About The Department
Economics is a social science concerned with the efficient production of desired level of goods and services with scarce resources to meet unlimited human wants. While, at the micro level, the effects of household and firms’ decisions on production, consumption, cost, profit, employment and productivity are examined, at the macro level, Economics focuses on the effects of fiscal and monetary policies at national and international level in order to bring solutions to problems like inflation, income inequality, unemployment, and slow economic growth.
A comprehensive and rigorous economics education is imperative to accurately analyze the national and international production and allocation mechanisms, which undergo radical changes due to the technological revolution and the associated developments in the information and communication technologies that have taken place in the world economy.
The objective of the Economics Program is to equip its students with skills to comprehend, interpret and analyze current economic phenomena both theoretically and empirically. At the center of the program, lies providing students versatile perspectives necessary to grasp national and global economic developments properly and thereby upskilling them with required tools. Our graduates pursue their professional careers in public institutions, international organizations and the private sector. Some of them attend master’s and PhD programs in Turkey’s and the world’s leading universities.
The courses in the undergraduate curriculum can be classified into three groups. The first group includes must courses provided by other departments such as English, Mathematics, Accounting, Law, Computer Applications and Sociology. The second group consists of the core courses of the Economics Department. Some of these courses are Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theories, Monetary and Fiscal Policies, Statistics, Econometrics and International Economic Theory. The third group consists of the elective courses that can be considered as the first step towards specialization in different areas of economics. Financial Economics, Growth and Development, Health Economics, Environmental Economics and Economics of Education are some of the courses in this group.
With an academic staff who are experts in their fields, Çankaya University Department of Economics aims to graduate globally competitive young economists.
Student Exchange Programs
The Economics Department has currently Erasmus+ agreements with the University of Craiova (Romania), Universite de Strasbourg (France) and Universidade do Minho (Portugal).
The students of our department can use the computer labs located in the campus that have access to statistical and econometric software packages such as EViews, SPSS, and Stata.
There are career opportunities for our graduates in banks, public agencies and institutions (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Economy, Treasury, Ministry of Development, the Capital Markets Board, the Competition Authority and the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, etc.), companies operating in foreign trade and consulting sectors and international and multinational organizations. In addition, Economics Department graduates are preferred by graduate programs in Turkey and abroad due to the high quality education they receive.
Our department cooperates with a wide range of public and private institutions and organizations, and provides academic support to our students for internship opportunities, attending and/or organizing inter-curricular activities and seminars.