Course Descriptions

Contemporary Management (3, 0) 6

The theories tools and practices in the fundamental managerial functions such as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling; critical managerial skills such as decision-making, leadership, motivation and communication; and special issues concerning ethics, social-responsibility, external social, economic and technological forces which shape the theory and practice of management.

Global Business Environment (3, 0) 6

Understanding the international corporation and the global political and economic environment; historical origins of the multinational corporation; the economics of trade; money and investment in the world economy; and the policies and behavior of governments and international organizations; creation of competitive advantage in a multinational firm; dynamics of global competition; types of international strategy and structure; strategic allocation of resources along the value chain and the role of strategic alliances as a crucial element of an effective global strategy.

Strategic Marketing (3, 0) 6

Understanding the process of marketing management and considering its role within organizational strategy; fundamentals of the marketing concept and its relationship between the marketing concept and strategic management theories; tools and methods used to examine marketing environments, understanding consumer and organizational buying behavior, market segments and products, develop new products, manage existing products and promote price and place products in alignment with strategy.

Financial Management (3, 0) 6

Interpretation of financial accounting information including balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows; understanding the use of accounting information in investment and credit decisions; fundamental techniques of financial statement analysis; ratio analysis; analyzing the cost structure of a company; calculation of unit product cost in manufacturing companies; cost-volume and profit analysis; budgeting, planning and controlling of the future activities; performance measurement.

Strategic Cost and Investment Management (3, 0) 6

Understanding cost structure of a firm; designing management control systems; costing systems; activity based costing; implementation issues in modern costing systems; cost management in a lean environment; life cycle costing systems; customer profitability analysis; process control and activity based management; implementing cost analysis and control systems; strategic performance management systems; demand-management decisions within revenue management context; pricing and capacity-allocation decisions to manage the demand and maximize the associated revenue; the quantity based decisions and associated control policies; allocation of the capacity to different products.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3, 0) 6

Understanding the background and concepts applicable to entrepreneurial environment; entrepreneurial discussions regarding the key business areas of finance, accounting, marketing and management include the creative aspects of entrepreneurship; creativity, innovation and the role of entrepreneurship; unique entrepreneurial experiences of conceiving, evaluating, creating, managing, and potentially starting a business; developing a comprehensive strategy for launching and managing an innovative business or/and new product development.

Global Leadership (3, 0) 6

Becoming an effective leader and developing the teamwork within organizations; establishing productive teamwork; conditions and abilities that improve accurate and effective communication in groups; developing successful ways of managing conflict to resolve issues, and the nature of experiential learning; leadership styles; team development issues; leader vs. manager; leadership development strategies; motivation theory and practice; creating team identity.

Business Foresight and Change (3, 0) 6

Understanding the “futuring” concept and an overview of global challenges and mega-trends from a variety of authoritative sources; examining methodologies and research techniques used in forecasting and analyzing probable future scenarios; developing and applying critical, creative and systems thinking in the context of business world and change management.

Strategic Management (3, 0) 6

Understanding and applying the latest strategic insights, models, and approaches; planning applicable ideas for leveraging their firms’ capabilities and innovative ways to capitalize on current opportunities and choices about the future nature and direction of your organization; clarifying mission, vision, values and direction of strategy, setting strategic objectives, establishing success criteria, listing priority areas for action and developing objectives; assessing the benefits and risks of implementing the strategy; understanding the key factors involved in implementing strategy, action planning tools such as logical frame working, action planning grids and planning wheels, communicating strategic plan; undertaking effective monitoring and evaluation for execution; recognizing emergent approaches to monitoring and evaluation such as participatory, real-time, balanced scorecard.

Corporate Governance and Law (3, 0) 6

Understanding strategic management and business policy; a descriptive model of strategic management, corporate governance and social responsibility; explore economic estimations and moral philosophy, ethics in business, corporate citizenship in companies, corporate identity and its importance, corporate management in Turkish law, capital markets board of turkey’ and OECD’s corporate governance principles; strategic audit; external environmental scanning and industry analysis; internal environmental scanning and organizational analysis, strategy implementation, evaluation and control.

Research Methodology and Data Analysis (3-0) 6

Discussing the basics of scientific research, scientific philosophies, measurements, research variables, hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection methods, reporting, citation and referencing and data analysis techniques such as Reliability Analysis, Factor Analysis, Correlation, T-Tests, ANOVA, and Regression.

Seminar in Business (3-0) 6

Informative seminar on research methodology to increase research capability of students; literature survey and taxonomy listing practice; reading, reviewing, reporting, and presenting an academic article.

Graduation Thesis (0-0) 48

Directing the students to harmonize all the knowledge accumulated during the Executive MBA program and write a thesis on one of the topics selected by both the student and an advisor; aiming to develop both the skills and abilities of students to conduct independent and original research with the objective of contributing to the theory.

Graduation Project (0-0) 30

Directed research based on a subject of business and selected management specialty area leading to a graduation report with the approval of an advisor; academic report writing in an academic and ethical discipline.