MA with Thesis

MA in Economics is a two-year program with a thesis requirement that establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and emphasizes rigorous research under close faculty supervision. The first year of the program is built around core courses in Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. During the second year students take further advanced courses in their fields of interest and participate in seminars. They start working on their thesis by the end of their first year and continue throughout the second year. Students are expected to present their thesis research at different outlets and turn it into a publishable paper.

The program is designed to prepare students to conduct theoretical and applied research inside or outside academia. Its rigorous mathematical approach provides an excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics. It also imparts highly marketable applied research skills and prepares students for careers in government, business, and private non-profit organizations.

The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad.

Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world (Rankings are available here). We strongly believe that Koç University is one of the best places for a master’s degree in economics.

 The Economics department invites applications from highly motivated students with strong analytical training regardless of background.