Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
BUSN513 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 8
This course is structured to inform the MBA students about contemporary applications of management. With this basic approach the topics include knowledge society and organizations, information technologies, globalization and organizations, TQM, core competence, outsourcing, hybrid, organizations, downsizing, sub – contracting, lean organizations and cluster organizations. This course examines organizational theory, practice and learning in the context of rapidly changing competitive and economic environments. Strategies and tactics for growth and performance improvement are explored. This course covers issues of current relevance, including social networks, knowledge management, innovation, organizational learning and design thinking.
BUSN590 SEMINAR 0 3 0
BUSN5X1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
BUSN5X2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
BUSN5X3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
BUSN532 MARKETING STRATEGIES 3 3 0 8
This course is concerned with helping managers identify, select and implement strategies that would make their organizations more competitive in the marketplace. These strategies encompass decisions such as which "products" their firm offers and chooses not to offer, by the markets it seeks to serve and not serve, by the competitors it chooses to compete with and to avoid, and the level of vertical and horizontal integration it considers as optimal for all of its stakeholders. Specific ways to compete in the chosen "markets" will usually be characterized by one or more functional strategies such as product line strategy, positioning strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy, segmentation strategy, manufacturing strategy, information technology strategy, and global strategy. The intent of this course is to provide decision makers with concepts, methods and procedures by which they can improve the quality of their strategic (marketing management) decision-making.
BUSN5X4 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
BUSN5X5 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
BUSN500 THESIS 0 0 0 30
Supervised independent research on a topic agreed between the student and the supervisor (a faculty member) and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Institute. It is evaluated by a jury of two faculty members and a member from other universities.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
BUSN509 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 30
Designed to help the participants gain a better understanding of some of the most critical issues in the field of strategic management today. The issues addressed include: understanding some of the principal driving forces that will shape the future of international competition; the central role of corporate purpose to strategy in individual firms; the role of capital markets and corporate financial policies in shaping a firm's competitiveness in global markets; the identification of appropriate boundaries for a firm, including strategic alliances and the degree of diversification; the future of the implicit “contract” between employees and the corporation, and its implications for the meaning people find in their work and for the creation of knowledge-based competitive advantages; and the future evolution of corporate governance (particularly the role of boards of directors and institutional shareholders).
BUSN512 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 30
Managing human capital in the new economy is a challenge all business professionals face. This course addresses that challenge by retaining its unique orientation to overall practicality and real-world application incorporating technology, teams and virtual learning methods. Practical tips and suggestions provide effective ways of dealing with problems in communication, leadership, discipline, performance appraisal, labor relations, and compensation administration.
BUSN521 BUSINESS ECONOMICS 3 3 0 30
BUSN527 HISTORY OF MANAGEMENT THOUGHT 3 3 0 30
The main aim of this course is to introduce the students with the main approaches in management and equip them with the required knowledge about different perspectives of management theory. The course will start with the chronological introduction of different schools in management and knowledge will be provided on the development of management discipline over the years. Later on, the contemporary management theories and approaches will be instructed to the students.
BUSN560 BUSINESS ETHICS 3 3 0 30
BUSN556 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 3 3 0 30
BUSN506 OPERATION MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 30
The intent of this course is to further provide management and analytical concepts/tools for the management of operations and the decision-making process within the scope of the supply chain. Competitive advantage driven by supply chain strategy has been a common practice in the business environment in the past few years. Most of the strategies involve improving operational efficiency either through cost reductions or increase capital efficiency. Decision-making regarding operational issues is one of the most common tasks within organizations. This course will enhance students' ability to perform the quantitative analysis necessary and understand the management issues in order to make good operational decisions within the supply chain. Coverage is topical and will include supply chains issue and strategy, operations management framework, the Six Sigma approach, quality management, demand and supply planning, inventory deployment/control, and transportation networks optimization.
BUSN566 ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOUR 3 3 0 30
The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic concepts related to organizational behavior and show them how individual and group behavior is important for the management of an organization.
BUSN535 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 3 3 0 30
BUSN508 LEADING, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE 3 3 0 30
BUSN558 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 3 3 0 30
INRE546 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 3 3 0 30
This Course is designed to introduce students of IR the political thought by following the footsteps of the outstanding thinkers from Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas to Marx, Gramsci, Althusser, and Badiou through an analysis of the political thought of selected scholars along with their contributions to political philosophy. In examining the ideas of those theorists the method to be adopted is both textual and contextual, attempting to give due regard to the thoughts expressed by the authors and the social environments in which they have been expressed.
ISM558 ÖRGÜTSEL İLETIŞIM 3 3 0 30
INRE503 PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 3 3 0 30
As a sub-field of International Relations discipline, the scope of International Security Studies gradually broadens. Therefore, this course examines major traditional and new theoretical approaches to International Security Studies as well as the different aspects of the contemporary international security issues, events, structures and processes. The course also aims to develop analytical and critical skills of the graduate students to comprehend and discuss the specific cases in the changing conceptual/theoretical framework of International Security by referring to different sectors of security such as military, economy, society, politics, energy and environment.
INRE504 GLOBAL HISTORY 3 3 0 30
This course intends to examine the developments in Europe and U.S. since the 19th century until today. The World War I and the new political structure after 1918 will be considered from the point of global developments. World War II and the involvement of the U.S. in European affairs, Cold War Sovietization of Eastern Europe and the emancipation of the Third World countries are also to be discussed. The relations among the industrial and non-industrial and non-industrial countries in political, economic and military fields are explained with some comments on future prospects for global developments.
BUSN540 NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS 3 3 0 30
YBIS550 PROJE AND RISK YÖNETIMI 3 3 0 30
INRE502 ISSUES IN EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 3 3 0 30
This course attempts to analyze major issues of European Integration within a theoretical framework. The course begins with an analysis of the major theories of European Integration such as functionalism, neo-functionalism and federalism. On the basis of this theoretical framework, the course will focus on the two main issues of European Integration, which are named ‘supranationalism versus intergovernmentalism’ and ‘widening versus depending’. In the context of this course, the impacts of decisions on the integration processes taken in summits such as Maastricht and Cophenagen will also be ecamined and discussed.
BUSN531 DATA ANALYSIS & COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 30
BUSN513 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 30
This course is structured to inform the MBA students about contemporary applications of management. With this basic approach the topics include knowledge society and organizations, information technologies, globalization and organizations, TQM, core competence, outsourcing, hybrid, organizations, downsizing, sub – contracting, lean organizations and cluster organizations. This course examines organizational theory, practice and learning in the context of rapidly changing competitive and economic environments. Strategies and tactics for growth and performance improvement are explored. This course covers issues of current relevance, including social networks, knowledge management, innovation, organizational learning and design thinking.
TUIS506 TOURISM ECONOMICS 3 3 0 30
The main aim of the course is to study the role of tourism in countries’ economic lives, using fundamental concepts taught in introductory economic courses. At the end of the semester, the students will be equipped with necessary information and tools that will enable them to study and analyze economic impacts of tourism on the national income, balance of payments, employment, and factors affecting tourism demand and supply.