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MN50182: Financial management for international business

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Project (CW 80%)
  • Online discussion (CW 10%)
  • Online quizzes (CW 10%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
In taking this module you cannot take MN50321
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.

Skills: Intellectual
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

Content: 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.

Programme 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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