Welcome to International Trade & Investement Management (ITIM) Departement

Among all the departments of the College ITIM is a unique degree program to College of Business and Economics of Arsi University and Ethiopia. Having been introduced in 2006, More than 250 students were graduated by regular program. Though the program was new, all graduates including 2014 graduates were employed in different organization and the demand from organization was so huge that the university, based on comment from different organization, started the program by extension program in 2011 and there were more than 20 graduates in 2015 and it is continuing.

Admision Requirements

  • Admission to all regular degree programs is based on the national admissions requirements set by the ministry of Education

Duration of the study

  • For students in the regular degree program the duration is Three years.
  • For students in the extension degree program duration is four years

Department Contact Information
Inquiries can be coursed through the following:
ITIM Department Office Telephone: +251 (0)912 49 59 59
Department’s Head Telephone: +251 (0)910 59 33 57
ITIM Department’s Head email:
Department’s Official Email Address: itim_CoBE@Arsiun.edu.et
Collage of Business & Economics Telephone: +251 +022-110-400
P.O. Box 1888; Assela, Ethiopia

The field of International Trade and Investment combines the essentials of trade and Investment with professional skills training. The curriculum is developed in recognition of a rapidly globalizing economy and the opportunities and challenges brought to the country. The program is designed to accommodate the increasing interdisciplinary requirements of practitioners who represent business or government interests in the negotiation of legislative policy and evolving international trade and investment. Therefore, the curriculum is designed in such a way that the country will be able to turn a challenge into opportunity by producing need based, qualified, and meritorious personnel of high caliber. Read More

To be a leading professional International Trade and Investment Management department among Ethiopian universities producing responsible and accountable International Trade & Investment Management Professionals. Read More

Under the stress of business globalization, the demand for international trading personnel is increasing tremendously. Therefore, the department now offers an International Trade and Investment Program aimed at training students to become international business professionals. In addition to theoretical and practical International Business and Investment knowledge, students in this program will also be given up-to-date on-hand computer training and foreign language courses to meet the urgent needs of domestic business. Read More

Academic staff profile of College of Business and Economics, Department of International Trade & Investement Management. Read More

This program will equip a student for success as an international trade practitioner or transnational manager in the public or private sector; or as a manager, project officer or investment officer at international scope or private investor, agent or legal advisor, consultant etc.
Students intending to pursue their postgraduate study can choose any business related specialization such as International Trading, International Business, Business Administration, Finance, Information Management, Insurance, Economics, Accounting, Investment, and Financial Policy or related to international development. Read More

Learning & Teaching

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Research Undertakings

Arsi University has a longstanding commitement and tradition of undertaking research. Read More

Staff Profile

Our Collage is has a diversified staffs in different acadamic areas Read More


The collage has a lot of achievements Read More


Business Information system


Economics Development

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Tourism Management

International Trade & Investement Management

Accounting & Fianance

Marketing Management