Doktorirao 1977. godine. Akademsku karijeru započeo 1978. godine kao asistent na Ekonomskom fakultetu Univerziteta u Sarajevu, gdje je prošao i ostala saradnička i profesorska zvanja. Kao redovan proffesor na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Tuzli radio je od 1995. do 2004. godine. Bio je ministar privrede u prvoj demokratskoj Vladi SRBiH. Posjeduje bogato radno iskustvo na mnogim odgovornim funkcijama u privredi. Objavio je 6 knjiga, rukovodilac i autor 5 studija na Ekonomskom institutu Sarajevo, te je objavio 40 naučnnih i stručnih radova. Nosilac je priznanja: Orden rada sa zlatnim vijencem 1986; Zlatna plaketa Ekonomskog instituta 1990; Plaketa grada Sarajeva 1990.
Professor Bektic completed his doctoral studies in 1977 and started his impressive academic career with the Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo, where he worked in various teaching and research roles over the years. He also worked as Professor with the Faculty of Economics in Tuzla from 1995 to 2004. In addition to his academic success, Professor Begtic also has an impressive experience in government and industry. He has held prominent leadership roles in economics, including the appointment as a Minister of Economy as part of the first BiH democratic government. Author of six books and over 40 scientific and professional papers, as well as the lead author of several studies conducted at the Institute of Economics Sarajevo. Recipient of numerous awards, which include the Order of Labour
with the Golden Wreath in 1986, the Golden Plaque of the Institute of Economics in 1990 and the Plaque of City of Sarajevo in 1990.