General Information

Aim of the Program

Department of International Trade aims to train the leaders of the future who are able to provide fast and accurate solutions to the problems encountered in working life and who are able to adapt to the changing world conditions and requirements and can easily use technological innovations. In this context, the aim and priority of the program is to provide the reasons behind the increasing global relations and the results of commercial globalization in both theoretical and practical terms to students at both local and international levels. In addition to the current foreign trade strategies in the field, students will be able to internalize international trade concepts and practices, support the development of qualified human resources in line with the needs and orientations of the global structure, are equipped with interdisciplinary information, take part in the work of local and global enterprises, focus on increasing the commercial scale and performance, and understand international competition and their policies and developments.

Career Opportunities

The Graduates of International Trade Department can be employed in international organizations and multinational enterprises related with foreign trade activities in the private sector, as an executive assistant, manager, assistant specialist or expert; the Ministry of Economy in the public sector, the Ministry of Customs and Trade. In addition, our current curriculum offers a wide range of opportunities for our students and graduates to choose an academic career.

Programmes allowing Horizontal Transfer

Our department accepts students with lateral transfer within quotas in accordance with "Regulations Regarding the Transition between Programs at the Higher Education Institutions and Programs under the Bachelor's Degree Program, Double Major, Minor and Inter-Institutional Transfer among the Associate / Undergraduate Programs". 

Programmes allowing Vertical Transfer

All students who want to be enrolled in the Department by Vertical Transfer are placed by OSYM in case they get adequate score from the Vertical Transfer Examination. Students who fulfill all the requirements are entitled four years of undergraduate education at our university. Also, the associate degree students at Istanbul Gelisim University will have the chance to be enrolled with 50 percent scholarship if they are placed in paid program after DGS.