GSBS6145

International Financial Management

10 Units

The course undertakes an in-depth examination of international financial markets and instruments, foreign exchange regimes and exchange rate determination. A significant part of this course also covers alternative methods of financing international operations and strategies for foreign direct investment and alternative methods.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate formats and technologies to financial communication.
  2. Analyse, apply and evaluate information within the global financial environment of foreign exchange to solve problems and make informed decisions.
  3. Review the problems of dealing in foreign currency and the advantages and disadvantages of overseas funding
  4. Recognise and calculate forward exchange rates given spot rates
  5. Identify market conventions on exchange rate quotation and correctly calculate those quotations
  6. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the foreign exchange market and the relationships between interest rates, spot and forward rates and expected inflation rates
  7. Comprehend the range of hedging strategies including forward rate hedging and contingent hedging
  8. Explain the use of futures and option contracts in hedging foreign exchange exposure
  9. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise both quantitative and qualitative financial information to influence problem solving and decision making.
Content

The content of this course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. International business environment
  2. International finance and foreign exchange determination
  3. Measuring diverse foreign exchange risk exposure
  4. The cost of capital of a multinational enterprise
  5. Corporate strategy and foreign direct investments; capital budgeting in a multinational setting
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6130 Corporate Finance
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Group Assignment Written and Oral Presentation
  • In Term Test: Mid-Trimester Test
  • Formal Examination: Final Exam
  • Presentation: Presentation - Group
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6145

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