Course code BUS323

BUS323 Commodity Market Analysis

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Course responsible: Atle Guttormsen
Teachers: Marie Gotteberg Steen, Ole Gjølberg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
-Master in Business  and Economics
Course contents:
Topics to be included will vary from year to year. Examples are: Trading of commodities, supply and demand, trade conflicts, derivatives, commodity in a portfolio etc. The course will consist of traditional class lectures, guest lectures from the industry (traders, portfolio managers etc.) and the writing of a scientific report presenting one specific commodity. Students will work in groups and should present their report in a seminar.
Learning outcome:
Engelsk:The aim of the course is to develop the students ability to understand international commodity markets. This aim shall be accomplished through combining economic theory with institutional knowledge about these markets. Knowledge about important commodity markets, trade issues, supply and demand and market issues will be presented in the lectures.
Learning activities:
Lectures, guest lectures, excursion and semester assignment.
Teaching support:
A reading list will be available at the beginning of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Microeconomics on bachelors degree level. Introductory course in finance and investment.
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory participation in seminars, guest lectures and potentially some ordinary lectures.
Based on scientific report and oral examination.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
An external examiner will assess the semester assignments and also possibly the oral examination. The course teacher will discuss the course arrangements with the external examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått