Geneva has become a world center of physical commodity trading in recent years. Overall, it is estimated that 40% of international commodity trading takes place in the Geneva area. No less than 200 businesses work in the Canton directly or indirectly for this sector, representing between 5,000 and 6,000 employees. All these businesses have one thing in common: the need for specialized and continual training for professionals in the sector in Geneva. The Master of Science in Commodity Trading and the Diplomas of Advanced Studies in Commodity Trading were created with professionals through the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association [...]
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The CTA has contacted Severin to talk about his experience as a former student of the Master’s program Can you briefly introduce yourself? What was your academic and professional background before joining the 2015-2017 Master intake? After high school, I decided to do my bachelor’s degree in St. Gallen. During this time, I also created a start-up, an outlet golf store (a niche market in Switzerland). After finishing my Bachelor in Business Administration, I worked for one year before obtaining a master. My first internship was at one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, whereas the second one was in [...]