FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

BUS 495 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Applied Administrative Sciences Skills Development
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
BUS 495
Fall/Spring
1
18
10
18

Prerequisites
  To be a senior (4th year) student
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to help students to integrate academic studies with field experience. It is an opportunity for students to apply their theoretic knowledge in practical organization settings for an entire semester.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Combine practical experience with theoretic knowledge and skills gained in academic settings
  • Analyze the main dynamics of the industry in which the learning experience takes place
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of functional areas of enterprises, enabling informed choices for career planning
  • Develop oral and written communication skills
  • Devise problem-based projects
Course Description 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.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Pre-Work Survey The students will fill a questionnaire which will measure the knowledge and understanding of the students about the work in the first week of the semester. Then, this questionnaire will be discussed as a group study and the faculty member will inform the students about the expectations and the details of a successful institutional life.
2 Organizational Orientation Week
3 Organizational Introductory Paper (10%) They will write a report about the organization at the end of the orientation week organized by the institution to recognize the organizational structure and workflow. Through this assignment, students will learn about the organization as a whole and understand their role within the organization better. Collecting organizational information about the organizaition’s history, subsidiaries, strategic alliances or joint ventures with other organizations through the organization’s web site, and other accessible documents. Final Exam
4 Reflective Journal Entries (45%) The instructor will provide a detailed framework for the work journal entries. Students are expected to upload their relevant reflective journal entries to the Blackboard system on every Sunday.
5 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
6 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
7 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
8 Reflective Journal Entries; Feedback and Review Session The students and the course lecturer will gather and discuss the challenges that students have experienced so far. Everyone will share their experiences with others and get feedback from their lecturer.
9 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
10 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
11 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
12 Reflective Journal Entries Please check Week 4 for detailed information.
13 Reflective Journal Entries; Feedback and Review Session The students and the course lecturer will gather and discuss the challenges that students have experienced so far. Everyone will share their experiences with others and get feedback from their lecturer. Reflective Journal Entries; Institutional Life Experience Report and Updated Resume (20%) This report should summarize what students have learned and experienced through their work, assess how much they achieve the learning goals, and highlight other insights they gained about the organization, industry, or career field. Additional to this report, an updated curriculum vitae should be submitted Reflective Journal Entries
14 Presentation and Oral Evaluation (25%) The presentation and the oral evaluation will be held on the campus with the participation of the Faculty Members and students’ mentors from the company. 10 to 15 minutes of presentations of the project they are involved in the institution are expected from the students. Reflective journal entries and organizational introductory paper
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
1
45
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
25
400
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
1
25
25
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
20
20
Presentation / Jury
1
30
30
Project
1
30
30
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
521

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to solve problems with an analytical and holistic viewpoint in the field of business administration.

X
2

To be able to present the findings and solutions to the business problems in written and oral formats.

X
3

To be able to interpret the application of business and economic concepts, and philosophies at the national and international levels.

4

To be able to use innovative and creative approach for real-life business situations.

5

To be able to demonstrate leadership skills in different business situations.

6

To be able to interpret the reflections of new technologies and softwares to business dynamics.   

7

To be able to integrate knowledge gained in the five areas of business administration (marketing, production, management, accounting, and finance) through a strategic perspective.

X
8

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to business administration.

9

To be able to work efficiently and effectively as a team member.

X
10

To be able to have an ethical perspective and social responsiveness when making and evaluating business decisions.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of business administration and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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