Bachelor in Economics and Maths, Bogazici University
The MSc Finance & Economics programme differs from others in its critical approach to financial markets. To get a good grasp of finance, you need to get your hands dirty with mathematics, economics and econometrics. Rather than memorising, you need to derive theories and statistical results by yourself. Only after that you can go beyond the repetition and critically approach your findings.
The progamme has a relatively small class size, which creates a very active and inclusive in-class experience. Learning from the some of the world’s best researchers in finance and being a part of a closely-knit cohort of bright and hardworking students is a great experience. The faculty is highly involved with the programme. For example, most of the problem solution sessions are taught by the faculty members themselves in classes of 10 to 15, which is rarely the case elsewhere. Moreover, the administrative staff does a great job to ensure that we make the most of both the academic environment and the career opportunities at LSE. Thanks to the staff’s efforts, there is a successful feedback mechanism which ensures that students' views are taken into account.
After graduation, I will be working at Oliver Wyman’s Istanbul Office as a consultant in financial services.