(former Master of Arts in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping) was created in 2008 with professionals through the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association, this unique academic programme has been designed to respond to a need identified by Geneva’s commodity trading, commodity finance, and shipping community itself.
this innovative academic program for young students with a Bachelor Degree is conducted to best fit in with the demands of the commodity trading industry.
From 2018, Students will have to secure a part-time traineeship linked to Commodity Trading and in Switzerland as of the first semester in order to start the master.
The Master is designed for young students with a Bachelor degree with no or less than 3 years of work experience.
If you have more than 3 years of work experience, in any field of expertise, you can apply to the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Commodity Trading (DAS). You will find more information on the website by clicking here.
The Master in Commodity Trading, created in conjunction with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is founded on the principle of a strong coordination between academia and the commodity trading industry. This partnership reflects the desire to create a highly specialized academic programme for people wanting to work while studying, in the trading field, in Geneva.
Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration.
Core courses (30 credits): Quantitive methods, Finance and Investment, Legal Aspects and Regulations, International Economics and Trade, Natural Resource Economy and Agri Commodities
Specialized courses (24 credits): Metals, Ores and Mineral, Options, Hedging Tools & Technics, Shipping, Transport & Logistics, Energy Oil and Gas, Energy Renewables, Types of Financing for Commodity Companies, Trade Finance for Banking Instruments, Accountancy, Control and Auditing, Marine Insurance, Commodity Price Mechanism, Commodity Price Risk, Shipping market, CSR and Business Ethics
Traineeship (30 credits)
Master Thesis (18 credits)
The application procedure opens every year at the beginning of January.
Applications close on 28 February for all students.
There is only one Master intake in September every year. Attendance is mandatory for admitted students from day one.