BFW3331 - International banking and finance - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Yessy Arnold

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


BFW2401 or equivalent.


AFF3331, BFF3331, AFX3871, BFX3871, AFW3331


The international monetary system, debt and country risk, the foreign exchange market, international financing strategies and techniques, the Euro-markets, and multinational banking.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the parity principles and the concept of arbitrage in international financial markets
  2. explain how currency derivative contracts such as forwards, futures, options and swaps can be used to hedge in the foreign exchange markets
  3. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation banking and finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFW3331.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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