Seminar (MAN442) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Seminar MAN442 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, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Kaya Samut
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to establish a link between theory and practice in management for preparing the students to real life situations along with providing them the knowlege and skills of business research
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.
  • To develop presentation skills.
Course Content Main aspects of business research; the scientific approach and alternative approaches to research; the broad problem area and defining the problem statement; the critical literature review; theoretical framework and hypothesis development; elements of research design; data collection methods: introduction and interviews, observation,questionnaires

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

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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. X
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
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.
8 To have the necessary leadership and managerial skills to achieve business objectives effectively and efficiently.
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. X
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
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
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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