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MN50182: Financial management for international business

[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: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Project (CW 80%)
  • Online discussion (CW 10%)
  • Online quizzes (CW 10%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: PRE-REQUISITE RULE FOR: MN50182
In taking this module you cannot take MN50321
Description: Aims:
The aim of the course is to give the student an understanding of the increased range of financial issues that arise when companies operate across international borders.

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to analyse a financial environment and assess risk faced by multinational companies. They will be able to reach a decision as to how to formulate a company policy to manage them.

Analytical skills; defining the exposures facing an organisation be they foreign exchange, interest rate or systemic. Analysing the financial consequences of the various approaches to hedging and managing these risks. T & A
Advocacy; being able to support an argument based on the facts and a reasonable personal interpretation of the facts and personal risk preferences. T&F&A
Professional/practical; learning about markets (domestic and international), instruments and company and bank practices. T&A
Key skills; analytical, numerical, organisational. T&A&F

The course will focus on a careful analysis of fundamental differences between domestic and international financial management. In particular, it will cover such issues as:
(i) corporate governance in cross border operations
(ii) foreign exchange theory (determination and forecasting)
(iii) foreign exchange markets and derivatives
(iv) foreign currency exposure
(v) financing objectives, methods and instruments
(vi) foreign investment decision-making principles.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50182 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management

MN50182 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management


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