This course introduces the student to International Financial Management. The course focuses on decision making in an international context and how financing and investment decisions change when a firm operates in more than one country. The course explores the international financial markets and currency parity conditions, including the relationship between spot and forward exchange rates, interest rates, and inflation rates. The course will also cover the role of derivatives in hedging risk in the international capital markets, as well as, the assessment and valuation of foreign investments.
Program Learning Outcomes
After this course, the student should be able to:
1.1 Have a better understanding of the role of International Financial Management in a modern corporation
1.2 Understand the financial and risk issues raised by foreign operations
1.3 Asses the role of financial derivatives to hedge risk in the international markets
1.4 Analyse investment decisions in an international context
1.5 Students should be able to understand the role of a digital economy, in business decision making
Advancing your Knowledge.
- Understand the international economy, as an integrated set of capital flows, subject to market risks
- Improve the capacity of analysis of the foreign exchange markets, to understand the dynamics of the economic variables that determine economic flows
- Integrate the international capital markets with the financing and hedging, investment and foreign trade decisions in a modern corporation
- To analyze the various sources of risks for a company in global environment.
- To understand, the far reach value of sustainability, for the corporation and the economy, as a whole, in a global context.