About Department

The four-year program in International Trade and Logistics leads to the bachelor’s degree in international Trade and Logistics.

International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders. Countries specialize in exporting those products and services which they can produce most efficiently and import those where they are less efficient.

Today about a third of all the goods and services produced are traded internationally. International trade is a powerful driver for growth and rising living standards, especially in the developing world, whilst representing a significant part of Gross Domestic Product in most developed countries.

The international trade gains an overwhelming importance as globalization affects the whole world. The need for well-educated and qualified manpower also becomes one of the crucial issues. Effective international trade is only possible with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of international trade mechanisms, characteristics of international institutions and certain international parameters.

On the other hand, the program also focuses on logistics. The process of logistics involves not only internal operations (such as supply, transportation within the business, and stock management) but also the role of the middlemen and supporting companies in international trade. Being globally competitive depends on the effective management and integration of the product, material, and capital, with the services and flow of information within the business. Customer satisfaction has also become an essential component of the modern business world. The goal of logistics is to deliver the right product, at the right time, to the right place, in the right quantity, and for the right cost, in an excellent and flawless condition. This requires specialized knowledge of logistic management, as well as a staff resource of logistic managers, who are highly competent and skilled.

International developments prove that the way to increase welfare of the whole society is possible through trade. In addition to producing quality and low-priced goods, knowledge of international and national trading rules should be improved in order to trade in the best efficient way, and this will eventually lead to improvement of the welfare and wealth of the country. In this equation the most important source is the human capital. As a result, we need qualified generations who can keep up with changes and developments in international trade and logistics, who can merge their knowledge of world trade with our country’s benefit.


The main objective of the Department of International Trade and Logistics at the Tishk International University is developing experts able to lead the age of globalization and intellectuals with knowledge from a broad range of academic fields including international economics, finance, management, and administration.

As the complexity and diversity of the international society deepens and the importance of international commerce increases, the multidisciplinary nature of the academic field of international trade has become one of its strong points. Therefore, another objective of the bachelor program is to prepare students as future business professionals who can function effectively in the dynamic and complex environment of the global marketplace.

The program also aims to foster creative talent with practical skills and theoretical knowledge acquired through education tailored to the students. In other words, International Trade and Logistics Department aims to produce international trade and logistics specialists through theoretical, operation oriented, and contemporary programs and with the participation of eminent scholars who are specialized in International Trade and Logistics.

For these purposes, the multidisciplinary nature of the Department of International Trade and Logistics Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students moving into positions of international responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program find careers in companies dealing with international trade and logistics, SMEs (small and middle-sized companies) which are operating globally, internationally funded companies, commercial sections of embassies, and in the trade / finance division of national / international companies.

The graduates of Tishk International University International Trade and Logistics Department may find career opportunities at below foundations and institutions with the help of knowledge and practice they acquire during their education:

  •  Professionals in International Trade and Logistics
  •  Professionals in Customs Clearance
  •  Trade Policy Adviser
  •  International Trade Consultant
  •  Industrial Business Manager
  •  International Finance Dealers
  •  Managerial Positions in Multi-National Companies
  •  Logistics, Purchasing, Supply, and Foreign Trade Departments of Production, Service and Sales Companies
  •  Logistics Service Providers
  •  Freight Forwarders
  •  Logistics Departments of Insurance, Finance, Audit and Foreign Trade Companies
  •  Logistics Departments of Universities and Research Institutes
  •  Related Departments of State Planning Organization, Ministry of Transportation, and other Government Organizations
  •  Logistics Consultancy and Training Companies
  •  Logistics Applications Departments of Communications and Information Technology Companies
  •  Customs Brokerage
  •  Maritime and Port Authorities
  •  Civil Society Organizations
  •  Logistics Centers
  •  Related Departments of Free Zones
  • Other Related Opportunities for Government Officials