ECTS - Organizational Power and Politics

Organizational Power and Politics (MAN403) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Organizational Power and Politics MAN403 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şule Tuzlukaya
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The major aim of this course is to introduce power and politics within the organizational settings. Given that, this course is designed for students aiming to enhance their knowledge regarding power and political issues from interpersonal, organizational and inter-organizational perspectives.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn understanding different sources of power
  • To learn the different approaches of power
  • To be able to recognize relationship between power and politics
Course Content The political strategies within the organizational settings; relationship between power and politics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Organizations Daft,R. pp. 2-23
2 Interorganizational Relationships Daft,R.pp:148-174
3 Interorganizational Relationships Daft,R.pp.148-174
4 Concept of Power Robbins ve Judge:pp.400-405
5 Bases of Power Robbins ve Judge:pp.410-415
6 Interpersonal Power Course Notes
7 Midterm
8 Organizational Power Course Notes
9 Interorganizational Power Course Notes
10 Power Tactics Course Notes
11 Politics and power Course Notes
12 Politics and power Course Notes
13 Leadership and Power Course notes
14 Politics and power and culture Course Notes
15 Politics and power and culture Course Notes
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Daft,R.2010.Organization Theory and Design,10th Edition, South-Western Publishing
2. Tsoukas,H and Chia,R.2011. Philosophy and Organization Theory, Research in the Sociology of Organizations,Vol 32
3. Robbins, S.P. and Barnwell,N.2002.Organization Theory:Concept and Cases.4th Edition
4. Jones,G.R.2013. Organizational Theory,Design and Change.7th Edition.Pearson.
5. Pfeffer,J.2000.Managing with Power, Harvard Business School Press.
7. Ders Notları
Course Book 6. Course Notes

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 Having the conceptual and applied knowledge about the basic functions of the business and gaining the ability to use the knowledge
2 To be able to diagnose the problems related to the field of business, to use scientific approaches effectively in the solution of problems and decision-making processes.
3 To be able to reveal and analyze the environmental, social, global effects and legal consequences of the applications related to the basic functions of the business.
4 To be able to analyze information and reports that concern businesses at the national, regional and global level, to set strategic goals according to the results obtained X
5 Gain the ability to use, report and interpret Business Information Systems and sub-modules required by business management
6 Planning necessary activities such as starting a new business with innovative and creative thinking and taking risks for the sustainability of the business, finding resources, making market analysis, preparing a business plan, and using the learned information in this direction.
7 Being aware of the fact that the research and learning process continues throughout life, to be able to follow the scientific and technological developments related to the business, to support oneself and the organization in innovation and continuous development. X
8 To have the necessary leadership and managerial skills to achieve business objectives effectively and efficiently. X
9 To be able to conduct scientific research in the field of business and report the results of the research to be used in managerial decision-making processes.
10 To be able to transfer information about the field of business using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods in the language of learning and professional English
11 To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values X
12 Working effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, taking responsibility, making risk analysis, adapting to change, critical thinking and using initiative in problem solving
13 .

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 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 138