10th anniversary of Cass's MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance
The course content and delivery is organised jointly by Cass's dedicated Finance faculty and seasoned oil and gas industry professionals at Channoil.
The course itself deals with energy economics, managerial accounting, principles of finance and quantitative methods.
Students also study electives in subjects such as energy and weather derivatives, air transport or chartering. As well as this they can also choose to complete a challenging business research project.
Over the last 10 years, the Channoil team have received glowing feedback from ETF students for practical relevance in the delivery of their core module on the course.
With 82% of alumni employed within the energy and commodities industries soon after graduating, the course also maintains a high employment opportunities record.
Alexey Nemkov, MSc ETF 2005, is now employed as an Oil Trader at Shell Trading.
"Studying an MSc in ETF and Cass was one of the best decisions in my life, " he said.
Reflecting on his time as a student at Cass he added: "I met great people and found many new friends. We had a fascinating time during lectures and during the course activities.
I'm still in touch with many of my classmates; we regularly exchange work related insights and advice. The beauty of ETF programme is that it gives not only a solid academic foundation, but it also arms you with practical tools applicable in the real business environment."
Fauziah Marzuki, MSc ETF 2012, now works for PETRONAS Iraq, based in Dubai.
"Prior to Cass, my professional experience was limited to strategy and planning, " she said.
"After completing my degree at Cass, I had acquired the necessary knowledge to make a career shift into Middle East Crude Oil Exports, covering both trading operations and shipping and logistics. The ETF programme is a well-rounded course that helps in not only providing an academic foundation to students, but also the interpersonal skills and networking acumen required to make a career in the industry."
Course Director and Cass Professor of Commodity Economics & Finance - Michael Tamvakis - said: "It is a delight to be able to welcome the 10th intake of students on to our now established MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance. I have no doubt that the programme will move from strength to strength in the coming years, continuing to produce high-calibre graduates skilled and adaptable enough to face the challenges of today's energy market. I'd like to also thank the management team at Channoil for the expertise and enthusiasm they have put into the course's core module. It's clear that students are benefiting from this practical, industry facing approach."
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