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International Trading Programme (ITP)

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Singapore is the largest physical commodities trading hub in Asia and home to the decision-making and risk management functions for global commodity traders. In 2013, wholesale trade accounted for 1 in 10 jobs in Singapore. It is one of the largest contributors to Singapore’s economic value-add (VA) among all services sectors, constituting 16% of Singapore’s total VA and contributing more than 350,000 jobs. It has been a high growth sector over the past decade, achieving 12% annual VA growth between 2002 and 2012.

The bustling ecosystem of offshore traders and supporting industries creates highly-skilled jobs for Singaporeans and include some 14,100 professionals. To further strengthen Singapore’s status as a leading global trading hub, there is a need to develop a robust talent pool as part of the trade ecosystem. It is estimated that Singapore will need to grow the specialised talent pool for the trading sector by approximately 500 per year to ensure a healthy pipeline of talent to fuel and sustain the continued growth of the sector.

With total trade valued almost three times of Singapore’s GDP, the commodity trading sector is vital to Singapore’s future economic growth and an attractive career pathway for NTU graduates. The global commodity trading corporations present opportunities for graduates with technical competencies in the trading industry.

To develop a pipeline of talent for the trading sector, NTU, in partnership with International Enterprise Singapore and the trading industry, has launched a new International Trading Programme (ITP). Exclusively offered through the following undergraduate programmes as an additional specialisation or track option, the ITP will provide the key foundation and gateway to attractive careers in the lucrative commodity trading sector and value chain.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Scholarships, Study Trips and Internship Opportunities for Students
ITP students will have the opportunity to go on overseas and local study trips and/or internships with industry partners which are major trading corporations and companies operating in the trading value chain. Students will gain valuable exposure and the chance to network in the global trading arena.

Wider Career Prospects, Options and Opportunities for Graduates
The knowledge and training in commodity trading will benefit students in complementing their business and technical knowledge and therefore broaden their career prospects, presenting greater career options and a stepping stone for those looking to launch their careers in the lucrative commodity trading sector and value chain.

Certification
All graduates from the ITP will receive a certificate issued by the NTU Centre of Excellence (International Trading).

1. Banking & Finance Specialisation (ITP Track) for Business students

In AY2015, a new ITP track option within BAF will be introduced for students matriculating in Aug 2015. However, students from this batch will only be admitted to the ITP track in Aug 2016 after streaming at the end of Year 1.

Curriculum and AU Requirements for Banking & Finance Specialisation (ITP Track)

Banking & Finance Specialisation (ITP Track) (8 courses) AU
1. BF2201 Investments 4
2. BF2207 International Finance 4
3. BF2209 Derivative Securities 4
4. BF3201 Corporate Finance and Strategy 4
5. BF2301 International Tax and Trading Law (New)​​ 3
6. BF3211 Commodities Trading and Risk Management (New) 3
7. MS4670 Commodities’ Geology and Metallurgy (New) 3
8.​ BF4001 Industry Seminar (New) ​1

One Prescribed Elective to be chosen from the following:

  1. MT1003 Trade Practices & Incoterms
  2. MT3006 Ship Chartering

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Total

29


2. Second Major in Business (ITP Track) for Engineering students

International Trading will be offered as one of the 5 tracks within the Engineering with a Second Major in Business (EGBM) programme.

Second Major in Business (ITP Track) AU
Business Foundation Courses (4 courses) 17
1. AD1101 Financial Accounting 4
2. AB1201 Financial Management 3
3. AB1501 Marketing 3
4. BE1401 Business Operations and Processes 4
​5. ​​AB0901 Principles of Economics: A Singapore Perspective​ ​3

ITP Track Courses (8 courses)

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1. BF2201 Investments 4
2. BF2207 International Finance 4
3. BF2209 Derivative Securities 4
4. BF2301 International Tax and Trading Law (New) 3
5. BF3211 Commodities Trading and Risk Management (New) 3
6. MS4670 Commodities’ Geology and Metallurgy (New) 3
7. BF4001 Industry Semina(New)
1
8.

One Prescribed Elective to be chosen from the following:

  1. MT1003 Trade Practices & Incoterms
  2. MT3006 Ship Chartering
3

Total

39



3.
ITP Specialisation for Maritime Studies/Maritime Studies with a Second Major in Business students

The new ITP will also be offered to students in Maritime Studies (MS) and Maritime Studies with a Second Major in Business (MSB) programmes in the form of a new specialisation. The ITP specialisation is made up of 5 courses, 3 of which students can utilise their GER-PE/UE to take. MT1003 and MT3006 are already part of the MS/MSB curriculum and will be counted towards the ITP specialisation.

ITP Specialisation AU
1. BF2301 International Tax and Trading Law (New) 3
2. BF3211 Commodities Trading and Risk Management (New) 3
3. MS4670 Commodities’ Geology​ and Metallurgy (New) 3
​4. BF4001 Industry Semina(New)​ ​1
5. MT1003 Trade Practice and Incoterms 3
6. MT3006 Ship Chartering 3

Total

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