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AFC3240 - International finance

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Topics include the international financial system, institutions and market practices; international finance theorems and their application; Euromarkets; international debt and equity raising; measurement of foreign exchange risk; managing foreign exchange exposure; foreign currency futures, options and swaps, international portfolio investment and capital budgeting and international trade finance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the nature and benefits of globalisation and international markets integration
  • critically evaluate fundamental theories which underpin international finance;
  • identify the implications of these theories when firms are engaged in international operations
  • analyse the role and functioning of international financial markets
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with international finance.


Within semester assessment: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 80%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week





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