ECON 101 - Microeconomics This course is an analysis of prices, output, and income distribution through the interaction of households and business firms in a modern economy. The appropriate role of government intervention is examined and basic analytical tools are applied to current economic problems.
The broad objective is the development of basic tools to understand these concepts and explore the role of microeconomics in understanding economic environment. A particular emphasis will be given to economic competition, different market structures, supply and demand analyses, market equilibrium, profit maximization, market power, basic game theoretic concepts.
MATH 101 - Calculus For Business To introduce the student to the basic concepts of calculus, and to establish a solid mathematics background for the technical courses in the following years.
BUS 101 - Introduction To Business I (Decision Making) In this course, you will be introduced to basic management practices, terminology, and methodologies. Cases will be utilized from the major business functional areas such as accounting, marketing, finance, and operations. The goal is to have students critically examine business situations using quantitative data analysis in a Microsoft Excel environment and be able to offer qualitative solutions. Labs are used extensively to familiarize students with advanced spreadsheet techniques and functionality. Topics covered include financial statements, breakeven analysis, sales forecasting, statistical analysis, pricing and elasticity, present value analysis, optimization. The course is designed for students with various backgrounds from engineering to business.
ECON 102 - Macroeconomics This course aims to introduce you to the economic problems of unemployment, inflation, the distribution of income, the business cycles, and the economic growth. The broad objective is the development of basic tools to understand these concepts and explore the role of macroeconomic public policy plays in securing economic objectives of a country. A particular emphasis will be given to fiscal and monetary policies using tools such as government spending, taxes, and interest rates. In addition, you will acquire basic knowledge on banking system and international trade & balance of payments.
MATH 102 - Applied Mathematics For Business The goal of this course on finite mathematics is to introduce students to topics such as functions and linear models, systems of linear equations and matrices, matrix algebra and applications, linear programming, and math of finance. The course is especially designed for students majoring in business with a strong emphasis on real-world applications, and Excel spreadsheet modeling of mathematical concepts and theory covered.
BUS 102 - Introduction To Business II (Entrepreneurship) A survey course that covers the major functional areas of business from an entrepreneurship perspective, culminating in the preparation and presentation of student-prepared business plans. Students will evaluate real-world business plans, learn the step-by-step process of preparing business plans, and interact with local entrepreneurs.
MATH 201 - Probability For Business The course covers the basic principles of the theory of probability and its managerial applications. Topics include combinatorial analysis used in computing probabilities; the axioms of probability; conditional probability and independence of events; discrete and continuous random variables; joint, marginal, and conditional density functions; and laws of large numbers. The emphasis is on the application of fundamental concepts for managerial decision making.
MKTG 201 - Marketing This course aims to introduce you to the basic principles underlying modern marketing theory and practice. Marketing principles are examined in relation to wide variety of products and services, in both commercial and non-commercial domains. A strong emphasis is placed on how to develop, assess and implement effective marketing programs in diverse contexts. Additionally, some issues in marketing will be explored because of their broader bearing on the society in which we live; thus, the course intends to give a well-rounded view of contemporary marketing and marketplace. Topics include the marketing concept and orientation, segmentation and positioning, buyer behavior analysis, and marketing mix-product, price, promotion, distribution-decisions.
ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting Accounting is an ever-evolving information system that measures business activity, processes the information into financial reports and communicates the results to various decision makers including managers, creditors, shareholders, prospective investors, employees, suppliers, regulators and environmental agencies. The primary objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental accounting concepts and principles underlying the preparation and use of financial statements, with an emphasis on how financial information is used in resource allocation decisions by users internal and external to the firm. Next, the following topics are covered: how to analyze, record, store, and summarize business transactions under accrual basis of accounting; the content and the format of the four basic financial statements; determination of inventory costs and cost of the goods sold in merchandising firms; plant assets and their depreciation; liabilities vs. owner’s equity.
SEC 201 – Introduction To Sectors I SEC201 will deepen students’ knowledge of work life and industry profile in each of the following four sectors: financial, information and communication technologies, social and emerging sectors. Students will not only be provided with sectoral information, they will be equipped with tools and skills to find and interpret most relevant and up to date industry data. Extensive sectoral information will be enhanced by expert guest lecturers from the business world, visits to firms, first hand brief industry experience, as well as case studies.
MATH 202 - Statistics For Business This course focuses on the theory and application of statistical techniques to business decision-making. Topics include sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple linear regression, multiple regression, time series and forecasting. A strong emphasis is placed on managerial use of statistics.
OPER 202 – Operations management Operations Management (OM) involves the planning, coordinating, and controlling of all activities that create goods and services. This course provides an introduction to the operations function of service and manufacturing organizations. The course seeks to both improve the students’ understanding of operations management and give the students specific analytical skills. Topics include operations strategy, process design, quality management, capacity planning, inventory control, just-in-time systems, supply chain management and project management.
FIN 202 – Finance This course aims to develop an understanding of the basic theoretical and practical issues in financial management. The main objectives of the course are to introduce students to the financial markets and the financial instruments traded in these markets, to expose students to the quantitative tools and methods of modern finance, and to help students gain competence in using these tools to make sound financial decisions.
SEC 202 – Introduction To Sectors II SEC202 will deepen students’ knowledge of work life and industry profile in each of the following four sectors: Retail, health, tourism and real estate, production and emerging sectors. Students will not only be provided with sectoral information, they will be equipped with tools and skills to find and interpret most relevant and up to date industry data. Extensive sectoral information will be enhanced by expert guest lecturers from the business world, visits to firms, first hand brief industry experience, as well as case studies.
SEC 301 - Sectoral Solutions Global Expertise
FIN 411 - Derivative Instruments and Financial Risk Management This course introduces the student to the analysis of derivatives in financial markets and their use in financial risk management. We examine the range of strategies that can be constructed using derivatives instruments and the risks that these strategies entail. One module of the course covers arbitrage-free pricing relationships that have to hold in derivatives markets and basic pricing of futures and options contracts. We will also be analyzing the use of derivatives for risk management and hedging purposes.
FIN 311 - Bank Management and Turkish Banking System To provide an introduction to basic concepts and methods of Bank Management, also to provide a basis for the students, enabling them to better understand and analyse the current status of Turkish Banking System as compared to last 10 years and taking into consideration the recent developments in the Global Financial Markets, making future projections for the sector.
BINT 311 - Management Information Systems
This is an introductory course designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of management information systems. The course has the following objectives:
To help the students understand the importance of Information Technology and Information Systems in creating and managing successful, competitive firms in today’s digital environment. To provide the students with an understanding of key business processes in organizations and how information systems support the execution and management of these processes. To help the students learn how to solve business problems effectively with MS Office.
BINT 411 - Programming in Visual Basic
This introductory course teaches programming business applications. Developing business applications such as a payroll program involves deep understanding of the problem, decomposing the problem into sub-problems, and selecting the data structures and algorithms. In this course, students learn to analyze the problem, develop a Graphical User Interface (GUI), select data structures and algorithms, and implement objects to properly solve a business problem.
This course uses Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) .NET programming language and Integrated Development Environment (IDE). VB.NET provides tools to make it easier for programmers to create good Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), and to write and modify scripts.
MKTG 311 - Marketing Research
Timely and quality information is crucial for the success of firms in today’s highly competitive and evolving environment. Marketing research is an organized way of developing and providing information for managerial decision-making. Marketing Research is intended for those who expect marketing to be an important part of their professional work. The objective of the course is to develop a solid understanding of the contemporary marketing research methods. The course will also introduce the students to the implementation of a marketing research project. Students gain an understanding of qualitative research and marketing research process during the first part of the course. During the latter part, questionnaire design, data analysis and quantitative techniques become the focus. Students are expected to complete and present a marketing research project as a course requirement.
MGMT 311 - Project Management
Companies increasingly use projects and project management to achieve their goals. They use projects to develop new products or new technologies. They use projects to implement changes to their organization and business processes. They use projects to experiment with new business models. They even use projects as their basic form of organization, for example in consulting companies, IT system builders or research organizations. No matter how, no matter where you will work, you will be confronted with projects, you will be enrolled in projects and you will be required to manage projects.
This course aims at providing students insight and skills into:
-The roles of projects in companies
-The (internal) organization of projects
-The external dependencies of projects
-The various aspects of the management of projects: