Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN601 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0
The purpose of this course is to introduce approaches to social sciences research where students acquire knowledge on research plans and proposals, research methods, questionnaire design, research practice and survey analysis. Students also utilize the theoretical knowledge via practical sessions in the lab. The lab sessions consist of data input, frequency and descriptive analyses, correlational, and regression analyses. This subject provides an advanced knowledge to research methods and will cover three broad topics: research design, data collection, and data analysis. By the end of the course, students should be able to: formulate good research questions and design appropriate research, collect data, analyses both qualitative and quantitative data, and critically evaluate their own research and that of others.
TMAN603 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY 3 3 0
This course will provide an overview of central organization theories discussing their relevance both in scientific and practical terms. The field of organization studies is characterized by a plurality of different theories which offer different approaches to studying the life in and around organizations. This lecture shows that the critical assessment of organizational phenomena can benefit from going beyond merely economic approaches and acknowledging also the wide range of relevant sociological and socio-psychological paradigms. In this vein, this lecture will present and discuss the diversity of perspectives for studying organizations: The historical development of different paradigms will be reflected, the different theoretical approaches will be presented and their practical relevance will be discussed.
TMANXX1 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN602 DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
This course provides a summary of resort management and operations. The scope of these industries will be discussed along with the philosophies of successful marketing, management, and development of a resort. This course will introduce students to the operations of modern day resorts, including ski, golf, and gaming resorts. This will include a review of the history of resorts worldwide, and their operations and characteristics. Students will advance acquaintance to the wide range and high level of services and activities expected by resort guests and offered by today’s resorts. It trains students with skills to handle tourists/visitors, host communities, private sector and public sector at various destinations – to enable a destination achieve sustainability and enhance tourist visitor satisfaction.
TMANXX2 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
TMANXX3 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN690 SEMINAR 0 0 0
Seminar course should be successfully completed before Ph.D. dissertation. Students are introduced about the guidelines on how to decide about a research topic, how to carry out a research and how to correctly report and present their findings. Presentations and group discussions on selected topics related to the Tourism and Hospitality Management discipline are conducted during class hours. Students are able to improve their presentation skills while practicing in front of the audience. At the completion of the course, students will be equipped with the enough knowledge to write their Ph.D. dissertation proposals. For final exam all students has to submit their proposal.
TMANXX4 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN695 QUALIFYING EXAM 0 0 0
The qualifying exam is to determine whether the student who has completed his / her courses and seminar has a depth of scientific research related to the basic subjects and concepts in the field and doctoral study. A student takes the qualifying exam at most two times. The students take the qualifying exam after the seminar and the required credit courses. The qualifying exam consists of two parts, written and oral. These exams are held on the days and hours announced by the monitoring committee, in the calendar set by the Administrative Board of the Institute. The Doctoral Qualifying Examination Jury evaluates the student's success in the written and oral exams and decides whether or not the student will be a doctoral candidate.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN600 DISSERTATION 0 0 0
It is the process for Tourism and Hospitality Management Ph.D. Program students to prepare their Doctoral dissertation with the supervision of their academic dissertation supervisors. Supervisor (a faculty member) and student designate a research topic in collaboration and students submit the chosen topic. It must provide contributions to the tourism and hospitality management knowledge field and approved by the Administrative Board of the Institute. Dissertation is evaluated by a jury of five members which involves members from other universities. Ph.D. dissertation should involve the introduction, literature review, methodology, findings and discussion parts and should be written according to the formatting guidelines prepared by the Institute.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
TMAN611 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM INSTITUTIONS 3 3 0
All tourism sector enterprises should use strategic management theories in a systematic way to understand competitors in their environment and evaluate them for the purpose of developing competitive advantage. The aim of this course is to provide the students with the necessary training to gain strategic management and systematic thinking process. Students will evaluate methods of identifying relevant industry trends and integrating these with innovative strategy development and implementation. The subject will also further enhance your ability to critically analyses strategic management issues and effectively present result of this analysis in an engaging and information fashion. Students during the semester they learn how to evaluate the strategic management process and the relationship between strategy formulation, implementation and control.
STAT602 STATISTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 3 0
Entering the data collected to the computer, organizing and getting data ready for statistical analyses; normal distribution and sampling distribution of the mean; establishing confidence intervals; writing research questions, research hypotheses, null hypotheses; hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency and position measurements (arithmetic mean, median, peak, percentile and quartile); measures of variability (distribution width, variance, standard deviation); display of data. Inferential statistics: t-test applications (single-sample t-test, independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test), analysis of variance applications (one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA); correlations (Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients), partial correlation; multiple linear regression; exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses; reliability; non-parametric tests (Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Chi-Square tests); interpreting and writing results of analyses.
BUSN629 MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING AND GAME THEORY 3 3 0