ECTS - Economic Indicators and Financial Markets Analysis

Economic Indicators and Financial Markets Analysis (ECON325) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Economic Indicators and Financial Markets Analysis ECON325 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Fatih Ekinci
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The principal objective of ECON 325 is to discuss how to use and interpret economic indicators. Focusing on Turkish data, the course will overview the fundamental concepts of economic data. Furthermore, the course will provide fundamental concepts of portfolio management with a special emphasis on the stock market.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The main indicators used in the economy, to teach how to evaluate basic indicators with relevant economic analysis.
  • Addressing the implementation of economic policies
Course Content Financial literacy, basic concepts of economic indicators, the impact of economic indicators on the financial markets, stock market structure and trading strategies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation


Course Book 1. Ders Notları
Other Sources 2. "Göstergeler Ne Anlatır? Türkiye İçin İktisadi Göstergeler Rehberi", Fatih Akyıldız, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
3. "Yatırım Analizi ve Portföy Yönetimi", Mehmet Baha Karan, Gazi Kitabevi.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 20
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 40
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
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 The ability to have and use theoretical and practical information in international trade and logistics
2 The ability to define problems, as well as to collect, evaluate, analyze, and interpret data, and to devise solutions, making use of the information, skills, and competencies in the field
3 The ability to perform numerical analyses and research through accessing different resources of information in the field
4 The ability to take part in intra- and interdisciplinary, or multi-cultural working groups, as well as work individually
5 The ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English, and to make use of at least 1 foreign language
6 The ability to act responsibly, and with the awareness in the issues of environmental sensitivity, sustainability, transparency, social responsibility, and ethical values
7 The ability to read, understand, and interpret the relevant legislation in the field of international trade and logistics, and to see the global, and social effects of practices
8 The ability to question and interpret the acquired interdisciplinary pieces of information within the framework of the current economic, social, and environmental conjuncture
9 The ability to stay up to date regarding the local, regional, and global changes in the international trade and logistics, and the supply chain sector; and relevant through improvements on professional competencies and backgrounds, and to devise quick and effective solutions to possible problems through an innovative approach
10 The ability to track national and international regulations in international trade and logistics, to learn logistic procedures and risk management, to use current instruments of technology and informatics, to analyze and improve processes, to devise new ideas and suggestions, to manage activities for change, and to report and document these processes
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ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0