TOBB UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM
1. Name of the Program
2. Department/ Faculty
International Entrepreneurship/ Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
3. Rationale of the Program
Doing business in today’s globalizing world economic conditions requires not just
economic knowledge but also an international vision and familiarity with the social and
cultural background of the region. Well-qualified professionals with economic, cultural
and social knowledge of the countries that have close relations with Turkey will play an
important role in the development of the country.
Taking the role of human capital into account in increasing productivity and improving the
quality of life, providing the companies doing business abroad with such professionals
becomes even more important.
Typical curricula in Economics, Business Administration or International Relations
Programs are not designed to address the economic and social dynamics of neighboring
countries that have strong business relations with Turkey.
TOBB ETU therefore aims to launch within the Faculty of Economics and Administrative
Sciences a new undergraduate degree program, whose curriculum will include theoretical
and practical courses taught by faculty members of economics, business administration
and international relations departments complemented by courses specifically designed
to offer insights into economic and social life of the region.
The areas of concentration cover the countries with strong business relations with Turkey.
i. The Russian Federation,
iv. Middle East,
v. European Union.
The International Entrepreneurship program includes intensive foreign language education in order to achieve the aims of the program, including the preparation of students to spend their final year abroad. Second Language Education consists of:
i. Intensive second foreign language education in the third term of the first and
second years of the program. ii. Students will take a second foreign language education in the first two terms of
their first, second and third years. iii. Each student will spend one of the internship periods within the framework of
Cooperative Education Project mentioned in Section 9 in the country or region of
concentration. iv. Education in the fourth year will be taken at a predetermined university in the
country/region of the course chosen.
4. Aims of the Program and Assessment Criteria
TOBB-ETU aims to train students with strong entrepreneurial skills to respond to the needs of the leading Turkish companies doing business with major economic partners of the country.
As the nature of entrepreneurship relies on the skills of discovering, evaluating and exploiting opportunities to start new enterprises or ventures, International Entrepreneurship program aims to produce graduates well-endowed with maximum knowledge about the region in which they will work.
International Entrepreneurship at TOBB ETU will provide the language proficiency (two foreign languages) needed to do business in the region.
The curriculum of each concentration area will be continuously improved by using education assessment forms for students and faculty members in order to maintain high standards of education.
Additionally, the performance of students during their internships will be closely monitored to assess the success of the program. International accreditation is one of the basic aims of the program.
The employment rate of the graduates of the program in related business fields is another criterion for its success.
5. The Starting Date of the Program and Enrollment
The Russian Federation Course will start in the academic year 2007-2008. The program will admit 60 students, 25 of whom will be provided with scholarships covering a tuition waiver and basic living expenses. In the next five years the number of students may increase as new courses are launched.
6. Employment of the Graduates
Graduates are expected to be employed by firms and companies doing business in the relevant region as well as by public agencies and ministries in Turkey like Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade, the State Planning Organization and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges.
7. Graduation Criteria
Students will be required to complete the English Preparatory Program at TOBB ETU successfully within a year of their admission. Intensive second language education will be offered in the third terms of the first and second years of the program.
In order to earn their undergraduate degree, students will have to meet the requirements listed in the Undergraduate Education and Assessment Regulation Code of TOBB ETU and have marks of at least 2.00/4.00 at the time of graduation. Students are expected to fulfill the requirements of the cooperative education program (Section 8) at TOBB ETU as well.
8. Internship and Practical Studies
The Cooperative Education Program requires students to take two internships during their stay at TOBB ETU. One of them should be done in a foreign country, which will be
chosen based on the concentration area of the student. These internships in private
sector firms are intended to allow students to experience how business is conducted and
how entrepreneurship works in real life.
Students will be given the opportunity to spend their final academic year at a foreign
university in order to improve their language skills and to experience living in a different
A senior’s thesis will be required from them to enrich their research and practical
experience of international entrepreneurship.
9. Required and Elective Courses
Information about the Russian Federation studies program is supplied below. Programs
of other disciplines will be prepared later along the same lines.
The program of the Russian Federation studies below includes “Russian as a Second Language” courses. “The Second Foreign Language” courses in the program will be determined according to the disciplines. Similarly, the contents of courses UGİ 322, UGİ 332, UGİ 411, UGİ 421, UGİ 441, UGİ 412, and UGİ 442 will be specific to the country/region of study.
TOBB UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY
THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION PROGRAM
I. YEAR / TERM
code Course Name Hour Practice Credit Z/S İKT 101 Introduction To Economics I 4 0 4 Z RUS 111 Second Foreign Language I 2 2 3 Z İŞL 111 Introduction to Business Administration 3 0 3 Z MAT 105 General Mathematics 3 2 4 Z İNG 101 English I 1 2 2 Z TUR 101 Turkish I 2 0 2 Z BİL 100 Information Technology 2 2 0 Z
I. CLASS / 2. TERM
İKT 102 Introduction to Economics II 4 0 4 Z ULU 121 Introduction to Law 3 0 3 Z İŞL 112 Introduction to Administration 3 0 3 Z ING 102 English II 1 2 2 Z RUS 112 Second Foreign Language II 2 2 3 Z BİL 102 Computer Programming 2 2 3 Z TUR 102 Turkish II 2 0 2 Z
II. CLASS / 3. TERM
UGİ 221 Economics of Business Administration 3 0 3 Z UGİ 231 Numeric Systems 3 0 3 Z UGİ 241 Business Ethics 3 0 3 Z RUS 211 Second Foreign Language III 2 2 3 Z AİT 201 History of the Turkish Republic I 2 0 2 Z İNG 201 English Reading and Speaking 1 2 2 Z
Elective I (Faculty) 3 0 3 Z
II. CLASS / 4. TERM
UGİ 222 Practical Economics 2 2 3 Z UGİ 232 Principles of Diplomacy 3 0 3 Z ULU 112 Introduction to International Relations 3 0 3 Z RUS 212 Second Foreign Language IV 2 2 3 Z AİT 202 History of the Turkish Republic II 2 0 2 Z İNG 202 English for Business 1 2 2 Z İŞL 301 Commercial Law 3 0 3 Z
III. CLASS / 5. TERM
code Course Name Hour Practice Credit Z/S UGİ 321 International Economics and Finance 3 0 3 Z İŞL 231 Introduction to Marketing 3 0 3 Z RUS 311 Second Foreign Language V (Business Life 2 2 3 Z
ULU 221 International Law 3 0 3 Z - Elective II (University) 3 0 3 S - Elective III (Faculty) 3 0 3 S TAR 371 History of Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 Z
III. CLASS / 6. TERM
UGİ 322 The Russian Federation and Commonwealth of 3 0 3 Z
Independent States Regional Politics
UGİ 332 Business Practices in The Russian Federation 3 0 3 Z RUS 312 Second Foreign Language VI (Business Life 2 2 3 Z
- Elective IV (Faculty) 3 0 3 Z - Elective V (University) 3 0 3 S - Elective VI (Faculty) 3 0 3 S İŞL 361 Financial Administration 3 0 3 Z
IV. CLASS / 7. TERM
UGİ 411 The Russian Federation Economy I 3 0 3 Z - Elective VII (University) 3 0 3 Z TAR 431 The Russian Federation Society and Culture I 3 0 3 S UGİ 431 Final Project I 0 3 3 Z UGİ 441 General The Russian Federation Law System 3 0 3 Z
IV. CLASS / 8. TERM
UGİ 412 The Russian Federation Economy II 3 0 3 Z TAR 432 The Russian Federation Society and Culture II 3 0 3 Z UGİ 442 The Russian Federation Business Law 3 0 3 S UGİ 432 Final Project II 0 3 3 Z - Elective VIII (University) 3 0 3 S
Total Credits: 148
International Entrepreneurship: 14 Hours 42 Credits
Business Administration: 5 Hours 15 Credits
Economics: 2 Hours 8 Credits
International Relations: 3 Hours 9 Credits Mathematics: 1 Hour 4 Credits Turkish: 2 Hours 4 Credits History of the Turkish Republic: 2 Hours 4 Credits History: 3 Hours 9 Credits Computing: 2 Hours 3 Credits English: 4 Hours 8 Credits University Elective Course: 4 Hours 12 Credits Faculty Elective Course: 4 Hours 12 Credits The Russian Federation: 6 Hours 18 Credits
10. Brief Description of Course Contents
TAR 371 History of Entrepreneurship:
Analysis of entrepreneurship within the framework of economic theory; the process of
entrepreneurship in history; obstacles in the way of entrepreneurship in Turkey and
discussions about the state politics.
UGİ 321 International Economies and Finance:
Comparative analysis of basic international economic theory. Basic open-economy macro-
economics model. Foreign exchange markets, exchange rate regimes and financial
administration, principles of international finance.
UGİ 221 Economics of Business Administration:
Basic principles of economic analysis on the base of firms and sectors, background of
business administration, cost-benefit analysis.
UGİ 231 Quantitative Methods:
Basic quantitative methods used in economic and financial analysis, benefit-cost analysis.
UGİ 222 Applied Economics:
Practical analysis of different economic models, research of political economy via data
analysis, analysis of daily economic data and information.
UGİ 241 Business Ethics:
Definition of business ethics, principles of business daily life, criteria for international business platforms.
UGİ 232 Principles of Diplomacy: General principles of diplomacy, general rules and regulations for international meetings.
UGİ 342 International Law: Principles of international law, relationship between national and international law, history of international law, basic theoretical approaches to international law and sources of
UGİ 322 The Russian Federation and Commonwealth of Independent States Regional
Analysis of regional politics in The Russian Federation and Commonwealth of Independent
States, studies on the political economy of external economic relations in Turkey.
UGİ 332 Business Practices in the Russian Federation Problems and obstacles involved in doing business in the Russian Federation and methods
of finding solutions.
UGİ 411 The Economy of Russian Federation I Evaluation of the transition of the Russian Federation and Commonwealth of Independent
States from a socialist system to a market economy, macroeconomic issues in the region.
UGİ 412 The Economy of the Russian Federation II Analysis of the economic relationship between the Russian Federation and Commonwealth
of Independent States and Turkey, analysis of policies for improving business relations.
TAR 431 The Russian Federation: Society and Culture I
Structure of society in The Russian Federation, historical and economic factors, general
information about the culture of the region.
TAR 432 The Russian Federation: Society and Culture II
The process of transition to a market economy and changes in The Russian Federation
society and culture during the globalization process.
UGI 441 The Russian Federation: General Law
Judicial system in The Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States,
differences with Turkey.
UGI 442 The Russian Federation: Business Law
Business law system in the Russian Federation and Commonwealth of Independent States,
differences with Turkish system.