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FINC410 Advanced International Financial Management

Uses various teaching methods to develop problem identification and problem-solving skills that are necessary in a modern multinational corporation.

Businesses are operating in an increasingly competitive global environment. Managing businesses either directly or indirectly exposed to international competition requires an understanding of currency risks and international financial markets. This paper aims at providing students with an in-depth knowledge of these issues.

Paper title Advanced International Financial Management
Paper code FINC410
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Recommended Preparation
FINC 305
Teaching staff

To be advised.

Paper Structure
The main areas covered are:
  • Currency markets
  • Currency risks
  • Currency derivatives and hedging decisions
  • Cross-border financing decisions
  • Cross-border investment decisions
  • International financial markets
  • Currency investment strategies
Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.

Madura, International Financial Management, 10th ed., Thompson South-Western, 2009 (ISBN 13:978-1-4390-3833-8 or: 978-1-4390-3833-3).
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • To provide an introduction to international finance theory
  • To teach students the practical issues faced by multinational firms related to international financial management
  • To review and synthesise the fundamental themes in international finance research
  • To explore the latest ideas for doing empirical research in international finance

Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial theory pertaining to international financial management and the use of financial instruments in the international context
  • Develop a frame of reference through which to identify, evaluate and solve financial problems pertaining to the broad area of international finance with or without complete information
  • Demonstrate the ability to present a set of ideas in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Develop critical and analytical skills and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate communication and written skills

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system