Unit description

Deals with the operation of international financial markets, and covers various aspects of the operations and activities of the trans-national business enterprise, the management of international financial risks, the implications of the rapid development of centres of offshore banking and finance, and their impacts on the way Australian firms finance their operations.

Unit content

Topic 1: The Multinational Corporation
Topic 2: Exchange Rate Determination and History
Topic 3: Currency Derivatives
Topic 4: Exchange Rate Forecasting
Topic 5: Parity Conditions in International Finance
Topic 6: Management of Economics, Translation and Transaction Exposure
Topic 7: International Financial Markets
Topic 8: Balance of Payments
Topic 9: Foreign Direct Investment and Portfolio Investment
Topic 10:Country Risk Analysis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Madura, J & Fox, R, 2011, International Financial Management, 3rd edn, South-Western, Cengage Learning, Andover, Hampshire. ISBN: 9781408079812.

Session 2

  • Madura, J & Fox, R, 2014, International Financial Management, 3rd edn, South-Western, Cengage Learning, Andover, Hampshire. ISBN: 9781408088456.

Session 3

  • Madura, J & Fox, R, 2014, International Financial Management, 3rd edn, South-Western, Cengage Learning, Andover, Hampshire. ISBN: 9781408088456.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - TUST

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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Fee information

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