Özyeğin University Graduate School of Business prepares to play a pivotal role in transforming Istanbul into an international financial center through its Graduate Financial Engineering and Risk Management Program designed with the contributions of the Center for Financial Engineering.
The Özyeğin University Graduate School of Business aims to play an active role in increasing the diversity of financial products and services in Turkey and making these products and services available for use around the region. The Graduate Financial Engineering and Risk Management Program is a crucial leg of this project. Supported by the Center for Financial Engineering, the program primarily aims to:
Build the necessary pricing and risk management infrastructure for debt instruments used by both the private sector and local governments
Keep market regulators abreast of the latest developments and innovations in international financial markets
Facilitate the transformation of Turkey into one of the world’s most important financial centers for its diversity of financial products and services
Collaborate to build the necessary infrastructure for derivatives, and energy and carbon emissions markets
Design a program with a practical focus through the use of in-depth case studies such as derivatives accounting
Create a level of perception that is not only “book smart” but “street smart”
Opportunity to Conduct Joint Studies with the Center for Financial Engineering
Students, if they wish so, may conduct joint studies with the Graduate School of Business faculty as well as the Center for Financial Engineering. Launched in 2008, the Center for Financial Engineering has signed strategic cooperation agreements so far with the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Central Registry Agency, Turkish Derivatives Exchange, ISE Settlement and Custody Inc, HSBC and Finansbank and has conducted joint projects with the leading private sector companies.
The Graduate Financial Engineering and Risk Management program offers students the chance to meet and work with industry representatives who will contribute to courses as guest lecturers.
Furthermore FERM graduates with distinctive academic performance will be given priority in admissions to the Özyeğin University Financial Engineering Doctoral Program.
Period of Study
Students are expected to complete the program within 12 months (The maximum period of study is 15 months).
The curriculum consists of a total of 15 courses, including 8 required (40 ECTS credits) and 7 elective (35 ECTS credits) courses offered over 8-week modules (mini-semesters). In addition to courses, students are required to prepare a Capstone Project of 15 ECTS credits. Students are offered three courses in each module, one evening class on weekday and two daytime classes on Saturdays.
Furthermore on Saturdays, a variety of academic and professional seminars will be delivered following the classes.