The graduates of our MS in Finance program will have an intermediary level understanding of financial theory, application and quantitative research tools that will enable them either to continue onto the PhD program of their choice or to work for the financial industry as researchers, consultants or regulators. Our MS program is recognized as the program partner of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. This partnership allows our students to prepare themselves for the CFA exams and place them with an advantageous position when seeking to enter into the finance industry.

The graduates of the PhD program are expected to conduct original research that contributes to the theory and application of financial economics and to pursue academic careers in prestigious universities. To achieve this objective, students are equipped with a rigorous training in research methods and financial theory.

The finance faculty conducts empirical and theoretical research in specialized fields of asset pricing, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial intermediation, real estate finance, derivatives markets, financial risk management, market eff iciency and market microstructure. Research support includes excellent computing facilities and library, as well as access to financial databases such as Bloomberg, The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID), Global Development Finance (GDF), ISI Emerging Markets, International Financial Statistics, World Development Indicators (World Bank).

Faculty: Levent Akdeniz, Kürşat Aydoğan, Zeynep Önder, Süheyla Özyıldırım, Ahmet Şensoy, A. Başak Tanyeri.