Department of Business Administration

Contemporary Issues in Management(G425)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
G425 Contemporary Issues in Management 5 3 0 0 3 5
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Naciye Aylin ATAAY SAYBAŞILI (Email)
Objective The main objective of this course is to enable students to identify the contemporary issues in management, and to familiarize participants with the theories and practices in this area. Students who attend this course will have the theoretical, conceptual and technical knowledge that is necessary to solve effectively the conflict of interests between today’s businesses and their stakeholders.
Content Week 1. Introduction of Course Content
Week 2. Development of Corporate Social Responsibility Concept
Week 3. Documentary: The Corporation (M. Achbar & J. Abbott)
Week 4. Documentary: The Corporation (M. Achbar & J. Abbott)
Week 5. Development of Corporate Social Responsibility Concept
Week 6. Differences between Europe and USA
Week 7. Regulations on the global scale
Week 8. Documentary: Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and The Media (M. Achbar & P. Wintosick)
Week 9. Development in Turkey
Week 10. Documentary: Capitalism: A Love Story. (Michael Moore)
Week 11. Project presentations and discussions
Week 12. Project presentations and discussions
Week 13. Project presentations and discussions
Week 14. Project presentations and discussions
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of the course, students should:
1. Analyze and discuss theories and practices regarding contemporary issues in management.
2. Present analyses and solutions to contemporary issues in management.
3. Evaluate current practices in management with a critical approach.
4. Consider participation of stakeholders into the strategic planning and management of businesses.
5. Present solutions to corporate issues with an approach that creates balance among society, economy, and environment.
6. Have the ability to develop critical thinking about corporate norms and practices such as business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.
7. Develop the competency of providing reports and suggestions in relation to the conflicts of interests between businesses and their stakeholders.
Teaching and Learning Methods Lecturing, presentations and case studies
References Yamak, S. (2007). Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluk Kavramının Gelişimi. İstanbul: BETA.
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Practice Topics
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Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 3 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 40
Toplam 4 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 1 20
Presentation 1 20
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 1 20
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 3 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The acquisition of high-level knowledge of the functions of production management and marketing, management, accounting and finance; the skill of using this knowledge. X
2 The acquisition of basic conceptual knowledge about scientific fields related to professional life, such as law, economics, sociology, psychology, social psychology and quantitative methods. X
3 The ability to work effectively in a team; the ability to pass on knowledge to other members of the team. X
4 The competence to use his/her knowledge on the field, to analyze and interpret the data obtained, to identify the problems encountered, to provide appropriate solutions and scientifically defend these solution suggestions when necessary. X
5 The competence to determine the aims and objectives of the company or institution in which he/she is employed by taking into account the needs, the competitive dynamics of the market and by calculating the risks incurred; the ability to engage in entrepreneurship and establish and manage a business. X
6 Awareness of constantly updating his/her professional knowledge and skills; the ability to adapt to change and innovation; the competence to evaluate critically the information he/she has acquired. X
7 Basic knowledge of information and communication technologies required for professional life; the ability to use core office programs at an advanced level; expertise in data processing and report writing in the IT environment. X
8 Ability to follow current information in his/her field in both English and French and to communicate in writing and verbally with stakeholders in both languages. X
9 The ability to conduct researches and studies taking into account the market, dynamics of competition, organizational and global factors and scientific methods; contribute to projects, take responsibility in projects, display competence to make innovative and effective decisions. X
10 Ability to develop strategies, find creative solutions to management problems by building relations with other areas of the social sciences and take the responsibility of these decisions. X
11 Consciousness of taking into account ethical values, when making decisions and being involved in business life. X
12 Awareness of the impact of practices related to his/her field on the global and social dimensions (universality of social rights, social justice, cultural values, environmental problems, sustainability, etc.) and their legal consequences. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 12 2 24
Assignments 4 3 12
Presentation 1 1 1
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 1 20 20
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 119
Total Workload / 25 4,76
Credits ECTS 5
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