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Module Code: ACF205
Module Title: International Finance
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to develop in students a good understanding of the fundamental principles of international business and finance. The module covers the topics of

• Explaining how and why the world’s countries differ.

• Presenting a thorough review of the economics and politics of international trade and investment.

• Explaining the functions and form of the global monetary system.

• Examining the strategies and structures of international businesses.

Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the process of globalization

B. Understand the role of various national differences in international business and finance

C. Understand the Balance of Payments of nations

D. Explore the main approaches to exchange rate determination

E. Distinguish between the three major types of foreign exchange exposures

F. Explore the global trade and investment environment

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching and learning strategies employed include a combination of:

a) Lectures – main concepts, fundamental principles in international finance.

b) Tutorials - problem-solving and group discussion sessions.

c) The university’s virtual learning environment ‘Interactive Communications Environment’ (ICE), for the dissemination of material, as well as for giving and receiving feedback to and from students.

• The process of globalization

• The role of various national differences in international business and finance

• International Trade Theory

• Foreign Direct Investment

• Regional Economic Integration

• History of Foreign Exchange Rates

• Balance of Payments

• Foreign Exchange Rate Determination

• Foreign Exchange Markets

• The Strategy of International Business

• Entering Foreign Markets

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    7      117  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Cw 15.00
2 Final Exam 85.00

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