Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Entrepreneurship MBA 511 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi GÖKHAN GÜRLER
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi GÖKHAN GÜRLER,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Entrepreneurship, which is one of the critical processes that enable individuals and countries to gain competitive advantage, has taken its place among the leading topics of today's business education. The aim of the course is to enable the discipline of entrepreneurship, which is a sub-branch of Management and Organization, to be handled more effectively in the Department of Business Administration. Thus, students who take this course will be more likely to contribute to the field of entrepreneurship, both academically and practically. The introduction of entrepreneurship courses in the academic field will contribute to raising academicians and producing publications in this field. In terms of the business world, the stage where the ability to manage in line with business knowledge is most needed is the process of establishing and operating a new venture. Entrepreneurship is a process in which theoretical knowledge about business is put into practice in a new field that is entered by taking risks, with creativity and innovation features. From this point of view, it is aimed to increase the activities of the students in the process of implementing new initiatives in the light of the knowledge they have acquired in the course.

Course Content

In this course, entrepreneurship processes will be explained with a linear and simple logic. Formation processes of entrepreneurship will be presented from a theoretical and practical perspective. Basic concepts related to entrepreneurship will be evaluated on the mental background that the entrepreneur should have about these concepts. Emphasis will be on ways to provide the financing needed to finance the business idea. It will be explained how to convert the business idea into a business model and business plan. Turkey axis on the successes and failures of entrepreneurship by case analysis will be made. Apart from these, the legal aspects of entrepreneurship activities will be covered in the course.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explains entrepreneurship and related concepts Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Explains approaches and types of entrepreneurship. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Can turn a business idea into a business model and business plan Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 Defines the entrepreneurial process and its elements Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 Based on successful entrepreneurship examples, it reveals their entrepreneurial characteristics and structures their career plan as an entrepreneur. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 It evaluates the obstacles and incentives for the development of entrepreneurship and makes suggestions. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
7 Knows alternative financing sources that will be needed in an enterprise process Case Study, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 A Discussion on Entrepreneurial Intention and Its Importance
2 Basic Concepts of Entrepreneurship
3 Entrepreneurship in the World and Turkey (A Comparative Analysis)
4 Entrepreneurship as a Process
5 Opportunity Search and Business Idea Development, Innovation in Entrepreneurship
6 Funding Sources for Entrepreneurship Processes
7 Creating a Business Model and Preparing a Business Plan
8 Social Networks in Entrepreneurship
9 New Sectors and New Markets in Entrepreneurship, An Evaluation for Turkey
10 Future Entrepreneurship Trends: On What Ground Will Entrepreneurship Take Place?
11 Legal Property Rights in Entrepreneurship
12 A Discussion on Entrepreneurship Support and the Efficiency of These Support Forms
13 Successful Entrepreneurship Cases and Analysis
14 Failed Entrepreneurship Cases and Analysis
Course Notes
Course Resources

Gürler, G., Taş, A. Ahmet Y. E. (2019). Girişimcilik Temel Kavramlar ve Bir Süreç Önerisi, Sakarya Üniversitesi Yayınları, No:199, Sakarya.                                                                                                                                                       

Osterwalder, A. ve Pigneur, Y. (2010). İş Modeli Üretimi (3. Baskı). Optimist: İstanbul.                                             

Mariotti, S. ve Glackin, C. (2012). Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business, Prentice Hall. 

Jeffrey Timmons ve Stephen Spinelli, (2009). New Venture Creation, McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Robert D Hisrich, Michael P. Peters ve Dean A. Shepherd, (2008). Entrepreneurship, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Philip A. Wickham (2006). Strategic Entrepreneurship – A Decision-Making Approach to Venture Creation and Management, Prentice Hall.

Week Documents Description size
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Demonstrate understanding of the business fundamentals and the business functions including economics, finance, marketing, accounting and management. X
2 Evaluate an organization’s strategic direction and organizational integration. X
3 Identify and evaluate the logic, validity, and relevance of data and/or information. X
4 Make informed and feasible conclusions and recommendations. X
5 Write business documents that are clear, concise and logical. X
6 Developing effective and understandable verbal communication skills X
7 To develop suggestions for the sustainability of organizations and social responsibility studies. X
8 Analyzing ethical conflicts and producing effective solutions. X
9 Formulate strong approaches to lead others according to their individual leadership styles X
10 To be able to interact effectively in teams. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 35 35
Assignment 1 30 30
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Workload 169
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.76
dersAKTSKredisi 7