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International Finance

  • Course Code :
    FIN 308
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Accounting

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Area of Study :

With the rapid globalization of the world economy, the managers of a firm have to understand that their decisions will be greatly influenced by variables such as exchange rate policies, trade policies, international accounting standards, etc. The goal of this course is to help students understand how the managers of a firm function in this increasingly uncertain environment. This course will focus on four main areas of international finance: (1) Key economic theories. (2) Various financial instruments for risk management. (3) Exchange risk management. (4) International financing and investment issues.

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It outlines basic principles essential for participation in international financial markets and for financing international operations, International Financial Environment, Foreign Exchange Derivatives, Global Financing, Corporate FX Risk Management, Valuation and the Structure of Multinational Operations.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Demonstrate a broad and deep knowledge of advanced core areas of International Finance.
2- Apply core advanced quantitative methods to applied topics.
3- Show understanding of advanced analytical methods, both theory- and model based.
4- Show understanding of relevant mathematical and statistical techniques
5- Demonstrate a deeper understanding of issues of international Financial Management.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply complex ideas to solve problems
2- Work with abstract concepts and in a context of generality
3- Reason logically and work analytically
4- Understand the contexts in which problems are addressed

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Determine appropriate financial and economic models to analyze problems
2- Decide on and apply appropriate techniques to solve problems
3- Defend conclusions using financial and economic arguments with proper rigor

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Employ mathematical, statistical and graphical techniques in an appropriate manner
2- Communicate effectively and clearly in written and oral formats
3- Commence independent study and carry out research

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to International Finance 4 3 1
The Determination of Exchange Rates 4 3 1
Speculation and Exchange Rates 4 3 1
The Foreign Exchange Market 4 3 1
International Parity Conditions 4 3 1
First Mid Term 2 0 0
International Parity Conditions and Exchange rates 4 3 1
International Long-term Investment 3 3 1
International Long-term Financing 3 3 1
Country Risk Techniques 3 3 1
Second midterm Exam 3 2 0
Country Risk Analysis 3 3 1
International Capital Budgeting and Country Risk level. 3 3 1
Exchange risk management 3 3 1
Revision week 3 3 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Text book
Related published works
Examples and case studies
Individual and group assignment

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st Midterm 20.00 6
2nd Midterm 20.00 11
Attendance & Participation 20.00 13
Final Exam 40.00 16

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Book Author Publisher
International Corporate Finance Madura Cengage
International Financial Management Jeff Madura & Roland Fox South-Western

Course notes :

Brief Lecture Notes PowerPoint Slides

Recommended books :

Moffett, M. H., Stonehill, A. I., & Eiteman, D. K. (2009). “Fundamentals of Multinational Finance” (3rd ed.). Pearson International Edition.

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