|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||₺28,950.00 per programme|
|Application fee||$100.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Equivalency document for the foreign undergraduate Diploma (proof of equivalency can be provided from Turkish Embassies in the home country or at the Provincial Department of Education Istanbul.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
English prof iciency: TOEFL IBT ≥ 94 or
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Online Application Form, Official Transcript, ALES (verbal or quantitative or equal weight) ≥ 55 or GMAT ≥ 450 or GRE (quantitative) ≥ 610, Two Letters of Recommendation, 1 photo, CV.
While abnormal growths and developments were advanced in financial activities, products and institutions, on the other hand, historical financial crisis has added a new dimension to financial discipline. On the one hand, tendency to investment banking comes into stage in the USA where the capital markets are dominant; on the other hand, securities markets gain weight in the Continental Europe where the banking is dominant. In Asia, on the other hand, production and competitiveness in the real sector keeps the dominant position. Turkey, within this context, needs a more powerful financial system and professionals in a position that it has the opportunity to consolidate its geopolitical and economic power. In such a critical period when the conjuncture exhibits structural changes, the importance of the financial institutions has become much more critical.
Students of the Banking and Finance program will be candidates for top-management positions in the financial institutions and for financial manager (CFO) positions in non-financial institutions while those desire to continue their academic career will be candidates to be successful academicians.
MA in Banking and Finance is a two-year program. Students may have the total credit load and also thesis in 2 semesters. The course load of the program is a total of eight courses (4 core, 3 elective and 1 non-credit thesis seminar). Students are expected to complete 21 credits and pass one non-credit thesis seminar before they proceed to thesis stage.
The program gives opportunity to select courses to specialize in different areas. By selecting any 4 out of 5 different courses, it is given an opportunity of concentrating in specifically “Management in Financial Institutions” and “Financial Product Analysis”. In this respect, direction and course registration are made by consent of the Program Directorship.
The language of instruction is English.
Courses are held on weekdays after 19:00 and Saturdays in Santral Campus. Especially considering workload of the students working in finance sector, some of the courses are being held online. Thus, it is possible to complete the total credit load by being at school on Saturdays only.
Scholarship facilities are presented.
You strengthen your career in the banking industry
Those currently work in the sector can differentiate from many other management candidates through participating this program.
You can find job opportunities in the other financial institutions
Pension funds, insurance, leasing, factoring companies, brokerage houses, investment consulting companies… You can find position in other field of the financial industry much more easily.
You can be a competent financial manager in your company
You, as a reel sector employee who is in interaction with financial sector, can advance your knowledge through learning all Basel and BDDK criteria in detail.