THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND
ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES (FEAS)
ABOUT US

 

History

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (FEAS), a non-profit public institution, is one of the oldest and most prestigious faculties of Erciyes University. The history of FEAS dates back to 1976. Kayseri Business Faculty, previous name of FEAS, was founded in September 20, 1976 as an affiliation of Hacettepe University in Ankara.

Kayseri Business Faculty, together Faculty of Medicine, constituted the nucleus of Kayseri University after separated from Hacettepe University on November 7, 1978. It started education on January 7, 1980 with 75 students enrolled in the Business program. On March 28, 1983, Kayseri Business Faculty was incorporated into the Erciyes University, replacing Kayseri University, with its new name of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, started education in 1980 with 75 students and one program, currently offers five undergraduate programs for more than 4300 students.

 

Vision

Our long run goal is to evolve into one of the most prominent faculties in Turkey

  • with our transparent administration that values exchange of views with the academic and administrative units at all levels and that makes its decisions in accordance with the principles solidified through past experiences,

  • with our qualified academics that study under an atmosphere of close collaboration as well as productive competition, that not only keep up with the literature in their fields of study but also contribute to it by means of the publications they make and that bolster the development of the regional industry by carrying on the relevant research activities and educational services,

  • with our students who are conscious of the fact that the administration is always considerate towards their complaints, demands and opinions, who believe that they are being well educated, who are well aware of their strengths and weaknesses, who can think critically rather than memorize and readily accept whatever facts and knowledge they are formally taught, who can, through their intellectual curiosity and professional skills, identify and find out the correct solutions to problems, last but not least, who know that learning is a life long process in which they must take part permanently.

 

Mission

The steps that we are resolved to take so as to achieve our long run goals are 

  • to provide our students with a  good theoretical background in terms of curriculum continually updated to the world standards and support the educational activities by organizing visits to the regional firms and inviting experienced guest lecturers or experts therefrom to our classes, 

  • to hold periodical meetings with the students to exchange information about their complaints and demands as well as the future plans of the administration, and thus to strengthen the students’ sense of belonging to our school,
     

  • to set the grounds and the means for enabling the students to gain the additional practical qualifications that are required in real life by organizing certificate courses geared towards the needs of the business world in cooperation with the experts from the field,
     

  • to encourage the students to participate in the clubs for social activities and to give them every support within our capacity, believing that sharing both responsibility and success in teamwork awards them with self confidence and this, in turn, facilitates their adaptation to the business world, and
     

  • to establish close cooperation with the regional industry.

 

Facts

  • We offer 5 four-year undergraduate programs in Business, Economics, Public Finance, International Relations, and Political Science and Public Administration.

  • We provide a rich curriculum including a broad range of elective courses to meet students’ special interests.
     

  • We offer graduate programs (MA and PhD) in Business and Economics in cooperation with the Erciyes University Institute of Social Sciences.
     

  • We have 3027 students enrolled in Business (1351), Economics (1186), Public Finance (386), and International Relations (104) programs.
     

  • We offer evening classes as well as day-time classes in Business and Economics programs for (640) and (565) students, respectively. 
     

  • We have a total of 85 academics: 13 professors, 12 associate professors, 23 assistant professors, 8 lecturer, and 29 research assistants.
     

  • 23 of our academics gained their undergraduate/graduate degrees from universities in USA, England, France, and Germany.
     

  • We have a total of 19 academic divisions in Business (5), Economics (3), Public Finance (4), International Relations (3), and Political Science and Public Administration (4) departments.
     

  • We publish an academic journal twice a year, which has been indexed by EconLit (Journal of Economic Literature) and Social Science Database of Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBÝM).
     

  • We have a continually enriched library, currently with 11.300 books, 4900 periodicals, and on-line catalog service.
     

  • We have 28 classrooms that range from 80 to 220 students in capacity, one classroom which is equipped with audio-visual systems, 6 seminar halls, and 5 computer laboratories with a total of 200 computers.

  • We have a conference hall with a capacity 350 people, which is also available for other units in the Erciyes University.
     

  • We have 6 student clubs organizing social and cultural events as well as professional activities.
     

  • We have been an Authorized Test Center of ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) since 2006.
     

  • We have ERASMUS partnerships, coordinated by the Erciyes University International Office, with 15 universities from 9 countries.

  • We have a dual-diploma program with Leeds Metropolitan University/ England in Business and Economics, which provides senior students to study in Leeds Metropolitan University for one year.
     

  • Our logo is the leave of chinar tree.

  • Our slogan is “Towards Good and Better”.