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BUU44640 International Finance

5 ECT credits - Semester One Module

Lecturer

Dr. Elaine Laing

Module Outline

The course examines the global financial environment. As the international company becomes the norm rather than the exception, the need to internationalise the tools of financial analysis is critical. The objective of this section is to provide a conceptual framework within which the key financial decisions of the multinational firm can be analysed. We now live in a highly integrated world economy, and it is crucial that businesses understand both the risks and opportunities that globalisation brings.

This section of the course exchange rate systems and international financial markets, and details the theory and evidence on exchange rate determination.  It also focuses on foreign exchange risk management, corporate governance practises across the globe, foreign investments and investment analysis in particular portfolio investment and cross-border acquisitions.

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this module, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the international financial system, how the globalization of the world economy is evolving and how firms need to react to these changes
  • Assess the current global business environment and design appropriate international financial management strategies
  • Understand how exchange rates work, the advantages and disadvantages of various currency systems, and the theory and evidence relating to exchange rate determination

Textbook and Readings


Eiteman, D.K., Stonehill, A.I., & Moffett, M.H. (2016) Multinational Business Finance, (14th ed. Global Edition). Pearson Education. ISBN: 9781292097879

Module Prerequisite

BUU22550 Introduction to Finance

Assessment

-      An individual term-test or group assignment worth 30% (To be confirmed)
-      A final examination worth 70%

Students unable to submit an assignment for medical reasons must produce a medical certificate to the course lecturer within three working days of the missed submission date. Certificates received after that time will not be accepted.