Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Social Sciences - Business Administration (Eng) - Accounting and Finance (Eng)
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
The Accounting and Finance Master Program with thesis (Lectured in English) has become one of the leading master programs in Accounting and Finance in Turkey after the foundation of the Social Sciences Institute in 1982.
Qualification Awarded
The graduates of this program are awarded the degree of Master of Science (MS) in Accounting and Finance.
Specific Admission Requirements
In order to be admitted to this program, the applicants are required; - to have graduated from an undergraduate (4 year) program. - to attain a minimum of EA 60 points from ALES (Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam) - to pass the scientific interview. Students are admitted to the Institute of Social Sciences according to the weighted average of their ALES scores, transcripts and interview (Oral Examination) scores (50 % of the ALES score, 30% of the Interview score, and 20% of the Official Transcript). Periodic announcements related to the information on interviews (the quota of programs, dates and places of interview) are made in advance. Exchange students are admitted according to the bilateral agreements between the Marmara University and the partner university.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
This is a formal program. Courses taken by students at the undergraduate level are not subject to exemption regarding courses offered at the master level.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students with Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Economics are preferred. Students should be able to be competent in Accounting and Finance terminology in English and easily follow courses lectured in English.
Profile of The Programme
The primary objective of the program is to raise specialists who will realize the dynamics of both national and international financial markets and accounting practices and to provide them with accurate theoretical framework and analytical thinking. Moreover, the program aims to provide adequate knowledge and skills to students in distinctive areas such as financial intermediation and auditing. Many research assistants of both the Marmara University and other universities related to the accounting and finance area graduate from this program. Furthermore, this master program has gained a remarkable recognition in the accounting and finance field as many graduates of this program are employed in the multinational companies.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates of this program will benefit from theoretical background and quantitative ability to evaluate the circumstances in both accounting and finance areas and make use of these knowledge and skills for the advancement of their professional and academic career. The main areas where graduates might be employed are multinational corporations such as auditing firms, banks as well as local corporations and academic institutions.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates from this program may apply to doctorate programs. However, with respect to the admission to the Ph. D. programs they are also required to attain a minimum of EA 65 points from ALES (Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam) and 60 points from ÜDS (Foreign Language Academic Proficiency Exam in Turkey) or to get score from internationally valid exams that is equivalent to that score.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The course assessment consists of mid-term and final assessments which affect course grading with a weighted average of 40 % and 60 %, respectively. One mid-term grade is given for each course. Exams are made in the written form within the Institute’s announced academic calendar. Examination documents are held by the Institute for 5 years. For each course taken, the student is given one of the letter grades below by the instructor as the semester course grade. Respectively, the percentage equivalent grades, letter grades and coefficients are stated as follows: 90-l00 AA 4.0, 85-89 BA 3.5, 80-84 BB 3.0, 75-79 CB 2.5, 65-74 CC 2.0, 55-64 DC 1.5, 50-54 DD 1.0, 45-49 FD 0.5 and 44 and below FF 0
Graduation Requirements
The students studying in this program with thesis are required: • to have a minimum of 7 courses with a minimum of 21 local credits, one seminar course, and a thesis. (The seminar and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis.) • to accomplish all the courses with a letter grade of at least CC (2.00) /S as well as Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.50/4.00.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Cemal İBİŞ Program Advisor E-mail: cemalibis@marmara.edu.tr Assoc. Prof. Tülay TURGUT Erasmus (Second Cycle) Coordinator E-mail: tturgut@marmara.edu.tr Adress: Marmara University Faculty of Business Administration Department of Business Administration Bahçelievler Campus 34180 Bahçelievler Istanbul – Turkey Phone: 90 212 677 74
Facilities
Teaching staff for this program consists of twelve academicians including three professors, one associate professor, four assistant professors, two doctors and two research assistants. Courses are lectured in rooms commonly used by Business Administration (English), Business Administration (Turkish), Business Administration (German), Business Informatics (German) Departments and three laboratories. Students are also able to use university library to get access to online databases and other library services that will enable them to develop themselves during both courses and thesis preparation. This master program is a part of Erasmus and other exchange programs.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 To be able to use foreign language effectively to make high quality presentations.
2 To be able to employ correct data collection and analysis methods to solve complex problems in the business environment.
3 To be able to evaluate accounting and finance practices from a critical point of view.
4 To be able to catch up with the recent trends in accounting and finance areas.
5 To be able to develop academic competency in the accounting and finance field that will form the basis for the potential Ph. D. studies.
6 To be able to operate under diverse accounting practices due to the cross country differences in accounting standards.
7 To be able to make perfect use of financial statement analysis techniques to compare performance of corporations in light of cross country differences.
8 To be able to evaluate the role of the international financial institutions in the financial environment.
9 To be able to distinguish between characteristics of financial instruments to avoid making inaccurate investment and financing decisions.
10 To be able to operate under financial uncertainties both in developed and emerging markets during crisis environment.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ACFN-C1..4 Core - 1..4 Elective 12 0 24
2 ACFN-E1-YL Elective - 1 Elective 3 0 6
Total 15 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ACFN700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 2
2 ACFN-C5,6 Core - 5-6 Elective 6 0 16
3 ACFN-E2,3 Elective - 2-3 Elective 6 0 12
Total 12 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
Elective
1 . Semester > ACFN-C1..4 Core - 1..4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ACFN701 Advanced Accounting Compulsory 3 0 6
2 ACFN703 International Financial Reporting Standards Compulsory 3 0 6
3 ACFN705 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Compulsory 3 0 6
4 ACFN707 Managerial Finance Compulsory 3 0 6
1 . Semester > ACFN-E1-YL Elective - 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ACFN709 Advanced Auditing Compulsory 3 0 6
2 ACFN711 Bank Funds Management Compulsory 3 0 6
3 ACFN713 Behavioral Finance Compulsory 3 0 6
2 . Semester > ACFN-C5,6 Core - 5-6
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ACFN702 Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting Compulsory 3 0 8
2 ACFN704 International Finance Compulsory 3 0 8
2 . Semester > ACFN-E2,3 Elective - 2-3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ACFN706 Selected Topics in Accounting Compulsory 3 0 6
2 ACFN708 Corporate Finance Compulsory 3 0 6
3 ACFN710 Derivative Markets and Instruments Compulsory 3 0 6
4 ACFN724 Applied Econometrics Compulsory 3 0 6

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