Master of Arts (MA) in Economics program invites participants to discover the brilliant world of the “dismal science”.
Program Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Hasan Tekgüç
Master of Arts program in Economics aims to equip participants with a rigorous toolkit for thinking about the economy and economic policy. The competence targets of the program spans the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistical methodology.
In the MA program in Economics, as a common element of all programs offered by KHas Business School, learning is considered as a holistic process over time and across space; it begins in the core and elective courses delivered in-class and continues during project work, meetings with speakers renowned in their fields and communication among alumni. This is believed to establish a strong bridge between theory and practice.
The program’s perspective to assess and design economic policies endows participants with knowledge of political economy and development economics as well as skills and toolset to discover the workings and limitations of the market mechanism and to discover the conditions under which social welfare can be maximized by means of economic policymaking. The participants are believed to serve as advanced economic specialists at both public and private sector institutions. At the same time, participants with an academic orientation are provided with a sound knowledge of methodology and toolset to create new knowledge in their fields.
Problems encountered in professional life are often ill-defined; compared to usual textbook problems they require creative solutions against the quite limited amount of preliminary information. This transforms problem solving from a solely technical procedure to an art. To provide program participants with such an understanding, KHas Business School maintains a rapid and effective, socially and environmentally responsible design culture that emphasizes sustainability and norms of ethical behavior.
Participants of the MA program in Economics will find the opportunity to take a leap toward developing concrete analytical solutions to a wide spectrum of economic problems.
All participants are expected to document their individual academic/technical achievements by submitting a graduation project or a master’s thesis. Earlier admission to all programs are on a “project” (non-thesis) basis. That status can be turned to “thesis” conditional upon academic success and orientation.