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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3620 International Business Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 132

Module manager: Dr Felix Irresberger

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1950 Economic Theory and Applications 1 AND LUBS2205 Corporate Finance (or LUBS2200 Business Finance 2)

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module


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.


- 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

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

For each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be provided to students in class discussions and as they work through practical exercises to test their understanding of module material.

Students can also obtain feedback on a one-to-one basis from the module leader outside the class setting.

Methods of assessment

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: 03/07/2018


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