International Finance - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Analysis Task - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (50%) , Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (50%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

In this unit, you will learn to effectively research and manage business projects related to operating in the international monetary system and financial frameworks. The unit draws on and integrates concepts from other Master of Finance units. The international economy plays an ever increasing role in finance and you will evaluate threats and opportunities while examining determinants and implications.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Create a strategic project brief in an ethical sustainable manner using financial concepts and methodologies to provide solutions and recommendations for applications in a professional context
  2. CLO2: Apply interpersonal skills to work in teams and to communicate effectively with clients
  3. CLO3: Combine theoretical knowledge with practical application to identify, select and assess strategies with regards to various relevant organisational contexts
  4. CLO4: Apply and synthesise national and international business, finance, economic and analytical frameworks and techniques to address problems and opportunities
  5. CLO5: Critically reflect on your future career potential and lifelong learning.
  • Analysis Task — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to International Finance
2The International Monetary System
3Balance of Payments
4Foreign Direct Investment and Political Risk
5The Foreign Exchange Market
6International Parity Conditions
7Foreign Exchange Rate Forecasting
8Foreign Exchange Exposure and Management
9International Portfolio Investment
10Multinational Capital Budgeting
11Multinational Tax Management and Subject Revision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Multinational Business Finance, Global Edition


    ISBN: 9781292097879


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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