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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3620 International Business Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 140

Module manager: Bin Xu
Email: B.Xu@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1952 Economic Theory and Applications for Finance
AND EITHER
LUBS2205 Corporate Finance
OR
LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

The module is designed to provide a conceptual framework within which the key financial and strategic decisions of a multinational company can be analysed. It also includes an essential introduction to the foreign exchange markets.

On completion of this module, students should have acquired an appreciation of the functions of multinationals as well as the external environment in which they must operate.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a depth of understanding of the key determinants of foreign exchange rates and activity of foreign exchange markets
- Critically evaluate the concepts and techniques involved in managing the rate risk
- Analyse and evaluate the use of various hedging instruments (e.g. forward, futures, options, swap)


Syllabus

- An overview of international financial management
- The international monetary system
- The foreign exchange market
- International parity relationships
- Dealing with financing, investment and currency risk in the international setting, using options, futures, swaps and including hedging and exposure management
- The relation between multinationals and their overseas subsidiaries
- Foreign direct investment decisions
- Financing corporations in an international context.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop51.005.00
Lecture112.0022.00
Private study hours73.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/07/2021 16:46:55

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