Economics Major

The program leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Economics combines training in technical economics with opportunities for a broad and balanced undergraduate education. The program aims to give the students a solid grounding in modern economic theory and accompanying skills necessary for independent and critical thinking which will allow them to acquire an understanding of the Turkish and the world economy.

The aim is achieved through a flexible curriculum which is structured to provide the basic social science and quantitative toolbox necessary for all economists in the first two years, followed by a student-tailored curriculum in the last two years during which the students choose a track of study they prefer to complete under economics. These tracks cover all general economics fields including Academics Economics Track which aims to prepare students for a highly quantitative graduate study, Macroeconomics Track which emphasizes topics about the workings of the macroeconomy such as monetary and international economics, Microeconomics Track which focuses on the decision making of individuals and firms in depth, Managerial Economics Track which captures the synergy issues between management and economics, and finally a General Economics Track which allows the students to explore cross tracks during their studies. All of these general tracks are supported by a range of free electives allowing students to becoming well-rounded social scientists and furthermore university graduates.

The normal course load over four years is 45 courses, 33 of which are compulsory, including the 6 courses that differ across tracks, and 16 of which are elective.

For fulfilling the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics,  a minimum of 240 ECTS credits have to be completed.

For more information about the undergraduate program, please contact bilecon@bilkent.edu.tr .

For more information about the University orientation program, click here.

For the curriculum for ECON Major Program, click here, and then choose “Economics,” where you can also obtain information on the elective courses.

 

TRACK REQUIREMENTS

Micro TrackMacro TrackAcademic TrackManagerial Track
Law Course or MAN 213Law Course or MAN 213MATH 225Law Course
MATH 215MAN 213
ECON 439ECON 322ECON 439MAN 321
ECON 433ECON 443ECON 443Management Course
Choose any 2:
ECON 430, ECON 351, ECON 446, ECON 459, ECON 448, ECON 458, ECON 444
Choose any 2:
ECON 331, ECON 332, ECON 409, ECON 403, ECON 432, ECON 453, ECON 455
ECON 302Management Course
ECON 401 or
ECON 402
ECON 401 or
ECON 402
ECON 401 or
ECON 402
Choose any 1: ECON 403, ECON 409, ECON 432

Law course: Any two credit or above course from LAW faculty.

Management course: MAN262 and any 300 or above level and three credit or above course with MAN code from Faculty of Business Administration (except for MAN 302).