International Trade and Finance

Faculty Members





Assist. Prof. Hasibe AYSAN (Ph.D.) (Head of Department)

Hasibe Aysan graduated from Marmara University, Department of Business Administration in 2003 in first place. Between 2003 and 2012, she completed her master's degree in Istanbul during her professional career in the banking sector, where she has gained experience in international trade and foreign exchange, country loans, letters of guarantee, and domestic loans. Aysan completed her PhD in Management and Organization at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University in 2019 and has worked in the fields of organizational theory, legitimacy and legitimation processes, professional division and history of business administration.

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Professor Ünsal SIĞRI (Ph.D.) (Vice Rector) 

OSTIM Technical University Faculty Member and Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal Sığrı has received his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in Business Administration-Management and Organization. Then in 2010, he became an Associate Professor in “Management and Organization”, becoming a Professor in 2015. He completed his Post-Doctoral studies at Rochester Bittner School of Business-USA with a TÜBİTAK scholarship and served as a Faculty Member at the Military Academy and Baskent University of Ankara for many years. He was involved in important scientific projects at the Turkish Armed Forces and served as the Director of the European Union Office for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sığrı gave seminars and participated in research projects in various international organizations such as NATO, United Nations, European Union and Council of Europe. He has published many international and national books, articles and papers in the fields of Management and Organizational Behavior.

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Assoc. Prof. İhsan Erdem KAYRAL (Ph.D.)

Assoc. Dr. İhsan Erdem Kayral graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Economics in 2009 as the top of the Faculty and Department. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in Finance from the Department of Business Administration of the same University. During his undergraduate education, Assoc. Dr. Kayral started his career at TUBITAK and worked at the relevant Institution for more than 8 years, most recently as the Chief Specialist. Joining Konya Food and Agriculture University in 2018, Assoc. Dr. Kayral worked for 4 years in the Departments of Economics and International Trade and Management. Having many academic studies in the field of finance, Assoc. Dr. İhsan Erdem Kayral has various awards in different fields. Kayral, who became an Associate Professor in 2020, works as a faculty member in the Department of International Trade and Finance at OSTİM Technical University.

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Assist. Prof. Zehra FIRAT (Ph.D.)

Zehra Fırat graduated from Ankara University SBF Public Finance Department in 2004. She gained the SMMM title in 2008, and worked in Türk Telekom AŞ. between 2010-2012.  While she was the manager of a private enterprise of her own, she started her academic career by getting a master's degree in business administration at Gelişim University. She had the PhD degree from the same university in 2020  working on internal auditing. She has studies on issues such as measuring the performance of internal audit and raising awareness. She serves on various international congress committees science and advisory boards.

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Research Assistant Seray KAĞITÇI CANDAN

Seray Kağıtcı graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Trade in 2018. Immediately after her undergraduate degree in 2018, she started her Master's Degree at Ankara University, Master of Business Administration. At the same time, she worked in the foreign trade departments of various companies in the fields of export and international marketing. After completing her master's degree with thesis titled "Analysis of Micro Factors that Determining the Exporter Characteristics of SMEs: A Mixed Method Research on OSTİM Clusters", she started her doctorate studies at Ankara University, Business Administration in 2021. Research Assistant Seray Kağıtcı also continues to work as an Assistant Specialist at the OSTİMTECH Entrepreneurship and Leadership Application and Research Center.

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Research Assistant Sevdenur TURAL

She double majored in Economics and  Business Administration and graduated from Koç University in 2018. Later on, she continued her academic eduation with an integrated phD program in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in Ankara University. Her research interests are precarious employment, social inequalities and sustainable development. She was also a recipient of TÜBİTAK 2211 phD scholarship.

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Assoc. Dr. Selma Aytüre

She was born in Ankara and completed her primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara. He completed his undergraduate education at Gazi University. She completed her Master's and Doctorate degrees at Ankara University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of European Communities. She worked at the Ministry of Agriculture for many years and worked as the Branch Manager of Turkey-EU Legislative Relations. During this duty, he received various trainings and gave trainings on the EU in Turkey and abroad. She was one of the first students of Ankara University, ATAUM and took part in the first harmonization studies in the Ministry of Agriculture and Turkey. She also attended many EU-related meetings in Turkey and abroad, representing Turkey and the Ministry. She did an internship at the EU Commission in Brussels for 3 months. She played an important role in the EU negotiation process. She participated in negotiations with the EU and represented Turkey in the negotiations on Free Trade Agreements with various countries in the field of agriculture. At the beginning of 2012, she started academic life as an Assistant Professor at Aksaray University and served as School Director and Department Head. In 2018, she received the title of Associate Professor in the field of European Union. He worked at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University between 2018-2023. She has 5 books, book editorships, many articles and papers published in Turkey and abroad. She has a good command of English. She is married and has 2 children.



Yasemin Alıcıoğlu, PhD.

Yasemin Alıcıoğlu completed her undergraduate studies at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 2005, her master's degree at O.D.T.U. Department of Business Administration in 2008, and her PhD in Başkent University, Department of Business Administration in 2020 with a thesis in Banking and Finance. Between 2006-2018, Alıcıoğlu worked in a Public Bank in various fields of duty and worked in many SMEs. She has published articles and received awards in many fields, including International Trade and Finance, especially in the field of Econometric Finance. Alıcıoğlu speaks English, German and Russian and is the mother of one child.


Meltem Özcanlı Ph.D.

Meltem Özcanlı (Ph.D.) received her Master’s degree from Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Business Administration in 2014, and earned a Ph.D in Management and Organization from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University in 2022. She worked as a research assistant at METU, Department of Business Administration between 2012 and 2019, and at Social Sciences University of Ankara between 2019 and 2021. She has published research on international diffusion of public policies, corporate social responsibility, and global governance in national and international journals and books. She has started to work as a part-time lecturer at Ostim Technical University, Department of International Trade and Finance in 2023.


Abdullah Erdogan Ph.D.


Dr. Abdullah Erdoğan who has received his bachelor's degree in Economics and his master's and doctorate degrees in Management and Organization studied the relationship between IT and innovation in the Istanbul Stock Exchange companies in his master's dissertation. He studied Industry 4.0 (I4.0) in the Istanbul Chamber of Industry -1000 Enterprises in his PdD dissertation and he determined the I4.0 awareness and maturity level of the Turkish Industry (2023). He worked as a project manager and has been working as a section head in Defense Industry projects and carried out practical studies in strategic planning areas. Regarding NATO duties, he served in Afghanistan between 2010-2011 and in Belgium between 2020-2022. In addition to National and NATO experiences in project management, Dr. Abdullah Erdoğan, who has international PMI, PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner and ITIL4 certifications, has given lectures on project management at OSTİM Technical University.


  Mete Emin Atmaca, Ph.D.
  Fatih Buğra Erdem, Ph.D.