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Unit of Study Outline
Unit Code FINC3011 Unit Title International Financial Management Semester 1, 2014
Pre-requisite Units: (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004) Co-requisite Units: Prohibited Units: FINC3001 Assumed Knowledge and/or Skills: Unit Coordinator: Tro Kortian Address: Room 411, The Business School Building(H69), Darlington NSW 2008 Email: tro.kortian@sydney.edu.au Phone: 93516450 Consultation Hours: Please go to Blackboard for details of all staff consultation times. Class Day(s): Please go to Blackboard for class times and locations Required Text / Resources: International Financial Management 2nd Edition , by Geert Bekaert and Robert Hodrick, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012

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1. Unit of Study Information Markets are increasingly globalised. There are very few businesses or industries that are not required to deal with issues such as foreign currency, foreign competition and direct investment. This unit is designed to allow students to extend their understanding of basic principles in finance to an international environment. Globalisation of markets introduces risks but also opens up profitable opportunities. Topics covered include: foreign currency valuation and markets; international parity conditions; measuring and managing foreign exposure; international portfolio management; capital budgeting and foreign direct investment; international tax management and international financing strategy.

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Business Analysis and foreign currency financing Problem-Solving and investment decisions. forwards. 3 1. 3 1. Program Learning Outcomes and Unit Learning Outcomes The Program Learning Outcomes for this Program are located at http://sydney. Specific details Version: 2014 Business School 2 . Business Analysis and Problem-Solving Explain and effectively apply.edu. 2. Critical Thinking as comprehend how the choice is made between domestic currency and 3. Business Knowledge and options can be used 2. Critical Thinking 3. 3 Assessment Name Semester Test 1 Semester Test 2 Tutorial Participation Final Exam Academic Honesty Length Weight Due Date n/a n/a n/a n/a 20% 20% 10% 50% 05-Apr-2014 10-May-2014 N/A N/A Week 4 Closing Date 05-Apr-2014 10-May-2014 N/A N/A For the meaning and operation of this table. Business Analysis and Problem-Solving Apply basic exchange rate concepts to foreign exchange markets as well 1. Problem-Solving Explain how currency derivative contracts such as futures. Business Knowledge financing and investment as well 2. Business Analysis and Problem-Solving Explain why domestic firms may wish to indulge in foreign currency 1. Critical Thinking 3. 2. 3 1. Critical Thinking how such different exposures can be managed. Business Knowledge 2. 3. 2. 2. Critical Thinking such as Purchasing Power Parity and Covered and Uncovered Interest 3.BUSINESS SCHOOL 2. 2. Business Analysis and Problem-Solving Explain and effectively apply the concepts of arbitrage and speculation in 1. Business Knowledge international financial markets. Business Knowledge as describe and explain how the foreign exchange market is organized and 2. Business Knowledge that a business enterprise may confront as well describe and demonstrate 2. fundamental international parity conditions 2. Critical Thinking to hedge and speculate based on anticipated exchange rate movements. Critical Thinking operates. 3. 3. 3.au/business/learning/staff/leadership/program_directors/outcomes Unit Learning Outcomes Unit Learning Outcomes On the successful completion of the Unit you should be able to: Explain and identify the risks as well as the opportunities that underpin the financial operations of business firms operating in an environment of open and integrated financial markets Program Learning Outcomes 1. see policy information in the box on the front page or click here Assessment details Semester Test 1 G Task Description Semester Test 1 will be held outside the regular lecture sessions at the end of Week 5. Business Analysis and Parity. swaps 1. Business Analysis and Problem-Solving Recognise and explain the different forms of foreign exchange exposure 1. Assessment Individual/ Assessment Group Conditions Individual Individual Individual Individual Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Program Learning Outcomes Assessed 1.

BUSINESS SCHOOL regarding the date. The tutorial will be an opportunity for you to develop skills and understand the relevance of the concepts introduced each week in lectures. when and how feedback will be provided for this assessment Individual students will be able to receive feedback on Test 2 via the following two measures: 1 Solutions to all of the test questions will be provided and discussed in tutorials. G Assessment Criteria 1. Semester Test 2 will be a closed-book. when and how feedback will be provided for this assessment Individual students will be able to receive feedback on Test 1 via the following two measures: 1 Solutions to all of the test questions will be provided and discussed in tutorials. multiple-choice format test. All lecture and tutorial material covering these sessions will be examinable. All lecture and tutorial material covering these sessions will be examinable. time and venue for the test will be posted on Blackboard when finalised. Tutorial Participation G Task Description Tutorials are intended as active collaborative learning experiences where your informed input will be both expected and supported.What. and will examine your familiarity and comprehension of the issues and analytical concepts covered in Weeks 5 to 8 inclusive. and will examine your familiarity and comprehension of the issues and analytical concepts covered in Weeks 1 to 4 inclusive. Analysis 4. Critical reasoning / critical thinking G G Feedback . Specific details regarding the date. Analysis 4. Rationale 6. 2 Students will have the opportunity to look over and discuss their individual answers to the test. Semester Test 1 will be a closed-book. Note that this material will also be examined in the Final Exam. Version: 2014 Business School 3 . Semester Test 2 G Task Description Semester Test 2 will be held outside the regular lecture sessions at the end of Week 9. Conclusions 3. Conceptualisation 7. Assessment Criteria 1. Problem solving 5. Rationale 6. Use of literature/ Knowledge of theory 2. multiple-choice format test. Conclusions 3.What. Critical reasoning / critical thinking G Feedback . Assigned work will be randomly collected four times over the semester by your tutor to gauge your level of understanding as well as in determination of your overall tutorial participation mark. Problem solving 5. 2 Students will have the opportunity to look over and discuss their individual answers to the test. Conceptualisation 7. time and venue for the test will be posted on Blackboard when finalised. Tutors will emphasise as well as demonstrate that marks that are awarded will be for more than mere attendance of tutorials. Use of literature/ Knowledge of theory 2. Note that this material will also be examined in the Final Exam.

Rationale 6.What. plus an additional ten (10) minutes reading time only. and location to be advised by the Examinations Centre.g. Conclusions 3. when and how feedback will be provided for this assessment Students will be given feedback in accordance with their assessed preparation and contribution/involvement in the tutorial discussion. spelling. 4. Critical reasoning / critical thinking G Feedback . Problem solving 7. Critical reasoning / critical thinking 10. It will cover all material included in the unit of study. Version: 2014 Business School 4 . Other Resources for Students All lectures and seminars are recorded and will be available within Blackboard for student use. Students should ensure they attend and participate in all classes. Analysis 4. Conceptualisation 9. The exam will be three (3) hours. Synthesis G Feedback . Use of literature/ Knowledge of theory 4. Clarity of expression (incl. punctuation) 3. The final exam may comprise of a combination of multiple choice. closed-book exam. problem solving and discussion questions. Final Exam G Task Description The final exam will be held during the University Examination period with the date. font. grammar. Problem solving 5. G Assessment Criteria 1. Please note the Business School does not own the system and cannot guarantee that the system will operate or that every class will be recorded.What. Use of literature/ Knowledge of theory 2. Rationale 8. Conceptualisation 7.BUSINESS SCHOOL G Assessment Criteria 1. Conforming with instructions (e. when and how feedback will be provided for this assessment Feedback will be provided to students regarding their Final Examination via Final Exam Review sessions that are scheduled by the Discipline after the examination period has ended. accuracy. time. Analysis 6. It will account for 50% of your final mark. word length. other instructions) 2. short answer. Conclusions 5.

3).4) Ch.I: Currency futures & B&H: Ch.4) Ch. 9 Measuring and managing real exchange risk 5 May 2014 10 B&H: Ch. 3 (sections 3. 6.2 & 20. 8 & Ch. 13 International Capital Market Equilibrium 19 May 2014 12 B&H: Ch.4) 9 B&H: Ch.20 (sections 20.I FX Markets & Exchange Rates . 21 Foreign Currency swaps B&H: Ch.2 & 8 Risk management and foreign currency 3.1. B&H: Ch.I FX Markets & Exchange Rates . 14 Apr 2014 hedging .2. 10 International Parity Conditions – II (section 10.1. 28 Apr 2014 hedging .3).2 Lecture Introduction FX Markets & Exchange Rates .3 (section 3.1) Currency Derivatives . 11 & Ch. Ch.I Ch. Ch. 3. 6 (section 6. 12 International Debt & Equity Financing 12 May 2014 11 B&H: Ch. 3 (sections 3.1. Unit Schedule Week 1 3 Mar 2014 2 10 Mar 2014 3 17 Mar 2014 4 24 Mar 2014 5 31 Mar 2014 6 7 Apr 2014 Required Reading(s) B&H Ch.II Assessments Due B&H Ch.II Ch.4) Common week 21 Apr to 27 Apr B&H: Ch.3) & Ch.4 & 3.7 B&H: Ch. International Parity Conditions – I 6.BUSINESS SCHOOL 5. Ch.5). 6 (section 6.20 (sections 20. 17. 20 options Currency Derivatives .II: Interest rate and B&H: Ch.2. 17.2 & 7 Risk management and foreign currency 3. 6 (section 6.2 & 20. 14 Political and Country Risk Analysis 26 May 2014 13 Course Summary & Final Review 2 Jun 2014 Semester Test 1 Semester Test 2 Version: 2014 Business School 5 . 3.