FINC20023 - International Financial Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit covers a range of concepts and their application to international financial management. The concepts include those encountered in international financial markets including issues that have led to the global financial crisis. The unit provides an analysis of modern theory and current practice in international financial management. This unit covers major topics in foreign exchange markets, Euromarkets, parity concepts and applications, exchange rate forecasting, cost of capital, risk management strategies, portfolio management and capital budgeting tools in an international environment. If you have successfully completed the unit FINC20008 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
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Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.35% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Self-reflection and Student feedback
Feedback
Some more background materials can help understanding the theories
Recommendation
Additional background materials are to be incorporated in future offering
Action Taken
Additional background materials were incorporated in the recent semesters.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Additional math examples may help for the exam preparation
Recommendation
Additional maths can be incorporated for some of the weeks
Action Taken
Additional math examples were provided to aid exam preparation in the recent semester.
Source: Student feedback and Self-reflection
Feedback
Additional focus on numerical problems in some of the weeks may help.
Recommendation
Some more update on the resources will be undertaken to provide more numerical examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Incorporation of a few case studies may aid understanding.
Recommendation
Some additional resources, covering real life or simulated case studies, will be incorporated during the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Access and interpret the contemporary international financial management scholarly literature
  2. Explain the application of the theoritical concepts involved in international financing and investment decisions
  3. Use appropriate analytical techniques for foreign exchange problems faced by multinational enterprises
  4. Develop skills and analyse contemporary issues in international financial management.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination