The aim of this course is to introduce students to the essential concepts of financial markets, particularly capital markets in the light of securities regulations. This course will deal with publicly held corporations, instruments and institutions of the capital market, capital market transactions such as portfolio management, underwriting, investments consultation, auditing of corporations, tender offer and takeover, stock exchanges, disclosure and capital market crimes such as insider trading and manipulation.
It is easy to observe the increasing significance of sports and sports events in our daily lives. The legal aspect of sports is becoming more important every day. This is due largely to growing professionalization, side effects such as hooliganism and violence which spread beyond playing fields, and the nationwide and international effects of sports events. Also, the enlarging sports economy, taking the peculiarities of sports law into account, makes the expertise on this field substantial in transactions of a sporting nature. This course will initially provide the participants with information on the economical and sociological dimensions of sports. The characteristics of sports business and the role of the media will be described. Following this introduction, the law of sports, the regulations on or related to sports, and the resolution of disputes arising from sports shall be discussed.
Accounting, also known as the language of business, is one of the most important information sources about business. The aim of this course is to show the role and use of accounting information in the legal context. In the first part of the course, a brief introduction to the accounting system and financial statements will be given. This parts aims to discuss the purpose of accounting and provide students with a basic understanding of the application of concepts and conventions, the procedures for recording business events, and compiling the financial database to develop financial statements. The second part constructs a bridge between Turkish Tax Legislation and accounting applications in the business environment. Determination of the tax base of a business is one of the most important reasons why a business is required to prepare its financial statements. Requirements demanded by Tax Legislation and consequent sanctions and penalties in case of failure of compliance with these requirements are discussed. Other than tax base determination, financial statements have critical functions for professionals in the business environment. Financial statements help one to understand the activities and performance of each business, which is crucial for professionals in the business environment such as regulators, managers, investors, and all other stakeholders. The third part of the course discusses the analysis of financial statements to assess business activities and make necessary financial decisions based on these assessments. This part also investigates the ways to manipulate financial statements to defraud investors and other people who have interests in the business by discussing a contemporary example, namely the Enron Case. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the accounting system, tax applications, financial analysis and management, which will be useful in different types of legal cases, including tax filing, bankruptcy, merger and acquisition and fraudulence in capital markets.
The Act No. 6356 on the Trade Unions and Collective Agreements has been adopted by the Parliament. To bring Turkish legislation in conformity with the ILO Conventions and acquis communautaire is the fundamental aim of the legislative change. The main problem has been arisen from the approach of abrogated Acts Nos. 2821 and 2822 to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Nevertheless, Act No. 6356 developed a similar approach. The aim of this course is to examine current issues, which may be summarized as follows: Principles of unionization and freedom of association, trade unions and democracy, the nature and levels of collective agreement, relations between collective agreement and the contract of employment, collective labor disputes, strikes and lock-outs.
Legal developments relating to the protection of human rights are not limited to the activities of persons who act on behalf of governmental authorities. It is possible to encounter cases between private persons which may be defined as human rights violations and the law should also function in this area. So, the legal discipline, “human rights law”, should consider this fact. The course “Human Rights in the Business World” aims to discuss the international legal standards on protecting human rights in establishing, managing or ending business relations with special reference to existent cases at the national or transnational level. In this course, the effects of globalization on national and international business relations will also be discussed in the light of the existent or developing international human rights norms. In this framework, the in-house relations of a corporation will also be covered. The investment conditions and local or transnational effects of the activities of corporations toward people or the environment will be discussed in the same context.
Legal developments regarding the protection of human rights are not anymore dealing with the reviewing over the state’s activities only. It is quite possible to face with the cases among private persons which could be easily defined as human rights violations and it is expected that the human rights law should cover this issues. In this course, the transactions made by the non-state business actors (national, international, transnational corporations) will be scrutinized in the light of the human rights responsibility. It is inevitable to think about the nature of today’s business relations first. On the other hand, it is another phenomenon that today’s business relations which transborders the state territory got a global character. So, from human rights angle, it is also needed to be discussed the business relations which are under the influence of globalization. In this atmosphere in which the market phenomenon and the human rights and freedoms encounters, pure ‘market regulation’ policy without having a vision regarding the protection of human rights is also be critically discussed. In this course, recent institutional developments and initiatives and the related applications for standard-setting within international organizations like the UN will also be immensely covered.
This course aims to integrate experiential learning practices to issues of business and society with the expectation that such techniques can create a positive experience, enhancing learning potential. Topics covered during the lectures will be drawn from a pool of issues faced by firms and their managers in their daily practices. In this vein, the course will cover the following topics; economics, globalization, international trade, environment, culture and values, communication, business skills, innovation and technology, corporate social responsibility and ethics.
This course aims to study the issues of business and society with an expectation to create a positive, eager classroom climate that links individual and group insights to the theoretical issues studied. This course will focus more on an in-depth analysis of business and management issues that incorporate managerial decision-making in finance, marketing and strategy. During this integrative course, students will have a chance to work in teams and practice the world of business and management. The student will have a chance to think and act as managers positioned at various levels of management hierarchy.
This course aims to introduce and develop the main principles of production and operations management. The course investigates the key elements in managing the resources required to produce goods and services, and how these elements constitute an essential part of the strategic management decisions within organizations. The students will gain practical experience in formulating basic models of operations management problems. A portion of these problems will be solved using available software packages, whereas others will be solved manually using appropriate techniques. The use of decision support tools will enable students to apply the basic principles of operations management to actual problems in the business environment. In addition, the course equips students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to grasp more advanced models to be covered in future courses. Topics include facility location, layout planning, inventory management, project management, short-term scheduling, linear programming and aggregate planning, as well as a brief introduction to MRP, MRPII, and ERP.
This is an introductory unit, which is designed to engage the student with the key concepts, models, debates and problems in the study of business and management. This module is a real opportunity to develop a good overview of the area. Developing this foundation will be very beneficial to students’ subsequent study of specialized subjects, because it provides an infrastructure to make connections between different issues. This introductory unit is also a chance to develop academic skills, in particular critical approach to the ideas a student is presented with. Studying at this level means actually engaging with what the student is reading: considering what is being said in relation to other theories, practical examples, and their own reflections. The subject of business and management offers an ideal opportunity to develop this academic approach, as a wide variety of groups, individuals and organizations offer diverse opinions and theories regarding the workings of business and successful management.
This introductory unit, which follows Introduction to Business and Management I, is designed to engage the student with the key concepts, models, debates and problems in the study of business and management. This module is a real opportunity to develop a good overview of the area. Developing this foundation will be very beneficial to students’ subsequent study of specialized subjects, because it provides an infrastructure to make connections between different issues. This introductory unit is also a chance to develop academic skills, in particular critical approach to the ideas a student is presented with. Studying at this level means actually engaging with what the student is reading: considering what is being said in relation to other theories, practical examples, and their own reflections. The subject of business and management offers an ideal opportunity to develop this academic approach, as a wide variety of groups, individuals and organizations offer diverse opinions and theories regarding the workings of business and successful management.
The aim of this course is to explore the main issues that influence the strategic decision-making process by managers in organizations; to identify the needs of the main stakeholders and to reconcile these needs with environmental and internal constraints. The course also analyses ways to evaluate alternative strategy choices and various means to ensure that appropriate organizational changes are implemented. During the course, case discussions will be used to provide the students with the necessary skills to anticipate major issues and challenges of strategic management in organizations. Furthermore, in order to stress the holistic nature of strategic management, students will be asked to develop a case based on primary and secondary data they have collected about an organization. In this case study, students will conduct a SWOT analysis and after determining the problem will propose a viable strategy. Additionally, during the course, creating and sustaining competitive advantage by small businesses will be studied. In this vein clusters and industrial districts will be evaluated.
The aim of the course is to enable students to conceptualize and analyze various dimensions of strategic management in global industries. Such a strategic management understanding requires a globally integrated management logic rather than multinational corporations functioning as separate profit-seeking mechanisms. Some of the main topics that will be covered during the course are: Global strategy, global market opportunity assessment, and market entry strategies. Additional topics such as procurement and logistics management will be introduced via case studies.
This module examines basics of elementary statistical theory. It also introduces application of statistical methods in management, economics and other social sciences. Probability, statistical inference and multivariate analysis are some of the subjects that are covered. These concepts and methods provide the foundation for more specialized modules in statistics and econometrics.
The main aim of this course is to equip the students with the mathematical tools for the study of economics, management, accounting, banking and related disciplines. Among the topics covered are differentiation, integration, optimization, linear algebra, sequences and series.
The aim of this course is to introduce the function and role of financial reporting in business, identify and record the business transactions which affect the financial position of the company and prepare the basic financial statements of a company, including statement of financial position, income statement and statement of cash flows.
This course aims to introduce students to basic microeconomics topics such as consumer theory, perfect competition, imperfect competition, alternative theories of the firm, market structure and efficiency wages.
This course examines the period and processes of the product from the beginning, as a raw material, to the end, as a finished product offering to the customer, including purchasing, integration of the manufacturing and logistics processes, decision-making areas and usage of information technologies.
This course examines cross-cultural differences in business practices. Among the topicsc covered are the differences in management styles, multiculturalism, international negotiations, as well as international human resource issues, social responsibility and ethics in a global context, international labor relations, cultural synergy and multicultural teams.
This course composed of the concept of strategic management, strategic planning, planning process, risk management, project design, and management are some topics that will be discussed in this course.
Furthermore, the course also underlines the importance of decision-making strategies to be able to analyze the future of the logistics sector.
Consent : Except students from following department Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Except students from following faculty Faculty of Business, School of Applied Sciences
This course emphasizes importance of inventory management as a key logistics and supply chain process. Focuses on impacts of macro changes and computerized systems on effective management of inventories and related processes like procurement-warehouse management.
Strategic management is designed to help students to guide an organization effectively toward a profitable and dynamic future. This course provides students with a formal method of defining the organization's purpose and aligning the entire business to achieve corporate goals. It also examines emerging technologies in information processing as an important element of strategic management.
Strategic management sets the foundation for success in tomorrow’s marketplace while competing to win in today’s marketplace. The course objective is to enable students to develop the skills to formulate a successful strategy. The course will work mainly with case studies. The first part of the session will be the presentation of a business case by a group: the second part will consist of discussion. Groups of a maximum of four students will prepare two cases at home and present them in class.
Digital communication technologies are now directly affecting consumer habits and also behavior. Consumers, when purchasing products or services prefer brands that communicate with them appropriately and/or that provides them with the right experiences. Personalized communication and product experience can be most effectively and efficiently delivered through appropriately designed interactive marketing elements. This course aims at providing the participants with the right knowledge and skills for designing interactive marketing and communication programs that are based on and can respond to the new consumer behavior.
Social Media is one of the richest platforms to be employed for interactive marketing purposes. The language and method of communication may show variances for different customer groups. language and method of communication for the mass in terms of marketing constructs may vary. Social Media platforms are where brands can enter into communication with a wide variety of audiences and where any and all can monitor these communication instances. As such they have great potential and carry huge risks at the same time. This course aims to explore the appropriate communication methods and the depth of their interactivity together with exemplary applied case studies.
This course takes a journey to strategy and will discuss the essentials of strategy in business and brang management. During the course the following questions will be discuss through real life expreinces and cases;
what is a strategy, why is it crucial in business
what success can be achieved by effective strategy
how does strategy help to achieve the golas