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Area/Catalogue
BANK 5028

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105810

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

International Finance aims to:

  • introduce students to the international financial system;
  • provide students with an understanding of key parity and arbitrage relationships in international financial markets;
  • explain the methods by which foreign exchange risk can be managed; and 
  • inform students of issues relevant to the making and financing of foreign investments

Course content

The international financial system, markets and instruments of international finance. Types and characteristics of the key financial markets affecting foreign exchange transactions; the spot, forward, eurocurrency and eurobond markets; the macroeconomic risk environment facing the firm; the impact of economic policy decisions on key international financial variables; the parity conditions; models of the exchange rate.
The identification, measurement and management of international financial risk at the level of the individual enterprise; the distinction between risk management and speculation in international finance; the use of forwards, futures, options, swaps and other derivatives in the risk management process; the foreign investment and financing decision.

Textbook(s)

Moosa I A 2010, International Finance, 3, McGraw Hill, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BUSS 5233 Corporate Finance

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External N/A x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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