Seminar (FNCE500) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Seminar FNCE500 0 0 0 0 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, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Eşiyok
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To select a research topic, to obtain or collect relevant data, data analyzing, report writing and presenting it as a thesis.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To demonstrate their understanding of major research methods and their ability to make use of both quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • To identify the appropriate techniques for different kinds of research questions
  • To critically assess the utility and appropriateness of diverse methods and techniques for the study of relevant research issues in the Social Sciences
  • Tto communicate scientific issues and follow the development of knowledge within their field of study
Course Content Definition of the topic, data collection and analysis, report writing and presenting.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Social Research Strategies Course Book, Ch. 1
2 Research Designs Course Book, Ch. 2
3 The Nature of Quantitative Research Course Book, Ch. 6
4 Sampling Course Book, Ch. 7
5 Structured Interviewing Course Book, Ch. 8
6 Self-completion Questionnaires Course Book, Ch. 9
7 Asking Questions Course Book, Ch. 10
8 Content Analysis Course Book, Ch. 12
9 Secondary Analysis and Official Statistics Course Book, Ch. 13
10 Quantitative Data Analysis Course Book, Ch. 14
11 The Nature of Qualitative Research Course Book, Ch. 16
12 Ethnography and Participant Observation Course Book, Ch. 17
13 Writing up Social Research Course Book, Ch. 27
14 Conducting a Research Project Course Book, Ch. 27
15 Presentation of assigments
16 Presentation of assigments


Course Book 1. Bryman. 2008. Social Research Methods: 3e, Oxford University Press, USA
Other Sources 2. Uma Sekaran and Roger Bougie. 2013. Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach. 6th Edition
3. 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 3 30
Presentation 1 40
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 30
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
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 be able to combine and use the knowledge of their own undergraduate program area with the knowledge of business administration.
2 2. To have information about the structure and functioning of the financial system and each financial institution. X
3 3. To have information about regulations and legislation related to financial institutions
4 4. To be able to see the risks that different financial institutions are exposed to and gain the ability to produce basic solutions.
5 5. To have knowledge about basic investment strategies.
6 6. Having knowledge about research methods and techniques and being able to use them.
7 7. To have information about the institutional characteristics of emerging and developed markets and investment strategies for bonds, stocks and derivatives in these markets.
8 8. To have the ability to reach scientific knowledge in the field of business, to monitor, evaluate and apply the current literature X
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the business area by using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods. X
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values
11 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values
12 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. X
13 12. To have the ability to present a research problem, to develop hypotheses, to design research and to reach a conclusion by using qualitative/quantitative methods, by making the necessary literature review, and to have the ability to publish an academic publication as a result.

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 14 1 14
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 33 66
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 128