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BS in Business Administration: Commodities

The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities offers a Certificate in Commodities to Upper-Division Undergraduate Students . Acquire a better understanding of the commodities market in its entirety, from both the physical and financial perspective, including trading operations, investment management, commodities and investment banking.  With strong industry support, courses in this specialization are designed around real business problems in the commodities sector. With this certificate you will have an edge in competing for jobs in the commodity rich sectors of this state.

You will take courses such as

  • Commodity Supply Chain Management
  • Foundations of Commodities
  • Trading in Commodity and Financial Markets*

For more details, please schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students taking this certificate are eligible for multiple commodities scholarships ranging up to $5000. Eligibility for these commodity-specific scholarships requires enrollment in a commodities course (CMDT). Scholarships are not listed on the portal. See the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities for more information.

J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities

All commodities classes are held at the state of the art J.P. Morgan Center for Finance and Commodities lab. Through a generous donation from J.P. Morgan, we have been able to create this lab and furnish it with the most up-to-date software and technology available. 

Learn more about the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities

Internships and Networking

When you opt for the commodities certificate you will have access to internship opportunities with commodities firms in agriculture, energy, and minerals/metals. Because the program encompasses all commodities, the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities has strong support from many businesses in the Front Range and throughout the Rocky Mountain region. These companies are eager to lend their support to the center and provide a pipeline for commodities students to get experience and become employees in this increasingly important sector of the local economy.

Multiple networking opportunities exist with executives of commodities firms. Through field trips, guest speakers and organized networking events, students have priority access to upper-level management and hiring managers. Industry leadership in this regard is provided by the Advisory Council of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities.

Course notes

* In the Trading in Commodities and Financial Markets course you will have hands on experience in the commodities lab, including  Bloomberg Terminals and Morningstar software. You may be able to acquire Bloomberg and Morningstar certifications. You may also choose to participate in the global CME Trading Challenge, which is a part of the experiential classroom activity in this course. The lab also provides access to specialized commodities trading software from CQG and Trading Technologies.


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