DAS Commodity Trading 2018

Bi-weekly Format

Built for professionals living in Switzerland and around.

Block format is also available 

Objectives

  • Gain a solid understanding of commodities markets and trading transactions
  • Explore trading technology trends and innovation
  • Master all aspects of risk management in trading
  • Analyze the financing of trading activities
  • Look into sustainability challenges & legal aspects

Audience

Professional looking to develop and acquire new skills in the commodity trading field, or looking to make a career change

Learning outcomes

  • „ Gain a solid understanding of commodities markets and trading transactions
  • „ Explore trading technology trends and innovation
  • „ Master all aspects of risk management in trading
  • „ Analyze the financing of trading activities
  • „ Look into sustainability challenges & legal aspects

Programme

12 modules:

  • Basics of Commodity Trading & World Trade Flows
  • Trading Transactions
  • Shipping, Logistics & Operations
  • Trade Finance Banking Instruments
  • Risk Management, Tools & Derivatives
  • Information Technologies & Innovations
  • Operations Risk Management
  • Commodity Financing & Treasury
  • Commodity Trading Simulation
  • Credit Management, Assets, Investments & Structurations
  • CSR, Sustainability & Responsibility
  • Compliance & Legal Aspects

The program is delivered part-time in a bi-weekly format with full in-class sessions at the University of Geneva, mostly Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings and sometimes 3 days in a row - Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Director(s)

Prof. Thomas STRAUB, Prof. Tina AMBOS, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva Dr. Stéphane GRABER, Academic Director

Partnership

Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)

Duration

1 September 2018 - 29 June 2019
36 ECTS credits
288 Teaching hours

Language

Anglais

Format

Présentiel

Informations

Location

University of Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

31 May 2018
Modules can be followed individually

Fees

CHF 16000.-

The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Commodity Trading was created in 2008 by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA). It builds on the insights of industry experts and is continuously updated. This programme enables participants to be competitive in a fast evolving environment and benefits from the proximity of Geneva’s global commodity trading hub.

Admission criteria

  •  A university degree or equivalent
  • „ A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in  an international environment
  •  A background in Economics, Finance or Management
  •  Proficiency in English (test required)

Schedule

Mostly Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings and sometimes 3 days in a row – Thursday, Friday, Saturday

"After working for a few years in the commodity trading area, I was looking to strengthen and expand my knowledge further in that field. This course fulfilled my expectations by providing a solid foundation in trading. There is a good balance between theory and practice. Experienced speakers also contribute to its success. We could leverage the nice atmosphere among the group of students to manage the workload, which is quite intensive. Participants come from different sectors of the industry enhancing the network. I would definitively recommend this course to anyone wishing to make a career in the trading industry." Amaury Burdet, Risk Management Group, Cargill International SA