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Course Overview

This course is part of a challenging programme which is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of finance with an international perspective. The programme has a strong foundation in economics and international trade and aims to equip students with an understanding of the key elements of the operation of global financial and economic systems, and the skills enabling them to evaluate and manage the risks involved in international business in order to make sound investment decisions, relevant for multinational businesses, governments and international organisations in both developed and emerging markets. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Joseph Swierzbinski

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course aims to develop research skills and knowledge of finance necessary for a professional or academic career in International Finance. Specifically, students will develop critical understanding of an agreed key topic in International Finance and appreciate how techniques of analysis developed throughout the programme can be applied to provide further insight and analysis.  Possible research topics for students may include developing a comprehensive and up to date understanding of; the modern theory and practice of international banking, financial institutions, and related capital markets; the international monetary and financial system, including foreign direct investment, balance of payments, sovereign debt;  international currency and commodity markets.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Poster outlining literature on student's topic (20%); Individual Presentation (20%); Essay (60%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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