Financial Economics (ECON512) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Financial Economics ECON512 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Doğan Cansızlar
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The goal of the course is to let the student comprehend the main principles and institurions of the financial markets. AMong the topics to be covered are: the mechanism and working principles of the financial system, financial tools, and valuation (stocks, bond, forward, futures, options) time value of money, risk managemnet,financing alternative,s capital budgeting, international finance, economic crises, real economy, macroeconomic activities, monetary policy, banking sector relations, modern portfolio management.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • By the end of the course, the student will be able to follow the financial markets (money and capital markets) and comment on them
Course Content Functions and structure of the financial system, the role and function of financial instruments, the elementary valuation of financial instruments, primarily stocks, bonds, futures, and options, the role of risk and how markets manage and control risk, issues in corporate finance and capital budgeting, issues in international finance and the inter

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Financial Economics and Financial Markets (Money and Capital markets) 1-12
2 Stocks- Pricing of bonds-Efficient markets hypothesis 13-45
3 Time value of money (interest rate) 47-100
4 Cost of Capital 101-114
5 BAnking System and Money Creation Process of the Banks 115-136
6 Banking: Loans, Deposits, Management and Performance Evaluation 137-195
7 The Central Bank and Monetary Policy-REserves 196-260
8 Midterm exam
9 Foreign Exchange Markets, Foreign exchange rate 267-300
10 Exchange Rate regimes, and the Turkish case 300-371
11 Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange Rate Relationship 372-401
12 Imposibble Trinity 402-412
13 Risk and Risk Management ( Forward, Futures, Opsiyon, Swap ) 413-439
14 Financing Sources_ Economic Crisis 440-469
15 Modern Portfolio Management 470-500
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets”, Frederic S.Mishkins, Pearson, 2013
Other Sources 2. Ders Notları

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 55
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 45
Percentage of Final Work 55
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 He/she will be competent in evaluating basic concepts and the conceptual interrelations as well as their reflections on theoretical and practical levels. X
2 He/she will have the knowledge of the basic methodological approaches, methods and research technics and their implementations. X
3 Evaluating the contribution of public relation and advertising theories and applications to the existing/potential occasions and problems in the national and international area. X
4 Being aware of the ethics of public relations occupation and having the consciousness of occupational responsibility. X
5 Being able to plan and apply strategic communication processes in the fields of public communications, public opinion building, agenda determination, setting, orientation and managing. X
6 Creating the sustainable development and quality insight oriented to concepts such as; corporate communication, corporate identity, corporate culture, corporate citizenship, corporate loyalty, reputation, value, social responsibility, image management, relationship management, perception management, emotional intelligence, human resource, etc. X
7 To have a through knowledge of the communication methodology directed to private sector, public sector and civil society X
8 Having theoretical knowledge on information communication technologies, understanding its reflections in the society and using this knowledge both in theoretical and application. X
9 Come to conclusions by connecting and analyzing data on social sciences and using these conclusions in the field of public relations X
10 Reaching current information about the discipline by researching the national and international literature in the field of public relations and publicity. X
11 Reaching scientific results by defining the right method/techniques directed to the purpose of the research. X
12 Come to conclusions by connecting and analyzing data on social sciences and using these conclusions in the field of public relations.

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 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 117