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). Designed for professionals looking to develop their skill set in commodity trading or make a career change, it provides with a strong and thorough curriculum, which uniquely covers all commodities and activities across the commodity value chain, from upstream to downstream. In a continuous improvement process thanks to the insight of industry experts, this academic program enables participants to be competitive in a fast evolving environment. By taking advantage of the proximity of the world-leading Geneva Commodity Trading hub, it also offers relevant networking opportunities.
The program is delivered part-time from September to June every year in two formats :
- bi-weekly scheduled on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, and sometimes over 3 consecutive full days in Geneva;
- block combining 4 course sessions of 6 consecutive days in Geneva and 4 online modules, more suitable for the international audience.
The Diploma has trained over 250 professionals from very diverse backgrounds and origins since its creation 10 years ago, building up a strong and dynamic alumni network all over the world.
Professionals wishing to enhance their knowledge in specific topics can take individual modules. This DAS can be validated as a second-year specialization of the EMBA at the University of Geneva.