Course Description

Course Name

International Financial Management

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

15 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Overview

Short Description
The course explores the complexities of corporate financial management in an international setting, where companies are subject to various risks including exchange rate, political and financing. The course emphasises the practical implications of finance theory and its application in international financial management.
Assessment
Written assignment (25%) and degree examination (75%)
Course Aims
The course explores the complexities of corporate financial management in an international setting, where companies are subject to exchange rate risk. Exchange rate theories and their practical implications are analysed, as well as the merit of foreign exchange risk management. The course also aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of international investment and financing decisions. The course emphasises the practical implications of finance theory and its application in international financial management.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
1) Discuss the additional complexities financial managers face as they move from a domestic to an international arena.
2) Present the central roles of finance theories in dealing with the complexities faced by financial managers in this environment.
3) Work in groups to critically evaluate recent articles with reference to principles and practices learnt on the course.
4) Work individually on a written report on international financial management aspects related to the recent financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis or public policy choices that are related to international financial management.
5) Explain and discuss various aspects of international financial management, including the operations of currency markets, capital structure, capital budgeting and international investment.
6) Critically evaluate a range of relevant literature in the field of international financial management.

*Course content subject to change