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International Finance (BUS330)

Organisational Unit Accounting
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description International finance studies the movements of exchange rates and international investment across countries. These movements affect the operation of multinational enterprises. A clear understanding of the value of currencies is crucial to successful hedging for businesses. A number of hedging techniques used in international finance will be introduced. Including money market hedge, option hedge, forward hedge and hedging using future contracts and currency swaps. We also look at the methods for sourcing debt and equity for multinational enterprises.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, students will should be able to:
ULO1: Analyse the central features of the global financial environment
ULO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts and principles relating to foreign exchange theory and multinational exchange rate exposure;
ULO3: Evaluate the principles and practices relevant to financing multinational firms
ULO4: Apply the principles of international finance to analyse foreign investment decisions
ULO5: Communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Participation: 10%
Mid-term test: 25%
Individual Assignment: 20%
Final exam: 45%
Prerequisites BUS244/BUS288 Treasury Management
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS322 International Finance may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Finance (BBus) [New in 2019]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Finance
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
International Finance (BUS322) - as for BUS330 except as follows
Organisational Unit Management
Credit Points 4
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

LO1: Analyse the central features of the global financial environment
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts and principles relating to foreign exchange theory and multinational exchange rate exposure;
LO3: Evaluate the principles and practices relevant to financing multinational firms
LO4: Apply the principles of international finance to analyse foreign investment decisions
LO5: Communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Integration of lectures, tutorials, group work and self-directed learning to develop quantitative skills and apply this knowledge to practical and current issues in an international context.
Assessment Tutorial - 10%
Mid Term Test - 25%
2 hour Final Exam - 45%
Individual Assignment - 20%
Prerequisites BUS244/BUS288 Treasury Management.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS322 International Finance may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
BUS330
Dr Ariful Hoque
Senior Lecturer in Finance

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6055
e: A.Hoque@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.020 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
BUS322
Dr Ariful Hoque
Senior Lecturer in Finance

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6055
e: A.Hoque@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.020 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
BUS330

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-Internal
Ms Vanessa Grida
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2254
e: Vanessa.Grida@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.002 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
BUS330

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Ariful Hoque
Senior Lecturer in Finance

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6055
e: A.Hoque@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.020 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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