M.A. International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping(HEC)

University of Geneva

Application deadline: 28 February
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 15 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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. 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.

Career opportunities

HEC 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.

Contents

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance & Shipping:

* Required courses, 72 credits

E.g.Energy product market; metals, ores, minerals and non-tangible commodities market; agro-commodities market; applied statistics and probability; Internal Taxation; Corporate Sustainability and Responsability.

* Dissertation, 18 credits

Requirements

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones



Admission criteria

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.

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