Seminar (MAN600) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Seminar MAN600 0 0 0 0 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şule Tuzlukaya
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to provide students with the logic, processes and the types of social research methods and to ensure students to gather and report all the information, documentation, evaluation and the results in accordance with the scientific research methods, ethics and morals
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To develop the skills of establishing a link between theory and practice in management
  • To learn how to do business research
  • To learn basics of academic writing
Course Content Definition of the topic, data collection and analysis, report writing and presenting.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Course Book, pp. V-XVI
2 Doing business research Course Book, pp. 1-15
3 The scientific approach and alternative approaches to investigation Course Book, pp. 18-31
4 The broad problem area and defining the problem statement Course Book, pp. 33-47
5 The critical literature review Course Book, pp. 48-66
6 Theoretical framework and hypothesis development Course Book, pp. 67-93
7 Elements of research design Course Book, pp. 94-111
8 Presentation of the research design (equivalent to midterm exam) Course Book, pp. 1-111
9 Data collection methods: Introduction and interviews; Data collection methods: Observation; Data collection methods: Questionnaires Course Book, pp. 94-111
10 Experimental designs; Measurement of variables: Operational definition Course Book, pp. 168-209
11 Measurement: Scaling, reliability, validity Course Book, pp. 210-238
12 sampling. Course Book, pp. 239-273
13 Quantitative data analysis: Hypothesis testing Course Book, pp. 302-332
14 Qualitative data analysis Course Book, pp. 336-353
15 The research report Course book, pp.354-377
16 Research report (equivalent to final exam) Course Book, pp. 1-377


Course Book 1. Uma Sekaran and Roger Bougie. 2013. Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach. 6th Edition
Other Sources 2. Neuman, W. L. (2006). Toplumsal araştırma yöntemleri cilt 1-2. Ankara: Yayınodası

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 1
Percentage of Final Work 99
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
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 1. To have the ability to present a research problem, develop hypotheses, make research designs, reach conclusions by using qualitative/quantitative methods, and make academic publications by making the necessary literature review. X
2 2. To be aware of research ethics. X
3 3. To contribute to the process of becoming an information society by constantly following technological, social or cultural developments in the academic and professional context. X
4 4. To be able to look at the problems that arise in businesses both theoretically, conceptually and from the perspective of a researcher.
5 5. To be able to use knowledge that requires expertise in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating new and complex ideas by comprehending the interaction between various disciplines related to the field of business. X
6 6. To be able to produce solutions by developing new strategic approaches by thinking holistically and creatively in complex situations that are not foreseen to be encountered in applications in the field of business.
7 7. To be able to master the basic concepts and methods in the field of general business administration.
8 8. To be able to dominate the academic literature and international developments in the field of general business administration. X
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the business area by using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods.
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values
11 11. To be able to work effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, to take responsibility, to make risk analysis, to keep up with change, to think critically and to use initiative in problem solving

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
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 15 45
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 113