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EC 121/  INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS I

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective:

To provide the students of economics, business, finance with the basic principles, laws and concepts of economics. This course helps build a background for the students who should later master deeper fields of economics such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, growth, international economics and others. To provide the students of other fields who will not continue studies on economics, with general, basic insights into economics.

Contents:

Introduction and basic concepts in economics: the subject matter, tools, methods of economics, demand and supply; Introduction to Macroeconomics: National income concepts and accounting, business cycles and economic ailments, determination of national income, aggregate demand and aggregate supply approaches.

Prerequisite by Topic: none

Recommended Reading:

Campbell R. McConnell and Stanley L. Brue (1999). Economics, Principles, Problems, and Policies. Irwin and McGraw-Hill, Boston.

Roger LeRoy Miller (2000). Economics Today, Addison-Wesley, Massachusetts

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: Quizzes, midterm exam, final exam.

Instruction Language: English

 

MA 121/ MATHEMATICS I

Type of Course: Lecture + Associated Classes

Year: 1

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective:

This course provide the mathematical basis for students of management, economics and international finance by introducing them with the most important mathematical tools and methods that are needed in business, economics and international finance context.

Contents:

An overview of Radicals, Exponents and Basic Mathematical Formulas; Polinomy; Logarithms; Set theory: Intervals, Absolute value, Boole algebra, Morgan rule; Probability; Functions; Series; Mathematics of finance: Compound interest, Present Value, Future value; Slope and Equations of lines; Rules for differentiation; Elasticity; Limit; Graphs of functions

Recommended Reading:

Ernest F. Haeussler, Jr. and Richard S. Paul (1999). Introductory Mathematical Analysis, 9th ed., Prentice-Hall, London

Teaching Methods:

Projects/Teamwork: Students form a team (3-4 students per team). Teams of students will prove the mathematical formulas that are given by the instructor. The performance of the students is measured by their researches and presentations.

Assessment tools: Homework, Attendance, One midterm exam, Final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

BA 101/ INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective:

Introduce the student to modern concepts of business administration.

Focus on managing resources, stakeholder management, motivational skills and mentoring skills.

Define modern methods of management accounting, effective management report writing, use of computers, problem solving and decision making.

Focus on methods of enquiry, scoping of assignments, report writing, problem solving and decision making, management of risks, understanding the concept of value-added delivery.

Effective Presentation skills - Using Microsoft PowerPoint, illustrate tips for putting together visual presentations, public speaking, how to address people, how to gain audience participation and getting the best from people.

Examine the concepts of strategic planning assignments

Contents:

Course will examine major activities of a business such as business organization, marketing, management, finance, and accounting. Different forms of business ownership will be discussed, emphasizing free enterprise.

Prerequisite(s) by topic:
Business Management with the Managerial and Organizational Functions

Recommended Reading:
The textbook: Understanding Business, W.G.Nickels et al., 7th edition, McGraw Hill, 2005

Other references:
Also a list of articles for each topic is given to students in each class.

Teaching methods:

Computer usage: The students will be able to study and solve the problems given in textbook’s CD as well as website of the author. Also in the visa project process, students will use internet for research because of not being able to find a lot of published reference on the brand new topic.

Projects /Teamwork: A Mid-term project for each student as visa will be given by instructor on a topic which will be chosen as a brand new issue. The topic will be defended at visa exam hour orally, also submitting a written copy of  totally ten pages, at  least including  three pages of theoretical  study and  seven pages of practical study for a real company which the student will study on it physically or virtually through internet. A references page and related figures, graphs and images should also be included besides those ten pages.

Assessment Tools:
one term project; one final exam

Instruction Language:
English


EL 101/ ENGLISH I

Type of Course: Lecture and Workshop

Year: 1

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective:

To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.

To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.

Contents:

Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.

Writing

Reading

Communication

Study Skills

Recommended Reading:

A wide range of daily newspapers;

Periodicals, eg: The Economist;

Newsweek; Time.

Student’s own course book.

Weekly prepared materials on current issues.

A Thesaurus.

Teaching Methods:

Lecture , Workshops, Seminars, Interactive Student activities, Debates/Discussions on current issues

Presentation/Oral Practice Student projects and research.

Assessment tools:

Two midterm examinations, one final examination end of term Oral Assessment Continuous Assessment for coursework and participation.

Instruction Language:

English

 

BA 131/  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS


Type of Course: Laboratory

Year: 1

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

To explain the basic knowledge of computers and operating systems.

To teach the Office applications and using methods for different purposes.

To provide the information about modeling and structure of programs

Contents:

For personal or corporate use, computer applications are about communication, data management and calculation are taught.

Recommended Reading:
Microsoft Office XP Standard for Students and Teachers
Redmond, Wash; Microsoft Office 97 Professional step by step, Microsoft Press, 1997.

Teaching Methods:

Computer usage, the student will use Microsoft Office Package.

Assessment Tools:
Midterm exam, Final exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

AT 211/ PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND HISTORY OF TURKISH REPUBLIC I

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Fall

Credits: 2

Objective and Contents:
Informing the students about our recent history. Important events and developments between Tanzimat and the establishment of Turkish Republic is also a fundamental part of the course. Principles of Ataturk is another topic, which will be discussed in detail.

Textbook/Recommended Reading:
Türk Devrim Tarihi, Toktamış Ateş, Der Yayınları, 1993

Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions

Assessment tools: Midterm exams, final exam

Instruction Language: Turkish

 

EC 122/ INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS II

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective:

To provide the students of economics, business, and finance with the basic principles, laws and concepts of economics. This course helps build a background for the students who should later master deeper fields of economics such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, growth, international economics and others. To provide the students of other fields who will not continue studies on economics, with general, basic insights into economics.

Contents:

Introduction to microeconomics; The consumer behavior and equilibrium; The theory of production and of costs; The market models; The goods markets: The perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition. The factor markets: land, labor, capital.

Prerequisite by Topic: Introductory knowledge in economics

Recommended Reading:

Campbell R. McConnell and Stanley L. Brue (1999). Economics, Principles, Problems, and Policies. Irwin and McGraw-Hill, Boston.

Roger LeRoy Miller (2000). Economics Today, Addison-Wesley, Massachusetts.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/class discussions

Assessment Tools: Quizzes, midterm exam, final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

MA 122/ MATHEMATICS II

Type of Course: Lecture + Associated Classes

Year: 1

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective:

The purpose of this course is giving the mathematical techniques, formulas and methods to students in order to support in solving economic, business and financial problems.

Contents:

An overview of Mathematics 1 topics; Multivariable Functions: Partial Derivatives, Maxima and Minima for functions of multivariables, Lagrange Multipliers, optimization of multivariable functions; Taylor and Maclauren Series; Character analysis of series, divergent and convergent series, Matrix Algebra: Matrices, Matrix Multiplication, Inverses, Determinants, Cramer’s rule

Prerequisite by Topic: Derivatives; Limits; Absolute value

Recomended Reading:

Ernest F. Haeussler, Jr. and Richard S. Paul (1999). Introductory Mathematical Analysis, 9th ed., Prentice-Hall, London

Teaching Methods:

Projects/Teamwork: Students form a team (3-4 students per team). Teams of students will prove the mathematical formulas that are given by the instructor. The performance of the students is measured by their researches and presentations.

Assessment tools: Homework’s, Attendance, One midterm exam, Final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

BA 106/ INTRODUCTION TO LAW

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective And Contents:

The broad objective of this course is to enable students to respond sensibly to the impact of law on daily life. In addition, this course aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of law and society, learn the meanings of common legal terms, locate and cite legal information, and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Turkish Law. What is law; the Development of law; the Categories of law; how laws are made; the Court system, Criminal Law; Family Law; Environmental Law; International Law.

Recommended Reading:
Seref Gözübüyük (1997). Introduction to Fundamental Concepts of Law. Turan, Ankara.

Teaching Methods:
Classroom Discussion

Assessment Tools: One Midterm and Final exam.

Instruction Language: English and Turkish

 

EL 102/ ENGLISH 2

Type of Course: Lecture and Workshop

Year: 1

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective:

To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.

To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.

Contents:

Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.

Writing

Reading

Communication

Study Skills

Recommended Reading:

A wide range of daily newspapers;

Periodicals, eg: The Economist;

Newsweek; Time.

Student’s own course book.

Weekly prepared materials on current issues.

A Thesaurus.

Teaching Methods:

Lecture , Workshops, Seminars, Interactive Student activities, Debates/Discussions on current issues

Presentation/Oral Practice Student projects and research.

Assessment tools:

Two midterm examinations, one final examination end of term Oral Assessment Continuous Assessment for coursework and participation.

Instruction Language:

English

 

BA 104 / INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective:

To analyze economic events affecting a business and describe their impact on financial statements.

To define and explain the basic assumptions, principles, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

To show the proper entries to record the transactions of organizations in double entry system.

To explain the accrual basis of accounting and its implications for reporting revenues and expenses in the income statement.

To explain and describe the two basic financial statements and  reports for internal and external use.

Contents:

The art, science and practice concerned with a systematic identifying, collecting, recording, classifying and summarizing in a significant manner and in terms of money, exchange transactions or equivalent economic events of a financial character and interpreting and reporting the results

Recommended Reading:

Charles T.Horngren, W.T.Harrison, L.S.Bamber, Accounting, Prentice-Hall International, Inc.  USA

Kizil, Ahmet, Accounting and Tax Applications, Der Yayınları, Istanbul

Teaching Methods: Classroom Discussion

Assesment tools: Homeworks, two midterm exams, final exam.

Instruction Language: English

 

AT 212/ PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND HISTORY OF TURKISH REPUBLIC II

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 1

Semester: Spring

Credits: 2

Objective and Contents:

Informing students about our recent history is one of the leading objectives of this course. Istiklal Savaşı and various reforms realized after the establishment of Turkish Republic will also be discussed.

Textbook/Recommended Reading:
Türk Devrim Tarihi, Toktamış Ateş, Der Yayınları, 1993.

Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions

Assessment tools: Midterm exams, final exam

Instruction Language: Turkish

 

SC-201/ INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective and Contents:
Introduction to Statistics includes descriptive statistics which focuses on developing graphical and numerical summaries and partial inferential statistics which uses these numerical summaries to assist in decision making. Introduction to statistics, fundamental elements of statistics, types of data, collecting data, reliability and validity of data. Measures of central tendency: Arithmetic, geometric and squared mean for grouped and ungrouped data, median and mode for grouped and ungrouped data, properties of measures of central tendency, selecting of measure of central tendency. Measures of dispersion: The variance, the standard deviation, the coefficient of variation.  Index numbers, fixed base and link relatives index numbers, relations between fixed base and link relatives index numbers, determination of weights, composite index numbers, Laspeyres price index numbers, Paasche price index numbers, Fischer price index numbers , specific use of index numbers ( rotate to real prices from current prices). Probability: Concepts of events, sample spaces and probability, unions and intersections, complementary events, conditional probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, random variable, probability distribution expected value, The Binominal probability distribution, Hypergeometric distribution, Poisson distribution, The Normal distribution, standard normal distribution.

Textbook/Recommended Reading:
Statistics, J.T. McClave and T. Sincich, 8th. Ed., Prentice Hall, 2000.

Teaching Methods: Classroom discussion

Assessment tools: Midterm exam, Final exam

Instruction Language: English



 

BA 211/ INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective:

To analyze economic events affecting a business and describe their impact on financial statements.

To define and explain the basic assumptions, principles, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

To show the proper entries to record the transactions of organizations in double entry system.

To explain the accrual basis of accounting and its implications for reporting revenues and expenses in the income statement.

To explain and describe the two basic financial statements and reports for internal and external use.

 

 

Contents:

Valuation Methods, Valuation of Assets and Liabilities, Adjusting process, adjusting the accounts, Recording the adjusting entries, Uniform Turkish Accounting System, Financial Statements.

 

Prerequisite by Topic: None

 

Recommended Reading:

Charles T.Horngren, W.T.Harrison and L.S.Bamber (2001). Accounting, Prentice-Hall International, Inc.  USA

 

Ahmet Kızıl (2006), Accounting and Tax Applications, Bahar  Yayınevi, Istanbul

 

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussion

 

Assessment tools: Homework, two midterm exams, final exam.

 

Instruction Language: English

 

 

BA 201/ PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

The main objective of this course is to identify target markets as an attempt to implement the marketing mix.  Towards successful completion of the course, the students will be able to determine consumer needs and as a manager, he/she will be more effective in marketing decision making process.

Contents:.

Identifying target markets and implementing the marketing mix.


Recommended Reading:
Principles of Marketing/ Philip Kotler

Teaching Methods:
Theoretical explanations supported by case studies

Assessment Tools:
Midterm and Final

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

EL 201/ ENGLISH 3

Type of Course: Lecture and Workshop

Year: 2

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective:

To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.

To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.

 

Contents:

Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.

Writing

Reading

Communication

Study Skills

 

Recommended Reading:

A wide range of daily newspapers;

Periodicals, eg: The Economist;

Newsweek; Time.

Student’s own course book.

Weekly prepared materials on current issues.

A Thesaurus.

 

Teaching Methods:

Lecture , Workshops, Seminars, Interactive Student activities, Debates/Discussions on current issues

Presentation/Oral Practice Student projects and research.

 

Assessment tools:

Two midterm examinations, one final examination end of term Oral Assessment Continuous Assessment for coursework and participation.

 

Instruction Language:

English

 

 

 

TD 101 / TURKISH LANGUAGE I

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Fall

Credits: 2

Objective

To provide students an understanding of Turkish grammar, writing rules, discussion of various types of literature, types of conversation and exposition, errors in conversation, intonation, academic and literal studies through gestures and facial expressions, rules of exposition in writing,  petition writing and official correspondence.

 

Content

This course covers the following subjects: The importance of language, the linguistic features and aesthetic structure of the Turkish language, word derivation system and affixation, oral and written expression, the rules of utterance in written and spoken language, word forms, language expressions such as idioms, terms, jargon, etc. and rules related to them, including language skills in listening, reading, comprehension, writing and research.

 

Recommended Reading

Course notes, Yusuf Çotuksöken, Uygulamalı Türk Dili 1-2.

Teaching Methods

Lecturing, analysis, applied courses -Socrates method-, discussion, homework and project-presentation.

 

Assessment tools

Attendance, participation to discussions, presentations, student writings, blackboard, projects, midterm exams, final exam.

 

Instruction Language

Turkish.

 

 

 

BA 214/  MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective And Contents:

Basic Organizational Behavior topics. An Introduction to Organizational Behavior, Perception and Personality, Changing Employee Behavior through Consequences, Motivation, Power and Politics, Leadership, Decision Making, Group Dynamics, Managing Conflict, Managing Stress and Employee Job Satisfaction, Communication, Organizational Design, Environmental and Cultural Influences, Managing Organizational Change and Development.

 

The Nature of Management, The environment and Corporate Culture, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Organizational Goal Setting, Strategy Formulation and Implementation, Managerial Decision Making, Fundamentals of Organizing, Innovation and Change, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Motivation in Organizations, Communication and Teamwork , Control Concepts, Management Control Systems, Information Systems


Recommended Reading:

John M. Neale ,(2001)Science and behavior; an introduction to methods of research, Prentice Hall
Robert P.Vecchio, (2003) Organizational Behavior, Thomson-South-Western.
Andrew J.DuBrin,(2003)Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, South-Western

Management (AISE) : New Workplace
RICHARD L. DRAFT SOUTH-WESTERN yay.  2006


Teaching Methods: Lecture+Case+Class Discussion

Assessment Tools:
Midterm+Homework+Final Exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

MA 222/ LINEAR ALGEBRA

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective:

This course is designed to students in business and economics to be familiar with linear equation   systems

which may be written in a compact matrix notation. The course also aims at enabling the students to apply

matrix algebra to economic models such as input-output analysis.

 

Prerequisite by Topic : General knowledge in matrices and determinants.

Contents:

Vectors: operations with vectors, geometric interpretation, linear dependence; Matrix: operations of matrix, equality of matrix, applications in economy and business; Determinants: properties of determinants, inverse matrices, systems of homogen linear equation; Eigenvector and Matrix: eigenvectors, linear dependence and independence; Linear Programming: graphic solutions, multiple optimum solutions, the simplex method.

 

Recommended Reading:

David C.Lay (2000). Linear Algebra and Its Application, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Wilfred Kaplan (1991). Advanced Calculus, 4th ed., Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

 

Teaching Methods:

Classroom discussion : Students will discuss about the application of mathematical tools to economic, business and financial problems

Teamwork : The team members ( 3-4 students per team ) will work together on the solution of the problems that is given by the instructor.

 

Assessment tools: Homework, Attendance, One midterm exam, Final exam

 

Instruction Language: English

 

 

IF 202/ INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective And Contents:

The main objective of this course is to teach students the fundamental concepts of finance such as financial analysis, managerial finance, financial derivates and investment appraisal. Students will introduce with the basic concepts of finance. Also, financial institutions and markets, financial instruments, stock shares, futures, options, swaps, financial statements and the time value of money will be discussed in the class.


Recommended Reading:

Scott Besley and Eugene F. Brigham (2000). Essentials of Managerial Finance, twelfth edition., The Dryden Cudi Tuncer Gürsoy, Finansal Yönetim İlkeleri (2007), Doğuş Üniversitesi Yayınları.

Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Siegel, Financial Management (1998), Schaums Outlines, MacGraw Hill


Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussion

Assessment Tools:
Quizzes, midterm exam, final exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

EL 202/ ENGLISH 4

Type of Course: Lecture and Workshop

Year: 2

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective:

 

To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.

 

To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.

 

Contents:

Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.

Writing

Reading

Communication

Study Skills

 

Recommended Reading:

A wide range of daily newspapers;

Periodicals, eg: The Economist;

Newsweek; Time.

Student’s own course book.

Weekly prepared materials on current issues.

A Thesaurus.

 

Teaching Methods:

Lecture , Workshops, Seminars, Interactive Student activities, Debates/Discussions on current issues

Presentation/Oral Practice Student projects and research.

 

Assessment tools:

Two midterm examinations, one final examination end of term Oral Assessment Continuous Assessment for coursework and participation.

 

Instruction Language: English

 

 

TD 201 / TURKISH LANGUAGE II

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 2

Semester: Spring

Credits: 2

Objective

To provide students an understanding of Turkish grammar, writing rules, discussion of various types of literature, types of conversation and exposition, errors in conversation, intonation, academic and literal studies through gestures and facial expressions, rules of exposition in writing,  petition writing and official correspondence.

 

Content

This course covers the following subjects: The importance of language, the linguistic features and aesthetic structure of the Turkish language, word derivation system and affixation, oral and written expression, the rules of utterance in written and spoken language, word forms, language expressions such as idioms, terms, jargon, etc. and rules related to them, including language skills in listening, reading, comprehension, writing and research.

 

Recommended Reading

Course notes, Yusuf Çotuksöken, Uygulamalı Türk Dili 1-2.

Teaching Methods

Lecturing, analysis, applied courses -Socrates method-, discussion, homework and project-presentation.

 

Assessment tools

Attendance, participation to discussions, presentations, student writings, blackboard, projects, midterm exams, final exam.

 

Instruction Language: Turkish.

 

BA 315/ MARKETING STRATEGY

Type of Course: Lecture + Project

Year: 3

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

Helping students to understand and discuss the strategies about Customer solution, Customer cost, Convenience. The course will be executed in a format which can be defined as “maximum interactivity based on discussions in class, plus full integration of theory and real life cases”.

Business strategy : The concept and Trends in Its Management ; Strategic Market Management ; External and Customer Analysis ; Competitor Analysis ; Market Analysis ; Environmental Analysis and Strategic Uncertainty ; Internal Analysis ; Obtaining a Sustainable Competitive Advantage ; Differentiation Strategies ; Cost, Focus, and the Preemptive Move ; Strategic Positioning ; Growth Strategies ; Diversification ; Strategies in Declining and Hostile Markets ; Global Strategies ; Implementation

Case studies from Turkey which will be prepared by the students with monitoring of the lecturer.

Contents:

Management concepts and tendency, strategic market management, external consumer analysis, competitor analysis, market analysis, environment analysis and strategic ambiguity, internal analysis, gaining sustainable competitive advantage, strategies of differentiation, cost, aim and primary movement, strategic positioning, expanding strategies, diversification strategies, global strategies, implementations, case studies from Turkey prepared by student under the consulting of lecturer.


Prerequisite(s) by topic : Business Management with the Managerial and Organizational Functions

Recommended Reading:
The textbook :Marketing Management: A Strategic Decision-Making Approach by John Mullins, Orville C Walker, and Jr., Harper W Boyd ,2006)
Other references : Also a list of articles for each topic is given to students in each class.

Teaching methods:


Computer usage: The students will be able to study and solve the problems given in textbook’s CD as well as website of the author. Also in the visa project process, students will use internet for research because of not being able to find a lot of published reference on the brand new topic.


Projects /Teamwork: A Mid-term project for each student as visa will be given by instructor on a topic which will be chosen as a brand new issue. The topic will be defended at visa exam hour orally, also submitting a written copy of totally ten pages, at least including three pages of theoretical study and seven pages of practical study for a real company which the student will study on it physically or virtually through internet, A references page and related figures, graphs and images should also be included besides those ten pages.

Assessment Tools:
one term project; one final exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

 

BA 313/ HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM)

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

Describe the external and global environments relevant to human-resource management.

Describe and define the current field of human-resource management, including the roles played by members of the HRM function in organizational-strategy formulation.

List and describe the laws and other regulations affecting the field of human-resource management.

Describe and define HRM from the perspective of current management practices.

Apply basic HR planning, staffing, training and development, performance management, compensation, health and safety, and employee and labor relations strategies to business objectives in an apt scenario.

Contents:

Introduction to HRM, What is HR; Component and evolution of HRM; Roles, activities and responsibilities of HRM; HRM issues in new environment; Line and Staff Spects of HRM. Strategic HRM – Individual Performance and Motivation: Organizational strategy and HR ;HR planning, forecasting ; Individual performance and motivation; Retention of Human Resources

Staffing the Organization – Ethics, Jobs, Recruiting and Selection: Job descriptions; The recruiting process; Selecting and interviewing people. Training & Development: Nature of Training; Training needs assessment und approaches; Evaluation of Training; Development – needs analysis, approaches. Careers and Performance Management (Appraisals) Careers and career planning; Measuring performance; Performance Management systems. Compensation and Rewards. Total compensation; Variable pays and incentives; Management compensation Employee benefits. Employee and Labour Relations Health and Safety; Employee rights and discipline; Union/management relations


Recommended Reading:

Joe Pasqualetto, “Evaluating the Future of HRIS,”Personnel Journal, August 1988,p.82.
Bob Lenburg, “Is an HRIS in Your Future ' ”Credit Union Management, March 1996,pp.37-38.
Affirmative Action and Equal Employment,vol.1(Washington,D.C.:U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,1947),pp.10-11.
Jane Ester Bahls, “Employment for Rent,”Nation’s Business,June 1991,1991,p.36.
Eric Rolfe Greenberg, “Workplace Testing: Who’s Testing Whom' ”Personnel,1989,pp.39-45
“Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, “Federal Register, August 25,1978,p38301.


Teaching Methods: Case, Classroom Discussion.

Assessment Tools:
Midterm exam, Homework, Final Exam.

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

BA 325/ QUANTITIVE DECISION MAKING

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective And Contents:

Students will become familiar with terminology, basic tools and concepts of management science and statistical decision making and become proficient in techniques of analyzing real-world operational situations. They will develop an understanding of how to interpret the results of the quantitative and computational analysis of a decision problem, utilizing statistics, optimization, and simulation approaches. Also students will be able to construct and analyze decision trees for business decision making. This course covers concepts and tools that aid managerial decision making by applying scientific approach and computer software to managerial problems that involve quantitative factors. Modeling of such operational situations is emphasized through cases and spreadsheet exercises. Topics covered include quantitative analysis and decision making, problem solution in decision analysis, simulation, and introductory optimization, regression, forecasting.


Prerequisite by Topic: Business Statistics..

Recommended Reading:
Anderson D. and D. Sweeney, T. Williams, An Introduction to Management Science Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making, Thomson, 2003-( ISBN: 0324145632)
Taha, H., Operation Research An Introduction Prentice Hall, 2002
(ISBN: 0130323746)
Gujarati, D., Basic Econometrics, McGraw-Hill, 2003.


Teaching Methods: Teaching the contents in the classroom and applying them to problems.

Classroom Discussion: Students will complete all performance requirements and course-work, research recommended texts and then discuss them in the classroom.


Assessment Tools: Homework, one midterm exam, final exam, .

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

BA 351/ OPERATIONS (PRODUCTION) MANAGEMENT

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

To provide students with an understanding on the fine art and science of  operations management,

To solve problems and enable others to do so.

To be able to set goals and strategies regarding operations.

To develop a better understanding and improved skills in operations management and problem solving applied to organizations.

Contents:

This course describes principles and concepts of operations management. You should be aware that many of these principles and concepts are applicable to other aspects of your professional and personal life. Consequently, you should expect the benefits of your study of operations management to serve in those other areas as well.


Prerequisite(s) by topic: Business Management with the Managerial and Organizational Functions

Recommended Reading:

The textbook:
Foundations of Operations Management, by Larry P. Ritzman and Lee J. Krajewski, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2003.

Teaching Methods:

Computer usage :The students will be able to study and solve the problems given in textbook’s CD as well as website of the author. Also in the visa project process students will use internet for research because of not being able to find a lot of published reference on the brand new topic.

Assessment Tools:
midterm exam; assignments, final exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

BA 322/ MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective and Contents:
The overall objective of this course is to introduce and explore issues to Management Information Systems. Information systems and the organization. Importance of timely, accurate and relevant information for decision making. Levels of management and information needs. Integration and coordination of individual business information systems.

Textbook/Recommended Reading :
Management Information Systems, G.V. Post and D.L. Anderson, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2006, ISBN: 0-07-111638-9

Teaching Methods:Lecture, class discussions, case studies

Assessment tools: Midterm exams, quizzes, homework, attendance, final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

 

IF 314/ MANAGERIAL FINANCE


Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

 

Objective:

To provide the business, accounting and finance students the necessary knowledge on financial management concepts and make them able to take part in the financial decision making processes of the modern corporation.

Contents: The Cost of capital; Leverage and dividend policy; Working capital management: working capital policy, managing short-term assets/liabilities; Strategic long-term financing decisions; common stock and investment, long-term debt, alternative financing arrangement and corporate restructuring.

 

Prerequisite by Topic: none

 

Recommended Reading:

Scott Besley and Eugene F. Brigham (2000). Essentials of Managerial Finance, twelfth edition., The Dryden Press, Fort Worth

Richard A. Brealey and Stewart Myers (2002). Principles of Corporate Finance, Mc-Graw Hill, Europe.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussion

Assessment Tools: Quizzes, midterm exam, final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

 

BA 332/  COST ACCOUNTING


Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

 

Objective

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand the strategic focus on the use of accounting information to facilitate the business success of the enterprise - for both manufacturing and service firms.

Explain cost classifications, cost objects, cost centers and cost allocations methods.

Prepare the  Statement of Cost of Goods Manufactured,  Statement of Cost of Finished Goods Sold and a Production Cost Report.

Define and demonstrate manufacturing and service costing systems:Job order costing system, Process costing system, Hybrid costing system, New costing systems

 

Contents:.

Cost Concepts, Income Statements, Cost of Goods Sold  Statement, Cost Classifications, Cost Allocation, Job Order Costing, Process Costing, Activity Based Costing, and Standard Costing Systems.

 

Recommended Reading:

Williamson, Duncan. Cost and Management Accounting, Prentice Hall Europe, USA

Nalan, Akdoğan. Practise on Cost Accounting, Cem Web Ofset Ltd.Şti., Ankara

Ahmet Kızıl, Cevdet Kızıl (2007). Accounting: Financial, Cost, Managerial, Bahar Yayınevi, İstanbul.

 

Teaching Methods: Classroom Discussion

 

Assessment tools: Homework, two midterm exams, final exam.

 

Instruction Language: English

 

 

BA 302/ BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ETHICS

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective

To enable students to understand key business communication and business ethics concepts and fundamentals

To encourage students and provide practical opportunities for them to experiment and develop business communication skills

To enable students to understand the core concepts of Business Communication and Business Ethics

To develop students' analytical skills in understanding and applying ethical concepts to real-life business problems and practical situations

To improve students' business English vocabulary and Business Ethics Vocabulary

Contents

This course examines key Business Communication concepts and fundamentals, considers techniques and approaches to develop and improve communication skills and provides practical opportunities for students to experiment and develop these techniques and skills.

In addition studying ethics for character-building, this subject is important for introducing our students to a formalized set of principles of correct conduct comprised of a set of rules or standards governing the behavior of a person or members of the business profession.


Recommended Reading:

Business Communication English: Facing Today’s Business Communication Challenges Lesson Notes by Vedat AKMAN, 2006 (102 pages) – Kadir Has University.

Teaching Methods:
Students will follow instructor’s notes, handouts & notes plus visual + listening aids & slides will be used.

Assessment Tools:
Midterm exam, Final exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

BA 411/ MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 4

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective And Contents:

The aim of the course is to review basic microeconomic theory as well as statistics and regression analysis and integrate the theory to the modern developments in the theory of industrial organizations and managerial decision making. The emphasis will be on problem solving and applying microeconomic ideas to a wide variety of business situations. Consumer behavior; demand analysis, Theory of the firm; costs, supply analysis, Market structures; competitive structure, monopoly, oligopoly, product differentiation, Pricing, Game theory, Government intervention, Moral hazard.

Prerequisite by Topic: Basics of microeconomic theory and statistics

Recommended Reading:
M.R. Baye, Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, 4th Edition, Mc Graw-Hill / Irwin, New York, 2003
S.C.Maurice, C.R.Thomas, Managerial Economics, 7th Edition, Mc Graw-Hill / Irwin, New York, 2001

Teaching Methods:
Classroom Discussion: Discussions will be based on problems designed to strengthen students'’ understanding of analytical methods.
Term Project: Teams of students (3-4 students per team) will prepare a written work on a specific topic notified at the beginning of the term.

Assessment Tools: One midterm exam, term project, final exam.

Instruction Language: English

 

 

BA 431/  BUSINESS POLICY

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 4

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

Business policy is a set of managerial decisions and actions that determines the long-run performance of a corporation. It includes strategic planning, environmental scanning, and industry analysis

Contents:
Clearer sense of strategic vision for the firm

Sharper focus on what is strategically important

Improved understanding of a rapidly changing environment.


Recommended Reading:

Hitt,Ireland,Hoskisson(2003)Strategic Management,South Western.
Samuel C.Certo,(1991)Strategic Management,McGraw-Hill.


Teaching Methods: Lecture, Class Discussion, Case

Assessment Tools:
One Midterm Exam, Final Exam, Homework.

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

BA 427/ PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 4

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective

Understand and manage public and private sector projects

Upon completion of this course, students will understand the needs for a successful project.  They will specifically learn how to:

Form and lead a project team;

Plan and budget a project;

Schedule the project and allocate resources;

Monitor and control a project;

Evaluate and terminate a project.

The aim of the BA 427 is to present the basic nature of managing all types of projects - public, business, engineering, information systems, and so on - as well as specific techniques. Projects in Contemporary Organization and Project Management Approach ,Project Selection, The Project Manager, Project Organization, Project Planning ,Conflict and Negotiation, Managing the Project Teams, Team Dynamics and Cultural Diversity, Effective Project teams, Project Implementation.

Contents:

Projects & Project Management in modern organizations; project selection, planning, conflicts, negotiation, team management, implementation, budgeting, cost estimation, programming, resource allocation, evaluation and information system.

 

Recommended Reading:
Paul C.Dinsmore (1990),Human Factors in Project Management, American Management Association.
Robert C.Julian and Clyde D.Grim,Jr., “Expediting-a tool for mature Project managers ,”Project Management Institute Proceedings (October 1982),P.v-F.1

Teaching Methods:
Projects/Teamwork, Classroom Discussion

Assessment Tools:
One Midterm, Final Exam, Term Project

Instruction Language:
English

 

BA 412/ TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 4

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Objective And Contents:

The aim of the BA 424 is to introduce the students to the main issues in Total
Quality Management. Students learn the basic quality concepts and techniques of total
quality management. Introduction, Total Quality in Organizations, Philosophies and Frameworks, focusing on Customers, Leadership and Strategic Planning, Human Resource Practices, Process Management, Strategic Information Management, Statistical Thinking and Analysis, Quality Improvement, Quality Control, Fundamentals of Statistical Process Control, Building and Sustaining Total Quality.

Recommended Reading:

“The cost of Quality,” Newsweek, September 7,199-48-49.
AT&T’s Total Quality Approach, AT&T Corporate Quality Office (1992),6.
Purdue Excellence 21,http://ex21.tech.purdue.edu
Bill Clinton, “Putting People First, ”Journal for Quality and Participation(October/November1992),10-12


Teaching Methods: Case, Classroom Discussion

Assessment Tools:
Homework, One midterm exam, term project, final exam

Instruction Language:
English

 

 

BA 490/ RESEARCH METHODS AND GRADUATION PROJECT

Type of Course: Research, Reading and Writing

Year: 4

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

 

Objective:

The course is based on research, reading & writing about a topic of the students’ choice (This topic should be approved by the supervisors). The aim is to enable students to conduct research, culminate it in a written work and present the theme facing a jury formed by the faculty members.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Contents:  Students are expected to prepare dissertations according to the guidelines provided by the Faculty.

Recommended Reading: None

Teaching Methods: Supervision and Guidance

Assessment Tools: Annual Appointments

Instruction Language: English

 

 

 

BA 216/ BUSINESS LAW


Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 4

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

 

Objective:

The broad objective of this course is to enable students to respond sensibly to the impact of law on daily life. In addition, this course aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of law and society, learn the meanings of common legal terms, locate and cite legal information, and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Turkish Law.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Contents:

What is law; the Development of law; the Categories of law; How laws are made; the Court system, Criminal Law; Family Law; Environmental Law; International Law.

 

Recommended Reading:

Demircioğlu-Centel (2003). İş Hukuku Beta Yayıncılık, İstanbul.
Ali Güzel, Ali Rıza Okur (1998). Güvenlik Hukuku, Beta, İstanbul.
Yusuf Alper (2000). Türkiyede Sosyal Güvenlik, Alfa, Bursa .

Teaching Methods: Classroom Discussion

 

Assessment tools: Two Midterms, Participation and Final exam.

 

Instruction Language: Turkish

 

 

 

MA 221/ MATHEMATICS III


Type of Course: Lecture + Associated Classes

Year: 2

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

 

Objective:

The course is designed to provide students with the advanced mathematical tools that are needed to pursue a degree in business, finance and economics. Application of these techniques to a variety of business problems is the main point of the course.

 

Prerequisite by Topic : Fundamental conception of derivative and knowledge in economy and business

Contents:

Integration: basic integration techniques, definite and indefinite integration, calculation of area by using integration, the application of integration to business and economic problems; Differential equations: definitions and concepts, separation of variables, homogen differential equations, exact differential equations, first and second order linear differential equation, bernoulli differential equation, applications in economy, business and finance

 

Recommended Reading:

Aynes F., Theory and Problems of Differential Equations, Mc Graw-Hill, New York

Draper, J.E and J.S. Klingman, Mathematical Analysis, Business and Economic Application, Harper and Row, New York

Laurence D. Hoffmann and Gerald L.Bradley (1996). Calculus for Business, Economic and the Social and Life Sciences, 6th ed., Mc Graw-Hill, New York

 

Teaching Methods:

Classroom discussion : Students will discuss about the application of mathematical tools to economic, business and financial problems

Teamwork : The team members ( 3-4 students per team ) will work together on the solution of the problems that is given by the instructor.

 

Assessment tools: Homework, Attendance, One midterm exam, Final exam

 

Instruction Language: English

 

SC 310/ BUSINESS STATISTICS


Type of Course: Lecture

Year: 3

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3

Objective: Teaching inferential statistics which uses numerical summaries to assist in making decisions

 

Prerequisite: SC201

 

 

Contents:

Theory of Sampling , Definition and notation , Simple Random Sampling , Theoretical Sampling Distributions The Sampling Distribution of The Mean ,Point and Interval Estimations , Large and Small Sample Confidence Interval for a Population Mean , t Distribution ,  Large –Sample Confidence Interval for a Population Proportions , Small–Sample Confidence Interval for a Population Proportions (Graphical Approach) , Determining of Sample Size. T