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Finance Minor Program


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.




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.



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 CategoryECTSSU CreditCourse
Core Elective-124
Area Elective-31

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



Required Courses

It is enough to take one of the below courses.

Course CodeCourse NameECTSSu Credit Faculty
 FIN301Financial Management 63 SBS
 IE303Decision Economics63 FENS



Core Elective Courses

tudents are required to take 4 courses from the list below. As "FIN 402 and IE 407" coded courses are equivalent, "FIN 403 and IE 412" coded courses are equivalent, only one of the equivalent course can be counted as core elective course. Each additional core elective course taken (after completing core elective course degree requirements), can be accounted for area elective course.

Course Code Course NameECTSSU CreditFaculty
FIN401 Corporate Finance63SBS
FIN402 Investments63SBS
FIN403 Derivative Secirities63SBS
FIN404 Multinational Corporate Finance63SBS
FIN405 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions63SBS
FIN406 Behavioral Finance63SBS
FIN407 Venture Capital and Private Equity63SBS
FIN408 Financial Products63SBS
FIN409 Banking and Financial Intermediation63SBS
FIN499 Wealth Management63SBS
IE407 Investment Decision Making63FENS
IE412 Financial Engineering63FENS
IE432 Stochastic Models in Finance63FENS


Area Elective Courses

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

Course CodeCourse NameECTSSU CreditFaculty
ACC301Managerial Accounting63SBS
ACC401Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting63SBS
ACC402Advanced Issues in Financial Accounting63SBS
ACC404International Accounting53SBS
ACC405Financial Statement Analysis63SBS
ACC450Selected Topics in Accounting I53SBS
ACC451Selected Topics in Accounting II53SBS
FIN450Selected Topics in Finance I53SBS
FIN451Selected Topics in Finance  II53SBS
ECON345International Finance63FASS
ECON350Financial Institutions and Markets63FASS
ECON450Microeconomics of Banking63FASS

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