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Unit information: International Finance in 2021/22

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Unit name International Finance
Unit code EFIM30026
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Ozkan
Open unit status Not open

Principles of Finance (EFIM20044)


Asset Markets (EFIM20043)



School/department School of Accounting and Finance
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This module returns to the parity conditions introduced in Corporate Finance, describing the key theoretical relations among spot exchange rates, forward exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates. It then moves on to look at country risk, foreign exchange markets, foreign currency derivatives, and international capital markets.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a student will be able to:

  • understand how parity conditions work.
  • understand advantages and disadvantages of currency futures contracts relative to forward contracts.
  • understand how currency futures and option contracts can be used to manage risk and to speculate on future currency movements.
  • understand how interest rate and currency swaps can be used to reduce financing cost and risk.
  • understand how multinational corporations can use international debt and equity markets to raise financing.
  • understand risks and advantages of international portfolio investing.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities

Assessment Information

This unit will be assessed by 100% coursework


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