Business Simulations (MAN477) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Business Simulations MAN477 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
Learning and Teaching Strategies Drill and Practice, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pelin Özgen
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide the most concrete realization of theoretical courses taken in the first three years of business education in an online simulation environment. With the help of this course, students are expected to recognize the complexity of business life caused by internal and external factors and to understand how to cope with this complexity and how to be successful as a team member.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand the complex structure of the business environment
  • Know the factors that measure the success of an enterprise
  • Understand the importance of internal and external factors on decisions
  • Form an awareness on the knowledge and skills required to become a strong team player
Course Content Designing a product, positioning, target market selection, capacity plans, process design, production planning, financing methods, financial table analysis, balanced scorecard

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Getting to know the simulation Handbook of the software
2 Balanced Scorecard Lecture notes will be provided by the instructor
3 Marketing decisions: market analysis, positioning, product development, pricing, distribution, communication Lecture notes will be provided by the instructor
4 Operations decisions: Capacity decisions, demand forecasting, product and process design Lecture notes will be provided by the instructor
5 Finance decisions: Financial Table Analysis, Ratio analysis Lecture notes will be provided by the instructor
6 Practice mode and evaluation Handbook of the software
7 Round 1, Evaluation Handbook of the software
8 Round 2, Evaluation Handbook of the software
9 Round 3, Evaluation Handbook of the software
10 Round 4, Evaluation Handbook of the software
11 Round 5, Evaluation Handbook of the software
12 Round 6, Evaluation Handbook of the software
13 Round 7, Evaluation Handbook of the software
14 Round 8, Evaluation Handbook of the software
15 Final Presentations


Course Book 1. Capsim User Guide

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 40
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Having the conceptual and applied knowledge about the basic functions of the business and gaining the ability to use the knowledge X
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. X
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 X
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. X
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. 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. 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 X
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 X
13 .

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 1 30 30
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 30 30
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 128