Prof. Dr. Hasret ÇomakHEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LOGISTICS OF ISTANBUL KENT UNIVERSITY
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
International Trade and Logistics are often conceived separately, but in fact they are tied to each other with causality. While a qualified Logistics expert needs to have knowledge on International Trade and economic issues, a good International Trade expert also must have knowledge on logistics, transportation, and services. In the light of this information, our department offers an interdisciplinary education system based on International Trade and Logistics, which provides important advantages to our graduates.
The curriculum of the department of International Trade and Logistics is composed of courses having information about all different aspects of the professional life. Main courses of the department include Introduction to International Trade, Introduction to Logistics, International Marketing, International Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Banking and Foreign Exchange Transactions, Use of Package Programs in International Trade, Customs Transactions, International Finance, Storage Management, and Sectorial Logistics Applications. Other than these courses, the department offers Occupational English courses, departmental and non-departmental elective courses which would boost personal motivation and interest. Consequently, the aim of the department of International Trade and Logistics - via its qualified academic personnel- is to train students who will be able to recognize international trade certificates, implement different delivery and payment methods during transactions, manage processes of supply, production, and sale, and have theoretical and practical knowledge of custom rules.
The range of jobs our graduates can be employed is wide. First of all, our graduates can work in the foreign trade, logistics, financial management, management organization, human resource management, production management, and international marketing departments of all private companies. Moreover, they can be also employed in the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Ministry of Customs and Trade, and the Ministry of Economics as well as aviation and maritime industries, in all stages of companies operating in foreign trade, logistics, and transportation, at customs, and exchange departments of banks. In addition, since our students will be the graduates of a Social Sciences Faculty, they will enjoy equal rights and privileges with other Social Sciences departments including Economics, Management, International Trade, Finance, Banking, and Logistics.
Lastly, our department’s main goal is to train qualified students of International Trade and Logistics who will become leaders, who will think analytically, who will act locally while thinking globally and who will be ready for the professional life through an education system that is highly esteemed, principled, and participative.