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 concepts of personal selling, sales function, sales process, and salesforce management. It explains both effective sales management techniques and biggest mistakes made by sales managers and salesforce, by providing real life examples.

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

Business Ethics has been designed as a detailed course aiming to alter/improve students' thinking, understanding and application behavior regarding ethics, its impact on a variety of aspects of human individual and social behavior, including indirect effects on humanity and other living beings through manipulation of the environment. To recap, the main aim of the course is to pass on to students the major tracks of ethical thinking, concepts and applications of ethics and what should/could be done to preserve "good" behavior towards fellow humans and indirectly, through preservation of the environment, towards all living beings.

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

Course includes introduction to leadership, the requirements and difficulties of leadership in the 21st Century, qualities of influential leaders, examples and a case study. In the course, there will be both theory and implementation. During the course techniques like interactivity, dialog, personal reflections and learning from each other will be used.

XMBA 572  Design Thinking

This course evaluates how the design thinking method is reflected in the organization's business results in the light of the Apple case. This course also clarifies the concepts of innovation and design thinking. In this course; the theoretical information is evaluated along with the application of the Apple case and the possible application results of the design thinking in the firms.

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

Competition and quality concepts, principles and implementation of TQM, tools and techniques of TQM, statistics, probability, control charts, reliability are the subjects of the course.

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

This course focuses on understanding and interpreting risk as a measure of uncertainty about future payoffs. During the course the techniques on quantifying risks will be done by application (Excel). Also, how to reduce risk through hedging and diversification will be demonstrated. The risk management topic will be approached with various theoretical lenses on organizational dynamics, with methodologies and tools for analysis, and using contemporary cases to demonstrate and discuss implications of risk management on business and corporate decisions. Special attention will be paid to stress testing and scenario analysis.

XMBA 583  Supply Chain Management

This course is conducted on an interactive basis. Students’ engagement is enhanced by activities including, in class (HBR) case study discussions, role-plays, videos, and presentations.

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

Through HBR case studies and theoretical teaching with examples.

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

The course outline is designed to manage and increase the value of Human Capital through promoting: The concept of performance management as a continuous process of identifying, measuring and developing the performance of individuals and teams and aligning that performance with the overall mission/ strategic goals of the organisation; The Reward systems include all mechanisms for determining and distributing tangible and intangible returns; Research-based findings, real life cases and techniques including the Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Mapping,Setting up KPIs, and Dashboard monitoring

XMBA 592  Butgeting and Pricing

XMBA 593  Financial Statement Analysis

This course introduces the methods of financial statement analysis to the students. The topics covered are ratio analysis, common size analysis, comparative analysis, reporting environment, accounting analysis, analyzing financing, investing and operating activities, cash flow, profitability, prospective and credit 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.