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Institute of Social Sciences

Banking and Finance MSc

The Master’s program in Banking and Finance, is a Master’s program that enables students to develop their skills for better analysis and decision making with respect to management issues of international organizations according to their needs in strategic and competitive areas. The main objective of the program is to offer an analytical education required for organizations in the increasingly competitive environment as well as to enable their graduates to have successful careers.

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s program in Banking and Finance, are;

•Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics and Administrative Sciences,

•Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in different undergraduate disciplines other than Economics and Administrative Sciences, and university graduates seeking a job either in the public or private sectors as well as seeking to improve their careers in their business fields,

• Senior executives in public and private sectors, who wish to increase their knowledge and improve their skills,

• Those, who wish to pursue an academic career.

The aim of the Program is the cultivation of visionary, qualified and modern specialists, in order to answer the needs of banking and finance institutions at an international level. 

The scope of the program is not limited to theoretical developments as it offers students the possibility for professional development through the latest and modern financial techniques, by providing discussion on suggestions for practical solutions and case studies about market applications. The program, has strived to build the required infrastructure and financial tools, policies and strategies with regards to financial issues inasmuch as more successful management of all kinds of organizations by filling the gap in the banking and finance sector for the lack of specialists. Thus, the program includes all core and contemporary courses in the field of banking of finance.

The program, as a matter of fact, is supportive for employees of public and/or private finance institutions by its nature. 

Applied Physicology MSc

The Master’s program in Applied Psychology (with Thesis) under the Psychology Department, has continued to provide education since the 2004-2005 academic year. 

The Master’s program in Applied Psychology (with Thesis) includes applied courses with regards to the psychological matters that the graduates might face during their professional lives. The program shall support courses directed towards the development of psychology, industrial psychology, educational psychology, and clinical psychology subfields, provide minor courses including elective subjects, and courses and practice that will enable students to specialize on statistics, research methods and test development. Students must complete a field internship and specialization thesis to finish the program.

Psychology has a significant place among the profession areas of today and the future, thus graduates in this field have quite a wide work area. The candidates, who wish to pursue self-development and specialization on a certain subject, would have greater possibilities to find a job if they continue with the Master’s degree. 

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s Program in Applied Psychology, are;

• Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Guidance, and Psychological Counseling,

• Those holding a Bachelor’s degree other than Psychology, however are interested in psychology and wish to pursue a career in this field,

• Those who wish to work in all kinds of public and private institutions (hospitals, psychiatry clinics, courts, schools, universities, public health centers, prisons, etc.) as a Master’s graduate,

• Those who wish to pursue an academic career.

Graphic Design MA
Accounting and Auditing MSc

Today, national and international competition has been vastly increased within the framework of the free market and the struggle for existence in the markets for the organizations has been intensified. The organizations, which strive for existing in either national or global markets, must reinforce their financial status and regulate their accounting records, reporting and auditing systems according to internationally recognized standards. In doing so, reliable information regarding the financial status of the organization can be given both to the company owners and to the shareholders.

The aim of Master’s program in Accounting and Auditing is to educate executive candidates and specialists, who are equipped with problem solving and strategic decision making skills through analytical thinking; and have a command of methods, techniques and standards in Accounting and Auditing.

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s program in Accounting and Auditing, are;

• Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics and Administrative Sciences,

• Those who wish to be an Independent Financial Adviser, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Independent Auditor.

• Those who wish to work as a specialist or manager in accounting-finance positions at public or private institutions.

• Those who wish either to have an academic career at universities or work as an instructor in the education sector. 

Tourism Management MSc
Theatre

The Master’s program in Theatre at Haliç University Graduate School of Social Sciences aims at an advanced level, with theoretical and practical education in the field of theatre.

The Master’s program in Theatre offers a Thesis and Non-thesis option.

The Master’s program in Theatre courses, offered by the academic staff comprised of notable people in their field, serves for an education model aimed at bringing up versatile students having strong intellectual capital and interacting with different art disciplines, and developing its artistic vision accordingly to the needs of contemporary theatre.

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s program in Theater, are;

• Those who wish to pursue a career at State and/or Municipal theatres or private theatre companies, Cinema and TV industry as actor/actress, assistant to the director or scriptwriter,

• Those who wish to pursue a career as a Drama teacher in various sectors,

• Those who wish to pursue an academic career.

Physicology MSc
Traditional Turkish Music MA

The Turkish Music Master’s degree Program at Haliç University Graduate School of Social Sciences launched its academic program in the spring term of the 2002-2003 Academic year. This program carries out an academic and applied educational program in the field of music. 

The aim of the Turkish Music Master’s degree Program is to educate qualified performers and academics, who are able to comprehend the musical richness from the past and to transfer this rich music tradition to the future in a consistent way. Cultivating well-educated and qualified artists in this field, by being aware that Turkish Music is one of the most important tools reflecting our cultural richness in the world arena, takes place among the main objectives of the program.

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s program in Turkish Music, are;

• Those who wish to pursue a career in the public or private choirs, including all branches of the music industry, as a choir director, instrumental player and singer or composer,  

• Those who wish to pursue a career as an instructor at public and private education institutions,

• Those who wish to perform on stage or produce recordings,

• Those who wish to pursue an academic career.

International Trade and Administration MSc

The aim of the Master’s program in International Trade and Management is to educate students in accordance with the conditions of management and the globalizing world, and to enable them to be employed as senior managers, executive candidates and executives in multinational firms and businesses, which left their mark on today’s business. 

The Master’s program in International Trade and Management provides qualified and distinguished academic staff composed of people who are versatile but experts in their subject areas, so that they can transfer their theoretical knowledge to the students by putting practical experiences together.

The program, includes all core and contemporary subjects, which should be included in a Master’s program in International Trade and Management, while some of these courses are offered as compulsory and some are offered as elective courses to the Master’s students. 

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s program in International Trade and Management, are;

• Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics and Administrative Sciences;

• Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in different undergraduate disciplines other than the abovementioned ones, whereas seeking to improve themselves in business and especially international business and/or international trade subjects;

• Senior executives and managers in public and private sectors, who wish to increase their knowledge and improve their skills under today’s competitive and global business conditions;

• Those who wish to enter academic life and to have an academic career. 

Textile and Fashion Design (Proficiency in Arts)

The number of Textile and Fashion Design departments is rapidly increasing in our country, whereas the educational programs aimed at cultivating academic staff at a level of matching the need of the art industry remain insufficient. In addition to the need for academic staff, the need for national and international academic studies, in the area of Textile and Fashion Design, is increasing gradually. 

The Proficiency in Arts Program in Textile and Fashion Design, has enriched fashion design and textile education by building a structure in which contemporary education methods are applied, with the aim of cultivating academics who have the experience and qualifications to carry on scientific studies. Those who are accepted to the Proficiency in Arts Program, must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in textile and fashion design and related fields.

It is aimed to have a significant contribution in textile and fashion design education through Proficiency in Arts Program with a contemporary approach towards appreciating textile arts as an “interdisciplinary” field, with an intention to transmit our cultural wealth to the next generations as well as to provide integrity inter-arts. 

Business Management MSc

The aim of the Master’s program in Business Administration is to educate experts, who could work in Turkey’s and the world’s leading organizations, and to offer students a level of specialization equal to prominent Master’s programs in the world. One of the main objectives of our program is to offer the participants an analytical education required for the business environment, which is getting increasingly competitive, and educate them to prepare for the most up to date strategic, administrative, and industry-specific developments that they can meet in real life.

The MBA Program offered by Haliç University Graduate School of Social Sciences, intends to offer a practical career education directed towards improving skills for problem solving for executive candidates.

Applicants, who wish to pursue a degree in the Master’s program in Business Administration, are;

· Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics and Administrative Sciences, 

· Those holding a Bachelor’s degree in different undergraduate disciplines other than Economics and Administrative Sciences, and university graduates seeking a job either in the public or private sectors as well as seeking to improve their careers in their business fields,

· Senior executives in public and private sectors, who wish to increase their knowledge and improve their skills,

· Experienced employees working in technical areas or jobs requiring specialization, people willing to change occupation, new job applicants or people willing to advance to administrative levels in a wider context,  

· Those who wish to pursue an academic career (PhD etc.)

The program, is enriched with visual education tools and computer laboratories, about information technologies and education in the light of business administration science, supported by data bases including world literature, technology and internet access.  

Textile and Fashion Design MA
Traditional Turkish Music (Proficiency in Art)

The Proficiency in Art Program in Turkish Music at Haliç University Graduate School of Social Sciences was founded in the 2007-2008 academic year.

The Proficiency in Art Program aims to educate students who would appreciate music as an “interdisciplinary” art directed towards transmitting the cultural wealth of our country and of the world to the next generations and also providing integrity inter-arts in our era.

The Proficiency in Art Program in Turkish Music intends to enable creative young people to protect our culture and to develop new systems and methods, to cultivate creative professionals having leadership qualities and personal interest in science and research, to contribute to the knowledge and art of music in scientific research environments by shedding light to the next generations. 

Business Management PhD

The Doctoral Program in Business Administration has a qualified and distinguished academic staff composed of people who are versatile but experts in their subject areas, so that they achieve transferring theoretical knowledge to the students by putting practical experiences together.  

The Doctoral Program in Business Administration is designed with the goal of bringing in students to gain the experience and skills required for having an efficient and effective career in teaching and research in the field of business management. For this purpose, the PhD Program in Business Administration, offers students the opportunity to develop their specializations in three modules; namely Accounting Finance, Management and Organization, and Marketing Management alongside the core courses of business management.

The main objective of the Program is to offer students, who are willing to do a PhD, an analytical education required for the business environment, which is getting increasingly competitive, and educate them to prepare for the most up to date strategic, administrative, and industry-specific developments that they can meet in the real life. Additionally, it strives to both answer the increasing need for academics in our country by bringing up PhD graduates, who are equipped with academic knowledge at a universal level, and contributing to national and international scientific environments through scientific studies.

Useful information for students of the Doctoral Program in Business Administration

Process of Doctoral Studies
Qualification Exam Instructions
Qualification Flowchart