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FINC13-307: International Finance


The objective of this subject is to understand how to manage the risks and take advantage of opportunities in the global financial markets. The subject will provide an analytical framework to understand the fundamentals of the macroeconomic environment of international finance. Students will apply 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 and multi-currency investments. This capstone subject employs the case method and will require students to integrate materials learned from other subjects to gain a more thorough understanding of the financial alternatives. Students will learn new techniques and tools and apply these and foundational finance concepts to international or cross-border settings. The primary themes will focus on understanding 1) the nature of international financial markets, 2) risk management and hedging by firms with international operations, 3) the advantages and disadvantages of the diverse sources of funds available from international financial markets, and 4) issues related to cross-border and multi-currency valuation.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [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 the ability to identify and manage the risks faced by globally active firms and apply their knowledge and problem-solving techniques in capital raising and international valuation to take advantage of opportunities in the global financial markets.
2. Work in a team setting to coordinate analysis of a case study to arrive at a sound financial decision regarding an international financing issue.
3. Demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective oral presentation and to produce a clear and concise written report that demonstrates higher order understanding of key functions and concepts in international finance.
4. Demonstrate the ability to select global financing strategies and propose ethically responsible solutions that will benefit the relevant stakeholders.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of basic theorems of exchange rate determination, interest rates and inflation and the role of arbitrage in keeping the foreign exchange market efficient.


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 opens13/11/2016
Semester start16/01/2017
Subject start16/01/2017
Cancellation 1?30/01/2017
Cancellation 2?06/02/2017
Last enrolment29/01/2017
Last withdrawal?10/02/2017
Teaching census?10/02/2017
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