International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #60 (ARWU) ,
The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions.

About

Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading.

Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

  • Required courses (72 Credits) :
  1. Metals, Ores, Minerals
  2. Agri-Commodities Market
  3. Applied Statistics and Probability
  4. Corporate Sustainability and Responsability, International and Swiss Regulation and Taxation
  • Work placement (30 Credits)
  • Dissertation (18 Credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

A Bachelors degree and a minim GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 500. Merit-based admission. Students must have a job or a long-term work placement in trade, shipping, commodity finance or a related business.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 457 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 457 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester

Living costs for Genve

1,040 - 1,140 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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