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Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information

Program Objectives



Economics Department is founded at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

Qualification Awarded

Minimum total graduation credits in 2010-2011 Education year 144., ( 144-152). 240 AKTS

Language of Instruction

Education Language in IKU Economics Department is Turkish.

Mode of Education


Admission and Registration Requirements


Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs

Double Major Program; lets a student to get second diploma by taking certain number of credits from certain another department when the students continuous his/her undergraduate education.

Students studying in economics department; can join Double MAjor Program (DMP) with Industrial Engineering Business Administration Programs Departments Mathematics- Computer International Relationships Departments.Students can apply for the DMP at the third semester at earliest and at the fifth semester at latest.

Requiremenst Double Major Program;

1) General Point Avarage ( GPA) should  be at least 3.

2) Students qualifying as the 20% of the class that he/she attending to.

Double Minor Program provide succesful students with the change of taking courses from another undergraduate education that they have an interest in to have information about it when they also continue their undergrauate major education.

Requiremenst Double Minor Program

Students can apply in their third semester the earliest and in their sixth semester the latest.Generak point of the average of the students sould be at least 2.5.

For the double minor regulations please visit the link below



Following double minor programs are opened to provide students of our university with an observation of the Economics Science Branch possibility towards their interests.

1) Economics Double Minor Program

2) Money and Finance Double Minor Program


There is not any mandatory internship in our departments.

Grading Scheme

Students are granted one of following letter grades and/or symbols by instructor of the course for each academic year they are enrolled.



























G: Not sat for semester-end exam

P: Course continues

R: Repeated

E: Incomplete semester studies

T: Transfer

V: Withdrawal

Student who got one of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C grades as success grade, shall be considered as being succeeded that course. Student who got one of C-, D+, D, D- grades for a course, shall be considered as being succeeded that course conditionally. In the event that student must repeat the semester in which he got these grades, student shall be considered as being failed these courses. Student who got FD and FF grades for any course shall be considered as failed that course. Student who attended but not succeeded the course is granted FD grade; student who didn’t fulfill the attendance condition is granted FF grade. Procedures and principles applicable to enrollment, education and examinations carried out at the level of bachelor’s degree and associate degree have been determined by Regulations of Istanbul KulturUniversity Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Education.

Graduation Requirements

Student sould get minimum 2.00 grade point average over 4.00 to complete successfully al courses ( total ECTS corresponds to 240 credits) included to the program.

International Cooperations

Universities with Erasmus Pact:

- Trier University: Germany

- Fachhochschule Ludwigshafen: Germany

- Comenius University in Bratislava : Slovakia

 -Viadrina European University : Germany

- Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven: Netherlands

 - Berufsakademie Mannheim: Germany

- Gdansk School of Banking: Poland

 - Malmo University: Sweden


Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

 They can have the position of management and administration in every institution both public and private in Turkey after becoming an economist.

- In every branch of the industry

-In every level and subject of banking

- Every kind of institutions in capital market

-In Treasury

 - In banks

- In insurance companies

- In leasing,factoring companies...

Access to Further Studies




Program aims at giving education with gathering both theory and practice and to increase the level of efficiency of individuals who finisheed any undergraduate program in their field of work.


Thesis Program: 2 Academic Years ( 4 Semester)

Non-Thesis Thesis: 1 Academic Year ( 2 Semesters)

General Requirements for Admission for All Programs

-Being a graduater of a 4 year undergraduate program,

- Taking a score of at least 55 (  70 who will apply to PhD or Efficiency in Art Program with an undergraduate diploma ) in the type of score of the applied graduate program from ALES exam in the last 3 years.

To apply for the PhD program, taking at leasr 55 from UDS exam or similar score from an exam accepted by Inter-Universities Committee, for foreign students, at least 55 score from UDS in one of English,French and German languages that is not their main language that is not their main language or similar score from an exam that is accepted by Inter-Universities Committee.

- It includes Graduate, Masters and PhD programs.

Departmental Facilities

Our Economics Department values "grading" for success.Successes of the students of the students of our department are taking into care for not just course grades but also performances in internship possibilities provided by our department. Our purpose is to make sure the Turkish young adults graduating from our university with the equipment that  will be useful for both their country and the world.

In the courses, economics events, global markets are being tracked and interpreted.

Economy-Finance Implementation and Research Center that runs their actions with the name of Economy Platform inside the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences structure compleetd its establishment process with publishing the regulations in the Official Newspaper in April 2009.Center was running its actions as Economy Platform  before its establishment.

Main prposes of Economy-Finance Implementation and Research Center are; conducting research about subject related to macro-economy and the lower sections of the economy like natşonal and international economy, finance, planning,etude,project, publishing and similar studies.

Center also conducts functions like cooperating with national and international private and official organizations, establishing study groups, providing necessary equipment, library and archive for activity areas.

Organizing national and international symposium, conference, congress, seminar and scientific meeting, joining these kind of activities and arranging courses and similar activities as a professional internal service educations and joining to the ones that are arranged also in the purpose of the Center that is targeted to provide useful services for economy management with public and private sectors and academic environment. 


Studies conducted in a Economy- Finance Implementation  and Research Center includes;

- Traditional spring panels


-Scientific activities conducted by the center employees can be counted.

Program Activities

 Whats is Erasmus Program ?

Erasmus program that takes place inside the Sokrates ( General Education ) Program that is one of the programs of EU Education Youth Programs of European Union Comissions that aims for better using and improving present education potentials, mutual recognition and knowing between the countries, is the program that arranges cooperations on a high education level.

What ere the requirements for Admission to Erasmus Program ?

Having a general point average of 2.00 and over is enough for application.Students are evaluated by English Language Exam and interview results and goes to one of the university that he/she will pick from the ones that our departments has an agreement with for one or two semesters

Experts of Economies Conference Series

-Prof.Dr. Ali Özgüven- Understanding in Economy

- Prof.Dr.Erol Manisalı- Turkey's Internal and External Instabilities

-Prof.Dr. Kenan Bulutoğlu- Introduction to World Economy

Prof. Dr. Vural Savaş- Economics as a Science

- Ege Cansen- Economy Quo Vadis ( Where does Economy Go From Here)

- Prof.Dr. Ziya Müezzinoğlu-EU-Turkey Relations

- Prof.Dr. Mustafa Aysan- Economy Conjunction in 2007

 - Prof.Dr.Gülten Kazgan- Improvements in Economy from YEsterday till Today

   Prof. Dr. Zeyyat Hatipoğlu- Where Did Turkish Economy Come From Here, Where is It Heading ?

  - Prof.Dr. Besim Üstünel - Improvements in Our Economy From Yesterday Till Today and The Management of the Change


Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Durmuş Dündar
Tel: 0212 498 44 00
Email: d.dundar@iku.edu.tr