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MN50133: International finance

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim of the course is to give the participants:
* a good understanding of the financial risks that arise when a company or organisation starts to trade overseas either through import/export or with a physical presence
* an understanding of how the international financial markets work, the interrelationships and the language involved.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
* Understand the various functions that are the responsibility of the corporate finance team in an international context including liquidity management in a domestic and international context, funding, foreign exchange and interest rate risk management, tax planning, organisation and control.

Intellectual skills
* the facility to apply subject-specific knowledge into a range of complex situations, taking into account the overall implications for the other areas of the business; T,F & A
* a critical awareness of current issues and frameworks in management; T&F
* the ability to acquire and analyse data, information and situations; to evaluate relevance and validity, and to synthesise it in the context of topical business problems; T&F&A
* an understanding of appropriate research and methodological techniques that allow detailed investigation into topical business issues and ability to use these skills to produce professional, critical reports in business and management. T&A
Professional Practical skills
* evaluate the current standing of an organization and practically contribute to the attainment of their company's strategies and objectives; T&A
* operate effectively both independently as well as within teams and assume leadership roles where appropriate; T&F
* be self-directed and able to act autonomously in planning and implementing projects at professional levels. F
Transferable/Key skills
* ability to conduct in-depth research into management and business issues.
* the facility to communicate including presenting and marketing themselves and their ideas; preparation and production of effective business plans and reports. T&F

The course will look at:
* Foreign Exchange Risk Management, how it arises and how it may be managed, the instruments involved and how to evaluate between them
* Interest Rate Risk Management, how it arises and how it may be managed and the instruments involved and how to evaluate between them
* International Cash Management, the objectives and techniques
* International Investment Appraisal
* Strategic implications of the risks involved.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50133 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management


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