MANAGEMENT

Ülkü Gürler, Ph.D., Acting Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

The aim of the Department of Management is to prepare managers for the global business arena with emphasis on computer-based analytical problem solving techniques for decision making and a strong quantitative approach for managing resources.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The undergraduate curriculum exposes the student to basic social sciences through courses in economics, psychology, sociology and history. Courses in mathematics and statistics are included to provide the background necessary for technical skills. Basic courses in the functional areas of business are offered in first, second, and third years. In addition, the curriculum provides advanced elective courses in business functional areas to allow students to focus on areas of their choice.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 101  Introduction to Economics I  4  2  3  6
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
MAN 101  Introduction to Business I  3    3  6
MATH 105  Introduction to Calculus I  4    4  7
SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology  3    3  6
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 102  Introduction to Economics II  4  2  3  6
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
MAN 102  Introduction to Business II  3  2  3  6
MATH 106  Introduction to Calculus II  4    4  7
PSYC 100  Introduction to Psychology  3    3  6
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 221  Introduction to Probability and Statistics I  3    3  6
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  6
MAN 213  Principles of Financial Accounting  4    4  8
MATH 227  Introduction to Linear Algebra  3    3  6
  General Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 222  Introduction to Probability and Statistics II  3    3  6
ENG 206  Business Communications  3    2  5
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  6
MAN 256  Introduction to Management Science  3    3  6
MAN 262  Organizational Behavior  3    3  6

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 313  Business Law  3    3  4
MAN 321  Corporate Finance  3    3  6
MAN 335  Fundamentals of Marketing  3    3  6
MAN 341  Production Management  3    3  6
MAN 361  Organization Theory  3    3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MAN 312  Managerial Accounting  3    3  6
  Major Electives (4)      12  24

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MAN 399  Summer Practice      -  6
MAN 403  International Business  3    3  6
  General Elective      3  6
  Major Electives (3)      9  18

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MAN 406  Business Strategy  3    3  6
  General Elective      3  6
  Major Electives (3)      9  18

MAJOR ELECTIVES

The courses in the elective list can be followed under STARS Academic Units page.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program

The MBA program aims to foster the education of proficient managers and executives who can effectively recognize and "manage" the challenges presented by a continuously changing business environment. The goal is to provide a strong foundation of administrative and conceptual skills to prospective managers who may assume responsibilities of planning, organizing, directing and controlling the operations of public, private, and non profit organizations. The MBA degree can be viewed as extending and enhancing a wide variety of undergraduate experiences, including but not limited to the programs in engineering, economics and social sciences as well as in business. The program's emphasis is on analytical methods and problem solving rather than a mere description of existing practices. Participative learning is emphasized through case analyses, term projects, simulation, and classroom discussions. Computer applications, quantitative analysis and behavioral sciences are integrated into the program to provide for quantitative and qualitative aspects of management. The graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking necessary to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the enterprises they will join.

Admission: Applicants to the program should have a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) and should be proficient in English. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their GMAT/GRE scores, academic records, letters of recommendation, career goals and an interview.

Degree Requirements: Students admitted to the program will be required to complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of course with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00.

CURRICULUM

Academic Preparation

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBA 511  Accounting  3    3  6
MBA 532  Marketing Management  3    3  6
MBA 561  Managing People and Organizations  3    3  6

Compulsory Courses

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBA 500  Bilcamp  3    2  4
MBA 503  Business Economics  3    3  6
MBA 522  Corporate Finance  3    3  6
MBA 542  Production and Operations Management  3    3  6
MBA 553  Data Models and Decisions  3    3  6
MBA 591  Business Strategy  4    4  8
MBA 592  Business Practice Project  4    4  8
MBA 602  MBA Project      -  3
  Electives (6)      18  36

Master of Executive Business Administration (EMBA) Program

Bilkent Executive MBA program aims to cultivate a strategic perspective in the participants of the program in managing today`s global business. Program is designed to build strong executive foundational skill set and an ability to integrate business functional area knowledge to cope with the challenges of the contemporary global business environment.

The program will start with a one week orientation that will be geared towards building soft skills such as working in teams, negotiation, communication and conflict resolution through various activities. The participants will be exposed to foundational courses including management, quantitative methods and financial reporting, marketing and finance. Integrative courses are designed combine strategic material from a number of functional areas and will be thought by multiple instructors. The program concludes with a one week global business application camp and a strategy simulation that will require participants to lead a global company.

The schedule is designed to accommodate the specific needs of the executives. It starts with a three day orientation at the end of September. During the academic year the courses run on Friday afternoons and Saturdays every other week.

Admission: Applicants to the program are required to have a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.), minimum three years of managerial experience, and proficiency in English sufficient to follow the course material. Applicants should have strong communication and social skills, entrepreneurial and leadership qualities and aim to be top-level executives.

Degree Requirements: Participants admitted to the program will be required to complete a minimum of 41 credit hours of course with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00.

Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science with Tilburg University

The Faculty of Business Administration offers a dual degree-Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/M.S.) in two years. Students will spend one year at Bilkent University to receive their MBA degree and another year at Tilburg University in the Netherlands to obtain their M.S. degree in the following fields: Financial Management, Information Management, International Management, Logistics and Operations Management, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Accounting, Strategic Management.

Admission: The application is administered by the Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration. The applicants with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 at Bilkent MBA, are interviewed by the faculty members of Bilkent and Tilburg Universities for acceptance. The tuition fee for the M.S. degree at Tilburg University is the regular fee for non-European Economic Area students determined annually. Up to 10 merit-based scholarships are available for the Tilburg M.S. program, which consist of a roughly 40% tuition fee reduction and a monthly allowance of 300 Euros.

MASTER OF SCIENCE and Ph.D. PROGRAMS

The Faculty of Business Administration offers the Masters of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees for those interested in advanced study of the theory and practice of management in three areas Finance, Marketing, and DSOM (Decision Science and Operations Management).

The mission of the Bilkent M.S./Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is to prepare individuals for research and teaching careers. A high faculty-to-student ratio and active involvement in research throughout the program foster close interaction between students and faculty and accelerate the transition from students to academic. Programs of study designed for the particular needs and research interests of each individual enable the students to master the behavioral, social, economic and mathematical sciences through courses from various departments in Bilkent University. An active exchange program with universities abroad provides additional opportunities for coursework and collaborative research. Visiting scholars and graduate students from abroad add to the diversity of our community.

The research conducted by our faculty covers a broad range of areas of expertise and we welcome graduate students with degrees in a wide range of fields (anthropology, business administration, computing science, economics, engineering, ethnography, mathematics, physics, psychology, statistics etc.).

Master of Science in Business Administration

Admission: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, engineering or a related field. They must be fluent in written and oral English, and possess strong quantitative and qualitative skills. All applicants are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores and provide recommendation letters. ALES scores are needed for Turkish applicants. Proficiency in written and oral English must be documented. (Also refer to the "Graduate Admissions" section in the introduction of this catalog for the general graduate admission requirements and www.man.bilkent.edu.tr for the particular requirements of the Master of Science programs in business administration.)

Requirements: Students have to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work, write and defend a master's thesis and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00/4.00. The expected duration of M.S. study is four semesters.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Admission: Applicants must be fluent in written and oral English, and possess strong quantitative and qualitative skills. Candidates should submit GMAT or GRE scores and provide recommendation letters. ALES scores are needed for Turkish applicants. Proficiency in written and oral English must be documented. (Also refer to the "Graduate Admissions" section in the introduction of this catalog for the general graduate admission requirements and www.man.bilkent.edu.tr for the particular requirements of the Ph.D. program in business administration.)

Requirements: The Ph.D. program consists of a course work of at least 27 credit hours above master's, a qualifying examination, preparation, proposal, and defense of a dissertation based on original research. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The student should maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 throughout the period of study. Course work is tailored according to the field chosen and the specific research needs of the student. The expected duration for Ph.D. study is eight semesters.


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