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AFX3871

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
Monash Passport categoryInternational Short Field Experience (Explore Program)
OfferedCaulfield Summer semester A 2013 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

The unit is designed to provide students with the conceptual foundations of the functions and institutions of the international financial system. 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 financial techniques used by international banks and multinational organisations. To develop a practical understanding and appreciation of cultural differences within the area of international banking and finance through an overseas visitation program.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. compare and contrast the structure of banking and financial markets internationally through an international study program
  2. explain parity theories and their application to foreign exchange markets
  3. develop a practical understanding and appreciation of culture in the development of national banking and finance activities
  4. evaluate academic and professional papers in international banking and finance
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with international banking and finance.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

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

Students must have passed one of the following: AFC2140, AFF2401, AFF2631, AFG2631, AFW2401 or AFW2631 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions