module specification

FS6060 - International Finance (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title International Finance
Module level Honours (06)
Credit rating for module 15
School London Metropolitan Business School
Total study hours 150
105 hours Guided independent study
45 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 30%   2000 Word Essay
Unseen Examination 70%   3 Hour Exam
Running in 2017/18 No instances running in the year

Module summary

This module focuses on the International Financial system in particular markets, instruments and decisions.

Module aims

1. An understanding of the framework within which international business decisions are taken. 
2. To provide a detailed examination of specific international business decision areas.


• The International Financial Environment
• Exchange Rate Behaviour
• Exchange Rate Risk Management
• Long-Term Asset and Liability Management
• Short-Term Asset and Liability Management

Learning and teaching

There will be a 2 hour lecture and a one hour tutorial.  Students are also welcome to see the lecturer during office hours for additional help, if required.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Analyse and apply fundamentals of international working capital management. 
2. Evaluate  the  motives underlying  foreign investment decision making.   
3. Calculate the effects of using different foreign exchange financial products and strategies. 
4. Assess and explain the major factors that influence the international business and financial environment.


Assessment strategy

Formative assessment will take place on a weekly basis in tutorials to develop analytical and problem solving skills.  Formative assessment will take place in week 11.  Summative assessment will take place in week 14 with a three hour unseen exam 


• Madura  J.   and Fox , R. (2011)  ‘International Financial Management’ , Cengage learning
• Shapiro A.C.  (2009) ‘Multinational Financial Management’, Wiley
• Eiteman D.K., Stonehill A.I., Moffett  M.H. (2009) ‘Multinational Business Finance’, Pearson
• Valdez, S. and Molyneux, P.  (2010) ‘An introduction to Global Financial Markets’