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MN50321: 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: 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 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to understand and work in a multi-currency professional environment.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit, students should develop understanding of:
(i) Foreign exchange markets;
(ii) Determinants of exchange rates;
(iii) Assessing and managing risks in foreign exchange markets;
(iv) Origins and effects of financial crises.

Numeracy (T/A)
Analytical ability (F/A)
Writing skills (A)
Time management (F/A)
Use of IT, notably for information gathering (F/A).

(i) Foreign exchange markets and balance of payments;
(ii) International portfolio theory and diversification;
(iii) International parities;
(iv) Macroeconomic models of FX;
(v) Forecasting FX;
(vi) Managing FX risk;
(vii) Managing interest rate risk;
(viii) Theoretical models of currency crises.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50321 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management

MN50321 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics School of Management


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