Master in International Management CEMS - Koç U
Institution: Koç University
Level of study: Graduate
Type of program: Master of Science (MSc)
Location:
Turkey / Istanbul
Other locations: none
Program Description
Program Courses
CEMS MIM is the most internationally and culturally diverse graduate program, which provides a unique blend of top-level education and professional experience for multilingual, multicultural postgraduate students. CEMS MIM enables students to develop their management skills, broaden their multicultural knowledge and career prospects through international study and work experience.
Founded in 1988, today CEMS has 26 academic members across 4 continents, 68 corporate partners, and over 5,500 alumni.
Koç University is the only Turkish university that is a member of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education), which brings top academic institutions, leading multinational companies, and outstanding students together from all around the world to educate future global business leaders.
If your target is to be a business leader in a multinational or global company, CEMS MIM is the right choice. With the endless opportunities that CEMS MIM presents and the "global focus" of the program, you will definitely feel ready to lead a company in the most effective way.
During the program, students are exposed to interdisciplinary problems in an international context and are encouraged to adopt an analytical and critical attitude in lectures, discussions, and projects.

CEMS MIM offer during the program:
  • A diversified curriculum that allows students to focus on their own field of interest
  • International study (for one semester) in a member academic institution
  • A practical learning environment where students are exposed to real life situations
  • A network of best academic institutions and global companies to work together
  • International internship experience in a company
 
CEMS MIM ranked 1st in 2009, and 2nd in 2010 by Financial Times. In 2010, CEMS MIM emerged once more as the number one program for combined international results (international faculty, student and board diversity, alumni mobility, and international course experience) and features in the top 3 since the creation of the ranking in 2005.

Core Courses

MGMT 508     

Cross-cultural Management (3 credits) (Z. Aycan)

This course aims at developing awareness and skills to effectively manage cross-cultural business encounters. The topics will include competency development for global managers, expatriate management, leadership and human resource management in cross-cultural context, diversity management, conflict and negotiation across cultures and business ethics. These topics will be discuss in relation to workforce management, project management, consumer behavior, and strategy development and implementation.

PROJ  501 

Business Project (6 Credits) (Ö. Pala)

Research term project conducted individually by the student under the guidance of a faculty member.  Culminates in a written project report.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and director.

MGMT 500         

Leadership and Management Development Program/Skills Seminar  ( 0,5 credit)

Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP) is an extra-curricular program aiming to develop the managerial competencies of students.  LMDP consists of integrative learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting. The main tracks of the Leadership and Management Development Program are: developing managerial Skills, developing communication skills, career planning, career sessions, guest speaker series.  Students are required to participate in a minimum number of activities to be able to get an S grade. In addition to the mandatory activities, students can choose from among a set of workshops and guest speakers in order to fulfill the requirements.


MGMT 506     

Business Policy and Strategy in a Global Environment (J. Couvas) (4 Credits)

Management problems from the perspective of the entire enterprise in a global and domestic setting; strategy formulation, environmental analysis and strategy implementation applied to actual companies.  Course relies heavily on cases and on presentations to business leaders.

 

MGMT 510

Skill Seminars (S/U) (1 Credit)

Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP) is an extra-curricular program aiming to develop the managerial competencies of students.  LMDP consists of integrative learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting. The main tracks of the Leadership and Management Development Program are: developing managerial Skills, developing communication skills, career planning, career sessions, guest speaker series.  Students are required to participate in a minimum number of activities to be able to get an S grade. In addition to the mandatory activities, students can choose from among a set of workshops and guest speakers in order to fulfill the requirements.

 

PROJ 500 (Needs to be completed before graduation)

Project (Non Credit)

Research term project conducted individually by the student under the guidance of a faculty member.  Culminates in a written project report.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and director.

(Grade: Satisfactory - Unsatisfactory).

You need to complete one individual term project in one MBA elective during the year. This fulfills the requirement for a noncredit (S/U) course (PROJ 500). Please designate one elective course in which you will prepare an INDIVIDUAL project. All your profes

PROJ 500 Project  (S/U) (1 Credit)

Research term project conducted individually by the student under the guidance of a faculty member.  Culminates in a written project report.

 

Elective Courses

ACCT 502

Managerial Accounting (A.Bayülken) (3 Credits)              

Accounting for corporations, paid-in capital, retained earnings, treasury stocks and income statement, long term liabilities and the statement of cash flows, direct and indirect method, financial statement analysis, cost concepts and cost accumulation systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting.

Prerequisite: ACCT 501 or consent of the instructor.

ACCT 504          

Auditing (A. Bayülken) (3 Credits)                                                        

Generally accepted auditing standards, professional ethics, and legal liability; the role of the auditor; the organization of the accounting profession, the current audit environment; theory of auditing and practical examples of auditing techniques and work programs.

ACCT 550        

Selected Topics in Accounting:  How to Detect and Avoid Financial Tax and International Fraud (A. Bayülken) (3 Credits)

According to the Certified Fraud Examiners accounting fraud is more than $994 billion in 2008 and the  average organization lost 7% of total revenue to fraud.  So how can you prevent this from happening. You will learn the signs to look for, understand the root causes of corporate fraud and how to manage them,  identify red flags of corporate fraud, become familiar with common fraud schemes  and their warning signs, learn basic fraud prevention procedures, and discover the best ways for management  to get involved in the fraud prevention procedures. There will be certain case studies like Enron, Worldcom in addition to typical financial crimes which will be presented by the students.

ACCT 550        

Selected Topics in Accounting: International Accounting Standards (A. Bayülken) (3 Credits)

Recent trends in International Financial Reporting Standards. First-time Adoption  of IFRS's; International Accounting Standards for the public sector: International Auditing Standards; Introduction to International Accounting Standards; Business Combinations; Leases; Principles of Disclosure; Presentation of Financial Statements; Cash Flow Statements, Controlled Entities - the Consolidation Method;  Minority Interest; Accounting for Investments in Associates; Interests in Joint Ventures.

LAW 414

International Business Law (K. Atamer)  (3 Credits)     

Legal problems of international business basically from the Turkish point of view. Emphasis will be put on the rapidly developing sectors of Turkish international business, such as international sales contracts, agency relations, transportations of goods, means of payment, unfair competition, tortuous liability for products.

MFIN 550

Selected Topics in Finance: Financial Markets and Instruments (R. Bildik) (3 Credits)

This course aims to instruct students about the financial instruments and partially institutions that make up the financial markets. It describes the wide array of financial instruments available in today's markets as responses to the needs of borrowers, lenders, and investors for investing, financing operations, and controlling the various kinds of financial risk. The fundamentals of the role of these instruments and the financial markets in investment and financing decisions, the principles of pricing financial instruments, and detailed description of how they are used by market participants will be the focus of this course. This course provides comprehensive coverage of globalized financial markets with focus on how trading and operation of financial instruments such as stock, bonds, FX, derivatives and structured products occur.

Important practical tools such as how to value, issue and trade financial securities will arm students to understand financial markets and manage its' risks in dynamic investment environment through the portfolio theory. Descriptive concepts such as financial market structures, industry trends and characteristics, and regulation of markets are also included in this course. This course is suitable for those interested in financial markets, investments, and portfolio management.

MFIN 550

Selected Topics in Finance: Financial Markets and Instruments (R. Bildik) (3 Credits)     

This course aims to instruct students about the financial instruments and partially institutions that make up the financial markets. It describes the wide array of financial instruments available in today's markets as responses to the needs of borrowers, lenders, and investors for investing, financing operations, and controlling the various kinds of financial risk. The fundamentals of the role of these instruments and the financial markets in investment and financing decisions, the principles of pricing financial instruments, and detailed description of how they are used by market participants will be the focus of this course. This course provides comprehensive coverage of globalized financial markets with focus on how trading and operation of financial instruments such as stock, bonds, FX, derivatives and structured products occur.

MFIN 550

Selected Topics in Finance: Portfolio Management (U. Gökçen) (3 Credits)

Techniques available to assist the investor in making the risk/return trade-off; principles of modern portfolio theory; asset pricing under the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing model; asset allocation; use of derivative securities in portfolio insurance; valuation of fixed income securities and interest rate risk management in fixed income portfolios; and assessing investment performance.

MFIN 550

Selected Topics in Finance:  Developing Intellectual Financial Capital  (E. Gerçek) (3 Credits)

This course aims to bring together different aspects of economy and finance that students learn during their masters studies. Often linkages between different courses are not easily grasped. As such students study each course on its own merit without capturing the big picture. Such fragmented approach can discourage intellectual curiosity and seem to challenge development of deductive logic.

This course takes a stab at "putting it all together ". As such it will emphasise the practical aspects of economy, finance and to some extent management, concentrating more on each topics' interplay with the others.

The course will commence with thorough analysis of the Great Recession and its aftermath as it is paramount for students to understand the interaction between the financial and the real sector on the one hand and the clash between American and Asian models on the other. 

Throughout the semester lectures will use articles and data from international and local press to display how well known macro factors, for example, can be utilised for financial management purposes and vice versa (top down v bottom up).  Towards the end of the semester the course will cover risk management and its relevance to macro and micro factors as well as regime changes in investment etc.

MFIN 550

Selected Topics in Finance: Portfolio Management (U. Gökçen) (3 Credits)     

Techniques available to assist the investor in making the risk/return trade-off; principles of modern portfolio theory; asset pricing under the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing model; asset allocation; use of derivative securities in portfolio insurance; valuation of fixed income securities and interest rate risk management in fixed income portfolios; and assessing investment performance.

MFIN 550

Selected Topics in Finance: Introduction to Risk Management (R. Bildik) (3 Credits)     

This course offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers interacting through financial institutions and financial markets, as well as strategies that can be adopted for controlling and better managing these risks. Since our focus is on return and risk and the sources of that return and risk in global financial markets and institutions, this course relates ways in which a modern financial manager, saver, and investor can expand return with a managed level of risk to achieve the most favorable return-risk outcome within the portfolio theory. We will examine the risks faced by a modern financial institutions and managers and the various strategies for managing these risks. Risk measurement and management both on the balance sheet and off the balance sheet of financial institutions especially considering interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, and credit risk will be the focus of the first half of the course.

In the second part of the course, we will cover the portfolio theory and practice; consist of the relationship between risk and return, capital allocation and building the optimal risky portfolios. Then we will touch on the analysis of the determinants of value of securities including the broad-based aspects of fundamental analysis-macroeconomic and industry analysis as well the firm-specific analysis to the price of a firm's stock will be given.

MGIS 501

Information Systems and Electronic Commerce (Ö. Yedekçio?lu)   (3 Credits)      

Fundamental laws of information systems; computer hardware and software basics; SaaS (software-as-a-service) and open-source systems; Internet security and safety; innovative business models in electronic commerce; applications of SEO/SEM (search engine optimization / marketing) for enhanced profitability in real-world businesses.

 

MGMT 450/MGMT 550

Selected Topics in Marketing:  Retail Management (E. Çekin) (3 Credits)

A comprehensive view of retail management. It follows an outline of global retailing with an emphasis on top players, different forms and channels of retail. The strategy of retailing begins with an overview and highlights the key elements of competitive advantage. These elements are then introduced and discussed individually in each chapter to provide a 360-degree view into retailing. Students will have an understanding of the components that can be seen and judged from outside - value, location, product, service, and communication - and an understanding of internal components - technology, logistics and supplier relations.

Important practical tools such as how to value, issue and trade financial securities will arm students to understand financial markets and manage its' risks in dynamic investment environment through the portfolio theory. Descriptive concepts such as financial market structures, industry trends and characteristics, and regulation of markets are also included in this course. This course is suitable for those interested in financial markets, investments, and portfolio management.

MGMT 550

Selected Topics in Management: Strategic Customer Management (O. Bayulgen) (3 Credits)     

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to strategic customer management by exploring the most current challenges faced by Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) operating in emerging markets of Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.  You will learn how to cherry-pick competition's best customers, create compelling value propositions and bring them to life across organization's touch points for customer retention and growth.  We will work on live cases and hear feedback from practicing executives primarily from service industries such as telecommunications and banking as they join class room discussions.

MGMT 550

Selected Topics in Management: Innovation Management (N. Avigdor) (3 Credits)     

This course will clarify fundamental concepts of  innovation and apply these concepts to real life problems. The course will explore gaining and maintaining competitive advantage and making profit through innovations while making clear that innovation is not limited to high technology. We will emphasize the importance of innovation strategies, as well as appropriate organizational structures, systems, and the right people to implement these strategies. The students will appreciate not only the importance of good strategy but also of proper implementation of the strategy. Furthermore the course will touch on issues related to globalization of innovations.

MGMT 550

Selected Topics in Management:  Doing Business in China: Economics, Politics, and Culture (F. Oktay) (3 Credits)     

The course aims to provide an understanding of China necessary for assesing opportunities and doing business with and in China. Students will learn about the Chinese Economy; the political structure and decision making processes; geography,history and culture, then focus on the legal, institutional, political, and cultural aspects of doing business  in China.

MGMT 550

Selected Topics in Management:  Strategic Behavior and Competition in Telecommunications (R. Özcan) (3 Credits)     

This course provides an introduction to the economics and business strategies of telecommunications markets, including fixed and mobile voice and data. After theoretically analyzing competition and strategic behavior in telecommunication markets, senior guest speakers from the industry and financial community will provide their view on different segments of the market. During the lectures and guest speaker sessions, the roles of technology, government policies, and business strategies in shaping these rapidly changing markets will be studied, paying particular attention to the roles of regulation and competition, and the likely evolution of technology, public policy, and market structures. In addition to guest speakers, top ranking students will have the opportunity to meet the industry leaders (CEO/CFO).

INTL 532/MGMT 532   

Political Economy of Globalization and Development (Z. Öni?) (3 Credits)     

Topics to be covered include globalization and the nation state debate; multilateral agreements: from GATT to WTO, new regionalism in comparative perspective; the European model of political economy and its future trajectory; NAFTA and Asia Pacific: evolution and future prospects; neo-liberal reforms and democratization in Latin America and Eastern Europe; dynamics of emerging market crises and B the reform of the IMF; transnational corporations and FDI: positive and normative dimensions; the emerging post-Washington Consensus and the future of North-South relations; trans-nationalism and global governance; issues in the political economy of Turkey.

MKTG 520

Marketing Research I (S. Wuyts) (3 Credits)     

Learning about the firm's environment, asking the right questions to understand consumers, gathering vital information from external stakeholders, translating management decision problems into actionable research questions, analyzing and interpreting external information: these skills have become core ingredients of the repertoire of any successful manager. While often considered an art, these skills can be learned. With a focus on understanding and application, this course will cover the essentials of marketing research. The course will cover alternative research designs, measurement techniques, sampling methods, as well as basic approaches for data analysis (frequency, cross-tabulation, testing for differences, correlation, regression). In addition, this course will be attuned to the new business reality. In today's connected business environment, accessing external information has only gained in importance given the wealth of information that resides in social as well as business networks. You will learn about the relevance and peculiarities of network data, which will help you develop the distinguishing skill of benefiting from networks.

MKTG 523

Strategic Marketing (N. Harmanc?o?lu) (3 Credits)     

Strategic marketing planning frameworks as well as analytical and decision making processes involved in formulating and implementing marketing strategies. An integrative, dynamic view of marketing strategy with a customer competitor company perspective. Strategies for building new brands/markets; extending and defending equity in established brands/markets. Cases used expose students to diverse settings in terms of size of organization, types of markets served, and the nature of the goods marketed. Strategic marketing planning frameworks as well as analytical and decision making processes involved in formulating and implementing marketing strategies. An integrative, dynamic view of marketing strategy with a customer-competitor-company perspectives. Strategies for building new brands/markets, extending and defending equity in established brands/markets are analyzed. A strategy simulation may be used to create a dynamic competitive learning environment for developing as well as executing short-term and long-term marketing strategies over multiple decision periods

MKTG 550

Selected Topics in Marketing: Data Analytics for Marketing Management  (S. Esseghaier) (3 Credits)     

In the core Marketing Management (MKTG 501) course, you learned about the importance of Market Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning in formulating marketing strategies.

You discussed measurement approaches such as conjoint analysis that are used for product design and estimation of market potential. But as a marketing strategy consultant or as a brand manager, you are faced with the question: How does one implement these strategies in practice? "Data Analytics for Marketing Management" will equip you with practical tools to implement these ideas in order to aid you in making strategic decisions. We will cover techniques such as: discriminant and logit analysis, cluster analysis, factor analysis and conjoint analysis.

These techniques are useful in market segmentation and targeting, mapping market structure and product design. The course will have a heavy "hands-on" flavor, where we will analyze datasets using the "Minitab" statistical analysis program.

Pre-requisite: A familiarity with the basics of Regression Analysis and Hypothesis Testing is a pre-requisite for this course. This is the material covered in the core course Statistics for Managers (STAT 501).                                                           

MKTG 550

Selected Topics in Marketing:  Brand Value Creation & Maximization (S. Yalman)   (3 Credits)     

Marketing is the battle of perceptions not products. The brand is the primary benefit communicator and is most of the time the sole perception builder for any corporation. Companies exist to create value. Among various deliverables for shareholders, brand value has been one of the major focal points for the past decade. A brand is a promise made to its customers and its owners. Promises kept yield loyal customers and will produce a steady stream of profits for years to come. Brand equity is at its root the aggregate value of the future purchases of its customers. And that is what brand marketing must maintain and grow.

The first objective of this course is to introduce participants to the methodology of assessment, planning and execution of branding process. The second objective is to provide you with specific real time examples to underline the importance of brand value management for a corporation, its shareholders, investors and other stakeholders. The third objective is to develop skills in team selection, third party management, and expectation management for healthy sustainable returns. In order to achieve these objectives, the course includes lectures, class discussions, guest speakers, a group brand plan project, and case discussions.

MKTG 550      

Selected Topics in Marketing: International Brand Management (S. Yalman) (3 Credits)

We live in a borderless world. It is no longer a game of one nation nor religion, philosophy or system. The age of information technologies has made it possible for every single person no matter what age or geography has access to information within the reach of a click.

In this process of the industrial revolution leaving its place to a knowledge based world economy the brands played a very important role. It was those brands which entered geographies which politicians, armies could not reach. It was those brands which touched human emotions and persuaded them to embrace a different set of values. It was those brands despite their origins people worked for, used and even became fans.

This courses main objective is to observe the new shaping international arena and help explore the future role of brands for the coming 10 years. In addition the course will intend to help participants understand the implications to build a successful international brand and why it will be crucial to do so in the future.

The course will also investigate multinational challenges brands are facing and help attendees exploit a system of international brand development and management.

As in the past it will be those people who will succeed who manage to go beyond new frontiers with the correct platforms and strategies. It will be those who set the rules and pave the way as others simply follow. The difference of the future vs. the past is that speed, time and value will be the determining denominators.

OPSM 506

Supply Chain Management (B. Tan) (3 Credits)     

Selected topics related to strategic and tactical issues faced by a supply chain will be discussed.   The topics include strategic issues like global supply chain and logistics management, manufacturing and distribution network design, capacity expansion and consolidation, formation and development of partnerships, information systems, as well as tactical and operational issues like demand and supply planning, supplier and customer collaboration, production planning, transportation and logistics planning.

Credential:
Masters of Science CEMS
Accreditations:
EQUIS
Dual degree / Diploma:
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Joint degree:
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Study abroad:
Yes
Pathway Option:
Yes. Koç MIM + meeting entry requirements
Transfer-In Maximum:
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Total Program Duration:
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Study Duration:
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Internship:
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Coop Duration:
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Practicum Duration:
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Type of delivery:
F2F
Ratio Stud-Inst:
10:1
Class sizes:
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Number of students:
4400
International students:
300
Number of countries:
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Alumni / Testimonial
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Unique Features
Famous Alumni
  • Scholarship opportunities for high caliber students at graduate level. Qualifying students will be eligible to receive the following offer when admitted to specific graduate programs:
  1. Tuition waiver
  2. Accommodation
  3. Health Insurance
  4. Working place and laptop
  5. Monthly stipend
Other features:
  • Diversified curriculum that allows students to focus on their own field of interest
  • International study (for one semester) in a member academic institution
  • Practical learning environment where students are exposed to real life situations
  • Network of best academic institutions and global companies to work together
  • International internship experience in a company 

Application fee:
80 TRY
Deposit:
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Tuition fees:
35500 TRY
Material fees:
Textbooks USD$500
Other fees:
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Housing application:
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Housing fees:
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Contact information:
Intake:
September
Application Deadline:
March 1
Admission Requirements:
Bachelor
Language requirements:
TOEFL 600/100/250, IELTS 7.0
Transfer:
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