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Syllabus ( SSTR 654 )


   Basic information
Course title: Team Management
Course code: SSTR 654
Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Volkan POLAT
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: This aim of this course is to investigate teams, team work, formation of teams and team management. Emphasizing the team concept and team work, this course offers a wider perspective to the participants concerning team management process.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. distinguish between groups and teams; gain a vocabulary and understanding of team processes and team performance in organizations, and provided with the tools to make teams effective,

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  2. identify the importance of leadership,

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. interpret how management theory contributes to the development of teams,

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  4. explain team-building and team leadership skills.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
   Contents Up
Week 1: The Concepts od Group and Team
Week 2: The Importance of Team Work
Week 3: Formation of Teams
Week 4: Cross Functional Teams
Week 5: Team Culture
Week 6: Team Based Restructing in Organizations
Week 7: Leadership in Teams
Week 8: Midterm exam
Week 9: Self-managed Teams and Autonomy
Week 10: Concurrent Engineering Teams
Week 11: Team Learning and Self-learning Teams
Week 12: The Negative Sides of Teams
Week 13: Presentations
Week 14: Presentations
Week 15*: General review
Week 16*: Final examination
Textbooks and materials: Cleland D.I., Strategic Management of Teams, 1996, Wiley-Interscience, and other scientific articles.
Recommended readings: Cleland D.I., Strategic Management of Teams, 1996, Wiley-Interscience.

Mathis, R.L. & Jackson, J.H., Human Resource Management, 2008, South-Western College Pub.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 9,10,11,12,13,14 20
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 5 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 8 6
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 12 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 14 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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