International Trade Management, M.A.

International Trade Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #190 (BCR) ,
The masters in International Trade Management (ITM) has been designed with an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating international business, economics and politics. The two year emphasizes global insight in commercial, technological, legal and social issues and the critical role of innovation in rapidly changing business environment.


ITM´s main distinction is its emphasis on policy issues such as strategic trade, strategic marketing, international business and the topics of e-commerce and international law. Graduates of ITM program are expected to develope expertise in designing and implementing global competitive strategies and policies in their business enterprises. Graduates choosing to pursue academic career will be fully equipped to study at reputable universities.

Participants must complete an interdisciplinary core curriculum and elective courses in different specialization areas in the first year and write a thesis in the second year, supervised by an advisor. An oral defense is requisite to complete the degree requirements. The language of instruction is in English. Around 15 students are accepted annually.


Department of International Trade was established within The School of Applied Disciplines founded at Bogaziçi University in 1995. Its mission was defined as the advancement of knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of international trade and educating students to be competent, skillful, active self aware, critical and responsible citizens of the world they will inherit.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • International Economics and World Trade
  • International Financial Management
  • Trade Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Graduate Seminar in Research
  • Cross Cultural Negotiation
  • International Political Economy
  • International Market Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

International Trade Management Masters Program accepts applications only for Fall Semester. The language of instruction is English and no students will be admitted to the English preparatory class.

  • Applicants must receive a minimum standard score of 80 in ALES score type of Equally Weighted (EA).
  • Applicants may choose to submit GMAT/GRE scores instead of ALES scores. All the scores must be taken within the last two years. Photocopy or student-copy will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must submit English proficiency test scores (TOEFL) that the university accepts. (No photocopy or student-copy will be accepted.)
  • Two reference letters should be submitted and one of the reference letters should be written by a recommender who can judge applicant´s academic qualifications.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 (75/100) during undergraduate program is required.

Candidates who satisfy all the requirements and pass the written exam are qualified for the interview and ranked according to their ALES/GMAT/GRE, exam scores, GPA and interview evaluations. 15 candidates will be admitted to the master program. Candidates may apply only for "May/June application" period.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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