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Syllabus ( SSTR 541 )


   Basic information
Course title: Management And Organizations
Course code: SSTR 541
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhat ERAT
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall
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 course aims to examine the management and organizations from the classical and modern perspective.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Define management and summarise the evolution of management ideas.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Discuss how managers may influence people, organizations and their contexts to achieve organizational goals.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Describe how planning, leading, organising and controlling can be managed in organizations.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  4. Identify the key competencies needed to be an effective manager.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking when presented with managerial problems.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    6. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  6. Explain the importance of social responsibility and managerial ethics in management operation.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    5. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction of course syllabus and general overview
Week 2: History of management science, concepts, schools in management science
Week 3: Classical and neoclassical management approaches
Week 4: Systems approaches
Week 5: Contingency approach
Week 6: Post-modern management approaches
Week 7: Empowerment, benchmarking, outsourcing
Week 8: Midterm exam
Introduction to Management Functions
Week 9: Planning, organizing, directing
Week 10: Controling
Week 11: Motivation
Week 12: Power, influence, & leadership
Week 13: Organizational structure
Week 14: Groups & teams: From conflict to cooperation
Week 15*: Organizational change & innovation
Week 16*: Final examination
Textbooks and materials: Koçel, T., İşletme Yöneticiliği, Beta Basım, 2011, İstanbul.

George, J.M.&Jones, G.R., Contemporary Management, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2007, Boston
Recommended readings: Prof.Dr.Eren, E., Yönetim ve Organizasyon, Beta Yayınevi, 5.Basım, 2001, İstanbul.

Whetten, D.A.& Cameron, K.S., Developing Management Skills, 8th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011, New Jersey

Drucker, P.F., The Practice of Management, 2006, HarperBusiness.
  * 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: 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: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 8 10
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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