Foreign Trade (English)


Increased needs and spreading of the facilities and mechanisms to meet such needs from the international markets cause gradual increases year by year in the share of international trade in the economy of our country and also in the world economies. This intensity which is currently being experienced in the international trade necessitates fast, technical and error-free export and import operations for the implementations in the world. And this situation brings forth Turkey's need for technically-equipped and well-educated manpower in the sector. On the basis of the foregoing, a "International Trade Program" was opened within the body of Vocational School for Social Sciences which has been going on with its specialist instructors, effective curriculum, and student quota which is full every year.

International Trade Program was entirely designed to meet the medium-level work power required by the sector and the areas of the courses include economics, business, computer and foreign trade techniques and applications. Some of the courses are: Introduction to Economics, International Economics, Financial Accounting, Customs Operations and Practices, Import & Export Practices, Financing Foreign Trade, and Basics of Logistics. Course is given under circumstances where interactive participations with instructors are realized, real examples are discussed, and the subjects are supported by home-works and projects. In addition to this, the training at institutions and enterprises related to foreign trade which each student is obliged to fulfill intends to provide real business life applications.

International Trade Program aims to provide its students with the fundamentals and techniques of international trade based on the elementary and relevant theoretical and applied information.

The main objective of the program is to equip students with problem solving abilities, using basic and technical scientific background, and to improve their communication skills and capabilities of critical thinking, cooperation and individual responsibility that help them to conduct their life-long personnel development by keeping and pursuing ethical and social criteria.

International TradeProgram is designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the rapidly changing foreign trade world as qualified intermediate staff assistants needed to perform a particular job in foreign trade companies or in export-import departments of business organizations.

Training Period: 2 Years
Compulsory Prep School: Yes
Point Description: YGS-6
Evening Education: None

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Advisory Board

  • Tülin Yazıcı, Atölye Kostüm Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.Ş. - Company Owner
  • Fatih İğrek, İğrek Makine - Executive Board Member of the International Relations
  • Ömer F. Güray, ABB Elektrik Sanayi A.Ş. - Senior Vice President
  • Alp YÜZÜAK, ABB Elektrik Sanayi A.Ş. - Business Controller
  • Assoc. Prof. Ayşenur Topçuoğlu, Business and Administrative Sciences Faculty Department of International Trade Head of Department
  • Tolga Ballık, Gizem Frit - CEO ve Chairman of the Board
  • Caner Önkol, Onkol Dış Ticaret ve Danışmanlık - Company Owner
  • Akın Özel, Eurobank Tekfen - Foreign Trade Operations Unit Manager
  • Recai Karakazancı, Martı Gümrük Müşavirliği Ltd. Şti.
  • Savaş Toprakçıoğlu, Pozitif Gümrük Müşavirliği - Customs Broker
  • Yeşim Çamlıbel
  • Asena Selçuk, DEİK Coordinator
  • Dr. Mete Tanrıkut, Tangram Yönetim Danışmanlık A.Ş. - Project Director
  • Duru Güneri, DG - Management Consultant
  • Prof. Turgut Doyran, Istanbul Okan University Centre for Research and Applications in International Trade - Director of the Centre