Entrepreneurial Skills Workshop I (MGMT 495)

2021 Fall
Sabanc─▒ Business School
Berna Beyhan bernabeyhan@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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Workshop on Entrepreneurial Skills course is designed to provide seminars, conferences, and workshops to entrepreneurial students in order to foster their teamwork and professional skills before they initiate their career.


This course aims to develop and improve students' entrepreneurial skills. Students who are interested in entrepreneurship need to improve their skills in management, innovation/technology, design, and law. The idea is to make students discuss about the real cases of young entrepreneurs in Turkey and be more aware of the opportunities, problems and conflicts in the entrepreneurial process. In these case studies, real dilemmas of young entrepreneurs will be discussed and students are expected to develop their own solutions for the existing dilemmas and problems. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to help students develop various entrepreneurial and professional skills.


  • Be aware of the major barriers to effective communication and the most appropriate strategies for overcoming them
  • Learn to speak effectively in public settings
  • Learn the developments in science, management fields that might have an impact on social, environment and economics
  • Be able to exercise active listening
  • Be skilled at providing constructive feedback
  • Learn the experiences of successful entrepreneurs.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3

1. Have an understanding of economics and main functional areas of management

2. Have a basic all-around knowledge in humanities, science, mathematics, and literature

3. Have a basic knowledge of law and ethics, awareness of social and ethical responsibilities

4. Work effectively in teams and environments characterized by people of diverse educational, social and cultural backgrounds

5. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communications in English

6. Pursue open minded inquiry and appreciate the importance of research as an input into management practice; thus, a.know how to access, interpret and analyze data and information by using current technologies b.use the results from analyses to make informed decisions

7. Use office softwares for written communication, presentation, and data analysis

8. Demonstrate awareness that business settings present different opportunities and challenges for managers due to environmental/contextual differences that arise in economic, political, cultural, legal-regulatory domains


  Percentage (%)
Assignment 30
Participation 60
Other 10


Cases Two case studies from Turkey.