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ECW2721

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Siang Ng (Peninsula); Dr Muthi Samudram (Malaysia)

Synopsis

This unit focuses on the topics of international finance and trade. This includes the importance of international finance; the balance of payments accounts; the mechanisms for financing international trade; the effect of macroeconomic policies on trade balance; the determination of exchange rates; the operation of foreign exchange
markets and alternative exchange rate systems; foreign investment; foreign exchange risk and operating exposure.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand payments among nations and macroeconomic policies to adjust balance of payments disequilibrium
  2. study the operation of foreign exchange markets and alternative exchange rate systems
  3. acquire essential skills for managing foreign exchange risk and operating exposure
  4. explain multinational corporations in international trade and the mechanisms for financing international trade, and
  5. demonstrate in the individual assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Jaai Parasnis

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECW1101

Prohibitions

ECF2721