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AFX5860

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Monash Passport categoryInternational Short Field Experience (Explore Program)
OfferedCaulfield Summer semester A 2011 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

The unit is designed to impart an understanding and appreciation of the current issues underlying the International area of finance, and to develop a practical understanding of the markets and the financial techniques used within the markets. To encourage research techniques for a specialised topic within the financial markets area. To develop a practical understanding and appreciation of cultural differences within the area of international banking and finance through an overseas visitation program.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. become skilled in understanding the history and structure of International banking and financial markets
  2. acquire an understanding of the theories and usage of International foreign exchange markets
  3. develop a practical understanding and appreciation of cultural differences within the area of international banking and finance through an overseas visitation program
  4. develop a set of academic skills which include the ability to work independently, evaluate academic papers in terms of the application of finance theories to the International financial markets, search the web and to submit assignments on time
  5. develop excellent oral and written communication skills to be able to analyse case studies and to lead/participate in groups from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Michael Dempsey

Contact hours

Four 3-hour seminars and up to twelve 2 hour-formal visits to professional bodies and companies during the international component of the programs over approximately 4 weeks.

Prerequisites

Permission required