Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ISM5231 Strategic Management 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: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. AHMET BEŞKESE
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. AHMET BEŞKESE
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Over the years, the field of strategic management has had a major influence on corporate behavior. Terms such as cash cow, sustainable competitive advantage and core competence are frequently raised in day-to-day business conversations. In fact, the ability to apply strategic analysis to practical business problems has become a valuable skill in many occupations, including management consultancy, stock broking, merchant banking and corporate finance. The aim of this course is to give you the tools needed to analyze situations and think strategically.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Define general concepts related to strategic management
II. Identify the stakeholders of a company
III. Evaluate the mission and vision statements of a company
IV. Define the key environmental factors having an impact on a company
V. Analyze the opportunities and threats posed by the environment for a given company
VI. Identify the value chain of any company
VII. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of a company
VIII. Define the business-level strategies
IX. Define the corporate-level strategies
X. Criticize the portfolio of an enterprise using BCG, McKinsey or Industry Evolution Matrices
XI. Relate the concepts and techniques learned in earlier courses in management, production, information systems, economy, accounting, marketing, etc.
XII. Analyze a strategic management case

Course Content

Fundamenal strategic management issues including strategy development process, evaluation of external and internal factors, SWOT analysis, strategy types, value management, actions planning, business planning.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Fundamentals of Strategic Management
3) Mission, Vision, Objectives and Stakeholders
4) Analysis of the External Environment - Opportunities and Threats
5) Analysis of the firm itself - Strengths, Weaknesses and Distinctive Competences
6) Analysis of the firm itself - Strengths, Weaknesses and Distinctive Competences
7) Measuring the Environmental Factors - Evaluation Matrices
8) Basic strategies and their components
9) Business-level strategies: Competitive strategies
10) Midterm
11) Corporate strategies
12) Evaluation and Management of Corporate-level strategies (Portfolio evaluation tools)
13) Organizational structures
14) Presentation of case study projects


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ülgen, H. ve Mirze, S. K. (2007). İşletmelerde Stratejik Yönetim, 4. bası, Arıkan Basım Yayım Dağıtım, İstanbul.
References: Eren, E., (2005). Stratejik Yönetim ve İşletme Politikası, 7. bası, Beta, İstanbul.
Dinçer, Ö., (2007). Stratejik Yönetim ve İşletme Politikası, 8. bası, Alfa, İstanbul.
Dess, G. G., Lumpkin, G. T., and Taylor, M. L. (2005). Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantage, 2nd Edtn., McGraw-Hill.
Porter, M. E., (2003). Rekabet Stratejisi: Sektör ve Rakip Analizi Teknikleri, Sistem Yayınları, 2. baskı., Sistem Yayıncılık.
Çomaklı, Ş. E., Ekici, K. M. ve Şahım, T. Z., (2007).Geleceği Planlamada Stratejik Yönetim, a-c Yayınevi, Ankara.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 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 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 15 6 90
Presentations / Seminar 1 6 6
Project 1 49 49
Midterms 1 3 3
Paper Submission 1 5 5
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 195

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 able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.