Five students from around the globe successfully gained their Professional Certificate in Commodity Management (PCCM) from the University of Liverpool last month.
Jointly delivered by the International Cotton Association and the University of Liverpool, the bespoke online programme was developed for those working or aspiring to work in the commodity industry. It provided easy access through a flexible study approach, leading to a professional certificate for the commodity world.
One of the successful students, Deen Tanimaman (Glencore Agriculture B.V.) explained:
“The programme was really useful and indispensable for all actors and future managers in the world of commodities trading. It met the needs of trading companies and the courses were well taught and explained by excellent teachers who mastered their areas of expertise and were always available to meet our concerns.”
David Cockayne, Director of Studies for PCCM said;
“On behalf of the University of Liverpool Management School, we congratulate those students who recently graduated with a Professional Certificate in Commodity Management. Our school’s vision centres on “learning to make a difference” – that is to develop the intellectual curiosity, ingenuity, resilience and character of our students so that they can contribute positively to business and society. The ICA, founded in Liverpool some 170 year ago, sits at the heart of one of the most globally significant industries of our time. We sincerely hope that our recent graduates are able to draw from their learning experience at Liverpool, and play their part in sustaining a safe, equitable, and diverse trading environment today, and for future generations.”
Bill Kingdon, ICA Managing Director added:
“I warmly congratulate the professionals from around the world of cotton who have completed this online programme, which required significant commitment, dedication and organisational skills. Their hard work has been recognised with a professional qualification from a leading university. I hope that this will prove to be a valuable step in the development of the careers of each successful candidate.”
A further five students are currently studying for the Professional Certificate in Commodity Management, scheduled to complete their studies in June 2020. This is the last time the programme will be delivered.