ECO5001 Managerial Economics
Main focus on business decisions, making extensive use of cases. Basic supply-demand theory and marginal analysis, the structure of decision problems, the impact of the market setting (i.e., competitive, oligopolistic or monopolistic structures) and strategic interactions among firms using game theory. Use of economic reasoning to solve actual business decision problems.
The study of stocks, bonds and related financial market instruments. Applications of portfolio management and asset allocation techniques.
ECO5103 Money and Banking
Introduction to basic concepts such as financial liberalization, demand and supply of money and other financial assets, creation of money by the central bank, the banking system and by other financial intermediaries, the money base, money multiplier, velocity of money and the monetary policy. Turkish legal and institutional structure in comparison to the financial structure of the EC economies. Discussions over money and capital markets, the foreign exchange market, inter-bank markets and government security auctions as well as open market operations and introduction of forward, future and options markets.
ECO5104 Business Forecasting
Topics in probability theory; theoretical distributions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, and the normal distribution. Basic topics in parametric statistics, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, goodness-of fit tests, analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis; time series analysis, quantitative forecasting methods; elementary design of experiments and data collection; computer implementations using available up to date statistical software.
ECO5105 Open Economy Macroeconomics
National income accounting, inflation, growth and unemployment, IS-LM and AS-AD models, short and medium run analysis, open economy, openness in goods and financial markets, fiscal and monetary policies in open economy, exchange rates and exchange rate regimes.
ECO5106 Global Finance
Introduction to the institutions, instruments of international financial markets and the economic theory behind the developments in these areas. Analysis of the relationships between the exchange markets, foreign trade and financial markets.
ECO5113 Economic Policies and Strategies
Fiscal and monetary policies and their effect in short and medium runs, inflation, growth and debt dynamics in emerging markets, study of crisis response programs, study of stylized facts of emerging markets and Turkey, analysis of income distribution, discussion of development strategies.
FIN5228 Financial Management
The study of corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. A touch on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. Empirical research heavily emphasized to help guide managerial decisions.
BUS5103 Strategic Management
Examining how organizations (both for-profit companies and non-profit agencies) gain sustainable competitive advantages. Integrating knowledge and skills gained from studies in the functional areas of business. Applying a general management point of view decisions and strategies with reference to the total enterprise. Coverage of the elements of the strategic management process; analyzing industry structure and environmental trends to assess industry potential; assessing a firm’s resources for their potential to generate a competitive advantage; introduction to the internet economy.
FIN5555 Asset Valuation
This advanced course teaches you how to use asset-valuation tools for a range of assets, including equity, debt and derivative markets, real estate and venture capital. The course concludes with the principles for merging different investments into portfolio management, including investment setting, investment policy and asset allocation. Students who successfully complete this course will have an understanding of: various types of investment vehicles, organization and functioning of various securities markets, security-market indicator series and the source and direction of potential biases, security valuation, stock-market analysis, industry analysis, technical analysis, and discounted cash-flow applications, fixed-income investment features, understand the basics of futures, options and swaps markets and portfolio management and common asset-pricing models
The graduate program in Financial Economics will be completed with appropriate project by supervision of an advisor.