DAS Commodity Trading bi-weekly




Program duration

September 2019 - July 2020

Registration deadline

31 May 2019


36 ECTS credits
288 Teaching hours
Modules can be followed individually


  • DAS: CHF 16000.-
  • Individual module: CHF 1800.-


University of Geneva



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


Benoît MOGET, University of Geneva


+41 (0)22 379 81 06


  • 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 and legal aspects


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


12 modules:

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



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.


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

Admission criteria

  • A university degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of professional experience 
  • Proficiency in English is required

"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

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