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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module BUSI42A15: INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FT)

Department: Economics, Finance and Business (Business)

BUSI42A15: INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FT)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2007/08
Tied to N1K017
Tied to N1KC17

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To provide students with an up to date and advanced understanding of the issues that confront the financial management of multinational corporations. In addition it offers opportunities to students to further develop some key skills.

Content

  • The International Business Environment.
  • Management of Currency risk.
  • Foreign Direct Investment.
  • International Capital Budgeting.
  • Country Risk Analysis.
  • Financing mix of Multinational Companies.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • By the end of this module students will have:
  • had the opportunities to appreciate the complexity and contradictions of the current academic literature in the field of financial management of multinational corporations;
  • an advanced understanding of risks encountered by multinational companies and the process of managing these risks.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • By the end of this module students will have:
  • demonstrated ability to learn and work independently in this area, exercising critical judgement and discrimination in the resolution of complex problematic situations;
  • practised skills of problem solving and critical thinking.
Key Skills:

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading. The written assignment will test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 24
Preparation and Reading 126
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
WrittenAssignment 4,000 words maximum 100%

Formative Assessment:

None.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University