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Finance Minor Program

1. PURPOSE:
To satisfy the demand in the fields of advanced investment banking, portfolio performance analysis and management, risk management in national and global firms, corporate financial management, internal and external capital management, pension fund planning and management and financial applications of foreign funds in their Turkish offices, to provide value added and to raise finance professionals by coupling theory and practice with the most recent techniques.

2. PROGRAM
A. DEFINITION:
Finance Minor Program aims to communicate under a certain structure the fundamental financial concepts and approaches to students who are interested and aim to specialize in the field of finance. The program will enable students to identify practical financial problems in areas such as portfolio management, derivative securities, risk management, corporate finance and corporate mergers and acquisitions, apply and test popular theoretical models empirically, benefit from financial databases actively for these purposes and use attained results in the process of decision making. Although the target group for the program is all undergraduate students that have an interest in finance, it is expected that students registered in programs that deal with financial problems such as management, operations research and economics will show more interest in the Finance Minor Program.

B. PROGRAM REQUİREMENTS

Students can apply to this minor program earliest at the beginning of the semester following their program declaration and latest at the beginning of their sixth semester. For admission, general GPA must be minimum 2.72 and the application must be accepted by the related Faculty Board.

A student who applies to the minor program should have finished all credit courses taken in the undergraduate program until the semester of application successfully.

Students who are enrolled in the minor programs are responsible for taking all courses that their declared program requires, collecting the required sum of credits and fulfill other obligations that the program carries. The minimum number credits that is necessary to complete the minor program is 18.

Credits and number of courses required for graduation from the Finance Minor Program:
 

Course Category ECTS SU Credit Course
Required 6 3 1
Core Elective 24 12 4
Area Elective 5 3 1
Total 35 18 6

A certificate is given to students who succesfully complete all courses required for the minor program with a minimum GPA of 2.72. 

C.COURSES
Required Dersler

Course Code Course Name ECTS Su Credit  Faculty
 FIN301 Financial Management  6  3  SOM

 

or

Course Code Course Name ECTS Su Credit Faculty
IE303 Decision Economics  6  3  FENS

 

Core Elective Courses

Students are required to take 4 courses from the list below.

Course Code Course Name ECTS SU Credit Faculty
FIN401 Corporate Finance 6 3 SOM
FIN402-IE407 Investments/Investment Decision Making 6 3 SOM
FIN403/IE412 Derivative Secirities/Financial Engineering 6 3 SOM
FIN404 Multinational Corporate Finance 6 3 SOM
FIN405 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 6 3 SOM
FIN499 Wealth Management 6 3 SOM
IE432 Stochastic Models in Finance 6 3 FENS

Area Elective Courses

Students are required to take 1 course from the list below.
 

Course Code Course Name ECTS SU Credit Faculty
ACC201 Introduction to Financial Accounting and Reporting 6 3 SOM
ACC301 Managerial Accounting 6 3 SOM
ACC401 Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting 6 3 SOM
ACC402 Advanced Issues in Financial Accounting 6 3 SOM
ACC403 Auditing 6 3 SOM
ACC404 International Accounting 5 3 SOM
ACC405 Financial Statement Analysis 6 3 SOM
ACC450 Selected Topics in Accounting I 5 3 SOM
ACC451 Selected Topics in Accounting II 5 3 SOM
FIN450 Selected Topics in Finance I 5 3 SOM
FIN451 Selected Topics in Finance  II 5 3 SOM
ECON345 International Finance 6 3 SOM
ECON350 Financial Institutions and Markets 6 3 SOM
ECON450 Microeconomics of Banking 6 3 SOM