ISM5204 Investment Decision MakingBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (TURKISH, NON-THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ISM5204 Investment Decision Making Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Instructor MEHMET HİLMİ YÜCEL
Course Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. YAMAN ÖMER ERZURUMLU
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Value of investment decisions are second to none for profitability of companies. This course introduces managerial candidates the basic concepts and tools for financial decision making via real life examples.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Make financial analysis of investments
Understand risk return concepts
Understand importance of making portfolios for asset management

Course Content

1. Introduction to financial theory
2. Time value of money, interest rates
3. Nominal and effective interest rates and interest calculations
4. Cash flow analysis
5. Net present value
6. Net present value
7. Annuities
8. Annuities
9. Project evaluation and selection
10. Midterm exam
11. Risk
12. Risk
13. Portfolio management
14. Portfolio management

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) 1. Introduction to financial theory
2) 2. Time value of money, interest rates
3) 3. Nominal and effective interest rates and interest calculations
4) 4. Cash flow analysis
5) 5. Net present value
6) 6. Net present value
7) 7. Annuity
8) 8. Annuity
9) 9. Project evaluation and selection
10) 10. Midterm
11) 11. Risk
12) 12. Risk
13) 13. Portfolio management
14) 14. Portfolio management


Course Notes / Textbooks: Engineering Economy, Leland T. Blank, Anthony J. Tarquin, 6th ed. McGraw-Hill 2005
Fundamentals of Financial Management, James Van Horne and John Wachowicz, 13th ed., Pearson Education Limited 2009
References: -

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 40
Study Hours Out of Class 15 245
Midterms 1 2
Final 1 2
Total Workload 289

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be process oriented
2) To integrate technical specifications with management functions
3) To improve management skills by taking into account the economic, social and environmental conditions
4) To launch fast and agile decision-making process
5) To lead disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, to develop solution approaches in complex situations, to work individually and to take responsibility
6) To have conscious of professional and ethical responsibility
7) To be aware of economic and legal implications of engineering solutions
8) To have ability of selection and efficient use of modern techniques, equipments and information technologies for engineering management
9) To have verbal and oral effective communication skills by using visual methods in Turkish and English
10) To have conscious of necessity to lifelong learning
11) To be aware of entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation
12) To be capable of designing and conducting experiments and collecting data, analyzing and interpreting results