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.
The first module is Financial Markets and Risk Management.
The second module is Leadership and Strategic Thinking for Commodity Based Industries
Study Start Date: 23 October 2017
Module Description: This module will provide managers within the commodity industries with an understanding of the key theories of leadership, enabling them to reflect on their own leadership practice and identify the aspects that they need to develop in order to progress their career and move from an operational to strategic context. Students will develop an increased self-awareness of their leadership approach and how this relates to their industry context.
Module Leader: Susan Minten, Senior Lecturer, Management
Credit Value: 10
Leadership and Strategic Thinking for Commodity Based Industries
To analyse key leadership theories in order to facilitate critical reflection of personal leadership practice in both an operational and strategic context within commodity based industries. The module also aims to enable the critical evaluation of leadership development needs and further actions required to address those needs.
Learning outcome 1:
Students will be able to apply leadership concepts and theories to critically analyse their leadership practice.
Learning outcome 2:
Students will be able to develop a personal action plan to address current and future leadership needs.
Students will use appropriate leadership theory to critically evaluate their leadership practice. Based on this analysis they will identify their future leadership needs and the actions they need to take in order to address those needs and prepare for future career progression.