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Students eligible: Current University of Illinois students or recent ACE graduates
Semesters of course offerings: Spring, Fall
Program length: 12 total credit hours
Format: hybrid

The Certificate in Commodity Price Analysis and Risk Management is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of how commodity prices and price spreads move, what drives them, how to trade commodities, and how to manage the risks of doing so. By earning the certificate, student demonstrate to employers their sound understanding of those topics; they also gain the core knowledge needed to achieve a successful start in their professional life.


Required Courses

  • ACE 222 - Agricultural Marketing (3 credit hours, fall)
  • ACE 427 - Commodity Price Analysis (3 credit hours, spring and fall)
  • ACE 428 - Commodity Futures & Options (3 credit hours, spring)

Elective Courses

  • FIN 300 - Financial Markets, 3, Fall, Spring, Alternative for ACE 222
  • FIN 412 - Options & Futures Markets, 3, Fall, Spring, Alternative for ACE 428
  • ACE 499 - Commodity & Currency Risk Management, 3, Fall
  • ACE 398 - Intermediate Commodity Marketing, 2, Spring, 8-week module. If selecting this course as an elective then also need to take ACE 398 Crop Insurance
    • ACE 398 - Crop Insurance, 1, Spring, 4-week module.

For more information, contact:

Paul B Stoddard
Senior Lecturer
Paul B Stoddard