CONTENT OF THE COURSES

YEAR 1
I. SEMESTER

Introduction to Economics
Demand and supply, elasticity, price controls, marginal utility and indifference curve analysis, production and costs, market structures, determination of wages, return on capital.
Reference Books:
Dobson Steve, Palfreman Susan (1999) Introduction to Economics
Ip, Greg (2010) The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World
Dicken, Peter (2011) Global Shift : Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

Introduction to Computer&Information Systems I
Information and information system concepts. Basic components and functions of computers. Information systems technologies and telecommunications. Fundamentals of information systems. Overview of different types of information systems. Utilization of software packages widely used (word processor, spreadsheet, and database).
Reference Books:
Steınberg Geoffrey (2008) Introduction to Computer Information Systems
J. Glenn Brookshear (2008) Computer Science: An overview

Introduction to Business Management
Principles of managerial practices, planning, organizing, directing and controlling, proper methods and techniques to increase managerial effectiveness and efficiency. Topics covered include classical and modern approaches to management. Case histories are used to illustrate problems in managing organizations.
Reference Books:
Lewis Pamela S.; Goodman Stephen H., Fandt Patricia M.; Michlistch, Joseph F. (2007) Management: Challenges for Tomorrow’s Leaders
David DesAutels (2008) The Twelve-Step Program to Better Business Management
Howells, John (2005) The Management of Innovation and Technology

Business Mathematics I
Functions; linear functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions. Limits and continuity. Derivatives and its applications. Curve sketching.
Reference Books:
Hansen Mary (2009) Business Math
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Development of Reading Skills I
First course of a two-semester sequence designed for intensive instruction in fundamental reading skills. Emphasis placed on developing word recog¬nition, comprehension, reference techniques, and introductory note-taking skills. The skills include phonics, word structure analysis, sentence mean¬ing, and the organization of ideas in a simple out¬line.
Reference Books:
Cain Kate (2010) Reading Development and Difficulties
Spears Deanne (2008) Developing Critical Reading Skills

National History I
A general survey of Turkish history from about the mid-19th century until World War II with a particular focus on the early Republican era. A comparative and analytical account of Westernization and Ottoman reform attempts, the struggle for constitution, the economic and social transformations, diplomacy and foreign policy, World War I, the rise of Turkish nationalism, the National Struggle, Kemalist social, economic and cultural reforms in the 1920s and 1930s with special emphasis on the Kemalist principles.
Reference Books:
Bozdogan Sibel (1997) Rethinking Modernity And National Identity In Turkey (Publications on the Near East)
Ozyurek Esra (2006) Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (Politics, History, and Culture)

Turkish as a Foreign Language I
Language theories, the birth of languages and language-culture relationship. The classification of languages, with special emphasis on the Ural-Altaic language family, to which the Turkish language belongs. The study of four major areas of linguistics: phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics. The phonetic structure of Turkish; word and sentence structure. Analysis of selected poems, essays and works of fiction.
Reference Books:
Guise John (2012) The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers
Lewis Geoffrey (2001) Turkish Grammar


II. SEMESTER

Algorithm & Programming Techniques
This course covers the basic problem-solving concepts, flowcharts, and pseudo codes that students need to know and understand when working in any computer language or application. With the detailed explanations and numerous illustrations, it compasses all fundamental areas of problem solving from the basics of mathematical functions and operations to the design and use of codes, indicators and arrays.
Reference Books:
Crespo Daniel Sanchez (2003) Core Techniques and Algorithms in Game Programming
Steven S. Skiena (2010) The Algorithm Design Manual
Shen Alexander (2009) Algorithms and Programming: Problems and Solutions

Introduction to Computer&Information Systems II
This course gives the student an introduction to the broad discipline of computer science and software engineering. It covers topics essential to creating a foundation of knowledge before moving on to more advanced courses. Topics include an introduction to computer architecture, introduction to programming logic and program design using C++, IEEE floating point representation, integer representation, two's compliment, and object-oriented principles.
Reference Books:
Kamaljeet Sanghera (2012) Fundamentals of Computing
Mark Lutz (2006) Programming Python: Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

Business Mathematics II
Indefinite and definite integration. Area under the curve. Matrices and determinants. Multivariable functions and partial derivatives.
Reference Books:
Sterling Mary Jane (2009) Business Math For Dummies
Hansen Mary (2009) Business Math

Principles of Management
This course will enable students to develop short and long-range plans to effectively accomplish organizational goals. Through the use of terminology, exercises and case studies, students will be able to give a critical appraisal of real life situations involving organizing, staffing and motivating others. The student will also learn tools to aid in problem solving, valuing diversity and coping with change.
Reference Books:
McShane Steven, Hill Charles W. L. (2006) Principles of Management
Carpenter Mason (2009) Principles of Management
Benowitz Ellen (2001) Principles of Management (Cliffs Quick Review)

Development of Reading Skills II
Workshop in reading improvement to help develop reading skills and effective use of time in required reading. Emphasis on organizing ideas, increasing speed. Improving com¬prehension and interpretation, developing vocab¬ulary, and reading to remember facts.
Reference Books:
Lillian Patterson (2012) How to quickly and easily improve your reading comprehension skills - Effective ways for increased general and academic reading comprehension - for all ages
Gary S. Karpinski (2000) Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians

National History II
A general survey of Turkish history from the beginning of World War II until the present. A comparative and analytical account of party-politics, social movements and mobilizations; different interpretations of Kemalism, the problems of urbanization, industrialization, and immigration; cultural and ideological changes, Turkey's foreign policy and an overall assessment of Turkey's standing in light of national and international developments.
Reference Books:
Bozdogan Sibel (1997) Rethinking Modernity And National Identity In Turkey (Publications on the Near East)
Ozyurek Esra (2006) Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (Politics, History, and Culture)

Turkish as a Foreign Language II
Practice and training in written Turkish for the purposes of exposition, description, narration and discussion. Fundamental rules, examples of punctuation and dictation. Styles of writing and composition; scientific and scholarly writing, reports and essays. The work of classical and contemporary Turkish writers. Practice in public speaking and argumentation techniques.
Reference Books:
Guise John (2012) The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers
Lewis Geoffrey (2001) Turkish Grammar

YEAR 2

III. SEMESTER

Financial Accounting
Introduction to basic concepts and principles of accounting, accounting and book-keeping; the balance sheet equation, effects of transactions on the accounting equation, double-entry bookkeping, concept of debit and credit, the general journal and posting of transactions, preparing a trial balance, adjusting the accounts and preparing the income statement and balance sheet, merchandising concern, detailed analysis of basic accounts: cash, accounts receivable and notes receivable, inventories and inventory valuation methods.
Reference Books:
Robert Libby, Patricia Libby and Daniel Short (2010) Financial Accounting
Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt and Donald E. Kieso (2011) Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making

Statistical Data Analysis
This course provide students majoring in Management Information Systems with an introductory survey of the many applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis is made on the conceptual nature of statistical topics to enable students to make effective interpretations, judgment and decisions by using SPSS.
Reference Books:
Robert Nisbet, John Elder IV and Gary Miner (2009) Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications
R. Lyman Ott and Micheal T. Longnecker (2008) An Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

Fundamentals of Programming Language
Builds on fundamental concepts of data processing techniques and technical language concepts. Emphasis is on computer programming logic, programming problems in JAVA, input/output processing, subroutines, function statements, flow-charting, and problem definition. Hands-on programming projects utilising any computer language is covered.
Reference Books:
Michael L. Scott (2009) Programming Language Pragmatics
Robert W. Sebesta (2009) Concepts of Programming Languages

Database Systems
This course introduces the basic concepts and elements of file management techniques and database management systems. Students are expected to understand the fundamental concepts as well as get practical hands-on experience with commercial database management systems through programming assignments and projects using SQL.
Reference Books:
Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris and Peter Rob (2009) Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management
Thomas M. Connolly and Carolyn E. Begg (2009) Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management
Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D. Ullman and Jennifer Widom (2008) Database Systems: The Complete Book

Communication Skills I
Development of oral and written communication skills; memoranda and report writing; communicating in international contexts; public speech; and presentations.
Reference Books:
Carol A. Fleming (2010) It's the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear
Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning (2009) Messages: The Communication Skills Book

Turkish I
Designed to provide complete mastery of the complex aspects of Turkish sentence structure for those who have had previous exposure to them. Particular emphasis on improving reading skills for learners who possess speaking competence in Turkish. Provides advanced writing exercises on diverse topics. Focuses on stylistic variations used in spoken and written Turkish.
Reference Books:
Lewis Geoffrey (2001) Turkish Grammar


IV. SEMESTER

Visual Programming
This course incorporates the basic concepts of programming, problem solving and programming languages. Lectures are presented in a sequence that allows students to learn how to deal with visual interface while acquiring important programming skills such as creating projects with objects, decisions, loops, and data management.
Reference Books:
Julia Case Bradley and Anita Millspaugh (2008) Programming in Visual Basic

Rod Stephens (2010) Visual Basic

System Analysis&Design
System Analysis and Design covers the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools and perspectives essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. Types of information systems and system development, developing information systems and the systems development cycles, improving IS development productivity and managing/analysing the information systems project are covered.
Reference Books:
Alan Dennis, Barbara Haley Wixom and Roberta M. Roth (2010) Systems Analysis and Design
Alan Dennis (2012) Systems Analysis and Design

Information Systems
This course offers students information on Management Information Systems and concepts of data and communication systems. Structure and elements, organizations, functions of management, leadership, organising and controlling planning and the decision making process, elements of control in the organisation, information technology and MIS, and the influence on MIS design are covered. Emphasis is made on different types of information systems.
Reference Books:
Ralph Stair and George Reynolds (2011) Principles of Information Systems
R. Kelly Rainer and Casey G. Cegielski (2010) Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business
Jordan, John M. (2012) Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World

Networking & Telecommunications
This course covers the area of computer networks including protocols, transmission rules, topologies and all related topics to establish and manage all types of networks. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer networks will be made and areas including the basic performance and engineering trade-offs in the design and implementation of computer networks, network hardware/software, OSI and TCP/IP reference models and the responsibility and design issues of each layer of these models will be covered. Other topics that will be discussed include the TCP/IP protocol family, multiplexing, switching, routing, LANs, wireless LANs, cellular networks, network applications as well as the new trends in computer communication networks.
Reference Books:
Newton Harry (2009) Newton's Telecom Dictionary: Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technologies, The Internet, Wired, Wireless, Satellites and Fiber
Jeffrey S. Beasley and Piyasat Nilkaew (2012) Networking Essentials

Communication Skills II
Writing skills for trade communications; academic and business report writing; business letters, proposals; oral communication; communication technology; communicating in a global market place.
Reference Books:
Carol A. Fleming (2010) It's the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear
Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning (2009) Messages: The Communication Skills Book

Turkish II
Aims at full mastery of spoken modern Turkish. Features of informal styles introduced or reviewed through extensive oral practice. Topics of interest relating to life in Turkey are emphasized in free conversation.
Reference Books:
Lewis Geoffrey (2001) Turkish Grammar

YEAR 3

V.SEMESTER

Quantitative Methods & Forecasting
Selected mathematical tools and techniques for analysis of business and economic problems as an aid to decision-making in management. Models and applications related to decision theory, linear programming, queuing, network analysis, planning and scheduling, simulation and other standard concepts. Usage of computer packages related to the discussed topics.
Reference Books:
David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams and Jeffrey D. Camm (2012) Quantitative Methods for Business
Spyros G. Makridakis, Steven C. Wheelwright and Rob J Hyndman (1997) Forecasting: Methods and Applications
Paolo Brandimarte (2011) Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management

Web Applications Development
This course studies the science and engineering of today’s World Wide Web. The languages, protocols, services and tools that enable the web in order to understand all the pieces of the distributed computing puzzle are studied. Emphasis is placed on new and emerging technologies of the Web.
Reference Books:
Jeffrey Winesett (2012) Web Application Development with Yii and PHP
Marc Wandschneider (2005) Core Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL

Information Systems Security
The Information Systems Security course enables students to learn security concepts and understand how IT related risks can be minimized through security and control measures. Students will also develop an understanding of some important regulatory requirements. The course assumes the students to have a preliminary knowledge of computers and the internet. The course will enable students and/or professionals, interested in information security, risk and compliance, develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue careers as internal and external IS auditors, information security professionals, consultants, among others.
Reference Books:
Mark Stamp (2011) Information Security: Principles and Practice
David Kim and Michael G. Solomon (2010) Fundamentals of Information Systems Security (Information Systems Security & Assurance Series)

Object Oriented Programming
Building on a prior knowledge of program design and data structures, this course covers object oriented design including classes, object, inheritance, polymorphism, and information hiding. The student will apply techniques using a modern object oriented implementation language.
Reference Books:
Matt Weisfeld (2008) The Object-Oriented Thought Process
Brett D. McLaughlin, Gary Pollice and Dave West (2008) Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Structured Programming Languages
Structured programming techniques in C are covered. Functions, arrays, sort and search techniques, characters and strings, and file processing are included.
Reference Books:
Behrouz A. Forouzan and Richard F. Gilberg (2000) Computer Science: A Structured Programming Approach Using C (2nd Edition)
Gary DeWard Brown (1998) Advanced COBOL for Structured and Object-Oriented Programming, 3rdEdition
William C. Runnion (1994) Structured Programming in Assembly Language for the IBM PC and PS/2


V. SEMESTER, CONTENT OF THE ELECTIVE COURSES

Interpersonal Communication
Information about the concepts of interpersonal communication and understanding of "self" and interpersonal communication skills. Transactional analysis, basic guest (customer) relations, listening skills, verbal communication, paralanguage, kinesics and proximics, leadership in group communication and communication in group process. Lectures and experimental group exercises where the students get feed back from each other.
Reference Books:
Kory Floyd (2011) Interpersonal Communication
Julia T. Wood (2012)Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters
Sarah Trenholm and Arthur Jensen (2007) Interpersonal Communication

Human Resource Management
Principles of labor relations and personnel management including human resources and career planning, employee selection, orientation, training and development; compensation management, performance appraisal, incentives; job analysis and design; labor unions in Turkey.
Reference Books:
Bohlander, George W. (2004) Managing Human Resources
Effron, Marc. (2003) Human Resources in the 21st Century

Principles of Marketing
Core concepts of marketing, marketing management, marketing organizations and the marketing environment. Analysis of characteristics of the consumer and organizational markets, challenges created by the rapidly changing environmental factors, and marketing problems along with the basics of strategy formulation. Case studies in order to better involve students in the identification and the solution of the marketing problems.
Reference Books:
Pride, William M.; Ferrell O. (2011) Marketing
Ferrell, O. C.; Hartline, Michael D. (2011) Marketing Strategy
Adcock, Dennis; Bradfield, Ray; Halborg, Al; Ross, Caroline (1993) Marketing Principles and Practice
Oliver, Gordon(1990) Marketing Today

Object Oriented Modeling
Introduction to object oriented modeling. Object-oriented analysis and design process and comparison of methods. Overview of United Modeling Language (UML), modeling with UML diagrams. Evaluating an object-oriented design. Introduction to application frameworks and design patterns. Discussion of modeling using UML in lab sessions.
Reference Books:
Michael R. Blaha and James R Rumbaugh (2004) Object-Oriented Modeling and Design with UML
Michael R. Blaha and William Premerlani (1997) Object-Oriented Modeling and Design for Database Applications


VI. SEMESTER

E-Business Management
Basic concepts of the e-business domain and its differences from the traditional business context. Strategic management of businesses in the electronic environment; developing and implementing e-business strategies. Identifying and analyzing e-business models. Understanding major business functions and processes such as electronic marketing and electronic Customer Relationship Management in an e-business environment.
Reference Books:
Dave Chaffey (2011) E-Business and E-Commerce Management: Strategy, Implementation and Practice

Operations Management
Operations involved in creating products or services, operations strategy and competitiveness, project management, product design and process selection, facility location and layout, supply chain management, just-in time and lean manufacturing systems, enterprise resource planning systems, capacity planning, sales and operations planning, material requirements planning, inventory management, operations scheduling, waiting line management and quality management.
Reference Books:
William Stevenson (2008) Operations Management
Jay Heizer and Barry Render (2010) Operations Management

Adv. Database Management Systems
Most of the important issues related to databases and database management systems are covered at an introductory level. The approach taken is practical and intuitive understanding of the material is emphasized. Through out the course the relational model is stressed. Other important data models are also explained briefly. SQL, a standard query language for relational model is also emphasized. The assignments cover both the design and also the use of a database management system.
Reference Books:
Jeffrey A. Hoffer, Ramesh Venkataraman and Heikki Topi (2012) Modern Database Management
Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris and Peter Rob (2012) Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management
Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke (2002) Database Management Systems

Multimedia Development
Multimedia Development course emphasises the development and evaluation of multimedia applications, leading to careers as Multimedia Designer/Programmer or Web Developer. Students will learn practical skills in human computer interaction, databases, image manipulation, Flash programming, and teamworking and project management. Students will apply these skills in a second year team project and a final year individual project to develop sophisticated systems. Students will explore the design of effective, interactive multimedia systems, particularly Child-Computer Interaction and education.
Reference Books:
Stephen M. Alessi and Stanley R. Trollip (2000) Multimedia for Learning: Methods and Development
Timothy Garrand (2006) Writing for Multimedia and the Web

Computer Services Management
The aim of this course is to impart the skills and understanding required to manage complex computer systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This will include selection, installation, service concept, organisation, business processes, customer liaison, availability management, capacity planning, support processes, planning, costing and charging, contracting and procurement and legal and professional issues, maintenance and support of a wide range of computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended computing technologies.
Reference Books:
Nathan Williams (2013) IT Service Management in SAP Solution Manager
Brady Orand and Julie Villarreal (2011) Foundations of IT Service Management with ITIL 2011: ITIL Foundations Course in a Book
Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman and Fern Halper (2009) Service Management For Dummies

Internship
The internship is compulsory for the students at the end of third year. It’s period must be minimum of 30 calendar days and students are required to prepare a report.


VI. SEMESTER, CONTENT OF THE ELECTIVE COURSES

Systems Analysis and Design
System Analysis and Design covers the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools and perspectives essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. Types of information systems and system development, developing information systems and the systems development cycles, improving IS development productivity and managing/analysing the information systems project are covered.
Reference Books:
Alan Dennis (2012) Systems Analysis and Design
Kenneth E. Kendall and Julie E. Kendall (2010) Systems Analysis and Design

Database Systems
Architecture of databases, data presentation and data models, logical level, storage structures and access techniques. Normalization, functional dependency, data independence, database integrity, constraint assertion, data dictionary and directory. Bachman and ER diagrams. Semantic Net representation. A comparison of database approaches. Object oriented databases. Text databases and hypertext.
Reference Books:
Thomas M. Connolly and Carolyn E. Begg (2009) Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management
Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D. Ullman and Jennifer Widom (2008) Database Systems: The Complete Book
Peter Rob and Carlos Coronel (2007)Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management

Business Program Development
Technology management and innovation in information systems development. IS product & services, product specification, market-oriented versus client-oriented product development. ISAC, IE, ISP. Software engineering, software development process, software process improvement methodologies and standards; SPICE, CMM, ISO 9000, Trillium etc. Quality assurance, validation & verification.
Reference Books:
Bill Holtsnider, Tom Wheeler, George Stragand and Joseph Gee (2010) Agile Development & Business Goals: The Six Week Solution
William B. Scheessele, Kathleen G. Scheessele and Nicholas J. Coppings (2012) 60 Insights for Mastering Business Development

Finance
Survey of the three fundamental areas of finance; corporate finance, basic investment and financial intermediation. Introduction to financial analysis, planning and control; to the management of funds; and to the fundamentals of time value of money and capital budgeting. Study of basic investment markets, fundamental and technical analysis, and portfolio analysis. Discussion of source of finance, investment of funds, and finance in general.
Reference Books:
Gene Siciliano (2003) Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Liaquat Ahamed (2009) Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

YEAR 4

VII. SEMESTER

Operating Systems
This course covers the Designs and Implementation of computer operating systems. User interfaces, management of various system resources, process management, memory management, input/output, file system facilities, and concurrency are included.
Reference Books:
Abraham Silberschatz, Peter B. Galvin and Greg Gagne (2008) Operating System Concepts
William Stallings (2011) Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles

Software Engineering Principles
This course covers the scope of software engineering, software process methods, software metrics, project management concepts, software project planning, project scheduling, risk analysis and management, software quality assurance, software configuration management, version control testing, software maintenance, reengineering, and reverse engineering.
Reference Books:
Hans van Vliet (2008) Software Engineering: Principles and Practice
Roger Pressman (2004) Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach

IT Project Management
This course involves an intensive review of literature in the field. Students participate in projects given to implementing computer techniques and perspectives in private and public sector-problem solving.The purpose of the project is to develop an understanding of independent research by studying a particular MIS topic. It is an extended exercise in the professional application of the skills and experience gained in the undergraduate program. The project must demonstrate the student`s abilities in solving an MIS task related to software and/or hardware design, implementation and testing. The student may take on an original implementation for their project or rather perform an analysis, simulation or modification of an existing system.
Reference Books:
Joseph Phillips (2010) IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish
Kathy Schwalbe (2010) Information Technology Project Management, Revised (with Premium Online Content Printed Access Card)

VII. SEMESTER, CONTENT OF THE ELECTIVE COURSES

Game Programming
The Game Programming course is designed to prepare students for entry into the world of graphics programming. Graphics and simulation is used in several segments of Information Technology, including Education and Training, Aerospace and Defense, and Gaming.
Reference Books:
Mike McShaffry and David Graham (2012) Game Coding Complete
Jacob Habgood, Mark Overmars and Phil Wilson (2006) The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners

Research Methods
The aim of this course is to prepare students for their individual research project or dissertation giving them the necessary tools and skills needed for the scientific, academic and methodological development of projects.
Reference Books:
Larry B. Christensen, R. Burke Johnson and Lisa A. Turner (2010) Research Methods, Design, and Analysis
John W. Creswell (2008) Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
Theresa L. White and Donald H. McBurney (2012) Research Methods

Insurance & Risk Management
Developing an understanding of the diverse risks faced by international managers. Usual risks such as property loss or damage, product liability, general liability as well as international risks like investment risk, employment risk, transportation risk and political risk. Identifying and evaluating the risk management tools and their ranges such as insurance and other financial and loss control techniques.
Reference Books:
Scott Harrington and Gregory Niehaus (2003) Risk Management and Insurance
George E. Rejda (2010) Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Specific topics dealt with include sources and models of innovation, standards battles and design dominance, timing of entry, innovation strategy: assessing and defining strategic directions, collaboration strategies and protection of innovation, organizing teams for innovation and, New Product Development (NPD) processes and teams. The course will introduce the students to tools and concepts that will help them to understand the role of advanced technology in framing corporate strategy as well as the role of technological development in society at large, assesssing managerial implication of different types of emerging technologies, identifying opportunities and possibilities for competitive advantage through innovation, understanding how to appropriate value from technologies and understand how to nurture innovative capacity in the firm and to build a creative organization, assessing the benefits of cooperative arrangements with other organizations.
Reference Books:
Peter F. Drucker (2006) Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Tidd, Joe; Bessant, John (2009) Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change
John Bessant and Joe Tidd (2011) Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Cross Cultural Studies in Organizations
It is designed to provide opportunities for students to study cross-cultural examples in literary and cultural history. Topics pursued include the relationship between culture and politics; the study of literature and culture beyond national, regional, and disciplinary boundaries; the politics of knowledge production, circulation, and institutionalization.
Reference Books:
Michael A. Moodian (2008) Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations
Robert J. House, Paul John Hanges, Mansour Javidan and Peter W. Dorfman (2004) Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies

VIII. SEMESTER

Artificial Intelligence
The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts which underpin the field of Artificial Intelligence and provide practical experience in the design of small intelligent systems.
Reference Books:
Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig (2009) Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Kevin Warwick (2011) Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

Computer Graphics
Creating mouse tools and pop-up windows are covered within this course. Other topics include Interactive drawing tools, A CAD program, three-dimensional graphics, solid modelling, use of ready graphics tools animations, and current and future trends in animation.
Reference Books:
John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire and David F. Sklar (2013) Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice
Peter Shirley, Michael Ashikhmin and Steve Marschner (2009) Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

Professional & Legal Issues in Computing
To function effectively, professional IT practitioners need not only the appropriate technical knowledge, skills and experience, but also a broad understanding of the context in which they operate. IT professionals must understand the relationship between technological change, society and the law, and the powerful role that computers and computer professionals play in a technological society. This course helps IT professionals to be capable in their chosen professional areas, operate effectively in work and community situations and to be aware of their environments.
Reference Books:
Sara Baase (2012) A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology
Penny Duquenoy, Simon Jones and Barry G. Blundell (2007) Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing

VII. SEMESTER, CONTENT OF THE ELECTIVE COURSES

Wireless Networking
This course provides a broad survey of wireless communications, including data link and physical layer protocols, as well as transmission methods for established and emerging standards, including Wireless personal Area Networks (IrDA, Bluetooth, WiMedia, UWB and Zigbee).
Reference Books:
Michael Miller (2013) Wireless Networking Absolute Beginner's Guide
Danny Briere and Pat Hurley (2010) Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

Knowledge Management
Concepts of organizational knowledge and knowledge organizations. Dimensions and processes of knowledge management and organizational memory. Creating knowledge: Learning, experimentation, discovery and innovation. Knowledge transformations between explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge. Development of organizational knowledge management policies. Techniques of information and knowledge mapping. Applying innovative information technology. Knowledge markets and knowledge managers. Managing virtual organizations. Knowledge and innovation management. Case studies and applications.
Reference Books:
Kimiz Dalkir and Jay Liebowitz (2011) Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice
Carl Frappaolo (2006) Knowledge Management

Internet Programming
This course covers markup languages and advanced technologies, including HTML, JavaScript, DHTML, CSS, XML and CGI. On completion, you will be able to design and create an advanced website and will be equipped to undertake complex internet projects.
Reference Books:
Paul Deitel (2007) Internet &World Wide Web: How to Program
Porter Scobey and Pawan Lingras (2012) Web Programming And Internet Technologies: An E-Commerce Approach

Modern Programming Platforms
This course is an introduction to the design and implementation of applications in the modern programming platform .NET. The course will focus mainly on software development in the .Net framework and the C# programming language. C# is an object oriented language that makes full use of this framework and has all the important features that a modern language should have. The topics include the philosophy of the .Net framework and .Net class library, object-oriented programming, event handling, graphical user interfaces, graphics and media, exception handling, and strings and characters. Both windows and console applications will be studied.
Reference Books:
Mark Michaelis and Eric Lippert (2012) Essential C# 5.0 (4th Edition) (Microsoft Windows Development Series)
Sriram Krishnan (2010) Programming Windows Azure: Programming the Microsoft Cloud

Leadership and Motivation
Understanding human motivation. Basic needs and human nature. The content and process of motivation. Social and group influences on motivation. Motivation, satisfaction and performance. Making the job more motivating. Performance evaluations and reward structures. Leadership styles. Coaching and supervision. Teamwork. Cultures of organizations. Organizational change and development.
Reference Books:
John B. Miner (2005) Organizational Behavior I: Essential Theories of Motivation and Leadership
Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy and Dr Sheila Murray Bethel (2004) Leadership: Motivation & Inspiration from Today's Top Success Coaches