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FINC71-607: International Financial Management September 2017 [Standard]

General information

The objective of this subject is to understand how to manage risks and take advantage of opportunities in the global financial markets. Broad topics include: 1) the foreign exchange market, 2) hedging foreign exchange risk, 3) raising capital internationally, 4) cross-border and multi-currency valuation.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:FINC71-607
Subject title:International Financial Management
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Computer Lab: x11 (Total hours: 22) - Laboratory
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Study time and reviewing materials
Attendance and learning activities: This is a case-based subject. The classroom contribution grade strives to measure how you have contributed to the learning environment of your classmates. After each lecture session, I record my perceptions of each student's contribution and also refer to the peer assessor's notes. Then I record a grade with attendance, participation, contribution (as defined during the first class powerpoint slides) each allocated a score out of 1; you can receive more than 1/1 for contribution for a given class. You are expected to email me ([email protected]) in advance (if possible), if you have to be absent from a lecture.


Prescribed resources:
  • Southam, Dunbar and Linqist (2013). Initial Public Offerings.
  • Southam (2017). International Financial Management. [Case Pack] Ivey Publishing.
  • Various Authors Media. [Articles]
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Our students will 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. Our students will 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. Our students will 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. Our students will demonstrate the ability to select global financing strategies and propose ethically responsible solutions that will benefit the relevant stakeholders.
  5. Our students will 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.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation Individual Class and Tutorial Contribution 20% Ongoing 1, 5.
Case Study § Partner (Your Choice) Case Study Report 10% Week 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Paper-based Examination (Limited Open) Midterm Examination 40% Mid-Semester Examination Period 1, 4, 5.
Case Study Individual Case Study Report 10% Week 9 1, 3, 4, 5.
Case Study § Team Case Study Report, Presentation and Peer Assessment 20% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

In fairness to your classmates, case reports cannot be accepted after the class discussion of that case. With instructor permission, an alternative assignment will be provided in situations where the deadline cannot be met.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Introduction; Globalization and the Multinational; Firm Foreign Exchange Market

International Monetary System; Exchange Rate Theory and Arbitrage; Learning with Cases

1, 5.

Case: Country Risk Management; Managing Foreign Exchange Risk I; Hedging with Forwards and Futures

1, 2, 5.

Managing Foreign Exchange Risk II; Money Market Hedge; Hedging with Options

1, 5.

Managing Foreign Exchange Risk III; Case: Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk

1, 2, 3, 5.

Managing Foreign Exchange Risk IV; Case: Currency Swap

1, 2, 3, 5.

Midterm; Covers Weeks 1 – 6; 'Cheat Sheet' Allowed; 50% Quantitative; 50% Qualitative

1, 5.

Global Financing I; Case: International Equity Markets

2, 3, 4.

Global Financing II; Case: International Debt Markets; Valuation Primer

2, 3, 4.

International Valuation I; Case: International Joint Venture

2, 4.

International Valuation II; Introduction to IPOs; Working Session for Teams

2, 5.

International Valuation III; Case: International IPO

1, 2, 3, 4.
Approved on: Jul 19, 2017. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Sep 14, 2017.