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    Faculty of Education

Department of Economics

1.General Information

Department of Economics aims to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge about economics which studies the behavior of economic units (individuals, institutions and systems) and the choices that they make with respect to the allocation of scarce resources between production and consumption. It is aimed that our graduates should be able to follow the developments in our country and in the world closely, interpret the data related to the economic sectors and countries, and make predictions based upon these. The department conducts research on the productive use of all resources used to meet human needs, on betterment in welfare of the society through increase in natural, monetary and human resources and on distribution of goods and services produced based upon these activities. The program gives the students a through education in theory, policy and history of economics; economic development and international economy, statistics, econometrics, business, mathematics and finance; and a two week internship at appropriate institutions is required.

2. Qualification

Bachelor of Arts in Economics is given to students who succesfully complete the program. Graduates of economics have the title of Economist.

3. Level of Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

4. Admission and Enrollment Terms

General admission requirements is valid for qualifying the program.

5. Recognition of Former Education

Recognition of prior non-formal learning in the Turkish higher education institutions vertical, horizontal and transitions within the university is determined by the Board of Higher Education is made under “SWITCHING BETWEEN SHORT AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF HIGHER EDUCATİON INSTITUTIONS, DOUBLE MAJOR, MINOR AND CREDIT TRANSFER BETWEEN CORPORATE ACTION ON BASIS OF REGULATION”.

6. Competency Requirements and Terms

A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses meet a minimum of 240 ECTS credit requirement and have a minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00 and no FF, DZ or YZ grades.

7. Objectives of the Program

The department of Economics educates people who are willing to do research and work on the various levels of economic life. The economic theory is given as an academic formation to students who are going to work on private and government sectors with the help of math, statistics and econometrics. The education of economics contains two basic processes. The first is to teach economic? principals and tools which will be used after graduating from university and to educate high quality labor force in changing global conditions. The second is to develop systematic and independent thinking ability, which will be helpful in every aspect of peoples life, and to give students academic formation in economic subjects. In this context, in the economics department, apart from economics courses there are business, law and public finance classes. These classes give students chances to find better jobs in a wide range of areas. During first two years, students take theoretical courses and completing these courses successfully they can take the third and fourth year classes. In the third and fourth year, there are a variety of elective courses, which are related to the areas that students desire to work after graduation. Thus, students are favoring courses in wide range and having the chance of graduating with a strong infrastructure. The department has four main branches Tehese are: Economic Theory, Economic Policy, Economic Growth and International Economics and History of Economics.

This programme intends to include all kinds of practical and theoretical aspects of the field of study and it aims to furnish students with the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts, theories and techniques used in business, government and academic settings to enable students to analyze markets, economic policies and economic theories to equip students with basic knowledge about the Turkish and world economy, quantitative research skills and independent and critical thinking abilities.

8. Program Competencies (Learning Outcomes)
  • Use mathematical and graphical tools in the field of economics..

  • Understand the basic concepts and assumptions related to the science of economics,

  • Describe the structure and properties of the markets in economy.

  • Use econometrics techniques to make predictions about the relationships between economic variables

  • Analyze and comment on current economic events and comment on Turkish Economy

  • Have the ability to do inter-disciplinary research and study

9. Careers

Both public and private sector job opportunities for graduates of business adm. is quite high.They have opportunity to find a job in  various ministries as an inspectors, auditors, and specialist assistant. Additionally,  state and privately owned banks, research institutions, local or international companies that graduates are employed in the institutions section.

In addition, facilities are also available to make an academic career in the field of economics.

10. Further Study

May apply to master's or doctorate programmes in any field or proficiency in social arts programmes.

11. Testing, Measurement and Evaluation                              

A variety of assessment methods such as mid-term(s), assignment(s), exercise(s), project(s), practice(s), and a final exam are implemented in the programme. Assessment methods may include classical test(s), multiple-choice test(s), homework(s), performance evaluation(s), and product evaluation(s). In order to graduate from the programme, cumulative GPA must be minimum 2.00. A course grade is constituted by evaluating the above stated elements and given by using letters.

12. Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements "Qualification Requirements and Regulations" as described in the section.

13. Manner of Study


14. Address and Contact Details (Head of Department and Deputies)

Eskişehir Osmangazi University

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Department of Economics, Meşelik Campus 26480 Eskişehir

Telephone Number: + 90 222 239 37 50 / 1756

Head of Department: Professor Mustafa Kemal BEŞER - Extension: 1135

Deputy Head of Department: Associate Professor Hakan ACAROĞLU - Extension:  1750

15. Department Facilities

In Department of Economics, 5 Professors, 5 Associate Professors, 5 Assistant Professors and 5 Research Assistants, a total of 20 staff are working.

16. Academic Staff

Economic Policy sub-department

  • Professor Özcan DAĞDEMİR

  • Professor Selami SEZGİN

  • Associate Professor Şennur SEZGİN

  • Associate Professor Oytun MEÇİK

  • Assistant Professor Taner SEKMEN

  • Assistant Professor Seher Gülşah TOPUZ

  • Research Assistant Seyfullah YÜRÜK

Economic Theory sub-department

  • Professor Mustafa Kemal BEŞER

  • Associate Professor İnci PARLAKTUNA

  • Associate Professor Hakan ACAROĞLU

  • Assistant Professor Mehmet ŞENGÜR

  • Research Assistant Yılmaz KÖPRÜCÜ

  • Research Assistant Ömer Faruk GÜNAL

Economic Development and International Economics sub-department

  • Professor Zeki KARTAL

  • Associate Professor Füsun YENİLMEZ

  • Assistant Professor Hüseyin Naci BAYRAÇ

  • Assistant Professor Esin KILIÇ

  • Research Assistant Melek BIYIKLIOĞLU

Economic History sub-department

  • Professor Abdullah Mesud KÜÇÜKKALAY

  • Research Assistant Derviş Tuğrul KOYUNCU


17. Objectives & Learning Outcomes (T.Y.Y.Ç)