units

AFC3240

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)

Synopsis

Topics include the international financial system, institutions and market practices; international finance theorems and their application; Euromarkets; international debt and equity raising; measurement of foreign exchange risk; managing foreign exchange exposure; foreign currency futures, options and swaps, international portfolio investment and capital budgeting and international trade finance.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the nature and benefits of globalisation and international markets integration
  2. critically evaluate fundamental theories which underpin international finance;
  3. identify the implications of these theories when firms are engaged in international operations
  4. analyse the role and functioning of international financial markets
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with international finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFC3240.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Elaine Hutson

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFC2140

Prohibitions

AFW2341