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Department of Banking and Finance

Department of Banking and Finance

Department's Mission

Our mission is to provide our students with education benchmarking the highest international standards in the area of banking and finance. Our graduates will become financial sector specialists who are needed to improve the management of private sector financial institutions as well as to design the financial and monetary policies in public sector institutions such as the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.   


Departmental Facilities

Department of Banking and Finance has modern teaching facilities such as five computer laboratories, internet connections that provide an opportunity for students to follow the latest developments in the world-wide capital markets. Furthermore, it provides internship facilities to its students in some of the best financial institutions of the region. Through the Programs offered by the Department of Banking and Finance, many international students are provided with many facilities such as "Foreign Students' Club" that enable them to interact with each other and also organize cultural activities. In addition, the "Finance and Stock Exchange Club" which is run by students under the supervision of faculty members, gives students and opportunity to gain experience on financial markets. The Finance and the Stock Exchange Club organizes certificate programs in cooperation with the financial institutions from the financial sector. 

Programs 

 

Distinguishing Attributes

The department has proven its competence in the field of banking and finance education with the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) accreditation from Germany it received in 2014. Our students get the chance of improving their written and oral communication and individual research skills. In addition to this, in many courses, much of the weight is given to term projects, assignments and practical application of knowledge and skills. We believe, this approach is an advantage for our graduates after their graduation, when they are looking for jobs.

Our Achivements

The Department of Banking and Finance, along with its educational responsibilities, is contributing to the recognition and economic development of the TRNC through various means. Graduates from the Department have already been employed in very prestigious institutions around the Globe which contributes to the recognition of our university and country. The Department has distinguished professors who continuously publish in top ranking journals in the field and have considerable international experience in teaching and research. Staff members of the Department are among the most publishing professors not only in Cyprus but also in the region. The Department of Banking and Finance has also collaborations with international institutions such as Canadian Securities Institute that provides certificate programs to students at international level. The Department has organized international conferences and seminars by inviting very famous professors from such international institutions as Harvard University and New York State University.

Quality of Graduates

Graduates of the Department of Banking and Finance are frequently demanded by the banking and finance sectors around the Globe. Some examples are African Development Bank (Tunis), European Bank for Reconstruction Development (EBRD, London), JP Morgan (New York), Isbank (Turkey), Alfa Bank (Albania), Bank of Montreal (Canada), Stanbic Bank (Ghana), and HSBC Bank (Turkey and North Cyprus). Therefore, these are indicators to prove the existence of quality education provided by Programs of the Department of Banking and Finance. Our department is regularly in close touch with our alumni. We are proud of observing that reality that our graduates are being employed in their countries within a year. It has been a tradition for our department to be frequently called by distinguished banks and financial institutions in Turkey and North Cyprus in order to employ our graduates.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Programs offered by the Department of Banking and Finance have excellent job opportunities in private financial institutions as well as in key government ministries and agencies, including central banks. Some of the financial institutions where our alumni have found employment are African Development Bank (Tunis), European Bank for Reconstruction Development (EBRD, London), JP Morgan (New York), Isbank (Turkey), Alfa Bank (Albania), Bank of Montreal (Canada), Stanbic Bank (Ghana), and HSBC Bank (North Cyprus).

Contact Information 

 

Address:
Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Business & Economics
Department of Banking and Finance
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey 

 Tel: +90 392 630 1475
Fax: +90 392 630 2825
E-mail: banking.finance@emu.edu.tr


Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Prof. Dr. CAHİT ADAOĞLU Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE261 cahit.adaoglu@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. ERALP BEKTAŞ Dean Banking and Finance BE144; BE114 eralp.bektas@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. HATİCE JENKİNS Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE136 hatice.jenkins@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. MUSTAFA BESİM Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE142 mustafa.besim@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. SALİH KATIRCIOĞLU Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE013 salihk@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. BİLGE ÖNEY Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE143 bilge.oney@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. KORHAN GÖKMENOĞLU KARAKAYA Vice Dean Banking and Finance BE141 & BE110 korhan.gokmenoglu@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. METE FERİDUN Faculty Member Banking and Finance mete.feridun@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. NESRİN ÖZATAÇ Chair Banking and Finance BE140 nesrin.ozatac@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. HASAN ULAŞ ALTIOK Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE010 hasan.altiok@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. NİGAR TAŞPINAR Faculty Member Banking and Finance BE014 nigar.taspinar@emu.edu.tr

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Sr. Instr. ALIMSHAN FAIZULAYEV Senior Instructor Banking and Finance BE011 alimshan.faizulayev@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. AZADEH HADIAN Senior Instructor Banking and Finance BE017 azadeh.hadian@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. BEZHAN RUSTAMOV Senior Instructor Banking and Finance BE016 bezhan.rustamov@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ENGİN ARI Senior Instructor Banking and Finance BE016 engin.ari@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SENİHA BESİM Senior Instructor Banking and Finance BE017 seniha.besim@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. VOLKAN TÜRKOĞLU Senior Instructor Banking and Finance BE011 volkan.turkoglu@emu.edu.tr

Research Assistants

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
BARIŞ MEMDUH EREN Research Assistant Banking and Finance BE135 bariseren2005@yahoo.com
EMMANUELA GAELLE KENFACK TOULEU Research Assistant Banking and Finance BE145 emmanuela.kenfack@emu.edu.tr
MOHAMAD KAAKEH Research Assistant Banking and Finance BE145 mohamad.kaakeh@emu.edu.tr
MOHAMMAD HORMOZ ZADEH Research Assistant Banking and Finance BE137 mohammad.hormozzadeh@gmail.com
NIJAT ALIZADA Research Assistant Banking and Finance BE135 15500702@students.emu.edu.tr
SIAMAND HESAMI Research Assistant Banking and Finance BE137 siamand.hesami@emu.edu.tr