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 2 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)

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

  1. Apply appropriate formats and technologies to financial communication.
  2. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the foreign exchange market and the relationship between spot and forward rates
  3. Apply forecasting techniques based on foreign exchange rate theory to predict future spot rates
  4. Review the problems of dealing in foreign currency and the advantages and disadvantages of overseas funding
  5. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise both quantitative and qualitative financial information to influence problem solving and decision making of foreign direct investments.

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
Replacing Course(s) Not applicable.
Transition Not applicable.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6130 Corporate Finance
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Group project
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Presentations - Class - Group
  • Quiz - Class - Mid trimester test
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6145

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