International Trade & Business Program

Program Title

International Trade and Business

Final Qualification

Bachelor of Arts

Projected Study Time

4 years

ECTS Points

240 ECTS

Language of Study

English

Mode of Study

Full Time (Face to face)

The International Trade and Business Program (BA) is designed to provide education to students that wish to develop the personal characteristics adding value to their country and to the community. The program will help students to enhance their knowledge and understanding about international trade environment and establish competencies in Dynamics of Business Economics; Business ethics and social responsibility; Communication styles; Working in teams, Financial Management; Global Marketing and Applied Research Methods. The main aim of the programme is to equip students with the right skills and knowledge and competencies to compete in the employment environment. The BA program is a four-year undergraduate degree program and the medium of instruction is English.

The main objective of the program is to understand the importance of how the dynamics of Business and Economics and International Trade work together. The areas that are covered to equip the graduates with all the knowledge, skills and competencies are; Changes in the Economy, technology, global competition, and consumer decision making; International competitive strategy; Global strategic planning and assessing and analyzing markets.  At the end of the program students will have developed competencies enabling them to continue to Masterprograms.

Program graduates will be equipped with all the knowledge, skills and competencies that comprise the program learning outcomes (PLOs) to successfully join the business work environment.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to:
1. Demonstrate general knowledge of the nature of business and entrepreneurship in global context.
2. Explain the types of ownership and forms of organizational structure, the nature of operations management and managing quality.
3. Identify factors within international trade that influence businesses.
4. Evaluate a small business from owner’s perspective and propose course of actions.
5. Analyze demographic, technological, and economic trends that are affecting the future growth of businesses.
6. Illustrate the elements involved in planning and designing operation systems.
7. Basic knowledge and understanding of ethical issues and socially responsible behaviours in business.
8. Apply critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and leadership skills in professional business environment.
9. Develop effective oral and written communication skills in business.

The International Trade and Business program is designed to help students to develop themselves in theory as well as in practical way and enable them to compete in globally changing and developing job markets. Especially is designed in line with other programs, Business Administration and Banking and Finance to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them grab high paid jobs. Upon graduation these are some of the areas that our students may get jobs in the emerging markets. Accounting, work in internal auditing, corporate governance, external auditing, budgeting preparation, product costing and cost control, financial accounting, and managerial accounting. Some of the roles could be as follows: Managerial Accountant, Internal and external, Auditor, Governmental Auditor, Finance Director, International Business, and Technology, International Business and Trade.

Business Administration Curriculum


ENGL101 ACADEMIC ENGLISH I

Academic English I course covers the following topics: Development of writing and speaking skills; Improvement of Reading skills; English language structures; Lexis; Improvement of Report Connecting critical thinking with language skills; Incorporating technologies to improve English learning; Introduction to model reporting; Finding and searching information sources; References; Proposal and outline; Introduction and report layout; Oral presentation input; Abstract and conclusion.

MATH103 MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I

Mathematics for Social Sciences course has the following course content: First degree-equations in one variable; Second degree-equations in one variable; Inequalities; Slope-intercept form; Systems of linear equations; Two-variable systems of linear equations, Functions; Graphical representation of functions. Linear functions and applications; Linear cost, revenue, profit; Demand and supply functions; Break-even models. Quadratic functions and their characteristics; Polynomial functions. Exponential and logarithmic functions and their characteristics.  

ITEC101 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I

Introduction to Information Technology I covers the following topics: Introduction to Word; Document presentation;   Document productivity; Desktop publishing and graphic design; Creating and formatting a table; Time saving tools; Document automation; Introduction to PowerPoint; Presentation development; Presentation design; Collaboration and distribution; Running and navigating a custom slide show; Designating and displaying hidden slides; Introduction to Excel; Managing worksheets; Formulas and functions; Financial functions; Datasets and tables.

ECON101 MICROECONOMICS

Microeconomics course the following main topics: Economy and economic systems; How people make decisions and how economy works as a whole; Demand and supply; Shift vs. movement along the curve; Price elasticity; Applications of supply, demand, and elasticity; Consumer and producer surplus; Market efficiency and the standard economic model; Budget constraint; Optimization and preferences; Cost in the short and long run; Competitive market; Supply curve in competitive market; Profit maximization.

BUSN101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS I

Introduction to Business I course has the following course content: Dynamics of business economics; Business ethics and social responsibility; Specify how businesses can promote ethical behavior; Business in a borderless world; Explore some of the factors within the international trade environment that influence business; Options for organizing business; Small business, Describing how to start a small business and what resources are required; Entrepreneurship and franchising;  Nature of management; Organization, Teamwork and Communication; Managing service and manufacturing operations.

TURK101 TURKISH I

Turkish I course covers the following topics: Turkish alphabet; Phonetic structure of Turkish language; Plural suffix; Negative and interrogative sentences; Adjectives; Vocabulary and pronunciation; Numbers; Verbs in present simple and continuous tenses; Verb “to be”; Adjectives; Reading; Writing; Speaking; Locative cases; Listening exercises; exercises in pronunciation; Case endings; conversational exercises; Oral presentation.    

ENGL102 ACADEMIC ENGLISH II

Academic English II course has the following course content: Wrıtıng an opinion paragraph; Practice and production; Vocabulary learning; Identifying text types; Cohesion and instructional texts; Meaning behind the words; Organizing a coherent paragraph; Recognizing definitions in context; Matching main points of paragraphs; How to prepare an outline; How to write a thesis statement; Writing a proposal; Choosing a report topic; Finding sources; Skimming, scanning and note‐taking; Review of genres; Matching genres to tasks; Quoting; Paraphrasing.    

MATH104 MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES II

Mathematics for Social Sciences II course has the following course content: Functions; Type of functions; Polynomial functions; Constant functions; Linear functions; Quadratic functions and their graphs; Higher order polynomials; Rational functions; Square root functions; Exponential functions, Logarithmic functions, Compound functions; Limits and continuity; Differentiation; Optimization and applications; Functions of several variables; Partial derivatives; Integral calculus; Integration; Rules on integration; Definite integral; Integral applications.   

ITEC102 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY II

Introduction to Information Technology II covers the following course content: Introduction to Excel; Managing worksheets; Selecting, moving, copying, and pasting; Formulas and functions; Using cell references in formulas; Using date functions; Using logical, IF, lookup, and financial functions; Datasets and tables; Subtotals; PivotTables, and pivot charts; What-if Analysis; Specialized functions; Introduction to Access; Relational databases and queries; Creating and using professional forms and reports; Data validation techniques; Advanced queries.   

ECON102 MACROECONOMICS

Macroeconomics course covers the following main topics: Measuring a nation’s income;  Economy’s income and expenditure; Measurement of GDP; Components of GDP; Real versus nominal GDP; International differences in GDP and the quality of life;  Consumer prices index; Saving, investment, and the financial system; Production and growth; Markets for the factors of production; Unemployment; The Monetary system; Money growth and inflation; Open-Economy macroeconomics: Basic concepts; Aggregate demand and aggregate supply; Influence of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand.

BUSN102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS II

Introduction to Business II covers the following main topics: Creating the human resource advantage; Employee motivation; Strategies for motivating employees; Planning for human resources needs; Recruiting and selecting new employees; Developing the workforce; Compensating the workforce; The importance of workforce diversity; Developing marketing relationships; The marketing mix; Product strategy; Pricing strategy; Distribution strategy; Promotion strategy; Growth and benefits of digital communication; Financing the enterprise.   

TURK102 TURKISH II

Turkish II course covers the following topics: Past tense; Accusative case; Directions; Listening; Reading; Speaking; Speak with confidence; Vocabulary; Future tense; Present continuous tense; Past perfect tense; Past continuous tense; Future in the past; Participles; Present and past abilities; Adjectives; Needs; Conditionals; Asking questions; When/Before/After; Comparatives and superlatives; Writing articles; Introductions; Body content of the article; Conclusion; Report writing.        

BUSN211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Business Communication course follows the following content: Establishing a framework for business communication; Focusing on interpersonal communication; Communication styles; Listening skills; Working in teams; Group dynamics and decision making; Meeting management skills; Planning written and spoken messages; Steps of planning messages; Writing resumes and preparing for job interviews; Planning and writing resume; Preparing  employment messages; The interview process; Interview follow up; Types of business messages. 

ECON201 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS

Intermediate Microeconomics course covers the following main topics: The basics of supply and demand; Supply and Demand; The Market mechanism; Changes in market equilibrium; Elasticities of Supply and Demand; Short-Run versus Long-Run Elasticities; Changing market conditions; Effects of government Intervention; Price Controls; Consumer behavior; Individual and Market Demand; Production; Production with two variable inputs and isoquants; The cost of production; Profit maximization and competitive supply; Market power; Monopoly; Monopsony.  

STAT201 STATISTICS I

Statistics I course had the following course content: What is statistics; Frequency distributions and graphic presentation; Numerical measures; Displaying and exploring data; Probability concepts; Discrete probability distribution; Continuous probability distribution; Sampling methods and the central limit theorem; Estimation and confidence intervals; Construction and graphing frequency distribution; Determining permutations and combinations; Sampling  methods; Binomial probability distribution; Developing confidence intervals. 

ACCT201 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I

Principles of Accounting I course covers the following main topics: Accounting and the Business Environment; Financial and Management accounting; The elements of the accounting equation; Analyze business transactions; Rules of debit and credit; Ledger accounts after posting; Prepare and use a trial balance; Basic Financial Statements; Recording Business Transactions; Accruals and Deferrals; adjusting entries; Adjusting entries and accounting principles; Reporting Financial Results; Closing the temporary equity accounts; Merchandising Activities.

BNFN201 INTRODUCTION TO BANKING AND FINANCE

Introduction to Banking and Finance course covers the following content: The Financial Planning Process; The Personal Financial Planning Process; Thinking About Career; The Role of Money in the Macro-economy; Financial Instruments, Markets, and Institutions; Interest Rate Measurement and Behavior; Why Long-Term bonds are riskier than Short-Term bonds;  Money and Capital Markets; Types of securities and Investors; The Nature of Financial Intermediation; Depository Financial Institutions; Non-depository Financial Institutions; Investment Basics.   

BUSN214 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Organizational Behavior course covers the following main topics: What Is Organizational Behavior?; Foundations of Individual Behavior: Personality and Values; Attitudes and Job Satisfaction; Perception and Individual Decision Making; Emotions and Moods; Foundations of Group Behavior; Communication; Leadership; Conflict and Negotiation; Organizational Culture; Human Resource Policies and Practices; Organizational Change and Stress Management; Organizational Behavior in the Family Business; The Significance to Organizational Behavior.

ECON202 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS

Intermediate Macroeconomics course has the following course content: How Macroeconomics Affects Our Everyday Lives; Macroeconomics in the Short Run and Long Run; The Measurement of Income, Prices and Unemployment; Income and Interest Rates; Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the IS-LM Model; The Government Budget, Debt and Limitations of Fiscal Policy; International Trade, Exchange Rates and Macroeconomic Policy; Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply and the Self-Correcting Economy; The Keynesian Revolution.

STAT202 STATISTICS II

Statistics II course cover the following main topics: Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem; Estimation and Confidence Intervals; One-Sample and Two-Sample Test of Hypothesis; Goodness of Fit Tests; Analysis of Variance; Procedure for Testing a Hypothesis; Testing for a Population Mean; Limitations of Chi-square; Analysis of Variance; Inferences about Pairs of Treatment Means; F-Distribution; Testing the hypothesis of equal population variances; Value in Hypothesis Testing. Choosing an Appropriate Sample Size; Confidence Interval.  

ACCT202 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II

Principles of Accounting II covers the following course content: Understanding financial assets and their valuation in the balance sheet; Preparing bank reconciliation and understanding its purpose; Accounting for uncollectible receivables; Accounting for notes receivables; Accounting for credit card sales; Inventory costing methods; First-in first-out (FIFO) method; Last-in first-out (LIFO) method; Computing depreciation by the straight-line, declining-balance, and units-of output methods; Estimated liabilities, loss contingencies, and commitments.  

FINA212 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Financial Management course covers the following main topics: Introduction to financial management; Financial statements; Taxes and cash flow; Working with financial statements; Common size Analysis; Ratio Analysis; Sustainable and internal growth rates; Time value of money; Present Value; Future Value; Discounted cash flow valuation; Multiple cash flows; Present Value Annuity; Annuity due; Amortization loan table Interest rates and bond valuation; Equity markets and stock valuation; Net present value; Investment criteria; Scenario Analysis.  

FINA301 MONEY AND BANKING

Money and Banking course has the following course content: An Introduction to Money and the Financial System; Money and the Payment System; Measuring the money supply; Lessons From the Crisis; Money and the Payment System; Financial Instruments, Financial Markets, and Financial Institutions; Future Value, Present Value, and Interest Rates; Understanding Risk; Bonds, Bond Prices, and the Determination of Interest Rates; Risk and Term Structure of Interest Rates; The Economics of Financial Intermediation; Regulating the Financial System.

BUSN341 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS I

International Business I course covers the following topics: Rapid Change of International Business; Trading and Investing in International Business; International Business Model; Foreign Direct Investment; Theories of International Trade and Investment; Dynamics of International Organizations; Understanding International Monetary System; Economic and Socioeconomic Forces; Multinational Enterprise; Legal Systems; Ethics in International Business; Employment Practices; Theories of Absolute Advantage and Comparative Advantage; Hecksher-Ohlin Theory; The Product Life-Cycle Theory. 

ACCT305 COST ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING

Cost Accounting for Managerial Decision Making course covers the following topics: Differences among cost accounting, managerial accounting, and financial accounting; Understanding of cost accounting and management accounting; An Introduction to Cost Terms and Concepts; Elements of product cost; Direct costs and indirect costs; Variable costs and fixed costs; Product costs and period costs; Flow of costs in job costing system; Difference between actual costing and normal costing; Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis: Activity-Based Costing (ABC).

BUSN304 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human Resource Management course has the following course content: Human Resource Management Strategy and Analysis; Job Analysis and the Talent Management Process; Personnel Planning and Recruiting; Employment Testing and Selection; Interviewing Candidates; Training and Developing Employees; Performance Management and Appraisal; Managing Employee Retention and Engagement; Pay for Performance and Financial Incentives; Benefits and Services; Ethics, Employee Relations and Fair Treatment at Work. 

FINA308 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

International Finance course covers the following topics: Multinational Financial Management; Financial Globalization and Risk; The Global Financial Market Risk; Market Imperfections; The Theory of Comparative Advantage; The International Monetary System; History of the International Monetary System; Emerging markets and regime choices; The Balance of Payments; Trade Balances and Exchange Rates; International Parity conditions; Purchasing Power parity & Law of One Price; Exchange Rate Pass Through; Foreign Currency Futures.

BUSN342 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS II

International Business II course covers the following topics: Sociocultural Forces; Sociocultural Components; Understanding National Cultures; Financial Forces; Financial Crises and Economic Recession; Foreign Exchange Quotations; Sovereign Debt; International Competitive Strategy; Global Strategic Planning; Assessing and Analyzing Markets; Market Screening; Segment Screening; Market Entry Modes; International Channels of Distribution; Export and Import Practices; Payment and Financial Procedures; Export Shipmen; Importing; Global Operations; Supply Chain Management; Manufacturing Systems, Logistics.

BUSN403 BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION

Business Analysis and Evaluation course has the following course content: International Business Analysis and Strategy; International Accounting Analysis; Strategic Analysis; Cash Flow Analysis; Valuation Theory; Financial Analysis; Financial Statement Analysis; Prospective Analysis-Forecasting; Equity Security Analysis; Debt Valuation; Equity Valuation; Credit Analysis; Risk Analysis and Management; Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Policies.     

BUSN413 BUSINESS LAW

Business Law course covers the following course content: Legal Heritage; The Information Age; Constitutional Law for Business; Constitutional Law for E-Commerce; Doctrines of Equal Protection; Doctrines of  Due Process; Court Systems and Jurisdiction; The State International Court Systems;  Nature of Traditional and Online Contracts; Agreement and Consideration; Remedies for Breach of Traditional Contracts; Remedies for Breach of Online Contracts; Torts and Strict Liability; Compensatory and Consequential Damages; Nominal Damages; Business Torts of Disparagement; Business Torts of Fraud.

BUSN400 INTERNSHIP

Internship is a required four weeks’ involvement in international trade and business related institutions to obtain business, international trade, management knowledge, skills and competencies. Students may have their internship during the summer period prior to the registration for BUSN400. Completion of Internship is compulsory for all students of International Trade and Business program.     

BUSN406 BUSINESS POLICY

Business Policy course has the following course content: Charting a Company’s Direction; Company’s Vision, Mission, Objectives and Strategy; Evaluating a Company’s External Environment; Evaluating a Company’s Resources, Capabilities, and Competitiveness; The Five Generic Competitive Strategies;  Supplementing the chosen Competitive Strategy; Business Strategy Choices; Strategies for Competing in Foreign Markets; Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategy.

BUSN418 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY

International Marketing Strategy course covers the following topics: Global Marketing; Social and Cultural Environment; Global Information System; Global Marketing Research; Segmentatıon, Targeting and Positioning; Strategy and a Business Model; Importing, Exporting and Sourcing; Branding and Product Decision in Global Marketing; Crafting and Executing Strategy; Pricing Decision; A Framework for Executing Strategy; Global Marketing Communications Decisions.       

BUSN408 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS

Applied Research Methods course covers the following topics: Qualitative and quantitative research; Time series analysis; Panel data analysis; The Gauss–Markov theorem; Regression Analysis; Normality Assumption; Two Variable Regression Model; Classical Linear Regression Model; Hypothesis testing procedure; Test statistic; One-tailed and two-tailed tests of significance; P-value; Multiple Regression Analysis; OLS; Multicollinearity; Heteroscedasticity; Autocorrelation; Introduction to statistical packages, such as, Eviews, Stata.

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