The course consists of six online modules that cover key aspects of commodity management including risk management, futures and options, law, marketing, leadership and strategy.
Each module that you successfully complete will earn 10 credits; you will need to gain 60 credits to obtain the full certificate.
Delivery of each module will last six weeks, followed by two weeks to submit course work. Marks will be returned two weeks after submission.
Module 1: Financial Markets and Risk Management.
Module 2: Leadership and Strategic Thinking for Commodity Based Industries.
Module 3: Marketing and Customer Insight: For Commodity Industries.
Module 4: Banking and Finance for Commodity Based Industries.
Module 5: Legal Aspects Affecting Commodity Industries.
Module 6: The Cotton Industry.
Study Start Date: 18 July 2018
Module Description: This module will introduce students working in commodity based industries to the English legal system, contract law and specialist knowledge relating to international trade.
Module Leader: Professor Anu Arora. Anu became interested in Banking Law as an undergraduate student and remained at the University of Birmingham for her postgraduate degree focussing on payments systems and automated money transfers before completing her Bar Finals in London. Anu spent 1981 at the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in Law teaching Company and Tax Law before joingin Queen Mary College, University of London teaching Commercial Law subjects, including aspects of Banking Law. Anu then returned to the University of Liverpool in 1986. Anu's main area of research is Banking Law and Banking Regulation and she has written on Company Law and Corporate Governance with a focus on Bank failures and the Global Financial Crisis. Anu is the Banking Law subject editor for the Journal of Business Law and a member of the academic board of The Company Lawyer as well as serving on the International Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation. ,
Credit Value: 10
Legal Aspects Affecting Commodity Related Trade.
This module provides an introduction to the English legal system and contract law, including the consequences of breach of contract. The module covers bills of lading, bills of exchange and letters of credit.
The assessment will be a 2,000 word essay on a legal issue that is relevant to the student’s own area of work.