Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ENGP010 STARTER LEVEL ENGLISH-I 0 0 0
BEGINNER (CEFR Level A1 - Breakthrough) LEVEL is in the group of Basic User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; will introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has; will interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
ENGP020 ELEMENTARY LEVEL ENGLISH-II 0 0 0
ELEMENTARY (CEFR Level A2 - Waystage) LEVEL is in the group of Basic User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); will communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; will describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ENGP030 PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
PRE-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level A2+) LEVEL represents a strong Waystage performance. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); will communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; will describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ENGP040 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH-I 0 0 0
INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level B1 – Threshold) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
ENGP050 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH-II 0 0 0
INTERMEDIATE PLUS (CEFR Level B1+ - Strong Threshold) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
ENGP060 UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level B2 - Vantage) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation; will interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party; will produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
ENGP070 ADVANCED LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
ADVANCED (CEFR Level C1 – Effective Operational) LEVEL is in the group of Proficient User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning; will express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; will use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; will produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN601 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0
The purpose of this course is to introduce approaches to social sciences research where students acquire knowledge on research plans and proposals, research methods, questionnaire design, research practice and survey analysis. Students also utilize the theoretical knowledge via practical sessions in the lab. The lab sessions consist of data input, frequency and descriptive analyses, correlational, and regression analyses. This subject provides an advanced knowledge to research methods and will cover three broad topics: research design, data collection, and data analysis. By the end of the course, students should be able to: formulate good research questions and design appropriate research, collect data, analyses both qualitative and quantitative data, and critically evaluate their own research and that of others.
TMAN603 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY 3 3 0
This course will provide an overview of central organization theories discussing their relevance both in scientific and practical terms. The field of organization studies is characterized by a plurality of different theories which offer different approaches to studying the life in and around organizations. This lecture shows that the critical assessment of organizational phenomena can benefit from going beyond merely economic approaches and acknowledging also the wide range of relevant sociological and socio-psychological paradigms. In this vein, this lecture will present and discuss the diversity of perspectives for studying organizations: The historical development of different paradigms will be reflected, the different theoretical approaches will be presented and their practical relevance will be discussed.
TMANXX1 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
PHIL601 Philosophy of Science 3 3 0 7
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
TMAN602 DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
This course provides a summary of resort management and operations. The scope of these industries will be discussed along with the philosophies of successful marketing, management, and development of a resort. This course will introduce students to the operations of modern day resorts, including ski, golf, and gaming resorts. This will include a review of the history of resorts worldwide, and their operations and characteristics. Students will advance acquaintance to the wide range and high level of services and activities expected by resort guests and offered by today’s resorts. It trains students with skills to handle tourists/visitors, host communities, private sector and public sector at various destinations – to enable a destination achieve sustainability and enhance tourist visitor satisfaction.
TMANXX2 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
TMANXX3 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN690 SEMINAR 0 0 0
Seminar course should be successfully completed before Ph.D. dissertation. Students are introduced about the guidelines on how to decide about a research topic, how to carry out a research and how to correctly report and present their findings. Presentations and group discussions on selected topics related to the Tourism and Hospitality Management discipline are conducted during class hours. Students are able to improve their presentation skills while practicing in front of the audience. At the completion of the course, students will be equipped with the enough knowledge to write their Ph.D. dissertation proposals. For final exam all students has to submit their proposal.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN650 QUALIFYING EXAM 0 0 0 0
The qualifying exam is to determine whether the student who has completed his / her courses and seminar has a depth of scientific research related to the basic subjects and concepts in the field and doctoral study. A student takes the qualifying exam at most two times. The students take the qualifying exam after the seminar and the required credit courses. The qualifying exam consists of two parts, written and oral. These exams are held on the days and hours announced by the monitoring committee, in the calendar set by the Administrative Board of the Institute. The Doctoral Qualifying Examination Jury evaluates the student's success in the written and oral exams and decides whether or not the student will be a doctoral candidate.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN600 DISSERTATION 0 0 0
It is the process for Tourism and Hospitality Management Ph.D. Program students to prepare their Doctoral dissertation with the supervision of their academic dissertation supervisors. Supervisor (a faculty member) and student designate a research topic in collaboration and students submit the chosen topic. It must provide contributions to the tourism and hospitality management knowledge field and approved by the Administrative Board of the Institute. Dissertation is evaluated by a jury of five members which involves members from other universities. Ph.D. dissertation should involve the introduction, literature review, methodology, findings and discussion parts and should be written according to the formatting guidelines prepared by the Institute.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN611 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM INSTITUTIONS 3 3 0
All tourism sector enterprises should use strategic management theories in a systematic way to understand competitors in their environment and evaluate them for the purpose of developing competitive advantage. The aim of this course is to provide the students with the necessary training to gain strategic management and systematic thinking process. Students will evaluate methods of identifying relevant industry trends and integrating these with innovative strategy development and implementation. The subject will also further enhance your ability to critically analyses strategic management issues and effectively present result of this analysis in an engaging and information fashion. Students during the semester they learn how to evaluate the strategic management process and the relationship between strategy formulation, implementation and control.
TMAN613 QUALITATIVE METHODS IN TOURISM RESEARCH 3 3 0
This course provides an education on broader qualitative approaches/methodologies that students who want to do qualitative research in the field of tourism can be used with the necessary methods they will need. The course aims to introduce students to qualitative research methods and discuss the suitability of these methods for different research areas and research questions. The course will encourage students to try using the primary methods for qualitative data collection and analysis. Students will also be able to collect and analyze and report on qualitative research data. Moreover, students will discuss the challenges and opportunities of publishing qualitative research. At the end of this course, students will be able to select and use the main approaches to characterize qualitative research in different situations accurately.
TMAN614 CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM INDUSTRY 3 3 0
This course aims to investigate the complex and dynamic issues faced by tourism and hospitality industry. It is intended to provide students with a base knowledge of a wide range of contemporary topics via a widespread reading of peer-reviewed research in tourism and hospitality research. Topics may emerge from destination management and marketing, policy planning, competitiveness, services management and marketing, financial analyses and forecasting, human resource management, organizational behavior, and strategic management. Current research designs and methodologies related to hospitality and tourism will be examined and proposal development upon examining the methodologies is required. By the end of the course students will be able to express qualified opinions on many contemporary issues and consider future implications for the sector.
BUSN620 CASES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
STAT602 STATISTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 3 0
Entering the data collected to the computer, organizing and getting data ready for statistical analyses; normal distribution and sampling distribution of the mean; establishing confidence intervals; writing research questions, research hypotheses, null hypotheses; hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency and position measurements (arithmetic mean, median, peak, percentile and quartile); measures of variability (distribution width, variance, standard deviation); display of data. Inferential statistics: t-test applications (single-sample t-test, independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test), analysis of variance applications (one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA); correlations (Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients), partial correlation; multiple linear regression; exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses; reliability; non-parametric tests (Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Chi-Square tests); interpreting and writing results of analyses.
BUSN635 CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP WISDOM 3 3 0
This course aims to furnish the students with the tools to analyze, evaluate and improve thinking skills. The most significant variable in determining success or failure is the quality of thinking and it is an indispensable trait for any advance academic study. Based on this perspective students will be encouraged to examine their thinking patterns and put it to some stern tests. After covering standards of thinking and advance thinking techniques, attention will be focused on managerial judgment and leadership wisdom. Managerial judgment and decision making based on wise leadership gained paramount importance in the ever changing and extremely complex environment of our times.
BUSN629 MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING AND GAME THEORY 3 3 0
BUSN631 DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS 3 3 0