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LUBS3620 International Business Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Bin Xu

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1951 Economic Theory and Applications OR LUBS1952 Economic Theory and Applications for Finance OR
LUBS1940 Economics for Management


LUBS2205 Corporate Finance
LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management

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.

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)


- 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 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

Formative feedback will be available through seminar activities and group discussions.

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

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:21


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