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Professional MBA: Specialized in Commodities

The specialization is a new offering from the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities. MBA candidates and business professionals should take this specialization for 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 catered to and designed around actual business problems in the commodities sector. Students will have an edge in competing for jobs in the commodity rich sectors of this state.

The MBA with Commodities Specialization

There are two parts to an MBA with a specialization in commodities.

  • Your MBA Core Courses which give you the breadth of an MBA degree.
  • You will utilize 4 of your electives for Commodities specialization courses which give you tools for a career with commodities related firms.

Commodities specialization includes courses such as:

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

MBA Students specializing in Commodities will also be awarded a certificate in Commodities by the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities.

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

Scholarship Opportunities

Students taking this specialization are eligible for multiple commodities scholarships ranging from $1500 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 specialization 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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