Accounting and Auditing Program


Trade life and capital markets, progressively increasing worldwide and especially in Turkey since the 2000s, brought along numerous arrangements regarding legal structures and activities of enterprises. Such developments changed society's perception of accounting as a static information system where daily transactions are recorded.

In today’s world, accounting assumes the role of a dynamic reporting system that records sophisticated economic activities encountered by enterprises, provides the demanded, dependable information right on time in order to meet the needs of shareholders.

In this regard, Izmir University of Economics Accounting and Auditing Program aims to train individuals who have a good command of techniques and applications regarding accounting and finance management, independent auditing, accounting/financial reporting standards, internal control, internal auditing, corporate governance, business, and accounting ethics; good command of a professional foreign language, who are equipped with analytical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, and who are equipped with “innovative” skills in theoretical, analytical, and occupational levels.

Izmir University of Economics, Department of Accounting and Auditing has established an education program intended for dynamics of change (society – sector – technology – university) by integrating theoretical basics with implementation. Courses help the students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice through projects, applications, and participation of leading company representatives in accounting and auditing.

We cooperate with PwC, one of the world's leading audit and consultancy firms, to enable our Accounting and Auditing Program students to take lessons from international names and to improve their internship opportunities. With the agreement made, PwC gives priority to our Program students for internship opportunities. In addition, some of the courses in the curriculum are given by senior managers who also work at international PwC offices. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Fundamentals of Accounting Information Systems (ACC 301), Auditing and Assurance (ACC 3007), Fundamentals of Internal Control and Internal Auditing (BA 443), and Advanced Taxation Topics (ACC 407) were given by senior executives and PwC partners.

Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) is a global body of successful professionals in finance and accounting, with more than 750,000 members and students in 176 countries around the world. Our Accounting and Auditing program, designed with innovative and modern principles, has been accredited by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), originating from the UK and one of the world's oldest and most important professional organizations.

Our students are entitled to the 8 exemption out of a maximum of 9 that an educational institution can take from the vocational exams given by ACCA. They have the opportunity to start their accounting and finance career one step ahead in many parts of the world, including EU countries, by taking only 5 exams instead of 13 exams after graduation.

As entrepreneurs, professionals, and managers working in international companies in our country and in different parts of the world, researchers who continue their academic careers in the leading universities of the world, we are happy and proud of contributing to the advancement of the economy, societies, and humanity.

Prof. Dr. Gulem ATABAY
Head, BA Department

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