DAS Commodity Trading BLOCK 2019

This unique program in collaboration with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) and the major companies in Commodity trading addresses a specific need: training professionals for careers in commodity trading through a 360 degrees vision of the industry.

Information

Period

September 2019 - July 2020
36 ECTS credits
192 Teaching hours
96 Distance teaching hours
The program is delivered part-time in a block format with:  4 blocks of 2 modules over 6 consecutive days each + 4 online modules

Language

English

Format

Blended learning

Contact

+41 (0)22 379 81 06
trading(at)unige.ch

Location

University of Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

31 May 2019
Modules can be followed individually

Fees:

CHF 16000.-

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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

Programme

12 modules:

  • Basics of Commodity Trading and World Trade Flows
  • Trading Transactions
  • Shipping, Logistics and Transports
  • Trade Finance Banking Instruments
  • Risk Management, Tools and Derivatives (online)
  • Information Technologies and Innovation
  • Operational Risk and Insurance
  • Commodity Financing and Treasury
  • Commodity Trading Simulation (online)
  • Asset management and Credit Analysis
  • Organisation, Sustainability and Responsibility (online)
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects (online)

Director(s)

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

Coordinator(s)

Benoît MOGET, University of Geneva

Partnership

Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)
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
  •  Proficiency in English is required

Number of participants

Limited seats

Schedule

12 modules set up in 4 blocks of 2 modules over 6 consecutive days each + 4 online modules

Collaboration

Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)

"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

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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