INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FIN3IFM

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the financial operations of firms in an environment of open and integrated financial markets. An understanding of international financial management is crucial not only for the large multinational corporations (MNCs) , but also for companies with no international business because these companies must recognize how their competitive position will be affected by movements in exchange rates, foreign interest rates, labour costs, and inflation. In this subject, students will be asked to examine the theoretical and empirical explanations of such effects, and to analyze the institutional and practical issues firms must consider in deciding whether to borrow, or invest, funds denominated in the domestic currency or in a foreign currency.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTu Nguyen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FIN1FOF or BUS1AFB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Financial ManagementPrescribedCheol S. Eun and Bruce G. Resnick7 TH EDITION, MCGRAW HILL AUSTRALIA, 2012

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and operation of the international financial system and the Eurocurrency market

Activities:
Tutorial homework questions, mid-semester exam, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Interpret and evaluate exchange rates as they apply to specific scenarios

Activities:
Tutorial homework questions, mid-semester exam, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Summarise the process via which exchange rates are derived

Activities:
Tutorial homework questions, mid-semester exam, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Appraise the International Parity Relationships and apply them to forecasting exchange rates.

Activities:
Tutorial homework questions, mid-semester exam, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Evaluate the relative merits of foreign currency versus domestic financing, cash management and portfolio investment

Activities:
Tutorial homework questions, mid-semester exam, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTu Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 3-hour final examinationHurdle Requirement: Students must achieve at least 40% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the subject.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial homeworkOpen-ended assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTu Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 02 - 07
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 3-hour final examinationHurdle Requirement: Students must achieve at least 40% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the subject.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial homeworkOpen-ended assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTu Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 3-hour final examinationHurdle Requirement: Students must achieve at least 40% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the subject.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial homeworkOpen-ended assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTu Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 3-hour final examinationHurdle Requirement: Students must achieve at least 40% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the subject.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial homeworkOpen-ended assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTu Nguyen

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 3-hour final examinationHurdle Requirement: Students must achieve at least 40% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the subject.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial homeworkOpen-ended assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05