Photo: Richard Johnstone delivering a lecture in early February.
Now in its 16th consecutive year, the winter 2020 semester has seen the highest-ever number of students registered for the Channoil-taught Oil and Energy Trading Module, part of Cass Business School’s MSc postgraduate degree in Energy, Trade and Finance. Students undergo thorough training in oil and gas trading and economics in lectures prepared and delivered by Channoil staff and associates which include a rigorous trading simulation exercise lasting three weeks.
Part of the City University, Cass is ranked among Europe’s leading business schools and in the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation. Working closely with Cass, Channoil initiated the development of a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Energy, Trade and Finance in 2004.
Past alumni have made successful careers with governments and major oil and trading companies, including BP, Shell, Total, Lukoil, TNK-BP, Vitol and Trafigura.
In late 2019, the course was accredited by the prestigious Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). GARP is an industry-leading professional association dedicated to preparing individuals and organisations to make better informed risk decisions. The status is granted to top institutions whose degree content incorporates at least 70% of GARP’s Energy Risk Professional (ERP) Body of Knowledge, the first leading and global designation for energy professionals