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Business Administration Program

Business Administration Program

The Business Administration Programme is designed to provide education to students that wish to become successful establishing the right personal traits contributing to the improvement of the country and to the society as a whole. The program will help students to establish general knowledge and understanding about business environment and the nature of business, Entrepreneurship and small business, economic foundations of business, the role of ethics, international business and the nature of Social Responsibility in business in global context. Hence, the primary aim of the BA programme at FBE is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge and competencies to compete in the national and regional job market. The BA program is a four-year undergraduate degree program and the medium of instruction is English.

The main objectives of the program are as follows:
1. Understand the importance of how functional areas of business have to be coordinated as changes in the economy, technology, global competition, and consumer decision making continue to evolve.
2. Provide adequate coverage of dynamic changes in the economy as they relate to business decisions; gain a holistic understanding of business and the business behaviour from range of perspectives.
3. Be aware of the ethical dilemmas and corporate responsibilities faced by organizations and individuals and challenging of assumptions in the quantification and management of information.
4. Be aware of the importance of management, types of management skills needed by managers, leadership and decision making.
5. Understand the nature of operations management in service businesses, planning and designing operations systems, managing the supply chain and managing quality.
6. At the end of the program students will have developed competencies enabling them to continue to Master programs.

The Business Administration program is designed to provide education to our students to enable them to establish themselves in both areas in theory as well as in a practical way and adapt globally to changing and emerging job markets. Especially, the Business Administration program is designed in line with the Banking and Finance program to equip students with the necessary standardized knowledge and experience to grasp high paid jobs that nowadays there is high demand of job opportunities in emerging financial markets. Upon graduation these are some of the areas of job opportunities that our students may get into;
1. Accounting, work in internal auditing, corporate governance, external auditing, budgeting preparation, product costing and cost control, financial accounting, and managerial accounting. Some of the roles could be as follows:
o Managerial Accountant
o Internal and external Auditor
o Governmental Auditor
o Finance Director
2. Management for example enters (Health Care, Government, Law, Manufacturing, International Business, and Technology. Some roles could be as follows:
o Assistant Manager
o Production Control Manager
o Technical Consultant
o Development Officer
o Human Resources Specialist
o Information Services Supervisor
o Branch Manager
o Information Systems Manager
o Customer Service Manager
3. Business Administration graduates may be employed by large private or public organizations, profit or non-profit, state owned organizations. Some roles could be as follows: o Market and budget Analyst o Research Assistant o Securities Broker o Supply-Chain Analyst o Real Estate Agent o Insurance Analyst o Real Estate Appraiser
4. Business Administration with Banking and Finance and International Business graduates may be employed in competitive world of financial markets and financial institutions. Some roles could be as follows:
o Banking Professional
o Credit Analyst
o Personal Financial Advisor
o Loans Officer
o Financial Analyst and controller
o Risk Analyst
o Investments Banker
o Security Analyst
o Lending Officer
1st Year
1. Semester 2. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
ENG101

Academic

English I

3 1 3 6 ENG102 Academic English II 3 1 3 6
MATH103 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3 1 3 6 MATH104 Mathematics for Social Sciences II 3 1 3 6
ITEC101 Introduction to Information Technology I 3 1 3 6 ITEC102 Introduction to Information Technology II 3 1 3 6
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 1 3 6 ECON102 Macroeconomics 3 1 3 6
BUSN101 Introduction to Business I 3 0 3 6 BUSN102 Introduction to Business II 3 0 3 6
TURK101 Turkish I 2 0 0 0 TURK102 Turkish II 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 17 4 15 30 TOTAL 17 4 15 30
2nd Year
3. Semester 4. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
BUSN210 Business Communication 3 0 3 6 BUSN213 Organizational Behaviour 3 0 3 6
ECON201 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 1 3 6 ECON202 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 1 3 6
STAT201 Statistics I 3 1 3 6 STAT202 Statistics II 3 1 3 6
ACCT201 Principles of Accounting I 3 1 3 6 ACCT202 Principles of Accounting II 3 1 3 6
BNFN201 Introduction to Banking and Finance 3 0 3 6 FINA210 Financial Management 3 1 3 6
TOTAL 15 3 15 30 TOTAL 15 4 15 30
3rd Year
5. Semester 6. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
FINA301 Money and Banking 3 0 3 6 BUSN303 Human Resource Management 3 0 3 6
BUSN341 International Business I 3 0 3 6 BUSN342 International Business II 3 0 3 6
ACCT305 Cost Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3 1 3 6 BUSN305 Production & Operation Management 3 0 3 6
AREA XX1 Area Elective 3 0 3 6 AREA XX2 Area Elective 3 0 3 6
UNIE XX1 University Elective 3 0 3 6 UNIE XX2 University Elective 3 0 3 6
TOTAL 15 1 15 30 TOTAL 15 0 15 30
4th Year
7. Semester 8. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
 FINA401 Investments 3 1 3 6  BUSN406  Business Policy 3 0 3 6
BUSN401 Marketing 3 0 3 6 BUSN404 Management Information System 3 0 3 6
BUSN414 Business Law 3 0 3 6 BUSN407 Applied Research Methods 3 1 3 6
 AREA XX3 Area Elective 3 0 3 6  AREA XX4 Area Elective 3 0 3 6
 UNIE XX3 University Elective 3 0 3 6  AREA XX5 Area Elective 3 0 3 6
 BUSN400 Internship 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 1 15 30 TOTAL 15 1 15 30

L – stands for Lecture Hour (hours/week)
T – stands for Lab/Tutorial (hours/week)
C – stands for Credit

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Semester 1
ENG101 Academic English I
It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
MATH103 Mathematics for Social Sciences I
In this course students examine number sets, absolute value, inequality, function as a concept, simple functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, increasing and decreasing functions, concavity, first and second derivative tests, Hospital’s rule, creating graphics, maximum/minimum problems , logarithmic and antilogarithmic functions, applications to economics; integrals, methods of deriving integrals, and applications.
ITEC101 Introduction to Information Technology I
This course introduces the World of Computers, History of Computing, What Is a Computer System, How Does A Computer System Process and Communicate Data, Information Processing, Hardware and Software, Program Coding and Programming Languages, Word Processing and Desk-Top Publishing.
ECON101 Microeconomics
This course includes the following: Elementary microeconomics. The economic problem. Supply and demand. Elasticity. Marginal analysis of consumers’ and firms’ behavior. The theory of profit maximization. Analysis of markets. Pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets
BUSN101 Introduction to Business I
The course introduces the following: The Nature of Business; The Economic Foundations of Business; The American Economy; Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; The Role of International Business; International Trade Barriers; Trade Agreements, Alliances and Organizations; Types and Trends in Business Ownership; The Nature of Entrepreneurship and Small Business; The Importance of Management; Types of Management; Leadership; Forms of Organizational Structure; Communicating in Organizations; Planning and Designing Operations Systems; Managing the Supply Chain and Quality.
TURK101 Turkish I
The course will cover the following: The importance of language as a social institution in the life of a nation; Relations between culture and language; Turkish languages and their geographical distribution; History of the Turkish language; Phonology of the Turkish language; Rules of punctuation. The rule of inflection (declension and conjugation) and derivation in the Turkish language. General rules of composition; Various forms of written expression.

Semester 2
ENG102 Academic English II
This course provides expertise on the following areas: Advanced Practices to Develop Reading, Listening, Writing and Oral Presentation Skills. Students also exhibit developed skills via providing feedbacks, portfolio documents in relation to comparative writing.
MATH104 Mathematics for Social Sciences II
The course introduces the following: Matrices and determinants; Applications. Solution of systems of linear equations; Inverse matrix method, Cramer’s rule. Rate of change. Derivatives. Higher order derivatives. Curve sketching. Optimization. Revenue, cost, profit applications. Cost-benefit analysis. Functions of several variables. Partial derivatives. Applications. Lagrange multipliers. Integrals. Definite Integrals. Areas, Applications.
ITEC102 Introduction to Information Technology II
This course introduces the students to various ways in which IT and information systems are used in businesses at varying levels of management. Topics covered include decision support systems, expert systems, electronic commerce, corporate information systems, and enterprise resource planning systems. Excel and Access are also covered at introductory level.
ECON102 Macroeconomics
The course consists of the following: Elementary macroeconomics. Determination of national income. The role of government. The banking system. Problems of inflation, unemployment and growth.
BUSN102 Introduction to Business II
This course includes the following: Nature of Human Relations; Historical perspectives and theories on employee motivation; Developing and compensating the Workforce; Managing Unionized Employees and the Importance of Workforce Diversity; Nature of Marketing; Marketing Research and Information Systems; Product, Pricing, Distribution and Promotion Strategy; Growth and Benefits of Digital Communication; Using Digital Media in Business; Legal and Social Issues in Internet Marketing; The nature of accounting; Financial statements; Ratio analysis; Investment Banking; The Securities Markets.
TURK102 Turkish II

Semester 3
BUSN210 Business Communication
The course delivers the following: Communicating within the organization, with stakeholders and on a cross cultural level. Techniques for effective business communication: use of communication technology, types of business letters, memos and reports, resume writing, how to act during presentations and interviews. Listening skills, non-verbal cues and international business etiquette.
ECON201 Intermediate Microeconomics

STAT201 Statistics I
The course introduces the following: The basic concepts and techniques in statistics. The course will focus on descriptive statistics and a brief introduction to inferential statistics. Scope of statistics, descriptive and inductive statistics, measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion. Probability, sampling, estimation.
ACCT201 Principles of Accounting I
The course will deliver the following: Basic concepts of accounting. Fundamentals of bookkeeping. Recording transactions in journal and ledger books. Principles underlying the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. Preparations of financial documents and learn income measurement.
BNFN201 Introduction to Banking and Finance

Semester 4
BUSN213 Organizational Behaviour
The course introduces the following: Introduction to organizational behavior. Motivation and leadership. Communication. Power and politics. The structure of organizations. Decision-making and control. Applications in behavior. Organization development.
ECON202 Intermediate Macroeconomics

STAT202 Statistics II
The course consists of the following: Use statistical tools to do the analysis, and communicate their results clearly and concisely. Provide resources to support understanding and engagement. A successful problem-solving framework in the 4-M Examples (Motivation, Method, Mechanics, Message) model a clear outline for solving problems.
ACCT202 Principles of Accounting II
This course will deliver the following contents: Accounting for assets, liabilities, and capital. Detailed accounting procedures for financial assets, inventories, and fixed assets. Accounting for cash, receivables, marketable securities, merchandise inventory, land, buildings, equipment, machinery, and other fixed assets. Accounting procedures for short and long-term liabilities. Components of capital.
FINA210 Financial Management

Semester 5
FINA301 Money and Banking

BUSN341 International Business I
This course covers the following topics: Application of management science to international economic and commercial activities. Effects of economic, social and cultural factors on international business. Application of managerial factors such as finance, marketing, accounting and human resource management to international economic activities.
ACCT305 Cost Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
The course delivers the following: Calculation of costs of goods and services produced by production and service companies. Measurement and reporting of financial and nonfinancial information relating to cost of acquiring and utilizing resources within the organization. Use of cost accounting data for managerial decision making.
AREA XX1 Area Elective – BUSN343 Marketing Research
The course introduces methods used for market research for example, surveys, focus groups, personal interviews, observation, and field trials. This will help students to determine which method may choose for their own business.
UNIE XX1 University Elective – Creative and Critical Thinking Skills

Semester 6
BUSN303 Human Resource Management
Subjects covered in the course include; Basic objectives and concepts in human resource management. Fundamental functions of personnel management, such as human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development, and personnel relations. Emerging trends in human resource management.
BUSN342 International Business II

BUSN305 Production & Operation Management
This course provides an introduction the Production/Operations function in business. The evaluation and growth of production and operations management (POM). POM problems. Productivity and its measurement. Forecasting demand. Qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques. Inventory control. Single and multiple period inventories. Problems and cases.

AREA XX2 Area Elective FINA302 Portfolio Management

UNIE XX2 University Elective Introduction to Law

Semester 7
FINA401 Investments

BUSN401 Marketing
The course consists of the following: Consumer behavior. Market segmentation. Product development and policies, methods and practices. Distribution decisions. Marketing communications. Marketing research. International marketing. Contemporary issues in marketing.
BUSN414 Business Law
The course delivers the following: The legal principles and their concrete applications in business settings. Law of contracts, offer and acceptance intention, and privacy. Law of torts, liability for defective goods, services and premises. Forming a registered company and certain aspects of company law.
AREA XX3 Area Elective INTR 401 International Law

UNIE XX3 University Elective Foreign Language I

BUSN400 Internship
This course will provide students and graduates exposure to the working environment, often within a specific industry, which relates to their field of study.

Semester 8
BUSN406 Business Policy
The course includes the following: Strategic Management elements and environment. The manager and management. Internal analysis and diagnosis. Computing: algorithms and data structures. Strategic implements; resource allocation, organization and control. Case analysis and corporate simulations. team works and presentation.
BUSN404 Management Information System
The course delivers the following topics: Introduction to MIS. Fundamentals of MIS. Information system technology. Computing: algorithms and data structures. Database management. Developing information systems. Application of MIS. Simulation of MIS.
BUSN407 Applied Research Methods
The course delivers the following: An introduction to quantitative and qualitative designs in business research as well as to frequently use applied statistics using Statistical Package Program. Special attention to ethical concerns in research, measurement issues such as reliability and validity, and the critical assessment of research tools such as questionnaires.
AREA XX4 Area Elective FINN462 Financial Modeling

AREA XX5 Area Elective INTR 405 Contemporary Human Rights