Curriculum without Thesis

Foundation Courses

Accepted students will be given a written exemption exam for foundation courses. Unsuccessful students will register for Technical and/or Managerial Foundation courses depending on their exam results.

  • BIS 501 Technical Foundations of BIS or equivalent
  • BIS 502 Managerial Foundations of BIS or equivalent

Curriculum

First Semester – FALL Cr. ECTS
BIS 511 Info. Sys. and Tech. 3 6
BIS 513 Business Strategies 3 6
— — Elective 3 6
— — Elective 3 6
— — Elective 3 6
BIS 591 Directed Readings in BIS I 2 6
17 36
Second Semester – SPRING Cr. ECTS
BIS 512 Database Managt. Systems 3 6
BIS 514 Sys. Anal. Modelling & Design 3 6
— — Elective 3 6
— — Elective 3 6
BIS 592 Directed Readings in BIS II 2 6
BIS 594 Project 0 6
14 36

 

Elective Courses

 

Cr. ECTS
BIS 515 Web Application Development 3 6
BIS 516 E-Business Management 3 6
BIS 517 Decision Making with Information Systems 3 6
BIS 541 Data Mining and Knowledge Acquisition 3 6
BIS 544 Supply Chain Management 3 6
BIS 546 Customer Relationship Management 3 6
BIS 547 Evaluation of Information Technology Investments 3 6
BIS 548 Information Technology Project Management 3 6
BIS 550 New Organizational Approaches and Technology 3 6
BIS 552 Cloud Computing for Business 3 6
BIS 553 Cybersecurity for Business 3 6
BIS 554 Digital Marketing and Social Media 3 6
BIS 555 Fintech 3 6
BIS 556 Business Process Management 3 6
BIS 557 Business Intelligence and Analytics 3 6
BIS 580-589 Special Topics in BIS 3 6

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIS 501 Technical Foundations of Business Information Systems (3+0+2) 4 ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemlerinin Teknik Temelleri) 
Basic components of computer systems: hardware and software. Fundamentals of information systems. Introduction to computer logic. Basic principles of problem solving and algorithms. Basic database management concepts and application environments. Implementation of the concepts through various software tools. Guided readings and exercises on related topics.

BIS 502 Managerial Foundations of Business Information Systems (4+0+0) 4 ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemlerinin Yönetimsel Temelleri)
Basics of management, organizational structures and behaviors. Understanding the major functional areas of organizations and basic business activities. Principles and concepts of financial and managerial accounting, steps in the accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements. Basic principles of marketing, marketing mixed elements and applications. Basic research methodology. Guided readings on related topics.

BIS 511 Information Systems and Technologies (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Bilişim Sistemleri ve Teknolojileri)

Information and information systems concepts. Overview of different types of information systems. Information systems technologies and telecommunications used in business world. Details of computer data processing. Logic and algorithmic approaches.

BIS 512 Database Management Systems (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6 
(Veritabanı Yönetim Sistemleri)
Fundamentals of database systems, conceptual data modeling, relational database design, SQL, storage and file organization, database administration and maintenance. New trends: client/server, distributed, web-based, object oriented databases and data warehouses.

BIS 513 Business Strategies (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(İşletme Stratejileri) 

Gaining and sustaining competitive advantage. Strategic analysis and formulating strategy. Analytical frameworks to identify the sources of competitive advantage. The impact of change and other important environmental forces on the opportunities for creating and sustaining competitive advantage.

BIS 514 Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Sistem Analiz, Modelleme ve Tasarım) 

Overview of the information system development life cycle. Planning and management of systems development projects in business environment. Information requirements analysis. Methodologies, tools and techniques used in the logical and physical modeling of business information systems. Systems design tasks; user interface, input, output, database and application architecture design. Implementation.

BIS 515 Web Application Development (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Web Uygulaması Geliştirme)
Data structures and database concepts. Data inputs and forms. Data query and reporting. Web technologies, servers, protocols and markup languages. Web application development using visual and event-driven programming. Server-side technologies and concepts in programming web application servers. Integration of web server applications with databases.

BIS 516 E-Business Management (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(E-İş Yönetimi) 

Understanding the e-business environment. Planning, developing and managing various e-business models. Organizational impact and transformational value of e-business and e-commerce systems. Differences between conventional and web-based companies. Integration of electronic business activities and applications into the major functional areas of organizations.

BIS 517 Decision Making with Information Systems (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Bilişim Sistemleri ile Karar Verme)

Decision making techniques for the solution of managerial problems. Methodology of operations research, modeling with computer applications, linear programming, multiple objective programming and related models. Modeling uncertainty, decision theory, forecasting, simulation, queuing theory. Case studies in the related topics.

BIS 518 Information Technology Management and Strategy (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Bilişim Teknolojisi Yönetimi ve Stratejisi)

Business and information technology (IT) policies. Business process design and change management, integration and management of enterprise information systems projects, technology management. IT architecture, IT assessment and scenario analysis, IT investment value analysis, IT sourcing, knowledge management.

BIS 541 Data Mining and Knowledge Acquisition (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Veri Madenciliği ve Bilgi Kazanımı)

Introduction to the methodology of knowledge discovery in databases, data warehousing, basic functionalities of data mining: association, classification, clustering. Business applications of data mining to various industries: retailing, finance and telecommunications. Introduction to advanced topics: web mining, text mining, data visualization. Investigation of data mining software tools.

BIS 544 Supply Chain Management (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Tedarik Zinciri Yönetimi) 

The strategic importance of the supply chain, value of information, bullwhip effect. Managing the supply chain, flexibility of contracts, supply chain integration, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing strategies. International issues in supply chain management. Information technology for supply chain management. Decision support systems for supply chain management. Case studies and applications in related topics.

BIS 546 Customer Relationship Management (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Müşteri İlişkileri Yönetimi)

Understanding the importance of building and sustaining relationships with customers. Enhancing customer loyalty. Analyzing customer value and profitability. Developing customer relationship management (CRM) strategies and tactics. The economic and strategic value of CRM. Integration of CRM into company philosophy and systems. Major types of CRM programs. Managing the CRM process. Implementing CRM systems and evaluating their success.

BIS 547 Evaluation of Information Technology Investments (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Bilişim Teknolojisi Yatırımlarının Değerlendirilmesi)

Phases of information technology (IT) investment projects and strategic importance of evaluation of IT projects. Quantitative approaches for evaluation: net present value, return on investment, break-even analysis. Effects of IT investments on different levels of users: individuals, groups, organizations and business sector. Quality, reliability, legal, ethical, social and political issues in IT investments. Success and failure of IT projects. Business case evaluation method for evaluation of IT investments.

BIS 548 Information Technology Project Management (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Bilişim Teknolojisi Proje Yönetimi)

Business strategy and information systems. Alignment of project and organizational goals. Problems in product and process definition. Development lifecycle and methodological approaches. Project planning and controlling. Quality and risk management, managing suppliers, project teams and clients. Performance management. Industrial standards and practices.

BIS 550 New Organizational Approaches and Technology (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Yeni Örgütsel Yaklaşımlar ve Teknoloji)

Various issues related to the management of information technology in the business environment. Organizing the information technology resources, personnel, information systems department functions and processes. Planning and management of information technology resources and the impact of new technologies.

BIS 552 Cloud Computing for Business (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(İşletmelerde Bulut Bilişim) 

Advantages of cloud computing. History of computers. Client/server architectures. Service categories of cloud computing: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS). Public, private, and hybrid clouds. Server virtualization, data centers for cloud computing. Cloud computing capacity planning, disaster recovery, and security issues. Internet technologies for cloud computing.

BIS 553 Cybersecurity for Business (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(İşletmelerde Siber Güvenlik)

Security policies, models and mechanics for secrecy. Operating system models and mechanisms for mandatory and discretionary controls. Data models, concepts, and mechanisms for database security. Basic cryptography and its applications. Security in computer networks and distributed systems. Control and prevention of viruses and other malicious programs.

BIS 554 Digital Marketing and Social Media (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Dijital Pazarlama ve Sosyal Medya) 

New integrated marketing communications environment. Marketing ecosystems that integrate traditional and contemporary digital, social and mobile media. Designing marketing strategies using the tools of dynamic media.

BIS 555 Fintech (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(Fintek) 

Overview of financial technologies (Fintech). The Fintech ecosystem. Disruption in the traditional value chain of financial services. Opportunities and risks of financial technologies. Financial technologies for lending, fund transfers and payment systems, financial advisory, asset management and investments. Regulation, data security and analytics. Mobile payments, mobile banking, blockchain technology, Bank 3.0, technology startup valuation and financing.

BIS 556 Business Process Management (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(İş Süreci Yönetimi)

Process identification. Essentials of process modeling. Process analysis with key performance indicators. Business process improvement life cycle. Lean process improvement. Balanced scorecard. Process Management using the Internet of Things (IoT).

BIS 557 Business Intelligence and Analytics (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(İş Zekası ve Analitiği) 

Database management systems and data modeling techniques. Structured Query Language (SQL). Data warehousing concepts and architectures. Data/text/web mining techniques.Social network analysis. Current trends in IT such as cloud computing and big data.

BIS 580-589 Special Topics in Business Information Systems (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemlerinde Özel Konular)

Study of special topics in business information systems.

BIS 591 Directed Readings in Business Information Systems I (2+3+0) 2 ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemleri Üzerine Yönlendirilmiş Okumalar I) 

Scientific research methods and ethics of research and publishing. Information systems and information management issues.

BIS 592 Directed Readings in Business Information Systems II (2+3+0) 2 ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemleri Üzerine Yönlendirilmiş Okumalar II) 

Guided readings on different information systems and information management issues leading to a term report.

BIS 593 Directed Readings in Business Information Systems III (1+3+0) 1 Pass/Fail ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemleri Üzerine Yönlendirilmiş Okumalar III) 

Guided readings on different information systems and information management issues leading to a term report.

BIS 594 Project  (0+2+0) 0 ECTS 6
(Proje) 

Developing a project to integrate the skills and knowledge acquired through courses for applying theoretical concepts in real life situations. Final project report prepared under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIS 595 Guided Research in Business Information Systems (1+3+0) 1 Pass/Fail ECTS 6
(İşletme Bilişim Sistemleri Üzerine Rehberli Araştırmalar) 

Research in the field of business information systems with members of the faculty; guidance of graduate students towards the preparation and presentation of a research proposal.

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