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
ISM5223 Corporal Management and Entrepreneurship 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 : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ALPER CAMCI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course is designed to lead the student to understand the importance and the nature of entrepreneurship process and the link between innovation and entrepreneurship. In this course, the aim is to discuss the theories and the practice of new venture creation. This course focuses on technology entrepreneurship and management of new technology-based venture formation process from the very beginning which is discovering opportunities. The students will deal with each step of entrepreneurship, such as strategy development, planning, marketing, production, organization, financial planning, acquiring resources and managing resources.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
After finished this course students are expected to be able to
* understand the process of creating innovations and their link to entrepreneurship process
* recognize and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities
* understand the venture formation process including team formation, organization, acquiring and managing resources
* understand how a technological entrepreneurship process can be managed

Course Content

Introduction to entrepreneurship
Crafting and entrepreneurial strategy; entrepreneurial mind
Entrepreneurial process; from idea to opportunity
Creating an innovation strategy
Business model; business concept; business plan
Venture formation
Product design, development, marketing and sales
Entrepreneurial resources; finding and acquiring resources; managing resources
Entrepreneurial team
Preparing a financial plan; profit and harvest; risk and returns
Sources of capital; negotiations and deals

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship None
2) Crafting and entrepreneurial strategy; entrepreneurial mind and characteristics of an entrepreneur. Reading Chapter 1 in the text book
3) Entrepreneurial process; creating/discovering an entrepreneurial opportunity; from business idea to entrepreneurial opportunity Reading Chapter 2-3 from the text book.
4) Creating a competitive strategy and innovation strategy Reading Chapter 4-5 in the text book
5) Preparing business model, business model canvas and business plan Reading Chapter 6 in the text book Reading Chapter 10 in the reference book.
6) Venture formation process; product design, development; marketing and sales Reading Chapter 8-9 in the text book
7) Entrepreneurial resources; finding and acquiring resources; managing entrepreneurial resources Reading Chapter 11 and 13 in the text book
8) Midterm exam Preparation for midterm exam
9) Entrepreneurial team; organization and creativity Reading Chapter 12 in the text book. Reading Chapter 12 in the reference book
10) Preparing a financial plan, profit and harvest; risk and returns Reading Chapters 7,16, 17 in the text book
11) Sources of capital; negotiations and deals with investors Reading Chapter 18-19 in the text book
12) Understading the life cycle of a new venture, stages of growth, leading a new venture to success Reading Chapter 20 in the text book Reading Chapter 22 in the reference book
13) Course project presentations Preparation for project presentations
14) Course project presentations Preparation for project presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, 4th Edition, 2014, Thomas H. Byers, Richard C. Dorf & Andrew J. Nelson, McGraw Hill Education.
References: New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st century, 8th Edition, 2008, Jeffry A. Timmons & Stephen Spinelli, McGraw Hill Education.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 2 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 45
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Presentations / Seminar 2 17 34
Project 1 75 75
Midterms 1 35 35
Final 1 35 35
Total Workload 291

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