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Founded in 1982, the Department of Economics is one of the oldest and the founder department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Research and education in the department are divided into fields including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Monetary Theory and Policy, Economic Policy, Economic Theory, Theories of Growth, Law, Financial Markets, Finance and Econometrics. Department also offers graduate master and Ph.D. degrees in economics.
Qualification Awarded  
The students who have successfully completed all of the thought courses of the programme with 240 ECTS credits and achieved a CGPA of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 are given Bachelor's Degree in economics.
Level of Qualification:  First Cycle Degree  
Mode of Study:  Full Time
Admission & Registration Requirements  
1 - High school diploma, 2 - Obtaining the required grade from National University Entrance and Placement Exam (YKS), 3. English proficiency (500 from TOEFL / 6 from IELTS), 4. An official paper indicates that an applicant has not a problem with his/her health condition, military service, etc. The application of the students who have started their education in other universities within or outside of the country is possible. The procedure of the application is announced at web site of the university before the start of each academic year.
For detailed info please visit : http://ofinaf.ktu.edu.tr/en/index.php?ofinaf=sub2&num=202
Recognition of Prior Learning  
Recognition of prior learning is at the beginning stage in the Turkish Higher Education System. Karadeniz Technical University and the Department of Economics is no exception for this. However, exams of exemption are organized at the start of each term at the university for courses compulsory in the curriculum, such as Foreign Languages and Basic Computing. The students who have completed the learning process for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum, and this grade is entered into the transcript of the student.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations  
To be able to secure the bachelor's degree in the field of economics, the students are required to
(a) have passed all courses in the curriculum with a grade of at least DC form the,
(b) have achieved a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00,
(c) prepared a graduation thesis, submitted and successfully defended with a passing grade.
Profile of the Programme  
Main objective of the department is to provide qualified economists for positions both in public and private sectors. For this reason, research and education in the department are divided into fields including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Monetary Theory and Policy, Economic Policy, Economic Theory, Theories of Growth, Law, Financial Markets, Finance and Econometrics. In order to succeed in this department, students should have the ability of analytical thinking.
Examination, Assessment and Grading Regulations  
The examination, assessment and grading regulations have been set up for the university by the University Senate and the Department of Economics is bound by these regulations. Each course is assessed via a midterm exam and a final end-of-term exam, with contributions of 50%, and 50% respectively. The marking is made out of 100. There is a requirement to take at least 45 points from the final exam. Grades of 90-100 is assigned a letter grade of AA, 80-89 BA, 75-79 BB, 70-74 CB, 60-69 CC, 50-59 DC, 40-49 DD, 30-39 FD and 0-29 FF. The AA is the highest grade and has a grade credit of 4.00, BA 3.5, BB 3.0, CB 2.5, CC 2.0, DC 1.5, DD 1.0, FD 0.5 and FF 0.0. Grades of AA to CC are pass, DD to FF fail, and DC is conditional pass and requires a CGPA of at least 2.0 for that term. At the end of each semester, the students who failed some courses may take the makeup exam from all courses.
Graduation Requirements  
Students who have successfully completed all the courses with a preparatory education and have achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.00 are eligible to graduate. In addition to successfully completing the lessons, it is imperative for the graduation to do the dissertation. Dissertation may be taken in the 7th or 8th semester.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates  
Graduates of this department work as 'economists' on making the best use of manpower, on raw material resources, and also on finding the best way of marketing products. Turkish Treasury, Under secretariat of the Prime Ministry Foreign Trade, State Planning Organization, State Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Capital Market Board of Turkey, Turkish Competition Authority and Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey such as state sector and private sector are the main areas of work for the graduates of this department.
Access to Further Studies  
This programme has also post graduate programme. Bachelors degree owners with 70 National Academic and Graduate Entry Examination (ALES) score and the level of graduation grad point average (GPA) is decided by the Institute of the Social Sciences can apply to MSc program.
Contact Information  
Postal Adress  Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümü, 61080 TRABZON.
Phone          : 3772585
Fax              : 3257281
E-Mail          : iktisat@ktu.edu.tr
Web Adress : http://katalog.ktu.edu.tr
Departmental Facilities : 
It has a staff composed of 10 professors, 2 associated professor, 6 assistant professors. The department is using a part of the fifth floor of the first building bloc in faculty of administrative and economical sciences for academic personnels. A part of the first floor of the second building bloc of the faculty equipped with technological classrooms and computer laboratories are allocated to the public administration. All of the academic personnel have laptops computers connected to internet