The course offers a variety of real-life examples, both numerical and institutional, that demonstrates the use of financial analysis and reasoning in solving international financial problems. We will also explain the financial issues, unique to international investment or that have an international dimension, introducing the major problems, threats and risks, but also the opportunities, faced by firms venturing abroad.
The approach of the course is to treat International Financial Management as a natural and logical extension of the foundations and principles learn in Financial Management. Thus, it builds on and extends the valuation framework (NPV, IRR, Risk Divesification, Derivatives, etc.) learn in domestic Corporate Finance, whose previous basic knowledge will be an advantage during the course
The methodology of the course includes both a general framework for analyzing international financial issues, understanding market data and the use some specific quantitative simulators. The course highlights both theory and applications. Extensive use of cases and investment tools, presents the student with a challenging and real-life environment in which to apply decision-making skills in an international context.