Department of Business Administration


ECON 101  Principles of Microeconomics

Economics is the study of how people interact with each other, and with the natural environment, in producing their livelihoods. This course is an introduction to the basic principles of microeconomics, which analyzes the choices and actions of the economic actors as both self-interested and ethical. This course covers capitalist revolution; the effects of technological change; scarcity and opportunity cost; social interactions; the effect of institutions on balance of power; interactions among firm’s owners, managers and employees; profit maximizing firm’s interaction with its customers; supply, demand, and market equilibrium; market disequilibrium in credit and labor markets; market failures.

HIST 100  Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution

This course provides a general information of the events from the end of the 19. century until the end of the Turkish War of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 and the following period until 1990’s.

MATH 101  Calculus I

Functions. Limit and continuity, Derivative and Applications.

ENG 101  Academic Skills in English I

This course aims at preparing students to use academic skills in English.

IUE 100  Orientation and Career Planning

The course will help students recognize the skills needed for university life and their career goals. These skills include self-awareness, goal setting, time management, effective communication, mindfulness and analytical thinking. The course will also raise students’ awareness on problems such as addiction and bullying.

SFL 1013  Second Foreign Languages I

POOL 004  GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences

BA 260  Management and Organization

This course is an introduction to the discipline of management. It contains current business challenges and managerial approaches related with the four functions of management: planning, organizing leading, and controlling. As such, the course involves such topics as challenges of global business, change, innovation, business ethics, decision-making, organizational design, leadership, and organizational control. Additionally, the course includes a discussion of managerial ideas proposed to resolve current business problems.

BA 251  Financial Accounting I

This course is designed as an introductory accounting course in which the aim is to initiate the students in the use and preparation of financial statements. As aspiring managers, the students need to recognize the need for accounting principles, procedures and the financial statements in decision making process of companies. The course focuses on detailed understanding of accounting concepts, accounting principles, accounting cycle, recording of transactions.

BA 255  Management Science

The main emphasis of the course is how to model a managerial problem using mathematical modeling (Linear programming and Integer programming). Many examples from different application areas are given. Solution techniques for some special problems are discussed.

SFL 201  Second Foreign Languages III

MATH 280  Introduction to Probability and Statistics

This course investigate probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions. Also, provides constructing the sampling distributions, confidence interval estimation and Hypothesis tests of one and two populations.

BUS 210  Data Literacy for Business and Social Sciences

Data can be about anything. This course is about the data itself. Through this applied course students develop a critical perspective to identify data sources relevant to a problem in hand, learn how to: describe technologies and data management processes in contemporary corporate systems; combine and convert data across various sources, formats and standard; assess and improve data quality; articulate insights into a business or social science problem by visualizing and interpreting features of data and basic data analysis. The course consists of three modules: 1. Data and Life (4 weeks): Identifying sources of data in business and social sciences and what it represents. Translating theories and hypothesis to data. Sources and costs related to data. Data liabilities, ethics, security and theft, privacy concerns. Associational, relational, and geographic data; 2. Telling stories with data (5 weeks): Communicating analytics, using simple (Excel, Kaggle) plots in reports, infographics; 3. Managing data in the real world (5 weeks):SQL, RDBMS, data cleaning issues, unstructured data, the need for NoSQL databases in cloud and big data. Corporate ICT systems: storage and flow of data and information on-site and in cloud.

BA 320  Consumer Behaviour

Moving from micro to macro topics, perception, learning, motivation, personality and lifestyle, attitudes, identities, decision making mechanisms and social and cultural interactions of consumers are the main topics of this course. Different dimensions of consumption before, during and after purchasing are investigated.

BA 350  Managerial and Cost Accounting

Cost information and reports based on cost and management accounting technics guide management in decision making. The course presents the theory, procedures and practice relating to product costs, including job order, process and standard cost systems. Management accounting part of the course covers, CVP analysis, variable costing and absorption costing, budgeting and variance analysis methods to interpret accounting data in planning and controlling business activities. Additionally the course shows how accounting data supports short term decision making such as outsourcing decisions, using resources effectively when some factors are scarce.

ITF 311  Business Finance

This course is the first course of a twocourse sequence dealing with business finance. Topics covered are: introduction to finance, finance environment and participants in this environment, what the business finance deals with, financial statements and analysis, cash budgeting, time value of money and risk and return. 

BAST 405  Internship (4 weeks)

This course requires the students to have four-week work experience in a business organization. Students must follow the procedures in the “IUE Internship Guide” to successfully complete their internship.

BA 419  Human Resources Management

Principles and problems of labor relations, employee relations and personnel management, including employment and training of personnel, employeeemployer relations, incentives, wage and salary administration, job evaluation and merit rating.

POOL 007  GEC-Innovation and Entreprenuership

TURK 100  Turkish

Students will be taught how to use the written and verbal communication tools accurately and efficiently in this course. Various types of verbal and written statements will be examined through a critical point of view by doing exercises on understanding, telling, reading, and writing. Punctuation and spelling rules, which are basis of written statement, will be taught and accurate usage of these rules for efficient and strong expression will be provided. As for verbal statement, students will be taught how to use the body language, use accent and intonation elaborately, and use presentation techniques.

ECON 102  Principles of Macroeconomics

This course is intended to introduce the students to some basic macroeconomic concepts, with special emphasis on economic growth, inflation and unemployment. Credit market transactions, the determination of interest rates, the functions of money, banks and a nation's central bank are discussed. Current problems of inflation and unemployment are explored and the tools available to the government to deal with these economic problems, and their limitations are analyzed. This course analyzes trends in living standards in the long-run and economic fluctuations in the short-run. The effects of production and distribution of goods and services on environment are discussed. The course also covers the concepts of economic inequality and networked economy.

MATH 102  Calculus II

Calculus II is the sequel to Calculus I. Topics are as follows: Sketching graphs of functions, optimization, integral, techniques of integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, areas between curves, differential equations, improper integrals.

ENG 102  Academic Skills in English II

ENG 102 is a compulsory course for first year students. ENG 102 focuses on the cognitive skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students' academic listening skills will be improved by listening to important / relevant information from lectures or discussions and reading skills by reading recent academic texts and then using this information to create an output task. Speaking focuses on giving presentations and students get prepared to express their ideas and opinions by speaking persuasively and coherently. The writing component is a consolidation of the speaking activities.

SFL 1024  Second Foreign Languages II

POOL 005  GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication

SFL 202  Second Foreign Languages IV

BA 201  Principles of Marketing

This course consists of detailed investigations of the topics of the basic concepts of marketing, marketing environment, consumer behavior, segmentation, targeting, positioning, product development, pricing, place and promotion strategies. P.S. All academic work undertaken at Izmir University of Economics is subject to the “Universities’ Academic Honesty Codes and Regulations”. For details, please see: http://isl.ieu.edu.tr/en/akademik-durustluk

BA 252  Financial Accounting II

This course is designed as an introductory accounting course in which the aim is to initiate the students in the use and preparation of financial statements. As aspiring managers, the students need to recognize the need for accounting principles, procedures and the financial statements in decision making process of companies. The course focuses on detailed understanding of accounting concepts, accounting principles, accounting cycle, recording of transactions.

BA 202  Operations Management

The main emphasis of the course is given on the topics: Production systems, design of goods and services, process and product strategies, capacity planning, location analysis, and layout strategies, production planning, inventory management, and scheduling.

BUS 220  Data Analytics for Business and Economics

This course aims to develop data processing and analysis skills required in the fields of business and economics. In this course students learn computer coding skills focused on data processes, with case studies in their fields. In contrast to coding courses for students aiming an expertise in computing, this course approaches algorithms in terms of their function in business and economics problems and focuses on features and applications of data processing patterns. In this applied course students learn the programming languages Python and R, which are very common in business practice and research. In addition, the course covers the properties of big data analytics and technologies used for it. The course consists of three modules: 1-Big data (2 weeks): technologies (Hadoop, MapReduce), competencies, real time data processing, possible value creation pipelines in big data 2-Statistical processing with R (6 weeks): Exploratory statistics in R. 3-Introduction to coding for data analytics with Python (6 weeks): data types, searching/sorting, list processing for statistical calculations, web scraping for data

ENG 310  Essential Speaking Skills in English

ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discusiions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.

ITF 312  Financial Management

Among the topics covered in this course will be interest rate and bond valuation, stock valuation, investment valuation, capital budgeting, the cost of capital and leverage.

BA 311  Management Information Systems

The main emphasis of the course is given on the topics: Information concept, transition process into the information society, and its contributions on businesses, applications of computer-aided information systems in businesses, selection, improvement, and installment of Management Information. Moreover, the uses of the software applications such as MS Excel and MS Access are demonstrated.

LAW 300  Business Law

Basic concepts of the law of obligations, special types of contracts, basic concepts of commercial law, general principles of company law, negotiable instruments, unfair competition and labor law will be handled in the scope of this course.

POOL 006  GEC- Social Awareness and Ethics

BA 402  Business Policy

This course covers various topics related with strategic management and business policy. Basic concepts of strategic management, the issues of corporate governance and social responsibility and ethics are first discussed. Scanning external and internal environment, specifying organizational mission, goals and core competences, formulating corporate and functional strategies, followed by strategy implementation, evaluation and control are the main topics to be discussed. Case studies related with these topics are analyzed. In discussing these topics, the issues of globalization, innovation, sustainability, and applicability of strategic management concepts to Turkish business context are also discussed.

Elective Courses


ACC 301  Fundamentals of Accounting Information Systems (Powered by PwC)

This course provides a basic knowledge of how accounting information systems function in today’s business environment. The following topics are covered in this course: basics of information systems, transaction processing, analysis of revenue, expenditure, conversion cycles, financial reporting and nanagement reporting systems by the use of IT, database management systems, the REA approach to business process modeling, enterprise resource planning systems, IT controls and applications on computerized accounting and excel spreadsheets.

ACC 302  Strategic Management Accounting and Control

This course demonstrates how the strategy of the business affect management accounting methods and how cost information can be used in managerial control. The topics of the course are essentials of managerial control, activity based costing and activity based management, pricing strategies such as life cycle costing, target costing, throughput accounting and environmental accounting, master budgets and responsibility accounting, standard costing, flexible budgets and variance analysis, customer profitability analysis and sales variances, transfer pricing and essentials of performance measurement and control for both private and public entities.

ACC 306  Auditing and Assurance (Powered by PwC)

This is an introductory course on auditing and assurance. The course covers fundamentals of auditing such as international developments and standards in the area, factors affecting the audit market, potential services those rendered by auditors, stages of audit including accepting the engagement, understanding the entity, risk and materiality assessments, evaluation of internal controls, analytical procedures, substantive testing, selection of evidence, preparation of the audit report and communication.

ACC 322  Corporate Law for Accountants

Ordinary partnership, commercial partnerships, structure of partnerships and audit of partnerships will be handled in the scope of this course.

ACC 400  Forensic Accounting

This course covers definition of fraud, fraud triangle, fraud risks in an organization, supporting practices againts fraud, the use of information technology in fraud examination, forensic accounting examining techniques and other forensic accounting related topics.

ACC 402  Essentials of Financial Statement Analysis

This course introduces the methods of financial statement analysis to the students. The topics covered are ratio analysis, common size analysis, comparative analysis, reporting environment, accounting analysis, analyzing financing, investing and operating activities, cash flow, profitability, prospective and credit analysis.

ACC 405  Advanced Accounting

This course covers topics those have not been discussed in introductory and intermediate courses of the program. The topics covered are accounting for business combinations, consolidated financial statements, accounting for joint ventures and associates, disclosure of interests in other entities, segmental reporting, accounting for not-for-profit and public sector entities, accounting for foreign currency transactions, interim financial reporting, accounting for government grants and accounting for financial instruments.

ACC 407  Advanced Topics in Taxation

This advanced level taxation course will review previously discussed topics in BA 327, enhance the scope of each and will focus on more complex matters in local and international taxation. The topics covered are advanced issues of personal and corporate income taxation, taxation for corporate restructurings and re-organizations, tax planning, and various aspects of international taxation such as international transfer pricing, double taxation, international shipping and maritime business regime.

ACC 410  Performance Measurement Seminar

This course introduces performance measurement systems those using financial and / or non-financial indicators. Students will learn how to measure performance bu using the economic value-added, balanced scorecard, breakeven analysis, sensitivity analysis, ratios & important KPIs.

ACC 420  Corporate Risk Management

This course covers, the evolution of risk management, enterprise risk management approach, fundamental concepts of risk management, goals and strategies in risk management, design and application of risk management systems.

ACC 430  Corporate Governance Seminar

This course introduces OECD’s corporate governance principles to the students. The topics covered are the role of board of directors, corporate governance mechanisms such as financial reporting and external audit, ownership structures, CG ratings and the need for sound governance to avoid corporate scandals.

ACC 440  Accounting and Auditing Seminar (Powered by PwC)

The topics on the recent developments in accounting and auditing filed will be determined by the students and instructors together. Students will be required to study and present a current topic in the class.

ACC 450  Advanced Management Accounting

This advanced level managerial accounting course covers relationships between strategy and management accounting, cost estimation, value chain costing, business process reengineering, target costing, measuring and managing cost of quality, cost of capacity, environmental costs, analyzing cost in lean manufacturing environment, measuring and managing shareholder value.

ACC 460  Accounting for Specific Sectors

The course covers specific accounting, financial reporting and auditing issues and requirements of banking, agriculture, biological assets, mining, construction and non-profit organizations.

ACC 482  Accounting Ethics Project

This course consists of two parts. In the first part, students will learn about the ethical rules for accountants, and in the second part they will prepare and present a project on accounting and auditing ethics. Students will be supported by their academic advisors.

BA 238  Taxation and Accounting Practices

Basic tax laws such as the concept of tax, basic principles of taxation, taxation process, Turkish Tax System, income tax, corporate tax, expenditure taxes (VAT, SCT), wealth taxes (inheritance and gift tax and motor vehicle tax), tax exemption and exclusions, tax planning, tax avoidance, tax auditing, tax penalties, remedies for tax disputes, double taxation and prevention, and tax accounting practices.

BA 315  Creativity and Innovation

This course focuses on understanding sources of creative ideas within and outside business organizations, stimulating good quality idea creation, understanding nees of customers and internal processes, harvesting ideas, aligning idea screening to corporate strategy, executing and innovation ideas and terminating unsuccessful projects, evaluating innovation performance and costs. This whole process of innovation that starts with idea creation, is aligned to corporate strategy. Students will learn the concepts and practice innovation management as a team using real life challenges

BA 318  Business Ethics

Business Ethics has been designed as an amply detailed course aiming to alter/improve students' thinking, understanding and application behavior regarding ethics, its impact on a variety of aspects of human individual and social behavior, including indirect effects on humanity and other living beings through manipulation of the environment. To recap, the main aim of the course is to pass on to students the major tracks of ethical thinking, concepts and applications of ethics and what should/could be done to preserve "good" behavior towards fellow human beings and indirectly, through preservation of the environment, towards all living beings.

BA 319  Negotiation and Decision Making Process

Lectures, Discussions, Assignments, Practical work, Conflict resolution, Creative solution generation

BA 324  Brand Management

This course deals with issues about brand and brand management. Brand management process and the factors affecting this process will be examined and discussed based on examples. Students will also work on a competitive brand management simulation game and conduct a semi-structured brand audit.

BA 325  Advanced Decision Making Techniques

This course teaches techniques used to make decisions accurately and effectively, individually or in groups, in situations involving many different goals and uncertainty in the business world.

BA 330  Organizational Behaviour

Individual behaviors, communication among individuals, communication in group and between groups that takes place in organizations, conceptual tools for analyzing behaviors, role of management to improve individual, group and organizational performance are some subjects of this course.

BA 338  Digital Marketing

This course explains fundamental concepts of digital marketing, discuss the importance of the main elements in the micro-environment in planning digital marketing strategy, summarizes the relevance and success factors of different digital communications channels, and explains stages involved in developing a digital marketing plan. In addition, within the scope of this course, students will develop and present a digital marketing plan for a real-life company.

BA 340  Entrepreneurial Skills

During the course it is planned to develop an understanding of new venture creation and the critical knowledge needed to manage business once it is formed.

BA 345  Inclusion and Diversity in Business

This course will provide a theoretical background on why discrimination and privilege exist and how corporations can become more inclusive in their policies. The main aim of the course is to highlight the subgroups / minorities that exist in every workplace based on factors such as gender, race, ethnicity and national origin and to frame workplace dynamics from the point of view of these groups.

BA 347  Intermediate Accounting I

This course is designed as an intermediate accounting course in which the aim is to provide e deeper knowlege of the use of IFRS Framework and preparation of IFRS based financial statements. The topics covered include the basic accounting principles, recording process, IFRS Framework, terms and contents of IFRS based financail statements, detailed analysis of cash and receivables, inventories, property, plant and equipment, intangibles and application of depreciation, impairments, depletion to related assets.

BA 348  Intermediate Accounting II

As the second of two intermediate accounting courses, this course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of current and non-current liabilities, provisions, contingencies, revenue recognition, accounting policy changes and erros analysis, and accounting for pensions, leasing and income taxes.

BA 355  Marketing for Sustainable Businesses

The course covers main principles, consequences and challenges of sustainable marketing; analyses the environmental and social impacts of marketing activities; discusses the roles of different stakeholders; and evaluates different business cases and marketing practices that incorporate principles of sustainability.

BA 356  Leadership and Governance

This course discusses the various ways to demonstrate leadership effectively. Traditional approaches will be highlighted, as well as more emerging approaches, such as followership and authentic leadership. With a critical view, validity of theories and beliefs on leadership is questioned. Through a series of activies, awareness of students on leadership and their own leadership skills are developed.

BA 377  Marketing Research

Covers definition, scope and process of marketing research by issues of problem definition, CRM, MDSS, questionnaire design, SPSS, preparing the marketing research report and presentation.

BA 380  International Business

This course will cover the major aspects of international business environment and operations. Foundation concepts of international business, internationalization of firms, and globalization are first discussed. Secondly, cultural, political, legal, and economic environments that influence international business and operations are then elaborated. Thirdly, assessing opportunities and formulating strategies for international business are discussed. Finally, functional and operational aspects of entering and working in international markets are the main topics to be discussed.

BA 400  Project Management

These issues compose the course: selecting projects strategically, the role of the projects in the organizations, planning the work activities, project costs and budget, project activity scheduling

BA 406  International Marketing

Globalization, global marketing environment, global market entry and expansion strategies, strategic elements of competitive advantage, global segmentation, targeting and positioning, global product, price, distribution and promotion strategies are the topics that will be covered in this course.

BA 409  Managerial and Organizational Development

More and more organizations today face a dynamic and changing environment. This, in turn, is requiring the organizations to adapt. “Change or die!” is the rallying cry among today’s managers worldwide. Change types, processes, resistance to change and overcoming resistance to change, methods of organizational development, challenges and opportunities of the future are the subjects that we will discuss in class.

BA 410  Total Quality Management

Competition and quality concepts, principles and implementation of TQM, tools and techniques of TQM, statistics, probability, control charts, reliability are the subjects of the course.

BA 411  Production Planning and Inventory Control

This course will focus on production planning, inventory management and supply chain related topics. The required issues for having an efficient and effective production system will be covered, and for this, the conduct of necessary analyses will be taught to students.

BA 413  Retail Environment

This course aims to provide students with the relevant knowledge about the structure and functioning of retailing sector, members of retail environment, the roles of environmental factors on retail management decision processes and strategic management in retailing.

BA 414  Customer Relationship Management in Retailing

This course aims to investigate and evaluate the practices in retailing sector regarding customer service management, customer relationship management, improving customer satisfaction and ensuring customer loyalty.

BA 435  Organization Theories

The course deals with the organization theories that attempt to explain the behaviors of organizations. It discusses structural contingency, resource dependence, transaction and agency cost, population ecology, institutionalism, and organizational network theories. It also discusses interpretativist, critical and postmodern organizational perspectives. It attempts to compare and/or integrate these theories along the dimensions of organizational structure, strategy, technology, culture, and environment.

BA 437  Inventory Management for Retail

A key challenge for any retailer is inventory management: too much inventory means unnecessary cost; too little increases the risk of losing sales. Finding the optimal inventory levels, minimizing the cost of inventories, recordkeeping, physical inspections and cycle counting, preparing sales reports, rotating inventories, retail shelf management are the basic activities of inventory management in a retail business company that makes the content of the course.

BA 443  Internal Controls and Internal Audit

The first part of the course reviews corporate governance and risk management topics and links them to internal controls. Components of internal control, principles of each component and management’s responsibilities related to internal control over financial reporting are all based on COSO Framework. The second part of the course is devoted to internal audit topics such as audit strategy, audit approach, fraud investigation, ethical codes for internal auditors and the stages/components of internal audit field work including planning, interviewing, testing, working papers and reporting.

BA 445  Business Context in Turkey

The course discusses the Turkish business environment in historical and comparative perspective. It specifically involves national business systems approach, and an analysis of historical changes in Turkish business system characteristics such state-business relations, organizational structures and strategies, and managerial elites, and practices. Furthermore, it examines the economic, political, and institutional conditions that shape entrepreneurial behavior and organization of business activities in Turkey.

BA 464  Introduction to Business Analytics and Big Data

This course focuses on methods and tools for analysis of data. It covers basics use of a common statistical platform (R), such as essential data handling tasks. Starting off with exploratory data visualization and summarizing methods,, the course proceeds into predictive methods from basic (e.g. linear models) to more complex (data mining methods such as decision trees or association rule analysis). Students develop both theoretical knowledge and hands on skills for translating business problems into data analysis problems, and exploring answers to those questions. The methods covered are overlaid onto an agile problem solving framework to facilitate application to ill-understood problems as well as more straightforward ones.

BUS 495  Applied Administrative Sciences Skills Development

Applied Administrative Sciences Skills Development course covers field experience with program partnering organizations. This course aims to merge higher education with institutional life. The students who take this course will get work experience by participating in the work life actively while they continue their study. They have an easier transition to the institutional world with work experience. Moreover, when they experience how theoretical knowledge is applied in institutional life, they will be more motivated towards their courses. The students will have the advantage of being a part of the decision-making processes in the business world, taking initiative, and developing business mindsets. They will have the opportunity to find the proper sector and field/department for themselves while studying. The students should work at least 2,5 days in the organization. They are expected to be a part of an ongoing project and will be assigned active roles, which will align with the program outcomes of the department. The Business Faculty determines “Applied Administrative Sciences Skills Development” course’s application requirements, quota, and application dates and available organizations and positions in the relevant semester. Applicants will be evaluated by a commission consisting of faculty members based on the pre-determined criteria. Students Affairs Directorate is expected to assign the BUS 495 Applied Administrative Sciences Skills Development course to the selected students before the start of the relevant academic semester. This course will cover 1 departmental and 2 non-departmental elective courses.


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