The Department of Economics
The Department of Economics was founded in 1997, with the engagement of highly-qualified professors from Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. The department prepares specialists through a multi-level system, involving Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees. During the Bachelor’s degree program, students cover the fundamentals of the discipline, plus economic and government training over the course of 4 years. In the Master’s degree program, students go more in depth into economics and government, while also gaining professional skills. The PhD program prepares academics and researchers with the highest qualifications.
Along with the academic programs, the department also organizes various scholarly events. Since the department’s founding, ten international conferences have been organized, on themes such as globalization, economic integration, and transition economies. The department also organizes an intra-university student conference each April. The best student presentations receive prizes and awards.
In order to produce academic literature in the Kyrgyz language, the Department of Economics has published five textbooks. Between 2004 and 2017, our faculty members produced more than 300 academic works, including articles, textbooks, and monographs. Our faculty members continually improve their qualifications and exchange experiences, and actively participate in various research projects.
Students also have the opportunity to complete internships in institutions in Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. Every year, our most successful students complete month-long internships in governmental finance and banking institutions and in private companies in Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. During their internships, students gain many skills important for their careers. Students have interned at the Ministry of Finance of the Turkish Republic, the Central Bank of Turkey, the Turkish Chamber of Commerce, the Istanbul Stock Exchange, and in banks such as Halk Bank, Ziraat Bank, the Turkish Standards Institution, and in private corporations such as Zorlu Holding, TEKFEN, and others. In Kyrgyzstan, students have completed internships in the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz Concept, Doscredobank, Istikbal, Amanbank, the Kyrgyz Stock Exchange, Nurmobil, Kyrgyz Gold, Demir Bank, Ineskim Bank, and other organizations. Many of our graduates open private firms or start their careers in Kyrgyzstan or Turkey, working in places such as the National Bank, the Ministry of Finance, the Treasury, the Stock Exchange, capital markets, or banking and financial organizations, where they work as finance inspectors, analysts, independent entrepreneurs, consultants, instructors and researchers.
Our mission is to prepare a workforce for the rapidly-globalizing Turkic countries, to prepare professionals for the successful management of the transition from planned economies to market ones, to grow the relationships between universities and all sectors of the Kyrgyz economy and to make a scientific contribution to solving their problems, as well as to prepare students to solve economic, political, cultural and similar problems taking into account the local mindset and values present in Kyrgyzstan and Manas University.
Our vision is to create a model faculty, for Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkic countries, and for the whole world, of an educational program and internship program that covers the necessary materials, relationships between societies, and prepares professionals for society.
The main goal of the Department of Economics is to prepare specialists who have the fundamental knowledge, practical skills for planning and managing business entities, and the critical thinking skills and research knowledge to complete concrete tasks for market economies; specialists who are able to make their contribution to the growth of economic cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, as well as the economic growth and integration of Central Asian countries.
The main objective of the Department of Economics is to prepare specialists in the areas of economics and management in accordance with international standards and at the level of modern educational programs, providing them with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for managing research and analysis.
Department of Economics