Resource Commodity Analytics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Many professionals want to acquire new skills for career growth but can’t find a program with the flexibility to complete the requirements while remaining employed. Luckily, the graduate certificate in Resource Commodity Analytics at Mines allows you the freedom and opportunity to elevate your professional life while maintaining the career you’ve worked hard to build.

This four-course program provides training in advanced quantitative and financial analysis applied to the energy and mineral industries, focusing on natural resource markets and regulation, data analysis and forecasting and financial valuation. With courses designed to be completed either in one intensive semester or over four semesters, you can tailor the program to fit your needs and still gain a high-quality, competitive education and become a leader in your field.

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Accelerated program
consists of 12 credits

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College in the U.S. (#1 in Colorado),, 2021

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Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement


For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page


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*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Commodity analyst
  • Commodity trading analyst
  • Energy trader
  • Energy market analyst
  • Metals and minerals trader
  • Global commodity analyst

Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Resource Commodity Analytics