International Trading Specialisation

Today, Singapore is the largest physical commodities trading hub in Asia and home to the decision-making and risk management functions for global commodity traders.

Being the first in Asia, the Nanyang Professional MBA (International Trading) aims to establish Singapore as the Asian hub for higher learning and leadership development in International Trading.

To learn more about this programme, read this interview with Associate Professor Lee Boon Keng, Academic Director for the Nanyang Professional MBA (International Trading).

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Nanyang Professional MBA (International Trading) participants in a lecture, Nanyang Business School, Singapore

​Who should consider taking the specialisation
  • Professionals in commodity trading companies
  • Private equity managers
  • Bank analysts
  • Risk management and sustainability specialists
  • Middle managers of commodity companies who are expanding their leadership responsibilities
  • Second-generation business owners of commodity companies
Industry Partners

With support from Enterprise Singapore and collaboration with the commodity trading community, the Nanyang Professional MBA (International Trading) specialisation was developed to grow the talent pool for the trading sector. This programme brings current issues in International Trading into the classroom. These range from adapting to changes in global trading rules and regulation, to sustainability and disruptions in the industry caused by technological advances.

Held on alternate weekends over 18 months at our dual campus the programme is delivered across 20 high-impact modules. In addition to the 14 core modules of the PMBA programme, candidates in the International Trading track will complete six specialisation electives that focus in depth on key roles, responsibilities, and challenges that are unique to the International Trading sector.

Our Supporting Programme Partner,  Enterprise Singapore will offer S$32,500 tuition grant for a limited number of qualified applicants. The grant is only applicable for the tuition fees, excluding GST, and any additional costs for the one-week segment in Geneva.

Infographic: Programme schedule for Nanyang Professional MBA (International Trading) Nanyang Business School, Singapore