International Finance

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Finance

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance, International Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 2201AFE/2281AFE (Corporate Finance) Incompatible: 3003IBA (International Financial Management /International Corporate Finance)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course has a prerequisite requirement which means you MUST successfully complete the listed course or requirement/s BEFORE enrolling in this course. If you have enrolled in the course without meeting this requirement you MUST WITHDRAW immediately or contact the Program Director if you believe you have extenuating circumstances. It is our experience that students who have not completed the prerequisite course struggle to complete the course and often Fail as a result. It is your responsibility to have any Transfer Credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrolling. International Finance focuses on financial management from the perspective of multinational firms that have revenues and payments denominated in foreign currencies. It offers a systematic approach to the study of some key techniques in international financial management and the strategies used by managers engaged in the international financial arena. The course focuses on exchange rate behaviour and exchange rate risk management using derivatives such as options and futures contracts, financing decisions and interest rate risk management, and the assessment of country risk and foreign investment decisions.
    Course Introduction
    Welcome to the course, 3209AFE International Finance! This course, in a nutshell, entails eleven 2-hour lectures and ten 1-hour seminars to be conducted across thirteen weeks in the semester. There will be a mid-semester exam for 2 hours, an assignment and a final exam for 3 hours. There is a prescribed textbook which students are highly encouraged to have a copy, as well as a list of recommended and supplementary reading materials, as shown in the learning resources section of the course profile. The composition of the teaching team will be announced later. Major announcements in relation to the course will be communicated through Learning@Griffith. The teaching team looks forward to an intellectually stimulating interaction and discussion of the different facets of international finance during the semester.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.