Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Social Sciences - Business Administration - International Business
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
This program admited its first students during 1997-1998 academic year. The main goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge on the most recent developments in the field of international business, to drill down the common managerial problems by conceiving the management process as a whole and to provide students with the ability to achieve appropriate results
Qualification Awarded
Master degree
Specific Admission Requirements
Getting undergraduate degree in faculties of economics or business administration; in departments of economics, business administration, finance, public administration, international relations or labor economics in faculty of economic and administrative sciences; related engineering departments of universities; banking and insurance department of graduate schools.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Outside the formal certificate-based or non-formal education institutions in Turkey based on experience (in-formal and non-formal) recognition process of learning very early stage. For this reason, recognition of prior learning, experience-based program or a certificate is not fully initialized.Our program recognizes formal (informal) learning In this sense, the previous learning phase of the undergraduate graduation program.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
This program is designed for the candidates who received their Bachelor’s degree from non-business fields, preferably working or with practical working experience. The main goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge on the most recent developments in the field of international business, to drill down the common managerial problems by conceiving the management process as a whole and to provide students with the ability to achieve appropriate results. In accordance with our pre-defined goals, the content of the program is designed to provide students with a strong international theoretical and practical background in the field so that they can define, analyze and solve managerial problems. Students are expected to submit a project at the end of the program, where the normal period of study is three semesters. Besides basic and up-to-date theoretical courses on international business, program also offers courses that are designed for providing students with a practical point of view. International business-related case studies and research are the most important components of the program.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students who graduate from this program foreign trade, all departments of international business. As might be employed in positions with their own enterprises in the sector can acquire. In addition, continuing an academic career in universities can operate as an academician.
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of a master's degree graduates, take note ALES valid, provided that the need to provide English language competency in the areas of multi-disciplinary doctoral programs and may apply to their fields and are accepted if they are successful in the interview.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
In the program, examinations are carried out under the criteria which are determined by the Institute. In this context, according to dates set by Institute, each semester a midterm (visa) and a final exam are made. In addition, student participation in lessons and take-home papers can be evaluated by lecturer
Graduation Requirements
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof.Dr.Göksel ATAMAN, M.Ü. / Faculty of Business and Administration / Bahcelievler/ İstannbul / Türkiye +90(212) 507 99 25 gataman@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
In our department there are various clubs which are related with sub-divisions of Business Administration. Students can take a part in the activities of these clubs in the light of their area of interest. By means of symposiums and congresses, spekaers are invited to our faculty and students have the chance of chasing the developments in practice as well as in theory. Another opportunity offtered to our students in our department is the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme. With this programme, our students havet he chance to spend one or two of their semesters in the European Union Countries.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Analyse and provide solutions to international business problems
2 Identify and analyse the opportunities and challenges businesses face in the global marketplace
3 Research on major international events that impact on international business activities
4 Apply concepts and theories from the major functional areas of business to international situations
5 Provide the communication skills needed in today's global business environment
6 Ability to research and analyze primary and secondary data related to the international business environment
7 Recognize the cultural dimensions of international business environment and explain how culture effects the business environment
8 Participate in research projects as a team player with the ability to conduct comprehensive analyses and to present the results in an efficient and timely manner
9 Recognizing the various careers opportunities within the global arena
10 Understand how rapidly the international business environment is changing and the importance of lifelong learning
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ISL-S1..5 Elective - 1..5 Elective 15 0 20
2 ISL-S6,7 Elective - 6,7 Elective 6 0 10
Total 21 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ISL700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 3
2 ISL-S11,12,13 Elective - 11-12-13 Elective 9 0 15
3 ISL-S8,9,10 Elective - 8-9-10 Elective 9 0 12
Total 18 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
Elective

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