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BU502C: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FOR BUSINESS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The trend towards financial globalisation in recent years has impacted on all financial decisions, which has necessitated the understanding of international financial markets, especially for multinational businesses. This course analyses a wide range of issues in international finance and their practical applications. This course also examines the challenges and problems faced by firms in the global marketplace in doing international business during the next decade from the international finance perspective.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jiafu An

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

  • MSc In International Business And Finance
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course introduces students to the concepts and theories of international finance, along with deep understanding of practical issues. Topics include parity conditions in international finance; international financial markets, foreign exchange markets, the derivatives markets, and euromarkets which can be used to finance firm operations and manage transaction and operating risks facing the multinational firms.  The relevance of country risk will also be discussed.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 9 - 18
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 20

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of exchange rates and underlying theories why currency values fluctuate and the ability to critically evaluate the market conditions in context.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of methods used to manage risk in the global markets and the ability to critically evaluate risk management methods and models.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate the understanding and knowledge of international monetary system and the ability to evaluate the current development challenges.

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 13

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of parity conditions in international finance and the ability to analyse and apply these parity conditions in practical applications.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of how international financial markets work and the ability to analyse market conditions in international business context.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Individual Coursework

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of parity conditions in international finance and the ability to analyse and apply these parity conditions in practical applications.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate the understanding and knowledge of international monetary system and the ability to evaluate the current development challenges.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of how international financial markets work and the ability to analyse market conditions in international business context.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of exchange rates and underlying theories why currency values fluctuate and the ability to critically evaluate the market conditions in context.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of methods used to manage risk in the global markets and the ability to critically evaluate risk management methods and models.

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