The course aims to introduce student s to the nature, scope, and significance of research and research methods in business/management studies, and to help students to develop their own research projects/proposals.


The course concentrates basically on the analytical methods, techniques and applications those employed to conduct and critique empirical studies in finance and related fields. The intention is to provide a foundation for applied research in finance and economics. The course begin with discussion of the assumptions underlying ordinary least squares, departures from the assumptions, the implications of these assumptions being violated and then provides alternative regression techniques that address  problems arising from the violations of the basic assumptions. We will cover a variety of topics including basic time series analysis (Stationarity, Spurious Regression, Cointegration, Error Correction Models Johansen Cointegration Analysis, Granger-Causality) and panel data analysis within this course and will make extensive use of econometric software packages. This course will be taught at the intermediate level and assumes you have undertaken a basic undergraduate statistics course beforehand.

Bu ders küresel finans ortamını incelemekte ve uluslararası finans kavram ve teorilerini tarihsel perspektifi de dikkate alarak analiz etmektedir. Bu çerçevede, uluslararası para sistemleri, döviz kur rejimleri; sabit ve dalgalı rejimleri, ödemeler dengesi ve geleceğe yönelik döviz işlemleri incelenmektedir. Bunun yanında döviz kuru değişimlerini açıklamaya yönelik teoriler de incelenmektedir.

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sule Lokmanoğlu Aker: AKER ŞULE

Research is an important tool in management and marketing. By understanding the research process, individuals will be better able to judge the suitability, reliability and validity of information from such studies. Having a grasp of the research process and commonly used tools in research is imperative for a student of any area of business. Therefore, this course aims to: 

  • Familiarize the student with the commonly used techniques in the collection and analysis of business research information. ‚
  • Familiarize the student with various ways research information is used in aiding management and marketing decisions. ‚
  • Have the student gain perspective and practice in applying statistical techniques and interpreting the results through several research tasks. ‚
  • Develop within the student an understanding of decision making in management, its inherent difficulties and pitfalls, and the importance of research in managerial decision making. ‚
  • Have the student gain an understanding of, and a familiarity with the SPSS statistical software package.

The course is aimed at providing the graduate students with an understanding of marketing research. The course objective is to teach “information gathering activity” that is intended to guide strategic or operational marketing decisions about target markets, competitive strategies, product, price, place (distribution) or promotion. Another objective of this course is to discuss the nature and scope of marketing research and explain its role in decision support systems. The students will understand the nature and scope of marketing research and its role in designing and implementing successful marketing programs.

The course will cover the importance of strategy in organizations and how it impacts performance. External factors such as industry structure and competitive forces as well as the internal factors such as resources, capabilities and core competencies will be discussed. Business-level strategies, innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate-level strategies will also be reviewed. The concept of governance, design, and culture will be debated. The course will also cover academic articles of both theoretical and empirical nature that have helped shape the strategic management literature.