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Introduction to International Finance (BUS212)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit introduces major markets and environments that facilitated international business. It describes relationships between exchange rates and economic variables and explains the forces that influence these relationships. Furthermore, the market for foreign exchange derivatives and the essential features of derivative products are discussed. Businesses evolve into multinational corporations so that they can capitalise on international opportunities. Their financial managers should be able to assess the international environment, recognise opportunities, implement strategies, assess exposure to risk and manage that risk.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
ULO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of multinational financial management
ULO 2: Integrate knowledge of foreign exchange issues into professional practice
ULO 3: Apply the main theories of international Finance in practical contexts
ULO 4: Evaluate problems of international finance for long-term financing decisions
ULO 5: Exhibit lifelong learning and effective interpersonal skills and display the capability to think across cultures and contexts.
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop each week of the semester
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Participation - 10%
Mid-term test - 20%
Group assignment - 30%
Final exam - 40%
Prerequisites BUS170 Foundations of Accounting or BUS163 Introduction to Accounting and BUS171 Foundations of Economics
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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International Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
International Business (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.


Unit Coordinator
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

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-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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