Entrepreneurship (ECON443) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Entrepreneurship ECON443 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Role Play, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Dr. Öğr. Üyesi
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course explores the idea of entrepreneurial activity, the characteristics of an entrepreneur, the business idea/strategy development; the context (environment) surrounding the business idea; and the activities undertaken to weave the entrepreneur/ business idea. Techniques are presented to students for developing their entrepreneurial skills and abilities. Students are required to join a team comprised of 3 to 4 members to complete the semester-long course project. Students have a chance to experience a multi-disciplinary team environment since the formation of the teams will be based on individuals from different faculties.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student can appreciate the option of entrepreneurship as a career
  • The student can tell the difference between invention and entrepreneurship
  • The student can work in a team
  • The student can take a business idea develop it into a business plan
Course Content The nature and importance of entrepreneurship, history of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mind, creativity, innovation and the business idea, marketing and financial planning, franchising, entrepreneurial strategy and strategic management in operations, and presentation to business angels.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The Foundations of Entrepreneurship Scarborough chapter 1
2 Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind: From Ideas to Reality Scarborough, chapter 2
3 Building the Business Plan Scarborough chapter 3
4 Conducting a Feasilibility Analysis and a Business Plan Scarborough chapter 4
5 Forms of Business Ownerhsip Haliloğlu, Müftüoğlu chapter 6
6 Building a Powerful Marketing Plan Scarborough chapter 5
7 Midterm
8 The target customer, persona description, product/service description Scarborough chapter 6
9 Pricing Strategies Scarborough chapter 7
10 Production and Operations planning Scarborough chapter 8
11 Machinery and equipment requirements, capacity planning Scarborough chapter 9
12 Workshop Filling out the relevant sections of the KOSGEB business plan
13 Workshops Filling out the relevant sections of the KOSGEB business plan
14 Workshop Filling out the relevant sections of the KOSGEB business plan
15 Workshıp Filling out the relevant sections of the KOSGEB business plan
16 final exam


Course Book 1. Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Norman M. Scarborough, 6th edition, Pearson, 2011, New Jersey.
Other Sources 2. NasılGirişimciOlunur?”, Prof. Dr. Tamer Müftüoğlu, NeclaHaliloğlu, TurhanKitabevi, 2. baskı 2011, Ankara

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 40
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 10
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis X
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis X
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level X
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues X
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices X
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills X
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication. X
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 56 56
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 140