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
BA1011 Introduction to Business Spring 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. HAVVA PINAR İMER
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AYLA ESEN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and skills required of individuals (managers and non-managers) in today’s changing organizations by analyzing the characteristics of successful managers and organizations. This process will also develop an awareness of the environmental conditions and pressures facing today’s managers and organizations. Specifically, students will become acquainted with the language of business management and the application of key concepts and theories to the “real world.”

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Upon the completion of the course, students will learn:
1. the basic business terminology
2. the dynamics in the environment within which a business operates
3. social and ethical responsibility of businesses
4. the ownership of businesses and business structures
5. the role of management in a business setting and its functions
6. the major business functions including operations, marketing and finance

Course Content

The course will be carried out by examining the relationships between the businesses (including their management and structures) and their owners, employees, customers, as well as the global economic environment, the governments and the community. In this sense, in addition to reviewing the general business concepts, and economic environment; we will be focusing on the main functional areas of businesses and make the students understand how business dynamics interact.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the course
2) The Business Environment Ebert & Griffin, Ch.1
3) Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Ebert & Griffin, Ch.2
4) Entrepreneurship, New Ventures and Business Ownership Ebert & Griffin Ch.3
5) The Global Context of Business Ebert & Griffin, Ch.4
6) Business Management Ebert & Griffin, Ch.5
7) Organizing the Business Ebert & Griffin, Ch.6
8) Midterm Exam
9) Operations Management and Quality Ebert & Griffin, Ch.7
10) Employee Behavior and Motivation Ebert & Griffin, Ch.8
11) Leadership and Decision Making Ebert & Griffin, Ch.9
12) Marketing Processes and Consumer Behavior Ebert & Griffin, Ch.11
13) Marketing, Distributing and Promoting Products Ebert & Griffin, Chs.12 & 13
14) Finance and Businesses Ebert & Griffin, Chs. 16 & 17


Course Notes / Textbooks: Business Essentials (2017, 11th Global Edition) by Ebert, R. & Griffin, R., Pearson Education.

References: Contemporary Management (2019, 11th Edition) by Gareth R. Jones & Jennifer M. George, McGraw-Hill Education.

İşletme Yöneticiliği (2018), Tamer Koçel, 17. Baskı, Beta Yayıncılık.

The Financial Times, New York Times, Fortune, Business Week, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Business Strategy Review and other business periodicals.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 40
Study Hours Out of Class 15 48
Homework Assignments 14 29
Final 14 63
Total Workload 180

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.