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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 8
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
International Financial Management (Elective)
Reference Code: BB8 812
STAGE
Award
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.5 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.5 Hours per week

International Financial Management Module

Finance Across the Globe

The indicative syllabus of this module is outlined in the units below:

  • Relevance of international finance to corporations.
  • Overview of financial systems.
  • Financial objectives.
  • Methods of expansion used by firms.
  • Theories of foreign direct investment.
  • International monetary system.

World Financial Markets & Institutions

  • International banking & money markets
  • International bond market
  • International equity markets
  • Interest rate and currency swaps
  • International portfolio investment

Financial Management of the Firm

  • Role of financial management.
  • Foreign direct investment and cross-border acquisitions.
  • International capital structure and the cost of capital.
  • International capital budgeting.
  • Cash management.

International Trade Finance

  • Nature and financial structure of companies.
  • International tax environment and transfer pricing.
  • Foreign currency and derivatives market.
  • Risk exposure and risk management.
  • Hedging techniques and strategies.
  • Emerging trends in international finance.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Critically assess the role and function of internationally focused organisations and the relevant factors in the global economic environment within which companies operate.
LO 2
Evaluate the parameters influencing decision-making in the areas of investments, risk management and capital structures within companies.
LO 3
Assess the sources of risk in international transactions for participating companies and evaluate how these risks can best be managed.
LO 4
Determine how the management of finance and the treasury function should be structured to ensure financial effectiveness and efficiency of international operations.
LO 5
Assess the impact of financial institutions and financial innovation within international markets.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
LO2, LO3
Group Project
60%
LO1, LO4 & LO5
Final Written examination
40%

Aims & Objectives

The aims of this module are to foster among learners the intellectual, technical and personal skills required in an international management context.

Learners will gain an understanding of the principles and issues relating to international financial management in the context of problem-solving and financial decision-making in an international business environment.

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