DAS Commodity Trading BLOCK




Program duration

September 2019 - July 2020

Registration deadline

31 May 2019


Blended learning
36 ECTS credits
192 Teaching hours
96 Distance teaching hours
Modules can be followed individually


CHF 16000.-


University of Geneva


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


Benoît MOGET, University of Geneva


+41 (0)22 379 81 06
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.


  • 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


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 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)


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.


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

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


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

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