Director

Chair: Prof. Dr. R. Ferda HALICIOĞLU

ferda.halicioglu@medeniyet.edu.tr

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