BANKING AND FINANCE

Mehmet Nihat Solako─člu, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

This program is designed to provide a solid understanding of banking and financial studies and to develop advanced communication skills in English and French which are necessary for banking and finance. The first year is a foundation course in both banking/finance and languages. Starting in the second year, courses become more specialized, allowing in-depth study of banking and finance topics with a focus on real-world applications.

Banking/Finance Component

The banking and finance component of the program is carried out in English and French as a second foreign language. It seeks to develop competence in financial markets and organizations. This is complemented by the use of computer assisted applications related to banking and finance. Additionally, two one-month training periods are incorporated into the summer programs aiming to familiarize students with the working environment in financial institutions and other business organizations.

Language Component

The language courses develop general oral and written language skills as well as more specialized skills such as translating, report writing, negotiating, analyzing and synthesizing within the wider context of business. In the language work most of the practical sessions may be function-based and devoted to a given skill (oral work, translation into Turkish). Other language work is topic-based and focuses more on business communications involving case studies that culminate in oral presentations and business reports.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ACC 175  Mathematics I  3    3  -
BF 161  Economics I  3    3  -
BF 173  Computer Applications I  2  2  3  -
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  -
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  -
SFL 101  French I  1  4  3  -
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ACC 178  Mathematics II  3    3  -
BF 162  Economics II  3    3  -
BF 174  Computer Applications II  2  2  3  -
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  -
SFL 102  French II  1  4  3  -
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  -

Summer Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
SFL 103  French III  1  4  3  -

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ACC 253  Accounting I  3  2  3  -
BF 271  Applications in Probability and Statistics I  3    3  -
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  -
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  -
SFL 201  French IV  1  4  3  -
SFL 207  Interpersonal Communication in Business Settings  3    3  -
  Restricted Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ACC 258  Accounting II  3  2  3  -
BF 264  Elements of Money and Banking I  2  1  3  -
BF 276  Applications in Probability and Statistics II  3    3  -
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  -
SFL 202  French V  1  4  3  -
SFL 208  Written Business Communication  3    3  -

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ACC 425  Commercial Law  3    3  -
BF 365  Elements of Money and Banking II  3    3  -
BF 383  Ethics, Responsibility and Citizenship  3    3  -
BF 391  Summer Practice      -  -
SFL 307  English in Business Communication  3    3  -
SFL 335  French in Financial Communication I  3    3  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
BF 362  Banking Operations  3    3  -
BF 372  Computerized Financial Applications  2  2  3  -
BF 384  Introduction to Financial Econometrics  1  3  3  -
SFL 308  English in Organizational Communication  3    3  -
SFL 336  French in Financial Communication II  3    3  -
SFL 490  Common European Framework of Reference Level B1      -  -

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
BF 469  Banking Law  3    3  -
BF 473  Computerized Brokerage and Dealer Operations  2  2  3  -
BF 491  Summer Practice      -  -
SFL 405  Intercultural Business Communication  3    3  -
SFL 431  French in Corporate Communication  3    3  -
  Restricted Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
BF 422  Graduation Project in Banking and Finance  2  4  3  -
BF 488  Computerized Insurance Services and Operations  3  1  3  -
LAW 416  Introduction to Contract Law  3    3  -
SFL 406  Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)  3    3  -
SFL 432  Organizational Communication in French  3    3  -

ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
BF 480  Applied Capital Markets  2  2  3  -
COMD 207  Film History  3    3  -
FA 271  History of Art I  3    3  -
FA 272  History of Art II  3    3  -
HART 111  Introduction to Archaeology  3    3  -
HART 117  Ways of Seeing: Approaches to Art and Architectural History  3    3  -
HART 221  Great Discoveries from the Ancient World  3    3  -
HART 225  Cultural Anthropology  3    3  -
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  -
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  -
MAN 321  Corporate Finance  3    3  -
POLS 101  Introduction to Political Science I  3    3  -
THM 415  Finance  4    3  -

At least two elective courses should be taken from the elective courses list offered by BF (Banking/Finance), and MAN (Management) departments, and the Faculty of Humanities and Letters departments.


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