Courses


XMBA 510  Finance for Executives

Course covers improving business profits, value and performance, understanding and analyzing financial statements, analyzing revenue and costs, financial analysis of business decisions, capital investment evaluation and decisions, Return on investment and cash management.


XMBA 567  Managing and Leading Organizations: Organizational Design

The course provides a strong foundation of research and knowledge on organizational dynamics. After reviewing historical development of management, students will be informed about key organizational characteristics affecting key organizational outcomes. Then, these characteristics will be linked to group processes as well as organizational settings. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze organizations that they are members in and take more effective actions in them.


XMBA 507  Operations and Process Management

Designing, Managing and Improving Operations, Process Fundamentals, Process Analysis, Bottleneck Management and Capacity Analysis, Production Planning


XMBA 520  Understanding Financial Reports

The course emphasizes the use of accounting information for a manager both internal and external. Financial accounting and managerial accounting topics will be examined in depth in order to make business decisions for managers.


XMBA 505  Marketing

This course aims to enrich student understanding of marketing management by providing fundamental theoretical knowledge and contemporary marketing practices for developing effective marketing management skills.


XMBA 597  Term Project

During this course student will be directed to prepare a term project


XMBA 508  Strategic Management

This course covers topics related with strategic management, business policy and competitive advantage.


Elective Courses


XMBA 509  Human Resources Management

The strategic role of HR management and the main HRM functions related to talent management (such as HR planning and recruitment, hiring, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal, career and succession planning) will be covered with case studies, mini assignments and a term project. HR issues will be tackled from both HR and the line and top managers’ perspectives.


XMBA 513  Economics for Managers

This course examines the use of economic information and analysis in making business decisions. Students will further develop their understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis and its relevance to real business and develop an understanding of the scope and limitations of economic analysis in solving business problems. Topics include: modeling concepts, demand analysis and forecasting, production and cost analysis, pricing, competitive markets, imperfect competition, monopoly, monopsony, oligopolies, macroeconomic aggregates and concepts.


XMBA 530  Social Network Analysis

This course focuses on flows (of information, opportunities, etc.) concerning a focal business entity or a whole system in relation to the structure of ties in which it is embedded. Such embeddedness of business action is approached with various theoretical lenses on organizational dynamics, with methodologies and tools for analysis, and using contemporary cases to demonstrate and discuss implications of social networks for business management.


XMBA 552  Corporate Governance

This course is divided into two parts. The first part addresses corporate governance from an organizational and institutional point of view: it will illustrate how corporate governance has evolved over time and will cover both theory and relevant practices. In terms of content, it will highlight the main issues of corporate governance (e.g., the relationships between the owners, the board, and firm management, and the relationships between the company and its major stakeholders); provide concrete examples of “good” and “bad” corporate governance; outline key principles of corporate governance; and finally, discuss the relevant theories underlying corporate governance practices (e.g., agency theory). On the second part, this course provides background in internal control in general and internal control frameworks in particular. It deals primarily with objectives and components of an internal control framework, and it emphasizes the need for internal control and costs of historic internal control failures


XMBA 553  Strategic Management Control

The course introduces students with strategic management accounting tools to be used in business decisions.


XMBA 554  Sales Management

This course mainly covers the subjects sales management and designing and organizing a sales force.


XMBA 555  Brand Strategy

This course deals with issues about brand and brand management. Brand management proces and the factors affecting this process will be examined and discussed based on examples. Students will also prepare a brand management plan.


XMBA 558  Business Ethics

What are the ethical responsibilities of businesses? Should the business look out for its employees, customers, community, and environment, too? The course is designed to involve the discussions about and answers to such questions.


XMBA 559  Legal Environment of Business

Basic concepts of the law of obligations, general legal regime of contractual obligations, special types of contracts, basic concepts of Commercial Law, general principles of Company Law, corporations, limited liability company, negotiable instruments, unfair competition, Intellectual Property Rights, Labor Law and Social Security Law


XMBA 560  Contemporary Issues in Marketing

This course shows the evolution of consumer culture from modernity towards postmodernity. Showing this change, it provides students with new perspectives and new methodological tools on how to deal with contemporary marketing problems.


XMBA 561  Basics of Firm Economics


XMBA 562  Capital Budgeting


XMBA 563  HR Development



Issues in the strategic HRM will be covered as well as the HRM activities like HR planning and recruitment, hiring, training and development, compensating, appraising, career and succession planning, and their interaction with each other..


XMBA 564  Marketing Research

This model covers the topics such as marketing research process, research designs, research methods, sampling techniques, data collection techniques, questionnaire design, etc.


XMBA 565  Innovation and Creativity

The content will follow the teaching that all successful modern businesses use creativity and innovation in competitive differentiation of products, services and brand building as well as the organizational and procedural system that generates and manages all these. Underlining -of course- the human element as the designer and processor of the said managerial system.


XMBA 568  Consumer Behavior

Through HBR case studies, different dimensions of consumption before, during and after purchasing are investigated.


XMBA 570  Negotiations

This course aims to enrich students’ understanding of business negotiations by providing fundamental theoretical knowledge and insight through case studies, and ultimately expanding personal experience through hands-on practice.


XMBA 571  Developing Leadership Skills

In this course, fundamentals about leadership concept, essential psychological elements and current theories related with leadership concept and applications will be emphasized. It is aimed that the students are to understand leadership and the related concepts and improve their leadership practices.


XMBA 572  Design Thinking

Various means to develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to understand and later to apply, Design Thinking:  Observation – adequate documentation and articulation of subject / situation under study  Empathy – to understand user / client / subject / situation better  Ideation – quality and quantity of alternative ideas; connections or associations between items, factors, information; use of imagination  model development / prototyping – verbal, visual, material, digital; 2D or nD  presentation – elaborate and convincing but interactive  team work. Additionally, time efficiency and punctuality as required by project or business management in real life.


XMBA 573  Production Planning and Inventory Control


XMBA 574  B2B Business

This course is designed to be very interactive and students are expected to share their own business experience. HBS case studies and HBS white papers will be used.


XMBA 575  Fundementals of Internal Controls


XMBA 576  Strategies in Global Competition

Through HBR case studies and theoretical teaching with examples.


XMBA 577  Technology as Strategic Tool


XMBA 578  Quantitative Analysis using Excel


XMBA 579  Financial Planning


XMBA 580  Total Quality Management


XMBA 581  Sustainable Business

This course incorporates main concepts, principles, and challenges of sustainability; examines its outcomes on economics, environment and society; and includes examples of business cases that incorporate principles of sustainability.


XMBA 582  Risk Management


XMBA 583  Supply Chain Management


XMBA 584  Family Business

Concepts and Features of Family Firms (FF),İmportance of Family Firms,family firms in Turkey. Understanding key issues such as institutionalization,professional management, Family constitution,Family council,sustainability and estate planning


XMBA 585  Change Management


XMBA 586  Basics of Economic Development


XMBA 587  Social Media for Branding


XMBA 588  Applied Strategic Management


XMBA 589  Competitive Pricing


XMBA 590  Business Communication

This course aims to enrich students’ understanding of business communication by providing fundamental theoretical knowledge and insight through case studies, and ultimately expanding personal experience through hands-on practice.


XMBA 591  Performance Management


XMBA 592  Butgeting and Pricing


XMBA 593  Financial Statement Analysis


XMBA 594  Independent Study

This course designed as a study of an approved specific problem in business administration area, preferably one growing out of previous course work or from business experience.