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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    457
    Tuition (Semester)
    457
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #137 ,
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

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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

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 Per Semester

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

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.