Quantitative Methods (ISL505) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Quantitative Methods ISL505 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Kaya Samut
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Purpose of the course is to introduce quantitative approaches to managerial decision making and apply them.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To solve problems of strategic decision making
  • To utilize quantitative methods in decisions relating to business activities
  • İsabetli çıkarımlara ulaşmak için probleme uygulanabilen çeşitli modellerin sonuçlarını karşılaştırmak ve yorumlamak
Course Content Operational research, structure and solution of decision problems, linear programming, mathematical structure of linear programming, solution techniques of linear programming, graphical method, Simplex method, transportation problems, mathematical structure of transportation problems, solution of transportation problems, MODI test.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Managerial decision making and quantitative approaches Winston Ch.1
2 Decision making models Timör, M. ch. 2
3 Linear programming model Timör,M., ch. 2
4 Formulating linear programming models and solving relevant problems Timör, M. ch. 2,6
5 Solution of Linear Programming Problems Timör, M. , ch. 2,3,6
6 Sensitivity analysis Timör, M., ch. 4
7 Duality Timör,M., ch. 5
8 Solution applications by EXCEL SOLVER
9 presentations
10 Mid-term exam
11 Transportation problem Timör, M., ch. 7
12 Assignment problem Timör, M., ch. 7
13 presentations
14 Network analysis: CPM and PERT Timör, M., ch. 12,13
15 presentations
16 final exam


Other Sources 2. Hamdy A. TAHA, “Yöneylem Araştırması”, Literatür Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2003.
3. Frederick S. Hillier, Gerald J. Lieberman, “Introduction to Operations Research”, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2005.
4. Bernard W. Taylor, “Introduction to Management Science”, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, Uper Saddle River, N.J., 2002.
4. Wayne L. Winston, Operations Research, Applications and Algorithms
Course Book 5. Mehpare Timor, Yöneylem Araştırması, Türkmen Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2010.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 20
Presentation 3 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 8 100
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 He/she will be competent in evaluating basic concepts and the conceptual interrelations as well as their reflections on theoretical and practical levels. X
2 He/she will have the knowledge of the basic methodological approaches, methods and research technics and their implementations. X
3 Evaluating the contribution of public relation and advertising theories and applications to the existing/potential occasions and problems in the national and international area. X
4 Being aware of the ethics of public relations occupation and having the consciousness of occupational responsibility. X
5 Being able to plan and apply strategic communication processes in the fields of public communications, public opinion building, agenda determination, setting, orientation and managing. X
6 Creating the sustainable development and quality insight oriented to concepts such as; corporate communication, corporate identity, corporate culture, corporate citizenship, corporate loyalty, reputation, value, social responsibility, image management, relationship management, perception management, emotional intelligence, human resource, etc. X
7 To have a through knowledge of the communication methodology directed to private sector, public sector and civil society X
8 Having theoretical knowledge on information communication technologies, understanding its reflections in the society and using this knowledge both in theoretical and application. X
9 Come to conclusions by connecting and analyzing data on social sciences and using these conclusions in the field of public relations X
10 Reaching current information about the discipline by researching the national and international literature in the field of public relations and publicity. X
11 Reaching scientific results by defining the right method/techniques directed to the purpose of the research. X
12 Come to conclusions by connecting and analyzing data on social sciences and using these conclusions in the field of public relations.

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 10 1 10
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 3 5 15
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 128