School of Graduate Studies

MA in Management (in English)

Why Management (in English) at Ibn Haldun University?

Ibn Haldun University offers an MBA Programme, which is designed for participants who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the apparent market realities and practices of global business arena. Through the acquisition of this kind of business knowledge, participants upon graduation will be in a better position to manage business operations more effectively; to carry out business in foreign regions and/or countries with integrated knowledge and database; to assume better and more effective managerial responsibilities; to develop the necessary skills to work successfully in an unfamiliar cultural and legal-political global business environment; and to explore global market opportunities in a better way.

About Program

Head of The Department:

Professor Mustafa Kemal Yılmaz

Objectives of The Program:

The recent changes and developments taking place in information technology and international trade over the last two decades have dramatically accelerated the pace of globalization. The world is becoming more dynamic and homogeneous. Distinctions between national markets are fading and for some products will disappear altogether. Participation in global business has begun to shift from a mere ‘option’ to an imperative. A change in business orientation is, therefore, urgently needed on the part of businesses in order to remain competitive in global markets. To survive, business people need to understand global markets, further develop their skill set and react to changes proactively.

Scope of The Program:

Apart from the core business and management modules that are common to all other MBA programs, the Program modules are designed to provide participants with the background for a more in-depth examination of the realities and practice of global business and management as well as helping students to critically analyze existing research in the discipline and to develop it further. Some of the modules are namely;

  • General Management
  • Global Business and Marketing
  • Stratejic Marketing and Brand Management
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management and Business Financing
  • Supply Chain and Logistic Management
  • Management Information Systems

Who should participate?

The MBA Program may serve particularly useful for:

  • those who have some sort of managerial experience, but seek to increase their managerial skills in both public and private sector;
  • business professionals who have technical skills and expertise on their works, but wish to develop their abilities in getting more involved in management activities;
  • those who are seeking career opportunities in both domestic or multinational companies with diverse ownership, management and markets;
  • those who are just graduated from universities and look for career opportunities in different fields;
  • those who want to pursue an academic career.
Application Requirements
Teaching Staff
Full-Time Part-Time
Professor Ekrem Tatoğlu Professor Halit Keskin
Professor Mustafa Kemal Yılmaz Professor Ali Ekber Akgün
Professor Tamer Aksoy Professor Rıfat Kamaşak
Associate Professor Ömer F. Demirel Professor Yavuz Günalay
Assistant Professor Ahmet Kaplan Professor Selim Zaim
Associate Professor Ali Osman Kuşakçı Associate Professor Ahmet Erkuş
Assistant Professor Sümeyye Kuşakçı
Assistant Professor Nihat Gümüş
1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
MAN 503 Contemporary Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 502 Marketing Management 3 0 3 8
…. … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 0 3 8
MAN 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
…. … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
…. … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 599 Master Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 599 Master Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
Grand Total 24 127
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
MAN 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
MAN 502 Marketing Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 503 Contemporary Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 0 3 8
MAN 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 8
MAN 512 Operations Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 513 Data Analysis and Decision Making 3 0 3 8
MAN 514 Human Resources Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 515 Management Information Systems 3 0 3 8
MAN 516 Global Business Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 517 Global Marketing 3 0 3 8
MAN 518 Multinational Business Strategies 3 0 3 8
MAN 519 Consumer Behavior 3 0 3 8
MAN 520 Brand Communication and Strategic Brand Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 521 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 522 Business Process Analysis 3 0 3 8
EFIN 510 Capital Markets and Institutions 3 0 3 8
EFIN 512 Globalization and International Financial Markets 3 0 3 8
EFIN 513 Derivative Markets 3 0 3 8
EFIN 514 Risk Management in Financial Institutions 3 0 3 8
EFIN 515 Alternative Finance Channels 3 0 3 8
ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8


1) To graduate from Business Administration Thesis Master Program, 24 credits in total and 9 courses having 127 ECTS which includes eight courses and one seminer course must be taken. Six of these courses are compulsory and three of them are elective. Moreover, as required by the Multilingualism Policy, requirements below must be fulfilled for graduation.

2) According to the decision of the Senate regarding Multilingualism Policy on 24.09.2018, some level of proficiency in English, Turkish and Arabic ( or in another language except for Arabic) is required as a condition for graduation for the students of the graduate programs subject to this policy.

a- B1 level proficiency in English, B1 level proficiency in Turkish and A2 level proficiency in Arabic are required for Business Administration Thesis Master Program. Since the language courses offered in this program will be opened as non-credit, reserving the condition to pass them successfully, grades gained from these courses will not be added to the Grade Point Average.

b- Students can fulfill the graduation requirement regarding the language courses by either attending preparation program before program course period (if offered by the Program) or taking language courses along with their program courses during the program semester and passing these language courses successfully. Students who prove their proficiency by language test scores that are approved by the University will be considered as fulfilling graduation requirement.

Regarding the language courses, the students are provided with two options;

First option: The course is taught 1 hour a day for 5 days a week (in total: 5 hours a week) between 08:00-09:00 in the morning.
Second option: The students may take the language course for 2 hours a day for 5 days a week (in total: 10 hours a week).

The number of courses that should be taken to fulfill the required proficiency levels by the programs is stated below:

For B1 level in Turkish and in English: Students must either select the First Option for 3 semesters or select the First Option for 1 semester and the Second Option for 1 semester (2 semesters in total) and pass them.

For A2 level in Arabic: Students must either select the First Option for 2 semesters or the Second Option for 1 semester and pass them.

Notice: Students will only register in language courses that conform with their levels, which will be decided after the placement test held by the Language School.

Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS Prerequisite
 Theory  Practice
ARA 501 Basic Arabic I 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 502 Basic Arabic II 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 503 Intermediate Arabic I 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 504 Intermediate Arabic II 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 505 Advanced Arabic I 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 506 Advanced Arabic II 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 507 Intensive Basic Arabic 2 8 0 10 *
ARA 508 Intensive Intermediate Arabic 2 8 0 10 *
FRE 501 Basic French I 1 4 0 5 *
FRE 502 Basic French II 1 4 0 5 *
FRE 503 Intermediate French I 1 4 0 5 *
FRE 504 Intermediate French II 1 4 0 5 *
GER 501 Basic German I 1 4 0 5 *
GER 502 Basic German II 1 4 0 5 *
GER 503 Intermediate German I 1 4 0 5 *
GER 504 Intermediate German II 1 4 0 5 *
GRE 501 Basic Greek I 1 4 0 5 *
GRE 502 Basic Greek II 1 4 0 5 *
HEB 501 Basic Hebrew I 1 4 0 5 *
HEB 502 Basic Hebrew II 1 4 0 5 *
LAT 501 Basic Latin I 1 4 0 5 *
LAT 502 Basic Latin II 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 501 Basic Persian I 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 502 Basic Persian II 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 503 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 504 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 507 Intensive Basic Persian 2 8 0 10 *
PERS 508 Intensive Intermediate Persian 2 8 0 10 *
SPA 501 Basic Spanish I 1 4 0 5 *
SPA 502 Basic Spanish II 1 4 0 5 *
SPA 503 Intermediate Spanish I 1 4 0 5 *
SPA 504 Intermediate Spanish II 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 501 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 502 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 503 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 504 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 505 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 506 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 507 Intensive Basic Ottoman Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
TLL 508 Intensive Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
TUR 501 Basic Modern Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 502 Basic Modern Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 503 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 504 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 505 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 506 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 507 Intensive Basic Modern Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
TUR 508 Intensive Intermediate Modern Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
*Approval of School of Languages
Course Contents

Compulsory Courses

ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis

The aim of this course is to provide students an ability to command of the basic concepts, theories and applications of microeconomics and to apply this knowledge to practical problems. For this purpose, first of all, under the topic of individual decision; consumer theories, demand theory, production theory and uncertainty will be discussed. Continuing with game theory, this course will end with analysis of free market structure, public goods and economic externalities.

MAN 501 Contemporary Management

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. Some of the topics covered in this course include as follows: management, the environment of management, managing decision making and planning, managing organizational architecture, managing individuals and groups.

MAN 503 Research Methods

This course is organized around the research process where students learn how to formulate a research question and define a research problem, decide upon a research design, assess data collection methods, define a sampling frame, determine types of data analyses, interpret data appropriately, and prepare a research report. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies. An examination of specific methods used for communication research. Each section will focus on a different method, including focus groups and in-depth interviewing, polling and content analysis, survey research, and online research.

MAN 502 Managerial Economics

The course emphasizes the role of economic analysis in a wide variety of practical business situations. The course is designed to study how the application of micro economic principles can improve decision-making process of the business firm. This goal is realised by the following subjects; demand, production and cost, market structure, pricing decisions, risk and capital budgeting, business decision and government.

MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers

This course provides managers and executives with the information they need to understand essential accounting principles, from vocabulary and financial statements to cash flow and valuation. Covering balance sheets, income statements, reporting measures, and even essential ratios, this practical course provides a one-stop, reference for all aspects of finance and accounting, and will help managers take essential steps toward making informed decisions based on the numbers they face every business day. The course aims specifically to teach the effective and efficient use of fiscal resources in health care institutions. Financial planning, investment decisions, debt and credit management, and techniques of financial analysis in healthcare institutions are also included within the context of the course.

MAN 506 Strategic Management

The field of strategic management examines how organizations (both for-profit companies and not-for profit agencies) gain sustainable competitive advantages systematically and consistently. To be succesful, the organization’s strategy must permeate all departments and functional areas. As such, this course integrates knowledge and skills gained from your studies in the functional areas of business. In drawing on these tools, a general management point of view will be applied – decisions and strategies will be analyzed in light of the total enterprise. By the end of the course students will be able to: (i) explain the elements of the strategic management process; (ii) analyze industry structure and environmental trends to assess industry potential; (iii) assess a firm’s resources for their potential to generate a competitive advantage; (iv) be knowledgable about new business models and strategies for the internet economy.

MAN 590 Seminar

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and solve problems on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

MAN 599 Dissertation

The program culminates in an individual piece of research in which learning on the program is applied to an appropriate topic of interest/specialization, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Elective Courses

MAN 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students acquire awareness of entrepreneurial innovation sources, structures and dynamics. Students will develop individual and group skills for generating innovative ideas and find ways to apply these ideas to address current issues and problems in different industries and settings. Topics include entrepreneurial thinking, innovation management, opportunity spotting and evaluation, industry and market research, business strategy, business models and business plans, financial forecasting and entrepreneurial finance, pitching to resource providers and negotiating deals, and launching new ventures.

MAN 511 Principles of Marketing Management

The module introduces marketing as the principal mechanism for the provision of choice in free markets. It goes on to consider the core philosophy of marketing and lays the foundations for marketing management. It evaluates fundamental marketing precepts; the application of marketing concepts, and elements of marketing management. The module examines these elements within a variety of organizations and contexts. In doing this, it provides the opportunity for students to assimilate, synthesize and apply key marketing concepts and techniques. The module provides students with a grounding in the discipline and practice of marketing that enables them to underpin the knowledge required for interacting with marketing in an organisational context or for further study in the marketing domain. The module will include coverage of the following issues: the role of marketing – marketing as a social and managerial system for the provision of choice, a mechanism of exchange and a means of constructing cultural meaning; marketing philosophies – the evolution of marketing as an academic discipline and its development and application within different organizational forms; the customer-marketing interface – the decision-making process; influence of social factors, personal factors and marketing interventions on customer behaviour; core notions within marketing – branding, the role of segmentation, targeting and positioning, the marketing mix and its elements.

MAN 512 Operations Management

As a primary business function, along with marketing and finance, the operations function provides goods and services directly to the company’s customers. Through models and methods, this course explores how the operations function plays a vital role in achieving a company’s strategic plans and is a major determinant of a company’s financial performance. The content of the course includes: Forecasting, design, inventory management, facilities planning, location, and supply chain issues.

MAN 513 Data Analysis and Decision Making

In order to facilitate management decision-making process, the course covers the introduction to analytical modeling and statistical inference. A unifying element of the course is the use of computer software to perform various kinds of analysis. Major topics include decision analysis, statistical inference, regression, linear programming and simulation. The course also develops required background material in probability.

MAN 514 Human Resources Management

This course covers topics such as theoretical developments in organizational learning and human resource development; identifying, analyzing and developing effective human resources; designing training programs for human resource development in various settings; developing policies and procedures for training in organizational perspective; methods for conducting needs assessment, defining training objectives, determining and organizing content, formulating instructional and evaluation strategies.

MAN 515 Management Information Systems

Fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, and decision making. EDI, Supply Chain Management, and Global Information Systems, Decision Support and Geographic Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Risks, Controls, and Security Measures.

MAN 516 Global Business Management

Globalization and the new economy have created exciting new opportunities for managers to leverage resources worldwide. However, these phenomena require managers to be able to deal with enormous complexity in the competitive environment, in their strategy and in their organizations.  This course will focus on the strategic and organizational issues involved in managing activities across borders. Some of the topics covered in this module include: Historical evolution of international business, environment of international business, political risk analysis, new forms of foreign involvement, global strategic alliances, multinational enterprises and corporate planning.

MAN 517 Global Marketing

This course is designed to provide students a fundamental understanding of marketing in a multicultural, multinational environment. Some of the major topics include global economic environment, social, cultural and political environments, global market entry strategies and the global marketing mix. Emphasis is on the strategic implications of competition in different country markets. The course provides an approach and framework for identifying and analyzing the important cultural and environmental uniqueness of any nation or global region.

MAN 518 Multinational Business Strategies

This module considers the impact of internationalization on industry structure and competition within national markets and the influnce of national factors on a firm’s potential for competitive advantage in international markets. The module is designed to study the extent and pattern of foreign activities by multinational enterprises (MNEs), the determinants of MNE activity on technology, employment, the balance of payments and the market structure. Through lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies, it investigates alternative international strategies, the structures and control systems of MNEs. Special emphasis is also placed on Western MNEs’ direct investment activity in Turkey.

MAN 519 Consumer Behavior

The need for marketers to understand why consumers act as they do in the marketplace is the crux of this course. Students are equipped with theoretical and conceptual knowledge of consumer behavior, drawing heavily on both psychological and sociological viewpoints. This includes the psychology of individual decision-making and choice, patterns of behavior exhibited by aggregate groups of consumers, and also the sociological and cultural influences on consumer attitudes and behavior. The course prepares students for making informed decisions about how to manage and respond to the needs and wants of consumers. The course comprises subjects such as consumer oriented culture in marketing, importance of consumer behavior in marketing, developing consumer satisfaction and loyalty, concept of consumption, consumer purchase behavior and decision patterns.

MAN 520 Brand Communication and Strategic Brand Management

This course stresses the importance of the role of the brand in integrated marketing communication strategies. Students will learn about why brands are important, what they represent to consumers, and what should be done by organizations to manage them properly. Students will learn how brand equity can be created, how to measure brand equity, and how to use brand equity to expand global business opportunities. Students will learn through exams, a brand simulation, readings, and class discussions.

MAN 521 Logistics Management

Logistics Management is exciting course and promises to invigorate supply chain management courses, by examining traditional logistics issues within the context of the supply chain. This course provides a solid foundation that clearly describes the role of logistics within the supply chain, portraying a complete view of the subject and going farther to show how all the pieces fit together.

MAN 522 Business Process Analysis

This course is designed to make the students familiar with the fundamentals of business process analysis. Business processes are all over the places in the enterprises and cross many functional departments.  Although the concept of business processes is deceptively simple, the complexity lies in the details and myriad of different ways in which companies structure these processes.  After looking at the business process analysis concepts initially, the major emphasis of the course will be on how the underlying information technology supports the management of business process innovation.

EFIN 512 Capital Markets and Capital Market Institutions

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic knowledge about capital markets and capital market institutions together with the skills to make research on and analyze the developments in this realm. In this context, subjects such as stock market business in the World and in Turkey, different capital market instruments, trading and pricing in capital markets, indexation and the analyses of indices and the regulation and supervision of capital markets will be covered. In addition, the roles of various global and domestic capital market institutons will be discussed.

EFIN 514 Globalization and International Financial Markets

The aim of the course is to introduce the participants to key issues related to the international financial markets which became much more integrated due to the globalization process and to develop the skills of the participants to understand and interpret the behavior of financial institutions and the operation of global markets within the framework of modern finance theory. The content of the course includes topics such as the structure and functioning of equity, bond markets and foreign exchange markets. It also focuses on specific topics that include raising capital in domestic and international equity and bond markets, project finance and the microstructure of major financial markets. In addition, the course will cover the impact of globalization on markets, asset allocation and the real economy. The theoretical framework will be supported by empirical evidence and by analysis of real-world financial instruments and financial policy issues.

EFIN 516 Derivatives

The course delivers the concepts and models underlying the analysis and pricing of financial derivatives. The main aim of the course is to provide the participants with basic skills to understand operation of derivative products and markets and to teach them how to use these products for different purposes. During the course, special emphasis will be given to the derivative products which are most commonly traded in World markets. The content of the course also includes basic properties of forwards, futures and options contracts and various product strategies that might be developed using those derivatives contracts. In addition, topics such as Black and Scholes Model, The Binomial Model, Arbitrage and Risk-Neutral Pricing, Greeks and Hedging Schemes, American Options, Exotic Options, Structured Products, Historical and Implied Volatility will be covered.

EFIN 517 Alternative Finance Channels

This course covers alternative financial intermediation systems which are defined as non-bank and other than basic capital market instruments. In this context, financing types such as microfinance, angel investments, venture capital, private equity, crowd funding, and Islamic finance instruments like Mudharabah / Musharakah that can be used for financing entrepreneurs will be covered by referring to some real practices.  The Private Market operating at Borsa Istanbul will also be analysed as an alternative way of fund raising for start-ups.

EFIN 518 Islamic Finance

In this course, the main principles and contract types of Islamic finance which has grown at a remarkable pace in recent years will be covered by referring to various financial sectors and institutions in comparison to conventional finance. The main aim of the course is to increase the awareness of the participants about Islamic finance as an alternative financing model for both Turkey and for the World. The course will include contract types such as Musharakah, Ijarah, Musharabah, Musharakah, Salam and Istisna together with their usage, management, their risks. Furthermore, Islamic capital market instruments ans institutions suh as Sukuk and Islamic investment funds will be explained. The challenges for the further development of Islamic finance will also be discussed.

EFIN 519 Risk Management in Financial Institutions

This course will examine the way in which businesses make an assessment of, control and transfer risk. The goal is to engage the participants in active discovery of risk management principles. Students will be prepared to function in a business environment, developing an awareness of the challenges, the tools, and the process of designing and implementing a risk management program. The risk management process involves identification of risks and associated potential costs, analysis of the causes of financial loss, determination of various strategies to treat risk, selection of strategies appropriate to the goals and objectives of the business, implementation of the selected strategies, management and monitoring of results.

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