Supply Chain, Shipping, Energy Trade & Finance
The City of London is the centre of the global finance, maritime, insurance and commodity trading industries.
So, Cass is perfectly placed to help you maximise the many opportunities in these areas. And each of these Masters degrees will give you the skills necessary to operate at the decision-making levels of activities such as shipping, transport, logistics, supply chain management and related sectors and industries.
A global centre
The courses are offered through the Costas Grammenos International Centre for Shipping,Trade and Finance.
The MSc courses offered by the Centre reflect the Cass philosophy: advanced, technically challenging programmes that incorporate applied, real-world scenarios.
Students make presentations to lecturers, visitors from the City and other members of the class. This provides you with invaluable practice in using, applying and expressing complex subject matter clearly and concisely to a business audience.
Group work, on the preparation of case studies and a business plan, consolidates the acquired knowledge and also builds the 'soft' skills essential to any future career. From a total of over 1,200 graduates to date, all have taken their place in the international business community.
We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. Consequently, there may be some change to the detailed content of the modules, and occasionally to module titles.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete:
ten core courses
one elective and a Business Research Project
These Masters programmes all start with two compulsory induction weeks, focused mainly on:
An introduction to the Cass Careers offering with a focus on key skills and attributes that employers are looking for. The annual MSc Careers Fair at this time also provides the opportunity to meet over 60 companies who are recruiting across many sectors including finance, energy, insurance, real estate, shipping, strategic management and internal auditing.
a refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases.
The wide curriculum of these Masters courses provides a range of employment opportunities for our graduates. Many hold key positions and have eminent careers in over 70 countries in fields such as commercial banking, commodity trading, government, investment banking, law, logistics management, management consultancy, manufacturing, shipping, finance, shipping operations, stockbroking, and university research and teaching, among others.
MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance Employability
Our Graduate Destination Survey of last year's MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance cohort shows that 89% of graduates who responded are now either in work (82%) or not job seeking as they are in further study, military service etc. (7%)*
Some examples of where graduates from the 2010/11 MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance are working are:
ENI Trading & Shipping - front Office Trading/Sour Crude Desk, Trading Analyst - UK
Glencore - Oil, Light Distillers, Analyst - UK
DenizBank A.S. - Project Finance, Associate - Turkey
Inge Steensland Shipbrokers As - Clean Tankers, Trainee Shipbroker - Norway
Litasco - Trading/Middle Distillates, Trader's Assistant - Switzerland
MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance Employability
Our Graduate Destination Survey of last year's MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance cohort shows that 91% of graduates are now either in work (83%) or not hob seeking as they are in further study, military service etc. (8%)*
Some examples of where graduates from the 2010/11 MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance are working are:
Ocean Intelligence - Operations, Credit Analyst - UK
Trafigura Beheer BV Amsterdam - Operations, Oil Trading Operator - Switzerland
Viking Shipping Company - Ship Brokering, Trainee - Norway
ABM Amro Bank - Energy, Commodities and Transportation, Associate - The Netherlands
Maersk Broker Financial - Corporate Finance, Associate - Denmark
MSc in Supply Chain, Trade & Finance Employability
Our Graduate Destination Survey of last year's MSc in Supply Chain, Trade & Finance cohort shows that 73% of graduates are now either in work (65%) or not job seeking as they are in further study, military service etc. (8%)*
Some examples of where graduates from the 2010/11 MSc in Supply Chain, Trade & Finance are working are:
L'Oreal UK - Supply Chain, Supply Planner - UK
BP - Compliance & Ethics, Compliance Analyst - UK
Diageo - Procurement, Ocean Freight Business Support - UK
Meteco SA - Trading Division, Trader - Greece
Unilever Thailand - Supply Chain, trainee - Thailand
MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance
The MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance is validated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers consequently, students successful in the courses of:
International Commodity Trade
Shipping Economics and Policies
will be granted exemption from the following examinations of the Institute:
Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
Introduction to Shipping
Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea
MSc in Supply Chain, Trade and Finance
The MSc in Supply Chain, Trade and Finance is validated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport with full exemption from the educational requirement for Chartered Membership. It is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance
The MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance is accredited by The Energy Institute