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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Deals with the operation of international financial markets, and covers various aspects of the operations and activities of the trans-national business enterprise, the management of international financial risks, the implications of the rapid development of centres of offshore banking and finance, and their impacts on the way Australian firms finance their operations.

Unit content

Topic 1: The Multinational Corporation
Topic 2: Exchange Rate Determination and History
Topic 3: Currency Derivatives
Topic 4: Exchange Rate Forecasting
Topic 5: Parity Conditions in International Finance
Topic 6: Management of Economics, Translation and Transaction Exposure
Topic 7: International Financial Markets
Topic 8: Balance of Payments
Topic 9: Foreign Direct Investment and Portfolio Investment
Topic 10: Country Risk Analysis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 appraise the relevance of finance theory to international settings
2 discuss the operation of foreign financial markets
3 clarify the international sources of investment capital
4 list international investment alternatives
5 outline and review the techniques available to reduce company financial risk associated with trading and operating commercially in an international environment.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. appraise the relevance of finance theory to international settings
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. discuss the operation of foreign financial markets
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  3. clarify the international sources of investment capital
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    • GA4:
  4. list international investment alternatives
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. outline and review the techniques available to reduce company financial risk associated with trading and operating commercially in an international environment.
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    • GA2:
    • GA4: