International Financial Management focuses on corporate decision-making in an international context. The course interrogates conceptual frameworks and models applicable to key financial decisions of multinational or transnationals firms. Students will develop capacities required to make professional, evidence based decisions drawing on theoretical knowledge and professional analytical techniques to resolve complex unpredictable problems related to international financial management. Building on principles of corporate finance, students will also conduct strategic analysis and provision of a foreign exchange managerial advice for companies.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect how foreign exchange markets operate in our contemporary, dynamic environment;  
  2. Challenge the management of different types of foreign exchange exposure and justify position;  
  3. Argue creative solutions to various risks faced by multinational and transnational firms and make appropriate ethical, sustainable recommendations;  
  4. Contextualise the output of economic policy advice in multinational investment decisions in volatile markets, advocating consideration for global communities; and  
  5. Critically review the current strategic issues related to foreign investment decisions for companies and collaboratively recommend evidence-based strategies for future financial management.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Mid semester test 20%
Assignment Group Assignment including report and presentation 20%
Examination Final examination 60%

Required reading

International financial management, 13th edition,
Madura, Jeff (2017).
Cengage Learning.

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