The Department provides four elective courses during both teaching period. Each student in Ege University can take any of those courses no matter what their field are. The name and the content of those four courses provided below:
Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship: This course will enable students to develop an understanding of analytic frameworks for managing the innovation process including entrepreneurship. In particular, students will be able to examine the patterns and sources of technology and innovation and the mechanisms for capturing the economics benefits from innovation as well as to identify the strategic and organizational challenges involved in managing technological innovation in small business.
Entrepreneurship and Introduction to IPR: This course aims to enhance students’ skills on IP issues and management and process starting from ideation to IP application. The students will be able to understand the importance and role of patent to protect innovation and create value for companies and entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship and Preparation of Business Plan: This course introduces a pragmatic and process-based approach to creating and implementing business plans. The course also offers students the tools to transform ideas into strategic goals and to outline the operational and financial strategies needed to achieve these goals. The course expands on how to use the business plan as a communication, negotiation and persuasion tool. A well-written business plan should provide decision makers with enough insights to assist them in deciding the viability and feasibility of new ideas, strategies and initiatives.
Commercialization of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: This course will explore issues related to the identification, nurturing, protection, and commercialization of new inventions, Technologies and associated products. The participants will also investigate the challenges of adopting and transforming new technologies into commercial products or services using life cycle and stakeholder models. In this course the lecturer uses case studies, class discussion, and other formats to illustrate how individuals and companies have dealt with varying degrees of technology change within their firms.
The Art of Creative Thinking (Fall): Within the scope of this course, creative thinking techniques, entrepreneurship, the relationship between creativity and innovation, new world order and entrepreneurship, innovation systems and ideas that change the world are covered. Furthermore, students are provided with a variety of applications in which to apply creative thinking strategies during the course.
Investment Decision Analysis in Entrepreneurship (Fall): Students who want to start their own business in their vocational life are taught the techniques of starting a business, and they are gaining competence in the processes necessary for them to make decisions and establish a successful business. For this purpose, students in the course; business plan preparation, access to finance, investment evaluation and decision processes, return and risk analysis, business establishment location and capacity determination, starting a business, production and marketing management, etc. various information is given in the light of examples on the subject.
Emerging Topics in Entrepreneurship (Spring): Next-generation entrepreneurship, industry 4.0, and the impacts of the pandemic on entrepreneurship,IoT technologies, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and social entrepreneurship, are all topics covered in this course. Entrepreneurship examples from various industries are also provided.