What is the vision and purpose of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management?
Our department, which has a curriculum equipped with the necessary information for sustainable agriculture, food, and economy, aims to train individuals who can bring agricultural trade and management in our country to the level of developed countries by combining essential agriculture and soil knowledge. For this purpose, it is aimed that our students become individuals who are competent in modern agriculture and business techniques that will reduce our country's dependence on foreign sources, who can analyze data with scientific methods, who can solve problems in all chains, and who have high ethical values—people who are based on agriculture and agricultural economy and who can develop projects.
What is the language of instruction in your Department of Agricultural Trade and Management?
The language of instruction of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management is English. After the level of the students whose English level requires additional education is determined by a placement test, these students are placed in the appropriate courses for their level and study in English at the English Preparatory School. After completing the English preparatory class, our students start taking the department courses.
Which positions and sectors can graduates of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management find work in?
Graduates of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management can shape their careers in all chain areas related to agriculture and trade, whether they start their businesses, provide consultancy to existing businesses, or take charge of large companies in the sector.
These chain fields are:
1. Fields related to agricultural statistics and data processing,
2. Areas related to agricultural policies and legislation,
3. Areas related to environmental economics and agricultural trade,
4. Agribusiness and sustainable food/agriculture-related fields,
5. Areas related to the implementation of different agricultural models,
6. Fields related to land management
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Our graduates can work in fields such as consultants, researchers, legal affairs officers, and financial management in all agriculture-based industries and research institutions in the public or private sector. They can continue their careers as entrepreneurs who set up their businesses.
What are the internship opportunities in the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management?
Students of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management have the chance to meet with our stakeholders in the sector thanks to the two summer internships in our curriculum (20 days in total, 40 days in total) and two long internships (8 weeks in total, 16 weeks each) to be applied during the semester. They have a warm and friendly experience with the sector while still students. Students will have the opportunity to build relationships. Long internships during the semester will be held at the leading institutions in the industry with which we have contracted.
What are the quotas, scholarships and fees for the Department Agricultural Trade and Management?
Students with full scholarships and discounts are accepted to the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management. The quota information for the program is specified in the YÖK quota guide.
The fees to be applied to our Department of Agricultural Trade and Management students are available in the fees section of our website. English Preparatory School is included in the scholarship that the student deserves.
What is the infrastructure of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management?
Our laboratories in the infrastructure of our university are as follows:
Analysis Laboratories: Soil Analysis Lab, Water Analysis Lab., Fertilizer Analysis Lab., Plant Analysis Lab.
Plant Biotechnology Laboratories and Greenhouses: Our laboratories have two main working areas. In plant tissue culture, studies are carried out for disease-free, clonal, and mass plant production and the production of some plant secondary metabolites used in industry. On the other hand, research studies are carried out at the molecular level for agricultural improvement. We have modern glass greenhouses established to realize the applications of our R&D and P&D studies.
Computer Laboratories: It is used for informatics lessons.
How is the academic staff of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management?
Since our department is an interdisciplinary department, our staff consists of faculty members who are experts in their fields in different disciplines.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sanem Argin:
Profession: Food Science and Engineering
Bachelor's: METU, PhD: University of Maryland, USA
Prof. Dr. Metin Turan:
Profession: Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
BA and PhD: Atatürk University
Prof. Dr. Veysel Ulusoy:
BS: Istanbul University, PhD: Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA
Asst. Prof. Dr. Derya Nil Budak:
Profession: Agricultural Communication, Food Communication
Bachelor's: Yeditepe University, Master's: Bahçeşehir University, PhD: Maltepe University
What are the differences of the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management from other departments?
Highlights of our Agricultural Trade and Management department:
The language of instruction is English.
Original Curriculum: Our department has a unique curriculum prepared to train individuals who will contribute to the development of agriculture in line with the needs of our country by blending business and commerce courses with soil, agriculture, and food courses. Our curriculum's richness and complementarity are one of our program's highlights.
Information systems and blockchain courses: Our students will grow up as individuals who can analyze agricultural data, make predictions based on these data, and perform agricultural management at the level of developed countries in the light of these data. Another highlight of our curriculum is blockchain courses. All developed countries apply the concept of blockchain for sustainability and food safety. Our goal is to educate our students with this vision and to ensure they know every step of the journey from the field to international trade.
The fact that long-term internships are included in the curriculum: While our students practice the courses they will take during their education in the facilities and laboratories of our University, they will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned at school in public and private sectors with the two summer internships they must complete and the two long-term internships that will be held in the third year, they will have the chance to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in business life before they graduate. During long-term internships, our students will not take classes at school and will complete two seven-week internships in the institutions we have contracted with.
Sector-participated courses will give our students an advantage in terms of following the developments in the sector.
Do you have minor major or double major opportunities in the Department of Agricultural Trade and Management?
Upon the request of our students, it is possible to make a DAP agreement with the departments they want. Our students can do a minor in any department they want.
Department of Agricultural Trade and Management Double Major Agreements are given below;
Agricultural Trade and Management - Business
Agricultural Trade and Management - International Trade and Business
Agricultural Trade and Management - Gastronomy and Culinary Arts