This course focuses on the scope and content of international finance as a fast-evolving field due to the deregulation of financial markets, product innovations, and technological advancements. As capital markets of the world are becoming more integrated, a solid understanding of international finance has become essential for effective corporate decision-making and risk management. Three major areas distinguish international financial management from domestic corporate finance and become the core focus of this course, namely, (i) foreign exchange and political risks, (ii) market imperfections, and (iii) expanded opportunity set. Students will be introduced to international finance by means of looking at how firms and governments inter-react with these markets. The course will emphasize the link between theory and applications. The course is streamlined to benefit students who have aspirations in careers such as general management, financial analysis, commercial and investment banking, and consulting, among others.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN: