Public Finance (ISL421) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Public Finance ISL421 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Ensuring that the students have the ability to evaluate the economic rationale and results of the state intervention in the economy
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the main concepts of public finance.
  • Explain the various types of the public expenditures and public revenues.
  • Foresee the various effects of the public expenditures and public revenues in economical and social aspect.
  • Evaluate the results of execution of public budget.
  • Summarize the relationship between fiscal issues and political approaches.
Course Content The concept and the definiton of the public finance, the relatioship between public finance and management, public income definition and arms, public income types, tax theory and its application.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The subject and contents of public finance
2 Economic functions of government
3 Public goods and services
4 Analysis of externalities
5 Categories of public expenditure and growth of it
6 Public revenues in general
7 Categories of taxes
8 Mid-term exam
9 Principles of taxation
10 Tax burden and tax incidence
11 Public debts in general; need for public debts; the classification of debts
12 Public budget in general; public budget theories; principles of public budget; Turkish Budgeting System in general
13 Local governments finance in general and local governments in Turkey
14 Fiscal policy in general and examples from Turkey
15 New issues and developments in public finance area
16 End-of-term exam


Course Book 1. Akdoğan, A. 2007; Kamu Maliyesi, Gazi Kitabevi, Ankara.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having the conceptual and applied knowledge about the basic functions of the business and gaining the ability to use the knowledge X
2 To be able to diagnose the problems related to the field of business, to use scientific approaches effectively in the solution of problems and decision-making processes.
3 To be able to reveal and analyze the environmental, social, global effects and legal consequences of the applications related to the basic functions of the business.
4 To be able to analyze information and reports that concern businesses at the national, regional and global level, to set strategic goals according to the results obtained X
5 Gain the ability to use, report and interpret Business Information Systems and sub-modules required by business management
6 Planning necessary activities such as starting a new business with innovative and creative thinking and taking risks for the sustainability of the business, finding resources, making market analysis, preparing a business plan, and using the learned information in this direction.
7 Being aware of the fact that the research and learning process continues throughout life, to be able to follow the scientific and technological developments related to the business, to support oneself and the organization in innovation and continuous development.
8 To have the necessary leadership and managerial skills to achieve business objectives effectively and efficiently.
9 To be able to conduct scientific research in the field of business and report the results of the research to be used in managerial decision-making processes.
10 To be able to transfer information about the field of business using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods in the language of learning and professional English
11 To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values
12 Working effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, taking responsibility, making risk analysis, adapting to change, critical thinking and using initiative in problem solving
13 .

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 25 25
Homework Assignments 1 16 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 16 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125