International Trade and Business (English)
Our International Trade and Business (English) program offers professional courses related to every field of international trade, distributed over the four-years program in a harmonized manner and combined with basic courses such as economics, business, law, business mathematics and statistics. Students who have completed the program (five-years together with the preparatory class) will be able to gain necessary skill to work in institutions with international economic activities, mainly foreign trade companies.
The international business environment differs from the domestic business in many respects. The differences arise predominantly in marketing and sales management, purchasing management, financial management and general operational management. In addition, international business environments are changing faster than national business environments. Inflation in country A, devaluation in country B, change in tariffs in country C, sanction decisions against country D and many more are among the issues that foreign trade managers at all levels must take into consideration.
Our curriculum is designed to transfer necessary skills to the students who will participate in the decision making process and manage transactions in constantly changing international business environment. In addition, we are in an effort to keep our curriculum, course contents and teaching styles constantly updated. We adapt the teaching techniques such as virtual reality and e-learning, which transfer large-sized information in a short time to the students. Our lessons are taught by our expert academics, who often have private sector experience or an economic bureaucracy background.
The language of international trade is English. Almost all international business communications and contracts are carried out and conducted in English. Follow-up of the literature, events in target markets and the multilateral trade system require an advanced academic level as well as advanced language skills and international business culture. Therefore, the language of instruction for our program is English since the beginning of the academic year 2020-2021.
Graduates of our department can find career opportunities in various departments of international trade companies, trade and industry chambers, exporters associations, multinational companies and national and international retail industry. Foreign exchange departments of banks, logistics companies, insurance companies, international surveillance companies and customs consultancy firms, which provide international trade services, should be considered as another career ladder. Like mainly central, provincial and foreign branches of the Ministry of Commerce, all ministries and governmental agencies presents job opportunities. It is possible also to find business opportunities in foreign consulates and embassies.
Foundation Year: 2005 - 2006 academic year.
Start education in English: 2020 - 2021 academic year
Education Language: English
Prep School: Compulsory
Campus Information: Sütlüce Campus
Education duration: 5 years (including preparation)
Internship: 1 month
Message of the head of Department
While only approximately 13 percent of world output was subject to international trade in the beginning of 1970s, this rate reached about 30 percent today. This means that international trade is growing more rapidly than national economies domestic production and trade. Turkey has joined this process since 1980s, sometimes performing parallel to the world, sometimes exceeding it. The rapid increase in trade drags trade services such as international banking, logistics, insurance, trade surveying and customs brokerage. Even though this long term trend was cut off for short periods of time, depending on events such as economic and economy political crises or pandemics such as Covid 19, there is no doubt that over performance of international trade will continue during the next decades.
The increase in international trade and demand for trade dependent services have always increased qualified workers demand. Job opportunities in international trade sectors are increasing faster than job opportunities in domestic oriented sectors. There has always been a qualified workers gap in foreign trade and trade services sector both in the world and especially in Turkey. The salaries of qualified international trade workers are generally higher than the salaries of workers who employed in domestic oriented industries both in Turkey and in the world. Besides, the wage gaps could be higher among executive job levels.
The international business owners constitute a quite different segment of most societies. In order to become competitive in international arena, they have to be well-trained, analytical, fast decider, more innovative, more tolerant and conciliatory, and so on. Whether some of these perfection could be gained by living in such a society, most could be learned during university education. Without grasping global trading system, international marketing, international finance, international trade operation management skills and necessary business language skill, it is almost impossible to step into international business community.
With its esteemed academic team and modern education understanding, Haliç University International Business and Management Section exists for your career.
Hasan Parıltı, Ph. D., Faculty Member
Head of Department