UE Code : IM2-MI-MNI1 Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

Second year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

150.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

To learn to analyze the operation of international markets for agricultural and food products (agri-foods) and its practical approach through international trade.

Contents :

General characteristics of international business for agricultural and food products (agri-food) products: Competiveness of national economies, market instability
To study international markets: Beef, soy and its by-products, orange juice, sugar, grains.
Markets for key agricultural commodities futures.
Introduction to technical analysis
Study of markets of the major Brazilian agricultural products: Internal structure and external relationship with the World.

Prerequisites :

Basic knowledge of general economics and agricultural economics.

Teaching methods :

Classes, workshops, case studies + simulation game (trading game)

Philippe DENAIN (Strathedge Finance Commodities) : Grain markets and risk management in agricultural raw material markets.
Virginie Ciesla-Maudet (Assertis) : Technical analysis
David WEILLER (SIGMA TERME) : Active negotiation with a co-op
Pierre-Emmanuel DARNAULT (BUNGE) : The profession of trader
François STROUBLE(CARGILL): "trading game », market simulation game
François LUGUEMOT (INVIVO) : Introduction to negotiation
Klaus LEVVINSKI : Contract enforcement and transport of raw agricultural materials.

Assessment :

Individual written exam + “trading game”.

Bibliography :

2nd year of Master of Science in Engineering

Students will choose only one of these topics according to their major initially chosen.
The end thesis internship is compulsory only for degree-seeker students (including students attending a bi-degree).