WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS?
Department of Economics
The aim of the program in the Department of Economics is to combine theoretical knowledge with the economic developments and expectations of the business world with a functional scientific foundation. Introductory courses provide information on basic theories and concepts and shed light on how they explain common economic behavior and facts. The analytical framework used at this stage focuses on comprehension. Following this, econometric techniques and the software that are used to analyze economic data are taught, and the theories explained in the books are connected with events in the real world. After receiving the core curriculum, students expand their knowledge with a wide range of major area courses including applied sciences and contemporary topics in the 3rd and 4th years, advancing to learn more complicated theories for solving problems.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ACADEMIC:
Prof. Dr. Selva Demiralp, Faculty Member at the Department of Economics
Being a good economist requires you to have a strong theoretical background and apply that knowledge to understand and interpret the economic problems that you face on a daily basis. In the Economics Department, we make sure that our students are trained on both fronts. In the era after the global financial crisis, we don’t have any difficulty recruiting students to our department who have witnessed the crisis and want to understand the economic causes and consequences of this global event. In line with the emphasis placed on research at Koç University, our faculty members conduct high quality research while teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the same time. Our students are privileged enough to hear the results of cutting edge research directly from our faculty and they even get a chance to assist our faculty with their research on certain projects. Our graduates typically find job opportunities in respectable companies at home and abroad. If they choose to pursue an academic career, they continue their studies in leading universities in Europe and US.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GRADUATE:
Mahmut Emin Öncel, 2016 Double Major Program Graduate from the Department of Economics and Business Administration
I had long-term internships during my university years in various departments at very important organizations. After my last internship, I realized that for a person to be happy all their lives and enjoy their work, they should do the job they love. What I’m mostly interested in, what I watch, listen to and follow the most is sports. And I do sports myself. Even though there isn’t a settled professional sports sector in Turkey, I took a risk and started to research what could be done in this field. I say I took a risk because I figured with my high grades and experience, I could easily find a job at a very good company. Instead, I decided to go into a sector that didn’t even have a proper description. But I’m glad that I took that risk. If I’d taken a job in a normal company and worked 5 years, only to say to myself I wished I’d take that risk, it would really bother me. Most probably, by that time, I wouldn’t want to throw it all away and start something new. What do I do now? I work in the Marketing Department of Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club. I manage the e-sports teams. E-sports will definitely shape the future and it’s great to work in this sector for BJK, one of Turkey’s greatest sports clubs. Of course, nothing is as perfect as it seems from the outside, but I’m still glad I took that risk. My humble advice to other young people is that they should never give up on their dreams, and they should do the job they love. Never worry about money. You’ll make money anyway. After all, you’ll graduate from Turkey’s best university.
WORKING AREAS FOR DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS GRADUATES
The companies and industries above mentioned are the ones our Koç Üniversitesi Department of Economics Graduates are currently working and has also the possibility to work
COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The companies and industries above mentioned involves current and possible examples of Koç Üniversitesi Department of Economics Graduates are currently working / continuing their education.
Possibilities are not limited within the list.