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MA in Applied Economics
Description of the Program

Işık University – Applied Economics MA Program is a 12-course program (Courses are held at Maslak Campus, center of business district in Istanbul). The aim of the program is to equip the students with the ability of economic reasoning and analysis necessary for the decision makers and participants of key players in major industries. Curriculum is based on the application areas of economic theory and quantitative techniques. The number and variety of the elective courses offered in the program provides students with the expertise in various fields of applied economics. The students are expected to use economic theory, principles and methods together with data analysis to model major industrial trends in structure, conduct and performance throuhout the program. Development of academic presentation skills and project-based work skills throughout a diverse set of elective courses are among the opportunities offered at this program.

Who may apply?

Işık University – Applied Economics MA Program is designed for students who wish to work as a chief economist, financial analyst, researcher, or consultant in private or public industrial firms and who may wish to pursue an academic career in a Ph.D. program later on. MA in Applied Economics Program will provide the students with the necessary toolbox as quantitative and methodological skills. Students who have a BA/BS degree in any discipline qualify to apply to the program.

Why Applied Economics MA Program?

Applied Economics is an increasingly popular sub-discipline in economics attractive for those who are interested in analyzing and interpreting some set of economic data and use that knowledge as it affects firms and other immediate stakeholders in various industries such as healthcare, environment, communications, energy, transportation and finance, and many others. The goal of MA in Applied Economics Program is to bring economic theory, quantitative techniques and instances of everyday life together. Contrary to a traditional masters program in economics, MA in Applied Economics Program at Işık University aims to give students application–oriented skills. Therefore, the program targets to fill the vacuum needed by corporations for skilled corporate economists who can explain, interpret and predict the process that generated some experimental data. This program is also suitable for students who would want to pursue a doctoral degree in Economics or in other related fields.

If you are planning a career as a corporate economist, analyst, planner, policy maker or consultant in private or public sector, Işık University Applied Economics Masters Program offers you an excellent opportunity to pursue your professional goals.