Course Descriptions

TIM 501 Creative Thinking (Yaratıcı Düşünme) (3+0+0)3
Definition and types of creativity. General approaches for creative thinking. Motivations for creative thinking. Myths and facts about creativity. Conditions for creativity; internal and external factors. Creative thinking process. Divergent and convergent thinking. Techniques and tools for creative thinking and idea generation; individual and collective techniques. Selection of best solution and decision making techniques.
TIM 502 Innovation Management (İnovasyon Yönetimi) (3+0+0)3
Core concepts; change, design, invention, innovation. Types of innovation; product, process, marketing and organizational innovations. Value of innovation for individuals, firms and countries. Relationship between innovation and development. Models of innovation. System approach in innovation management; national, regional and sectorial systems of innovation. Innovation strategy. Innovation management process. Intellectual property rights. Financing innovations; local and international sources for funding innovation.
TIM 503 Strategic Management of Technology (Stratejik Teknoloji Yönetimi) (3+0+0)3
Definition of technology, management of technology. Technological environment. Competitiveness; the competitive advantage of firms. Determinants of national competitive advantage. Process of technological change: Innovation and diffusion. Technology intelligence. Technology strategy; key principles. Integrating technology and strategy. Collaborative arrangements.
TIM 504 Knowledge Management (Bilgi Yönetimi) (3+0+0)3
Core concepts; data, information, knowledge. Knowledge based economy. Relationship between knowledge, innovation and competitiveness. Tacit and explicit knowledge. Knowledge generation process. Internal and external knowledge networks. Human side of knowledge management: individual and organizational culture, managerial approach and vision. Role of chief knowledge officers. Technical side of knowledge management; data mining tools, knowledge mapping, intranet, extranet, knowledge portals. Phases of knowledge management. Barriers and challenges on knowledge management; rewards and motivations. Knowledge management strategy and planning. Case studies; best practices of knowledge management.
TIM 512 Intellectual Property Rights (Fikri Mülkiyet Hakları) (3+0+0)3
Definition of intellectual property rights (IPR). Importance and need for IPR while protecting innovative ideas. Statistics and cross-country comparisons about patent performance. Types of IPR; patent, utility model, trademarks. Types of patents; patents with examination and without examination. Criteria for patenting. Relevant IPR laws. The process and stages of patenting. Utilizing national and international patent databases. Patent application files and documents.
TIM 513 Technology Foresight (Teknoloji Öngörüsü) (3+0+0)3
Definition and types of technology foresight. Country, industry and firm level foresighting. Methods and techniques of technology foresight; Delphi Method and Scenario Planning. Role and use of technology foresight in technology strategies and policies. Examples/Case studies of foresight practices in the world and in Türkiye.
TIM 500 Lisansüstü Seminer Non-credit
Yüksek lisans öğrencileri, konuk konuşmacılar ve/veya öğretim üyeleri tarafından teknoloji ve inovasyon yönetimi alanında araştırma ve uygulamaya yönelik sunumlar.
TIM 580 580 Term Project (Dönem Projesi) Non-credit
In depth study of a topic in the field by the Technology and Innovation Management students in the non-thesis program under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of the work in the form of a project report. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
TIM 581-589 Special Topics in Technology and Innovation Management (Teknoloji ve İnovasyon Yönetiminde Özel Konular) (3+0+0)3
Study of special topics chosen among the current theoretical and practical developments in technology and innovaton management area.
IT 526 Entrepreneurship in Information Society (EnformasyonToplumunda Girişimcilik) (3+0+0)3
Introduction to entrepreneurship. Market and needs. Economics basics. Risks and opportunities in the information society. Risk capital and financing alternatives. Preparing a business plan. Starting your own business.
IT 541 Design of Information Systems (Bilişim Sistemlerinin Tasarımı) (3+0+0)3
Design principles and innovative approaches for information systems (IS). Knowledge intensive processes underlying IS design. Agile and object-oriented methods supporting IS design. Conceptual analysis and innovative approaches for modeling IS. Case studies and project.
IT 542 IT-Enabled Developments in Service Industry (Hizmet Endüstrisinde Bilişim Teknolojileri Destekli Gelişmeler) (3+0+0)3
IT-enabled new business models and services. Service-driven development of products in services industries; telecommunication and finance industries. The effect of IT on transformation to service business and industries. Implications of ubiquitous computing and social networking applications in service industry. Case studies and project.
IT 543 Information Systems and Decision Making (Bilişim Sistemleri ve Karar Verme) Non-credit
Fundamentals of information systems in a decision making context. Underpinnings of managerial decision making from an innovation perspective. Characteristics and types of information systems supporting decision making in an emerging organizational context. Approaches to analysis and design of such information systems. Applications and the use of database systems to solve problems concerning managerial decisions.
IE 542 Supply Chain Management and Innovation (Tedarik Zinciri Yönetimi ve İnovasyon) (3+0+0)3
A brief history of the major developments in supply chain management. Pertinent performance measures, conflicting objectives and inherent complexity. Review of main manufacturing strategies. Matching supply strategies and demand. Managing the cost of uncertainty, risk pooling. Sourcing strategies, third party logistics, retailer-supplier relationships, distributor integration. Value of information, delayed differentiation, mass customization, design for logistics, e-business models and markets, revenue management.
IE 543 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Bilgisayar Bütünleşik İmalat) (3+0+0)3
Components, and organization of modern manufacturing enterprises. Classification of production systems. Role of computers in manufacturing and business support functions. Computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, production planning and control. Enterprise resources planning.
IE 544 Learning Organizations (Öğrenen Kurumlar) (3+0+0)3
Organizational learning as a competitive edge and strategic advantage. Senge's five disciplines: personal mastery and lifelong learning, mental models and unification of individual perceptions, teams as building block of a learning organization, creating a shared vision, and systems thinking. Leadership values. Sustainable learning and innovation culture. Ethical and policy issues.
ME 541 Design for Manufacturability (İmalata Uygun Tasarım) (3+0+0)3
Introduction to design for manufacturability methodologies and tools. Material selection. Designing for primary manufacturing processes; like cutting, casting, forming, and welding. Designing with plastic materials. Design for assembly. Design for inspection, maintenance and metrology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MAN 504 Financial Analysis and Tools for Managers (Yöneticiler için Finansal Analiz ve Araçları) (3+0+0)3
Explanation of financial concepts. Time value of money; accounting principles; interpreting financial statements; break-even analysis; risk analysis; investment criteria; cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MAN 509 Economics for Management (Yönetim Ekonomisi) (3+0+0)3
Understanding the nature of the economic problems; supply and demand; consumer choice; firm theory, production and cost; perfect competition; monopoly; market equilibrium and pricing; macroeconomic principles; fiscal policies; monetary policies; balance of payments; exchange rates.
MAN 541 New Product Development and Design (Yeni Ürün Geliştirme ve Tasarımı) (3+0+0)3
Fundamental steps in successful new product development from creative ideas to manufacturing. Analysis of alternative new product strategies. A feasible new product development process; step-by-step analysis from concept testing to design. Market research and launching the new product.
MAN 543 Leadership and Team Management (Liderlik ve Takım Yönetimi) (3+0+0)3
Leadership skills in managing technology and innovation. Effective contributions of a leader in an organization. Developing leadership orientation. Critical leadership issues and skills to coordinate team members.
MAN 544 Project Management (Proje Yönetimi) (3+0+0)3
Project selection. Role of project manager. Project organization, planning, budgeting and cost estimation. Scheduling, resource allocation, monitoring and tracking projects using information systems. Project control, audit and termination. Project leadership, conflict resolution and communication skills, risk analysis and problem solving in team-based projects.
MAN 545 R&D Management (Ar-Ge Yönetimi) (3+0+0)3
Functions of R&D in technology generation. Methods of R&D strategy and planning. Techniques of valuing, selecting, organizing and implementing R&D projects. National and international R&D systems and policies. Techniques of organizing R&D labs. Managing R&D employees and productivity. Government - business sector - university collaboration in R&D. Evaluation of R&D performance.
MAN 546 Entrepreneurship : Business Creation and Development (Girişimcilik: İş Kurma ve Geliştirme) (3+0+0)3
Definition of entrepreneurship. Myths and facts about entrepreneurs: common individual characteristics. Recognizing and assessment of opportunities and generating ideas. Assessment of resources, competencies, strengths and weaknesses. Assessment of macro environment. Developing and writing a business plan. Team building. Financing the venture and analysis of financial viability. Ethical and legal foundations. Marketing plan. Assessment and management of risks and uncertainty. Understanding the barriers for entrepreneurs.
MIS 544 Leadership and Innovation in Information Technology Management (Teknoloji Yönetiminde Liderlik ve Yaratıcılık) (3+0+0)3
Identifying, motivating, and organizing innovative people into highly productive technology teams. Management of technical people and demonstration of leadership for project leaders and managers. Recognizing and recruiting talented people for the right job, and effectively managing those people and coaching them with effective leadership techniques.

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