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FINC13-307: International Finance


Learning to take advantage of opportunities in the global financial markets while managing the associated risks is the aim of this advanced finance subject. The primary themes include understanding the nature of international financial markets, risk management and hedging by firms with international operations, the advantages and disadvantages of the diverse sources of funds available from international financial markets and issues related to cross-border and multi-currency valuation. You will apply theoretical frameworks to analyse the macroeconomic environment of international finance and employ an array of financial instruments and tools for managing foreign exchange and country risk, raising capital in the global financial markets and valuing cross-border investments. The case method is central to the learning approach used in this subject, highlighting a number of contemporary organisations and issues in international finance. The material draws on and extends theories and concepts from previous subjects to provide an in-depth understanding of the themes noted above.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic theorems of exchange rate determination, interest rates and inflation and the role of arbitrage in keeping the foreign exchange market efficient.
2. Apply knowledge of foreign exchange hedging to identify and manage the foreign exchange risks faced by globally active firms.
3. Demonstrate the ability to select global financing strategies and propose solutions that will take advantage of opportunities in the global financial markets to the benefit of relevant stakeholders.
4. Demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective oral presentation with appropriate visuals.
5. Demonstrate the ability to produce a clear and concise written report that demonstrates higher order understanding of key concepts in international finance.
6. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team setting to coordinate analysis of a case study to arrive at a sound financial decision regarding an issue in capital raising and international valuation.


Student must have successfully completed FINC12-200 Fundamentals of Finance or equivalent as well as 120 Credit Points of their program prior to undertaking FINC13-307. Combined Degree students must have completed 120 Credit points from the Business part of their program

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018