units

BFF3331

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

The international monetary system, the international parity conditions, the foreign exchange market, international financing strategies and techniques, the Euromarkets, and multinational banking.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the parity principles and the concept of arbitrage in international financial markets
  2. explain how currency derivative contracts such as forwards, futures, options and swaps can be used to hedge in the foreign exchange markets
  3. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with international banking and finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFF3331.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

Students must have passed AFF2401, BFF2401, BFW2401 or AFW2401 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions