Vocational School

FOREIGN TRADE PROGRAM

Goals:

Foreign Trade Program is designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the rapidly changing foreign trade world as qualified intermediate staff assistants needed to perform a particular job in foreign trade companies or in export-import departments of business organizations.

Objectives:

Foreign Trade Program aims to provide its students with the fundamentals and techniques of international trade based on the elementary and relevant theorrtical and applied information.

The main objective of the program is to equip students with problem solving abilities, using basic and technical scientific background, and to improve their communication skills and capabilities of critical thinking, cooperation and individual resposibility  that help them to conduct their life-long personnel development by keeping and pursuing ethical and social criteria.

General Description of  Foreign Trade Program

 

Foundation & Recognition

Cag University Higher Vocational School is founded  with the objective of training well qualified intermediate managers needed to perform a particular job in private and public business organizations.

Official Gazette: 09.07.1997, No.(R): 23050

The Programme of Foreign Trade was founded to train well qualifiedintermediate staff assistants needed to perform a particular job in foreign trade sector with following date and number:

Certified by Higher Education Council: 13.04.2005/007700

Qualification Awarded

The students who have succesfully completed the program will be awarded with a Associate's Degree in Foreign Trade.

Level Of Qualification

Short Cycle Degree Program on Foreign Trade.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have started studies in other domestic or international universities may apply for admission according to Regulations of Council of Higher Education and Çağ University. 
See for details information about Çağ > Admission Requirements

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of  Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal And İnformal)

Students who have studied at other Universities may transfer Çağ University Vocational School Programmes after the completion of first semester. Exemption is given for any other courses which have been taken with passing grades and same content from other universities.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

A student is required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00, no failing grades and total of 120 ECTS credits.

Profile Of The Programme

Foreign Trade Program is designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the rapidly changing finance world as qualifiedintermediate staff members needed to perform a particular job in foreign trade sector.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples

Graduated students have opportunity to work in foreign trade institutions or in export-import departments of  business organizations as intermediate staff assistants. Most of them work in their family corporations and the others work in a wide range of business organizations in foreign trade sector.

Access To Further Studies

Students may apply to undergraduate (first cycle) programs.

Examination Regulations, Assessment And Grading

The examination regulations are specified for each course. However, generally, there is 1 Midterm Exam and 1 Final Exam for each course. See the exam regulations, assessment and grading of each course in the Course Structure Diagram for details.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for the Program of Foreign Trade are as same as the general qualification requirements and regulations of Çağ University. There is no additional requirement to secure the Associate's Degree provided that the students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a DD grade, had a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Language

Turkish

Program Director

Inst. Duygu GÜR
ilhanozturk@cag.edu.tr 
Tel: +90 324 6514800 
Fax: +90 324 6514811

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinator

Prof.Dr. İlhan ÖZTÜRK 
ilhanozturk@cag.edu.tr 
Tel: +90 324 6514800 
Fax: +90 324 6514811

FOREIGN TRADE PROGRAM 

INTENDED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (ISLOs)

 

A student who has successfully completed the program should be able to:

1. Recognise elementary and relevant theoretical and applied information related with forign trade such as business, economy, law, mathematics, statistics, accounting, foreign trade procedures etc.

2.  Use elementary and relevant information related with international trade procedures,

3. Suggest creative and innovative solutions to potential problems using basic and technical scientific background, participate prepositions with the partners and when necessary compose a team and take responsibility,

4.  Learn how to apply skills for life by improving them how to reach and research information related with international trade, select, appreciate, interpret and use the available data,

5.  Present information orally and in writing both in Turkish and English at the stated level with the colleagues over international trade,  

6. Follow the information and data from public, private and media sources in both Turkish and English,

7. Use computer software at a Basic Level of European Computer Driving Licence and also information & communication technologies particularly related with  international trade,

8. Depend on and behave appropriately regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical values and criteria in the phases of  obtaining, using, applying and announcing data related with  international trade,

9. Carry the ideas of universality of social rights, social justice, quality and cultural values, labor health and labor security and protection of environment.

First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ING-101 English I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 05
TIC-101 Foreign Trade I Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
TRK-101 Turkish I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
BIL-103 Computer Applications Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-2-3 4
MAT-103 İşletme için İstatistik Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
ISL-105 General Management Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 18 30
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ING-102 English II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 05
TIC-102 Foreign Trade II Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TRK-102 Turkish II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
IKT-104 Economics Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
MAT-104 Statistics Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TIC-104 Electronic Trade Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 18 30
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
HUK-201 Introduction to Law Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
ING-201 English III Supplementary Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 05
ISL-201 Principles of Accounting Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TAR-201 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
TIC-201 Foreign Trade Operations Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TIC-205 Customs Legistlation and Implementation Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 18 30
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ING-202 English IV Supplementary Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 05
ISL-202 Financial Accounting Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TAR-202 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
TIC-204 Foreign Trade Law Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TIC-210 Logistics and Applications in Foreign Trade Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
ISL-212 International Business Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 18 30
ING-101 - English I

The course aims to provide the students recall and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type, also introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has and finally interact in a simple way provided the other person talks lowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


TIC-101 - Foreign Trade I

The course aims at introducing the freshmen students to the basic concepts of international trade. Emphasis is on the patterns of world trade, internationalization of the firm, economic, socio-cultural factors of the foreign trade environment.


TRK-101 - Turkish I

To bring the students in the proficiency of expressing themselves and commenting on certain subjects together with the linguistic ability with which they would be able to express the things they read, listen and see. To offer selected Turkish literary texts to students.


ING-102 - English II

The course aims to provide the students comprehend sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g.: very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). And also provide them to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. To describe in simple terms, aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


TIC-102 - Foreign Trade II

The course aims at introducing the freshmen students to the basic concepts of international trade. Emphasis is on the patterns of world trade, internationalization of the firm, economic, socio-cultural factors of the foreign trade environment.


TRK-102 - Turkish II

To anable students to expres themselves by using the linguıstic rules affactively.To let students to gain both spoken and written communicative skils in mother tounge


BIL-103 - Computer Applications

The course includes the general introduction of a computer and its Operating System, the Windows XP OS, the Microsoft Word Package Program as word process, Excel, Word, Power Point, and the Internet and the basic computer networks. 


MAT-103 - İşletme için İstatistik

IKT-104 - Economics

The course focuses on the definition and scope of economics, the common economic problems of societies, how market mechanism solves these problems, market failures and what does the state make to remedy these failures, suply and demand, cost, GDP, employment, macroeconomic issues.


MAT-104 - Statistics

An introduction to the science of statistics for business and economics. Basic statistical contepts, data types and data collection methods, sensitive averages, possibility concept and applications to  simple daily life problems, permutations and probability distribution are the main topics covered.


TIC-104 - Electronic Trade

The objective of the course is to understand the relationships among e-commerce business concerns, internet technology, and the social and legal context of e-trade. Given the continued growth and diffusion of e-commerce, al students-regardless of their major discipline-must also understand the basic economic and business forces driving e-trade.


ISL-105 - General Management

An introduction to the science of business.  Foundations of business as a sociotechnical system and private enterprises, forms of business ownership, global effects on business, business ethics, business functions, management and organization, organizational structure, human relations, human resource management and labor relations are the main topics covered.


HUK-201 - Introduction to Law

Introduction to Law begins with rules that regulate the society, basic concepts of law and continues with Law Systems, Public and Private Law, recognizes Turkish Law System, types and functions of Turkish Canons and ends explanations with right and liability concepts, legal conflicts and juridical institutions.


ING-201 - English III

This course is aimed to combine engaging content with a strong focus on grammar, vocabulary, and basic languages skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and to take students from beginner to pre-intermediate level in English.


ISL-201 - Principles of Accounting

The course aims to provide students with the ability to record, classify and summarize major financial and commercial transactions within the framework of the basic accounting cycle.


TAR-201 - Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I

To teach the foundation and development of  Modern Turkey.  To give the right information about  Ataturk’s way of thinking, Turkish Republic History, Turkey and some factors threatening   the applications of Ataturk’s way of thinking. Educate Turkish youth as regards to Ataturk’s way of thinking which offers an absolute unity at home as a system including all cultural components of Turkish country.  To raise rationalist, contemporary, humanist, hardworking, and honourable youngsters.


TIC-201 - Foreign Trade Operations

In the scope of this course; all the documents and certificates used in a foreign trade operation, such as the commercial documents, transportation documents, movement and insurance certificates, are instructed with their samples. The INCOTERMS, which are one of the main subject in international trade and the payment terms are also explained. In the end of the semester, the practical examples are given in order to make students understand the import and export operation process.


ING-202 - English IV

This course is aimed to combine engaging content with a strong focus on grammar, vocabulary, and basic languages skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and to take students from pre-intermediate to intermediate level in English.


ISL-202 - Financial Accounting

The course focuses on how companies prepare financial statements for financial information users. In a similar manner with real-life financial statement preparers (i.e. accountants), students are directed to practice principles and rules of accounting for the purpose of obtaining primary financial statements. After the preparation phase, students try to make overall interpretations with a fast look at those statements.


TAR-202 - Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution II

The course aims to provide the students about the foundation and development of  Modern Turkey.  In this context it is objected to tell the right information about  Ataturk’s way of thinking, Turkish Republic History, Turkey and some factors threatening   the applications of Ataturk’s way of thinking, to train Turkish Youth as regards to Ataturk’s way of thinking which offers an absolute unity at home as a system including all cultural components of Turkish country and finally to raise rationalist, contemporary, humanist, hardworking, and honourable youngsters.


TIC-204 - Foreign Trade Law

The course covers the foreign trade regulations in the import, export, foreign exchange, customs procedures in the legislation, foreign trade contracts, the documents used in foreign trade operations, delivery and payment methods.


TIC-205 - Customs Legistlation and Implementation

The course covers fundamental concept on customs regulation, the purpose and scope of Customs Act and other legal sources, submission of a good to customs process, free movement of goods, export regime, customs warehouse regime, internal and external process of the goods, customs controlled process, as well as the introduction of documents and information about foreign trade practice.


TIC-210 - Logistics and Applications in Foreign Trade

This module sets out to provide an understanding of how logistics could fit in an organization. It defines the concept supply chain and how it relates to logistics. The relation between marketing and logistics will also be considered. It provides an introduction to a wide range of logistics activities such as materials handling, purchasing, storage, inventory and forecasting, transport systems and distribution systems. It also provides an understanding of the role of information technology in improving the efficiency of logistics operations. An overview of some contemporary topic in logistics such as third-party logistics providers reverse logistics will be provided.


ISL-212 - International Business

This course provides an overview of the environment, concepts, and basic differences involved in international business. Topics include forms of foreign involvement, international trade theory, governmental influences on trade and strategies, international organizations, multinational corporations, personnel management, and international marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the foundation of international business.


Basic Occupational Courses
Code Course Credit ECTS
ISL-105 General Management 3-0-3 06
HUK-201 Introduction to Law 3-0-3 05
Specialized Field Courses
Code Course Credit ECTS
TIC-101 Foreign Trade I 3-0-3 08
TIC-102 Foreign Trade II 3-0-3 06
TIC-104 Electronic Trade 3-0-3 05
ISL-201 Principles of Accounting 3-0-3 06
TIC-201 Foreign Trade Operations 3-0-3 06
ISL-202 Financial Accounting 3-0-3 06
TIC-204 Foreign Trade Law 3-0-3 06
TIC-205 Customs Legistlation and Implementation 3-0-3 06
TIC-210 Logistics and Applications in Foreign Trade 3-0-3 06
ISL-212 International Business 3-0-3 05
Supplementary Courses
Code Course Credit ECTS
ING-101 English I 4-0-4 05
TRK-101 Turkish I 2-0-2 02
ING-102 English II 4-0-4 05
TRK-102 Turkish II 2-0-2 02
BIL-103 Computer Applications 2-2-3 4
MAT-103 İşletme için İstatistik 3-0-3 05
IKT-104 Economics 3-0-3 06
MAT-104 Statistics 3-0-3 06
ING-201 English III 4-0-4 05
TAR-201 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I 2-0-2 02
ING-202 English IV 4-0-4 05
TAR-202 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution II 2-0-2 02