International Finance

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Finance

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    In the first half of this course, we study international macroeconomics. Topics include the balance of payment accounting, the determination of exchange rate, the effects of macroeconomic policy on exchange rate, and the exchange rate system. This theoretical apparatus will provide you with the basic framework which is useful to understand how the world economy as ?international business environment? evolves.

    In the second half of this course, we move on to the topics of foreign exchange and derivative markets. Using the knowledge on financial derivatives, we further study how firms engage in various hedging activities to avoid foreign exchange risks.

    This course is quite analytical, and focuses on the concept rather than the case.

    Main Textbooks

    • Krugman, P., Obstfeld, M., and Melitz, M. International Economics: Theory and Policy (9th edition, Pearson, 2012)
    • Shapiro, A. C. Multinational Financial Management (9th edition, Wiley, 2010)


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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