International Financial Management

Subject FNCE90037 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of classes per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


Entry to Master of International Business



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Balance of payments analysis, foreign exchange markets and terminology, international financial markets and international banking, international investments and portfolio allocation, measuring and managing foreign exchange exposure, international capital budgeting and counting risk analysis, international corporate financing decisions.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic finance concepts of risk, return, diversification, and investment decisions;
  • Explain the basic terminology and operation of foreign exchange markets;
  • Analyse the unique problems and opportunities associated with managing multinational corporations;
  • Discuss the problems and opportunities faced by managers of multinational corporations;
  • Apply the appropriate techniques and concepts to solve problems in international capital budgeting, currency exposure management, raising foreign debt and equity, and overseas financial investments;
  • Examine the linkages between domestic and international financial markets and explain their implications for managers and investors.
  • A 2-hour final examination (60%)
  • Group assignment not exceeding 2000 words (20%)
  • 1-hour mid-semester examination (20%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

This subject is available to Master of International Business students.

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