Business Administration Program

Business Administration Program
Program Title Business Administration
Final Qualification Bachelor of Arts
Projected Study Time 4 years
ECTS Points 240 ECTS
Language of Study English
Mode of Study Full Time (Face to face)

The Business Administration Program (BA) 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 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 is to 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; 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; 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. At the end of the program students will have developed competencies enabling them to continue to Master programs.

Program graduates will be equipped with all the knowledge, skills and competencies that comprise the program learning outcomes (PLOs) to successfully join the business work environment. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to:
1. Demonstrate general knowledge of the nature of business and entrepreneurship in global context.
2. Explain the types of ownership and forms of organizational structure, the nature of operations management and managing quality.
3. Identify factors within international trade that influence businesses.
4. Evaluate a small business from owner’s perspective and propose course of actions.
5. Analyse demographic, technological, and economic trends that are affecting the future growth of businesses.
6. Illustrate the elements involved in planning and designing operation systems.
7. Basic knowledge and understanding of ethical issues and socially responsible behaviours in business.
8. Apply critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and leadership skills in professional business environment.
9. Develop effective oral and written communication skills in business.

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: 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: Managerial Accountant, Internal and external, Auditor, Governmental Auditor, Finance Director, International Business, and Technology.
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 2 2 3 4 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 / History of Turkish Reforms 2 0 2 2
TOTAL 16 5 17 30 TOTAL 15 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
BUSN211 Business Communication 3 0 3 6 BUSN214 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
FINA201 Introduction to Banking and Finance 3 0 3 6 FINA212 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 BUSN304 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 BUSN306 Production & Operation Management 3 0 3 6
AREA XX1 Faculty Elective 3 0 3 6 AREA XX2 Faculty 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
BUSN413 Business Law 3 0 3 6 BUSN408 Applied Research Methods 3 1 3 6
 PROG XX1 Program Elective 3 0 3 6 PROG XX2 Program Elective 3 0 3 6
 BUSN400 Internship 0 0 3 6  PROG XX3 Program Elective 3 0 3 6
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

Academic English I course covers the following topics: Development of writing and speaking skills; Improvement of Reading skills; English language structures; Lexis; Improvement of Report Connecting critical thinking with language skills; Incorporating technologies to improve English learning; Introduction to model reporting; Finding and searching information sources; References; Proposal and outline; Introduction and report layout; Oral presentation input; Abstract and conclusion.
Mathematics for Social Sciences course has the following course content: First degree-equations in one variable; Second degree-equations in one variable; Inequalities; Slope-intercept form; Systems of linear equations; Two-variable systems of linear equations, Functions; Graphical representation of functions. Linear functions and applications; Linear cost, revenue, profit; Demand and supply functions; Break-even models. Quadratic functions and their characteristics; Polynomial functions. Exponential and logarithmic functions and their characteristics.
Introduction to Information Technology I covers the following topics: Introduction to Word; Document presentation;   Document productivity; Desktop publishing and graphic design; Creating and formatting a table; Time saving tools; Document automation; Introduction to PowerPoint; Presentation development; Presentation design; Collaboration and distribution; Running and navigating a custom slide show; Designating and displaying hidden slides; Introduction to Excel; Managing worksheets; Formulas and functions; Financial functions; Datasets and tables.
Microeconomics course the following main topics: Economy and economic systems; How people make decisions and how economy works as a whole; Demand and supply; Shift vs. movement along the curve; Price elasticity; Applications of supply, demand, and elasticity; Consumer and producer surplus; Market efficiency and the standard economic model; Budget constraint; Optimization and preferences; Cost in the short and long run; Competitive market; Supply curve in competitive market; Profit maximization.
Introduction to Business I course has the following course content: Dynamics of business economics; Business ethics and social responsibility; Specify how businesses can promote ethical behavior; Business in a borderless world; Explore some of the factors within the international trade environment that influence business; Options for organizing business; Small business, Describing how to start a small business and what resources are required; Entrepreneurship and franchising;  Nature of management; Organization, Teamwork and Communication; Managing service and manufacturing operations.
Turkish I course covers the following topics: Turkish alphabet; Phonetic structure of Turkish language; Plural suffix; Negative and interrogative sentences; Adjectives; Vocabulary and pronunciation; Numbers; Verbs in present simple and continuous tenses; Verb “to be”; Adjectives; Reading; Writing; Speaking; Locative cases; Listening exercises; exercises in pronunciation; Case endings; conversational exercises; Oral presentation.
Academic English II course has the following course content: Wrıtıng an opinion paragraph; Practice and production; Vocabulary learning; Identifying text types; Cohesion and instructional texts; Meaning behind the words; Organizing a coherent paragraph; Recognizing definitions in context; Matching main points of paragraphs; How to prepare an outline; How to write a thesis statement; Writing a proposal; Choosing a report topic; Finding sources; Skimming, scanning and note‐taking; Review of genres; Matching genres to tasks; Quoting; Paraphrasing.
Mathematics for Social Sciences II course has the following course content: Functions; Type of functions; Polynomial functions; Constant functions; Linear functions; Quadratic functions and their graphs; Higher order polynomials; Rational functions; Square root functions; Exponential functions, Logarithmic functions, Compound functions; Limits and continuity; Differentiation; Optimization and applications; Functions of several variables; Partial derivatives; Integral calculus; Integration; Rules on integration; Definite integral; Integral applications.
Introduction to Information Technology II covers the following course content: Introduction to Excel; Managing worksheets; Selecting, moving, copying, and pasting; Formulas and functions; Using cell references in formulas; Using date functions; Using logical, IF, lookup, and financial functions; Datasets and tables; Subtotals; PivotTables, and pivot charts; What-if Analysis; Specialized functions; Introduction to Access; Relational databases and queries; Creating and using professional forms and reports; Data validation techniques; Advanced queries.
Macroeconomics course covers the following main topics: Measuring a nation’s income;  Economy’s income and expenditure; Measurement of GDP; Components of GDP; Real versus nominal GDP; International differences in GDP and the quality of life;  Consumer prices index; Saving, investment, and the financial system; Production and growth; Markets for the factors of production; Unemployment; The Monetary system; Money growth and inflation; Open-Economy macroeconomics: Basic concepts; Aggregate demand and aggregate supply; Influence of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand.
Introduction to Business II covers the following main topics: Creating the human resource advantage; Employee motivation; Strategies for motivating employees; Planning for human resources needs; Recruiting and selecting new employees; Developing the workforce; Compensating the workforce; The importance of workforce diversity; Developing marketing relationships; The marketing mix; Product strategy; Pricing strategy; Distribution strategy; Promotion strategy; Growth and benefits of digital communication; Financing the enterprise.
Business Communication course follows the following content: Establishing a framework for business communication; Focusing on interpersonal communication; Communication styles; Listening skills; Working in teams; Group dynamics and decision making; Meeting management skills; Planning written and spoken messages; Steps of planning messages; Writing resumes and preparing for job interviews; Planning and writing resume; Preparing  employment messages; The interview process; Interview follow up; Types of business messages.
Intermediate Microeconomics course covers the following main topics: The basics of supply and demand; Supply and Demand; The Market mechanism; Changes in market equilibrium; Elasticities of Supply and Demand; Short-Run versus Long-Run Elasticities; Changing market conditions; Effects of government Intervention; Price Controls; Consumer behavior; Individual and Market Demand; Production; Production with two variable inputs and isoquants; The cost of production; Profit maximization and competitive supply; Market power; Monopoly; Monopsony.


Statistics I course had the following course content: What is statistics; Frequency distributions and graphic presentation; Numerical measures; Displaying and exploring data; Probability concepts; Discrete probability distribution; Continuous probability distribution; Sampling methods and the central limit theorem; Estimation and confidence intervals; Construction and graphing frequency distribution; Determining permutations and combinations; Sampling  methods; Binomial probability distribution; Developing confidence intervals.
Principles of Accounting I course covers the following main topics: Accounting and the Business Environment; Financial and Management accounting; The elements of the accounting equation; Analyze business transactions; Rules of debit and credit; Ledger accounts after posting; Prepare and use a trial balance; Basic Financial Statements; Recording Business Transactions; Accruals and Deferrals; adjusting entries; Adjusting entries and accounting principles; Reporting Financial Results; Closing the temporary equity accounts; Merchandising Activities.
Introduction to Banking and Finance course covers the following content: The Financial Planning Process; The Personal Financial Planning Process; Thinking About Career; The Role of Money in the Macro-economy; Financial Instruments, Markets, and Institutions; Interest Rate Measurement and Behavior; Why Long-Term bonds are riskier than Short-Term bonds;  Money and Capital Markets; Types of securities and Investors; The Nature of Financial Intermediation; Depository Financial Institutions; Non-depository Financial Institutions; Investment Basics.
Organizational Behavior course covers the following main topics: What Is Organizational Behavior?; Foundations of Individual Behavior: Personality and Values; Attitudes and Job Satisfaction; Perception and Individual Decision Making; Emotions and Moods; Foundations of Group Behavior; Communication; Leadership; Conflict and Negotiation; Organizational Culture; Human Resource Policies and Practices; Organizational Change and Stress Management; Organizational Behavior in the Family Business; The Significance to Organizational Behavior.
Intermediate Macroeconomics course has the following course content: How Macroeconomics Affects Our Everyday Lives; Macroeconomics in the Short Run and Long Run; The Measurement of Income, Prices and Unemployment; Income and Interest Rates; Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the IS-LM Model; The Government Budget, Debt and Limitations of Fiscal Policy; International Trade, Exchange Rates and Macroeconomic Policy; Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply and the Self-Correcting Economy; The Keynesian Revolution.
Statistics II course cover the following main topics: Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem; Estimation and Confidence Intervals; One-Sample and Two-Sample Test of Hypothesis; Goodness of Fit Tests; Analysis of Variance; Procedure for Testing a Hypothesis; Testing for a Population Mean; Limitations of Chi-square; Analysis of Variance; Inferences about Pairs of Treatment Means; F-Distribution; Testing the hypothesis of equal population variances; Value in Hypothesis Testing. Choosing an Appropriate Sample Size; Confidence Interval.
Principles of Accounting II covers the following course content: Understanding financial assets and their valuation in the balance sheet; Preparing bank reconciliation and understanding its purpose; Accounting for uncollectible receivables; Accounting for notes receivables; Accounting for credit card sales; Inventory costing methods; First-in first-out (FIFO) method; Last-in first-out (LIFO) method; Computing depreciation by the straight-line, declining-balance, and units-of output methods; Estimated liabilities, loss contingencies, and commitments.
Financial Management course covers the following main topics: Introduction to financial management; Financial statements; Taxes and cash flow; Working with financial statements; Common size Analysis; Ratio Analysis; Sustainable and internal growth rates; Time value of money; Present Value; Future Value; Discounted cash flow valuation; Multiple cash flows; Present Value Annuity; Annuity due; Amortization loan table Interest rates and bond valuation; Equity markets and stock valuation; Net present value; Investment criteria; Scenario Analysis.



Money and Banking course has the following course content: An Introduction to Money and the Financial System; Money and the Payment System; Measuring the money supply; Lessons From the Crisis; Money and the Payment System; Financial Instruments, Financial Markets, and Financial Institutions; Future Value, Present Value, and Interest Rates; Understanding Risk; Bonds, Bond Prices, and the Determination of Interest Rates; Risk and Term Structure of Interest Rates; The Economics of Financial Intermediation; Regulating the Financial System.
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.
Cost Accounting for Managerial Decision Making course covers the following topics: Differences among cost accounting, managerial accounting, and financial accounting; Understanding of cost accounting and management accounting; An Introduction to Cost Terms and Concepts; Elements of product cost; Direct costs and indirect costs; Variable costs and fixed costs; Product costs and period costs; Flow of costs in job costing system; Difference between actual costing and normal costing; Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis: Activity-Based Costing (ABC).
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.
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.
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.
Investments course covers the following topics: Asset and Security allocation of assets; Money and capital market; Indexes; Trading on Margin; Buying on Margin; Short sell; Initial Public Offerings; Season Equity Offerings; Mutual funds; Debt valuation; Callable Bonds; Credit Default Swaps; Equity Valuation; Dividend Discounting Model; Price earnings ratio; Present Value of growth opportunities; Derivatives; Future contracts; Listings; Financial Instruments; Constant growth model; Multistage growth model; Maturity of Debt instruments.
Consumer behavior. Market segmentation. Product development and policies, methods and practices. Distribution decisions. Marketing communications. Marketing research. International marketing. Contemporary issues in marketing.


The legal principles and their concrete applications in business settings. Law of contracts offer and acceptance intention, and privity. Law of torts, liability for defective goods, services and premises. Forming a registered company and certain aspects of company law.


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.
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.
Applied Research Methods course covers the following topics: Qualitative and quantitative research; Time series analysis; Panel data analysis; The Gauss–Markov theorem; Regression Analysis; Normality Assumption; Two Variable Regression Model; Classical Linear Regression Model; Hypothesis testing procedure; Test statistic; One-tailed and two-tailed tests of significance; P-value; Multiple Regression Analysis; OLS; Multicollinearity; Heteroscedasticity; Autocorrelation; Introduction to statistical packages, such as, Eviews, Stata.

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