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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • 457
    Tuition (Semester)
    457
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English
    Language
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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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

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

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor’s 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 Per Semester

  • EUR 457 International
  • EUR 457 EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester
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