INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LOGISTICS MASTER PROGRAM
Antalya has a strategic advantage with its continuous development trend based on human logistics, both in terms of its integrated approach including transportation, foreign trade and technology, and special dimensions of international tourism infrastructure such as health and education tourism. In short, Antalya has all the features that a logistics city should have, with its regional and strategic superiority, which includes some of the private sector initiatives that direct national exports, rapidly developing health and biomedical technology clusters, and hosting international trade, sports, art, and tourism organizations. In this respect, the fact that Akdeniz University provides education at different levels in the field of international trade and logistics will make Antalya stronger in every aspect.
Considering the province of Antalya, the development trend that the city has achieved in the logistics sector, with a trend suitable for the established tourism sector, reveals the need to offer both national and global goods and services of high quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. Statistics presented by the Exporters Assembly show that food and mineral exports through Antalya have increased significantly in recent years. This also rapidly increases the need for human resources trained in foreign trade and logistics operations. Antalya, which is one of the most important touristic destinations in the world, also contains an important potential in terms of "human logistics" with the ideal of Health Tourism. On the other hand, the developments in recent years show that the city is on the way to becoming a "logistical base", considering the existing land, air, and sea transportation possibilities of Antalya and its international competencies such as Antalya Port. On the other hand, the city's being an established centre for many national and international scientific congresses and artistic events as well as international sports organizations, its experience in other international organizations such as EXPO, and having the necessary preliminary preparation are a great advantage in terms of both human logistics and goods’ mobility. These points show that Antalya has an important logistic potential.
Besides the foreign trade and logistics infrastructure of Antalya province, its richness in terms of global businesses creates an advantage for the students who will graduate from the international trade and logistics master and doctoral program.
The fact that Turkey is a logistics power and the province of Antalya is in a logistics cluster structure, the need for professional management in organizations with international trade and logistics business units, the increasing importance of logistics enterprises and international goods and service mobility, and thus there is a need for research on these issues. Future research will be possible with the contribution of scientists to be trained in the mentioned areas.
Since the graduates of International Trade and Logistics are knowledgeable in foreign trade, transportation, and logistics and speak a foreign language, there will always be employees who will be in high demand in the market thanks to the experience and abilities they have gained from their graduate education. Therefore, graduates will play very important roles in the production, energy, or service sector as managers who provide the necessary planning and coordination at every stage. Graduates of International Trade and Logistics both provide foreign trade and logistics services and organize logistics applications. Besides, they also have employment opportunities in institutions who receive logistics services. In addition, graduates who have completed their master's education can find employment opportunities in the academic field needed directly or they can continue to their doctoral education. This program will fill an important gap in scientific research in Turkey, considering research on logistics. The graduates of the program can work in the foreign trade and logistics units of enterprises in the private sector, as well as they can be employed as managers in maritime enterprises, private intermediary customs clearance institutions, air, land, and sea cargo enterprises, and ports.
Master's programs with and without thesis to be opened in the Department of International Trade and Logistics are welcoming students from different disciplines such as International Trade and Logistics, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Logistics Vocational and Technical Education (Logistics Technician), Engineering, Tourism, Law, etc. This aims to contribute to the ability of managers from different disciplines to use the theoretical knowledge they have learned in solving the problems they encounter in practice, by following scientific developments without interrupting their business life, and to create an education and training coverage level in this direction. Contemporary international trade and logistics information for students and managers who have completed their undergraduate education provides management skills such as research, analysis, analytical thinking, and decision making. Thus this program makes the students ready to undertake effective duties and responsibilities in the management of organizations that direct both international trade and the production of logistics goods and services.
International Trade and Logistics Master's programs with and without thesis includes business, economics, finance, industrial engineering and law; import and export operations, logistics business management, logistics, and foreign trade law, finance of logistics and transportation services, logistics economy, logistics cost and financing, implementation of foreign trade operations, international trade and customs legislation, logistics policies, logistics information systems and strategic logistics and it covers the subjects of Supply Chain Management.
Prof. Dr. Ramazan ERTURGUT
Head of International Trade and Logistics Department
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