About the Program

The master’s degree in international banking and finance is aimed to prepare students for careers as bankers, financial executives, and lecturers. It also provides theoretical, conceptual, technical, and practical knowledge.

The core banking and finance courses should be completed prior to enrolling in the technical elective courses. The thesis can only be taken upon successful completion of the core banking and finance courses and the technical elective courses. Each semester students can enroll in a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 courses. Students who lack adequate foundation in basic banking/finance courses are required to successfully complete the following courses (non-credit) before proceeding with the international banking and finance master’s program;
ACFN 203 Business Finance
ACFN 204 Financial Management
ACFN 310 Financial Markets and Institutions

Education Opportunities

Our program does not only focus on the theories of international banking and finance but also help students to deepen their understanding of the inner workings of banking and finance sector in the real world. Department staff acknowledges the necessity of improving and introducing modern teaching techniques such as term projects and practical application of knowledge and assessment methods designed to develop students’ skills. The class hours in the Finance Laboratory students will observe real life data related to money and capital markets which will help them to learn how the mechanisms of global markets work; students will also gain experiences in analyzing financial data. So, upon completion of this program, our students will be able to confidently invest in the securities market and manage their funds successfully.

Career Areas

Upon completion of the program, our students will be able to gain employability skills to help graduates be preferred in global or national financial institutions such as banks, investment banks, securities companies, asset management firms, insurance companies, and international organizations. So, our graduates will be able to tackle the adversity of the banking and finance sector; will gain a personal understanding on how the sector actually operates thus, they will have an edge over others in their respective fields.

Our program also prepares our students to excel academically and pursue an academic career by continuing to our Ph.D. program.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


1-2 Years