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J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities: Executive/Professional Education

The commodities sector (oil, minerals/metals and energy) are a critical sector of the economy. However, they are generally underserved in terms of knowledge and skill enhancement opportunities. Working professionals and executives working on the operational side in the industry or those associated with the broader commodities sector (lawyers, insurers, accountants, attorneys, HR professionals) do not often have adequate opportunities to keep themselves current with the latest developments in the commodities marketplace. Commodities are everywhere—they touch every business in the world, yet general business education typically does not meet these specialized needs. The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities is uniquely positioned to fill this gap, through its offer of 1-3 days courses on commodities with CE credits. The participant feedback for our recent offerings has been excellent.

All courses are held at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, 1475 Lawrence Street, Denver Colorado 80202. Breakfast, lunch and free convenient parking is provided. Classes include a networking event following the first day of class.

2018 Courses

Foundations of Commodities – March 21 - 23 2018   7:30-5:0 daily 

6th annual offering

3 consecutive days of in-classroom instruction. Lunch
and coffee will be provided. Evening reception hosted by the center at 5:30 pm following the Wednesday (Mar. 21) session. Not-for academic credit. Certificate issued by the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, CU Denver. Certified by GARP and DORA Deivison of Insurance for 16 Continuing Education Credits.

Course Des​cription

Gain a high level of understanding of the commodities industry from physical aspects (supply chain, fundamentals, asset monetization) to the financial (market structure, spreads, futures and derivatives). Risk management and regulation/compliance will be covered at a high level.

Session overview

  • Day 1: Fundamentals of Agricultural, Energy & Mineral Commodities
  • Day 2: Commodity Markets
  • Day 3: Commodity Risk Management and Market Analysis

Content Director: Thorvin Anderson​, former Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
                                        Instruction provided by 7+ subject matter experts (SME).


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