Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Economics Department provides a high quality, Turkish language based master program to meet the needs of professionals for a theoretical background as well as analytical methods in the solution of economic problems. The participating academic staff and course contents are chosen specifically to provide the necessary tools and expertise to the students, preparing them with strong background for the highly competitive national and international business environments. Students are expected to complete the program in three semesters.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Non-thesis Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Those having a university diploma in any field can apply for the program.

2. There is no minimum grade-point average (GPA) requirement.

3. There is no requirement for an ALES or Foreign Language Exam certificate. However, if the applicant submits a certificate, the following weighting schema will be used in evaluation (for those not submitting a certificate for ALES or Foreign Language, the score is considered to be zero).

Evaluation Criteria:

ALES Score: -

Foreign Language Score: -

GPA: 40%

Interview: 60%

4. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).

5. The provisions which are not covered above will be implemented in accordance with the relevant provisions of Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


This master program are required

  1. to take a minimum of 11 courses (3 compulsory (including Term Project) + 8 elective) with a minimum of 33 local credits
  2. to pass the course of Term Project,
  3. to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.00 with a minimum of 90 ECTS credits.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


At Hacettepe University, full-time students can be exempted from some courses within the framework of the related bylaws.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The main objective of the Economics master program is to raise experts in economics. Our graduates who have the skills to follow global developments and offer global or regional solutions to problems they encounter will be candidates for top level management positions.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of the Economics Program are fully trained to be able to take up suitable positions at upper-level of proficiencies in either public or private sectors.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Economics (Non-Thesis) program without thesis are designed according to the structure indicated below:

Economics (Non-Thesis) consist of

Minimum 90 ECTS

A minimum of 10 courses (2 compulsory, 8 elective)

One Term Project

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


The assesment methods for the courses are described in the part of “Assesment Methods” given in the course description pages. The grades are followed by Hacettepe University MA with Thesis Program regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from this program, the students are required to

  • to take a minimum of 9 courses with a minimum of 27 local credits (120 ECTS)
  • to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.00.
  • to pass Seminar,
  • to prepare and defend a Master Thesis.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director