Dr. Danışoğlu has a BS in Business Administration from METU, and an MSc in Statistics and a PhD in Finance with a minor in Economics from Texas Tech University. She joined the Department of Business Administration as a research assistant in September 1990 and has been a full-time faculty member since 1996. Dr. Danışoğlu's main research interest is in asset pricing and banking. She has authored and co-authored several journal articles and supervised master's and PhD theses in these areas. More recently, she has developed a keen interest in the area of social impact investing. She has been producing and supervising scholarly work in this area and aims to contribute to the literature on blended-value investing in which economic agents seek social and financial goals simultaneously. She is the recepient of several best paper awards and several of her thesis students received METU's best thesis awards. Dr. Danışoğlu teaches in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs of the Department as well as the graduate programs of METU’s Institute of Applied Mathematics. In addition to the courses in bank management and financial derivatives, Dr. Danışoğlu regularly contributes to the microeconomics course taught at the undergraduate and executive levels. She was a visiting scholar at Texas Tech University’s Area of Finance for over 10 years. She is the recipient of METU Excellence in Teaching award.



Office: H112

E-mail: seza at metu.edu.tr

Web: https://blog.metu.edu.tr/seza/

Phone: +90(312)210-2035

Fax: +90(312)210-7962

Mailing Address: Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University 06800 Ankara - TURKEY

Research Interests

Asset pricing


Social impact investing


BSc in Business Administration, METU, 1990

MSc in Business Statistics, Texas Tech University, 1994

PhD in Finance (Minor: Economics), Texas Tech University, 1997


Courses Taught

BA 2801 – Microeconomics for Business

BA 4817 – International Finance

BA 4821 – Bank Management

BA 4825 – Financial Derivatives

BA 5802 – Financial Management

BA 6801 – Theory of Finance

BA 6803 – Seminar in Financial Institutions

BA 6804 – Empirical Methods in Finance

EMBA 5801 – Microeconomic Environment of Business

EMBA 5802 – Financial Management for Executives

EMBA 5812 – Financial Derivatives

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