BANKING AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Banking and Finance Department at Niğde University was founded on March 30, 2011 within the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Niğde University, which was established with the approval of Executive Board Chairmanship of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK).
The Bachelor’s Degree Program of the Department of Banking and Finance is 240 ECTS credits, 4-year program composed of eight semesters, each of which has a 30 ECTS workload. One ECTS equals to 30 hours of student workload per semester. The department has a young and dynamic academic staff. 2 Assistant Professors and 2 Research Assistants are currently employed. Also the Department of Banking and Finance is supported by the Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors at the Department of Business Administration.
In this program, freshmen take basic courses like Introduction to Business Science, Economics, Accounting, Business and Economics Mathematics, Basic Concepts of Law, Mathematics of Finance, Management and Organization, Behavioral Sciences with common core courses such as Basic Computer, Turkish Language, Atatürk Principles and the History of Revolution, Foreign Language. Sophomores take professional courses in addition to some formation courses such as Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Statistics, Commercial Law, Human Resources Management, Cost Accounting, Marketing Management, Banking & Insurance Law, Applied Statistics, Financial Statements Analysis, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Students who pass their year and who complete studying the fundamentals of Banking and Finance concentrate on their future studying areas. Senior students who pass their related courses and thesis graduate, having a degree in “Bank Staff Member” and “Finance Staff Member”.
The Department of Banking and Finance at Nigde University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences is located in the central campus area with its fully equipped modern building. The aim of the faculty is to raise thinking and examining individuals with the support of computer and projection device equipped classes and computer labs.
Aims and Objectives
By transferring the basic knowledge of Banking and Finance through the applications of Public and Private sector, it is aimed to raise expert personnel who lead presenting high quality products and supporting service supply with scientific managerial skills.
Basic goal of our department is to raise individuals with entrepreneurial spirit, self-confident, who have scientific and social competence which is also supported by scientific thinking and leading abilities, who also have wisdoms of interdisciplinary skills with managerial ingenuity which is encouraged by innovative and unique problem solving techniques. By this way it is expected to increase the employment of the graduate students. To be in the first 10 in the national and international exams, to involve in national and international supported projects, publish articles in the academically cited journals and publishing books can be counted as primary goals.
Level of Qualification and Qualification Awarded
Upon successful completion of this program, students are awarded with the qualification of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BANKING AND FINANCE.
A Bachelor's Degree Program in BANKING AND FINANCE is a 240 ECTS Credits, 4-year program. The program meets the requirements by both the ECTS credits and level descriptors of the first cycle degree qualifications of the Overarching Framework of European Qualifications Framework HE(QF-EHEA) and the 6th level qualifications of the Turkish Qualifications Framework for HE (TYYÇ, NQF-HETR). The level descriptors also meet the 6th level requirements of the qualifications of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF-LLL).
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission of national students to the BANKING AND FINANCE program is contingent on success on the nationally centralized Student Selection Examination (OSYS) conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (OSYM). Candidates who succeed on the LYS examination (Undergraduate Placement Examination) are enrolled according to their type TM-1 score preferences.
Admission of foreign students is possible through an evaluation of students’ individual application to the university. For further and detailed information please visit General Admission Requirements and Registration Procedures in the menu items of the Information on the Institution.
For further information, please contact to Nigde University International Office.
Contact: International Office
Nigde University, Main Campus, 51240 Niğde, TÜRKİYE
Phone: 0 388 225 21 48
Fax: 0 388 225 23 85
Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning
With an understanding of lifelong learning, Nigde University recognizes the previously taken courses in another institution and exempts them from graduation credit, as long as the courses match with the learning outcomes of the registered programme at Nigde University. The learning outcome match and the exemption are decided by the Faculty Board in line with the related laws and regulations.
Profile of the Programme
The need for qualified personnel who acquire the knowledge of banking transactions, financing patterns and finance activities is on the increase. Corporations today tend to devolve their export and import transactions upon to finance firms. Thus, specialization in banking and finance area is the most important attribution for the purposes of those firms. For that reason, banking and finance appears to be among the most popular careers of today and the future.
Today, it is almost impossible to maintain banking without modern finance activities. It is an advantage for our students to enroll in our department which combines banking and finance management.
Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) program in Banking and Finance (First Cycle in QF-EHEA and 6th level in TYYÇ ) is an academically-oriented program giving access to degree and non-degree research program and professional practice demanding high levels of knowledge and skills. The classification of the program with respect to "ISCED (The International Standard Classification of Education) 2011" and "NQF-HETR (The Turkish Qualifications Framework for HE)" and the codes of the fields of education can be listed as follows:
Learning and Teaching Methods
The most frequently used Instructional Methods of the educational programs of Nigde University are given below. Programs commonly apply these methods as appropriate instructional approaches in accordance with their aims and objectives.
The instructional methods applied for achieving the goal of meeting the expected learning outcomes at the Banking and Finance program at large are indicated in the section of ‘program learning outcomes’, and those methods utilized for individual course units are indicated in the relevant section of “description of individual course unit”.
Examples of Learning and Teaching Methods
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
Our graduates will be ideal applicants for the sector because of their professional (foreign language, computer software) skills. They may be employed by national/international banks and financing firms, finance departments of corporations or firms that give banking & finance services. Furthermore, considering the academic staff vacancies in this field, they may also apply for various universities to be employed as lecturers. When they succeed in public personnel selection examinations, they are appointed to career jobs such as supervisor, controller, regulator, expert etc. as well as senior manager positions in the state institutions and organizations; or they may work as civil servant. The students who have the necessary qualifications can enter the administrative justice judgeship exam and when they succeed in the written exam by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) and the oral exam by The Ministry of Justice, they can take work as administrative judge. Our graduates may practice based on computer in various institutions with their computer skills which they improve and learn themselves with the help of university facilities. Our graduates are employed in various scientific research institutions; they can produce projects and be academician. In our department, domestic and international scientific studies are carried and education seminars are given to the institutions which demand.
They may also develop an academic career by enrolling in related M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of the universities in Turkey or abroad.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The qualification of BANKING AND FINANCE is obtained upon graduation from the programme BANKING AND FINANCE, which requires;
For detailed information: Please see "Nigde University's Rules & Regulations for Undergraduate Education"
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of this programme, students may apply to master’s (second cycle) and in some cases, to doctorate (third cycle) degree programs in or related fields of BANKING AND FINANCE. According to the National Regulations on Graduate Education, students are admitted to master’s programmes taking into account their undergraduate (first cycle degree) achievement level and the scores on the subject-specific entrance examinations of the Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) centrally administered by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). Within the framework of the national regulations, regulations endorsed by the senate of each university stipulate the weight of ALES Examination results in the overall evaluation of candidates. Depending on the institutions’ regulations, for some programmes to be accessed, a certain level of foreign language proficiency is also required.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The methods applied for assessment of the achievement of the expected program learning outcomes for the entire program of BANKING AND FINANCE are shown below and those for the individual course units are given in the relevant section of the course description with their contribution to the final grades.
The success of students in achieving the expected learning outcomes of the each course unit within the curriculum of BANKING AND FINANCE programme is evaluated via assessments of in-term activities and final examination which takes place at the end of each semester.
Assessment of in-term activities includes a minimum number of a mid-term examination, homework and a short-exam (quiz) as compulsory assessment methods for all the course units within all degree programmes defined by the Regulations. The programmes are encouraged to define more assessment methods for the in-term activities depending on their needs for measuring the achievements of the outcomes at the programme and course unit levels in order to ensure the educational aims and objectives. The nature and number of the assessment methods used for each course unit together with their contribution the final grades are given under the title of “Assessment and Grading” in the sections of course descriptions. These arrangements are announced in advance, at the beginning of each semester and published in the sections of the course descriptions on this web site.
Mid-term and final examinations are conducted in dates, places and times determined and announced by the University. The students’ final semester grade is given by their instructors based on mid-term examination, homework evaluation, short-examinations, final examination and, if there is any other assessment results taking into account the students’ compliance with attendance to the course activities.
The contributions of the grades of the in-term activities and final exam grade to the final success grade of a course are determined by the course instructor and announced to students within the first two weeks of the semester. Moreover, the contribution of the final exam cannot be less than 40 % and higher than 60% for all the courses within all the degree programmes defined by the Regulations
Course units, which do not require a mid-term, homework, short-exam and/or a final exam, such as work placement, are determined by the administration of the related departments and specific assessment and grading methods for these courses are also announced through the same channels described above. Evaluation of such activities is made through the procedures defined by the Senate and assessed by Pass (P) or Fail (F) grades.
The success of a student for each assessment (in-term and final) defined for each course unit is evaluated by the instructor. Evaluations are made over a scale of 100 points and converted to the letter grades at the end of the semester taking into account the standard deviation of grades and grade point average of the class and using the relative evaluation method, principles of which have been set by the Senate.
Please see the section of “Grade Evaluation” for detailed information.
In order for a student to graduate from the BANKING AND FINANCE program the following conditions must be met:
For detailed information: Please see "Nigde University's Rules & Regulations for Undergraduate Education"
Mode of Study
Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance Department at Nigde University is a full time / face to face programme.