City, University of London

City, University of London

Shipping, Trade and Finance

The course is offered through the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance. The MSc courses offered by the Centre reflect the Cass philosophy: advanced, technically challenging programmes that incorporate applied, real-world scenarios. Students make presentations to lecturers, visitors from the City and other members of the class. This provides you with invaluable practice in using, applying and expressing complex subject matter clearly and concisely to a business audience. Group work, on the preparation of case studies and a business plan, consolidates the acquired knowledge and also builds the 'soft' skills essential to any future career. From a total of over 1,200 graduates to date, all have taken their place in the international business community.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution; Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred; Transcript/interim transcript; Current module list if still studying; CV; Personal statement (500-600 words); IELTS result, if report available; Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable; Two references; Work experience is not a requirement of this course.

Course modules

Term 1: Core modules - International Economics; Managerial Accounting; Principles of Finance; Quantitative Methods; and Shipping Economics* (*Sponsored by Thanassis and Marina Martinos). Term 2: Core modules - Advanced Quantitative Methods; Corporate Finance; International Business & Financial Markets; International Commodity Trade; and Shipping Investment and Finance* (*Module sponsored by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Term 3: Electives and/or Dissertation - Hedge Funds; Commodity Derivatives & Trading; Chartering; Energy Law; Energy Project Investment & Finance; Financial Derivatives; Marine Insurance; Shipping Law; Shipping Risk Management; Shipping Strategy; Trade Finance; Corporate Restructuring; Project Finance; An Introduction to Islamic Banking, Finance & Insurance; Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector; Mergers and Acquisitions; Energy and Weather Derivatives; Air Transport; Retail Supply Chain Management; Technical Analysis and Trading Systems; Advanced Options Trading.

Assessment methods

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment. To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete: eight core courses (5 - 25 credits each) and five electives (10 credits each); or three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits); or one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 25,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 25,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 25,500 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 25,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 25,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 25,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cass Business School EC1Y 8TZ London

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