Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Accounting and Finance Master Program is a master program with thesis which is carried out under the Hacettepe University Social Sciences Institute – Business Administration Department. Program language is Turkish. The courses, midterms, finals, presentations, reports and theses are carried out in Turkish language. However, sources in English are also utilized in the courses. Graduates of this program can proceed to the PhD programs.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Applicants who apply to the program must have completed a four-year Bachelor's Degree, except for the Faculty of Engineering.

2. Applicants are required to score at least 60 standard points from equal weight categories of the Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimine Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) organized by Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (├ľl├žme, Se├žme ve Yerle┼čtirme Merkezi, ├ľSYM). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score, determined by the Hacettepe University Senate, in the internationally recognized GRE and GMAT examinations.

3. Applicants are required to score at least 60 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by ├ľSYM.

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. Those conditions, which are not included below, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Students who are enrolled in the master program must complete at least 60 ECTS credits within two semester and then should prepare the master's thesis under the supervision of consultant.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The courses taken at another university either in Turkey or abroad can be accepted as equivalent through the approval of the teaching staff lecturing similar courses, within the framework of relevant articles in Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations.

Academic recognition of the courses taken in another higher education institution as part of an exchange program is made within the framework of relevant articles in Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Accounting and Finance Master Program is designed to give comprehensive training especially to Business Administration graduates who plans to specialize in accounting and finance. The aim of this program is not only to make individuals to gain competence in the field of accounting and finance but also to increase their knowledge which will help them to be future managers in related businesses.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of Accounting and Finance Master Program are being promoted to managerial positions in both public and private sector. Some of our graduates are being employed in Turkish Republic Treasury, Capital Market Board of Turkey and Central Banks.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


  • Number-Rate of Compulsory Courses: 5 - % 50
  • Number-Rate of Elective Courses : 5 - % 50
  • Elective courses begining year: 1
  • Compulsory elective courses outside the department : None
  • Internship requirement: None
  • Prerequisite courses: None
  • The structure of the programme by the years: Students may continue their learning periods by taking compulsory and elective courses from the first year.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Evaluation and assesment methods for each course are defined in course teaching plan in information package prepared by the lecturers. Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations will be applied in related with the course notes and exams.

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D.16. Graduation Requirements


Students who complete 120 ECTS credits (60 ECTS must and elective courses - 60 ECTS Special Topics) and achieve 2.5 out of 4 in CGPA will be eligible for graduation.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


 Prof.Dr. Mustafa KILIÇ


Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Department of Business Administration

Beytepe Campus, B Block 3rd Floor

Çankaya, Ankara 06800

Tel: +90-312-297 87 00

Fax: +90-312-299 20 55