Economics & Finance

Department Head:  Associate Professor Ceren ORAL
0252- 211- 5570 

Founding process of Fethiye Faculty of Management and the Department of Economics and Finance has been completed when the Council of Minister decision numbered 2011/2260 was promulgated in the official gazette dated 24 October 2011 and numbered 28094. The Department started to admit students 2015-2016 Academic Year. The education language of faculty is Turkish.

Programme Profile
Department of Economics and Finance aims to raise high qualified proffesionals and supply work force, which endowed with economics and finance formation. The students are educated for several positions in both public and private sectors. The stakeholders that department of economics and finance interacts are Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Capital Markets Board, State Planning Organization, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Finance, and particularly banking and finance sector, universities, research institutes. The department tries to serve the best for the students with its qualified academic staff. In the department, the granted projects are carried out. It also contributes to the economic, socio-cultural development of the region and contributes to the employment market of country with its educated students and to the science world with its qualified academic researches.

The graduate students of the Department of Economics and Finance are able to:
1.      follow and interpret contemporary implementations, national and international academic publications;
2.      express the thoughts and suggestions in written and verbal forms in Turkish and in other languages with European Language Portfolio minimum B1 level, communicate effectively with the stakeholders in business life;
3.      become skillful at using information and communication technology with minimum European Computer Driving License in advanced level and at transferring up to date knowledge about economy and finance to other personnel and team mates;
4.      be conscious about quality, business ethics and social responsibility, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, social rights and social justice and works in line with this awareness in the business;
5.      be open to changes, entrepreneurship, leadership, and thinks analytically and critically;
6.      become skillful at lifelong learning, carry out studies regarding business topics;
7.      conduct a project as an executive or participant, define aims for the organization in which he/she belongs.
The range of employment possibilities of Economics and Finance graduates is quite wide because of the applicability and availability of courses in the programme into practice. The employment possibilities in both public and private sectors are: Banks, especially SMEs and entrepreneurship, accountancy, inspectorship, and various institutions like State Planning Organization, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Labor etc.
The students who succeed in bachelor level further in his postgraduate with thesis or non-thesis, in formal or evening education and distance education in case they succeed in Academic Postgraduate Exam, have sufficient English level and succeed in the exams offered by related institutions.
It is needed to have the courses in a term with 30 ECTS for the programme.
Exams consist of mid-terms, final exams, excuse exams, repeat exams, exemption exams and one course exam.
Mid-terms: There are mid-term exams for the courses that exist in every term. 40% of a mid-term exam is considered.
Final exams: There are final exams to test academic success at the end of the term. 60% of a final exam is considered.
Excuse exams: If a student has a valid excuse for the mid-term or final exams, related board allow for excuse exams. For the excuse exams, student must submit a petition, which explains the excuse, in 3 days to deanship/ management. Moreover, the excuse should be approved by related board.
Repeat exams: Students may take repeat exams for the courses, which are graded as FD or FF that they fail and which are graded as DD or DC that they pass, at the end of term. The point of a repeat exam substitutes for the final point of that course. The percentages of mid-term and repeat exams are assessed in the same way as final exams. For the repeat exams, final point is considered regardless of what was graded before.
Exemption exams: Exemption exams are set for the courses defined by the senate on the specified dates in academic calendar.
One course exams: They are for the students who failed in one course and will graduate in case of succeeding in that course. Moreover, the students may take one course exam to increase their own average score, although they succeed all of the courses in the program, for the reason that they cannot graduate due to grade point average is less than 2,00. To take one course exam for graduation, a petition should be given to the head of department. One can take this exam only once.
For every course, students are graded at the end of the term as below by the lecturer of the course.
Grade EquivalentMid-term/Final GradeCoefficient
49 and belowFF0
The assessments apart from the above, TT means failure because of absenteeism, MM means exemption for the course, GG success in course, KK means failure in the course, VV means abolished course. The students are graded as “TT” if they are absent in the courses and/or applied courses. The students, who succeed in Foreign Language Proficiency Exam, are exempt from the required foreign courses (English, German, and French) and graded as “MM”. The students who succeed in Preparatory Foreign Language Program and internship graded as “GG”. The students who fail in Preparatory Foreign Language Program and internship graded as “KK”. For the courses which are abolished from the education program are graded as “VV” with the proposal of head of department and with the decision of board.
Students must succeed all of the courses exist in the program (equivalent to 240 ECTS) and grade point average must be minimum 2, 00 over 4, 00.