International Finance

University of Economics, Prague

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Finance

  • Host University

    University of Economics, Prague

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance, Financial Management, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    46
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    *Please note- this is a sample syllabus only. Specific course content and course format may alter term-to-term.

    Aims of the course:
    The objective of this course is to make students familiar with contemporary trends in international business finance, and with different possibilities in forming financial strategies in this field. The theoretical approach will be complemented by case studies covering basic decision making processes in international business finance, in order to develop knowledge and skills of students in the area of financial management.

    Learning outcomes and competences:
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to determine the factors that influence the international business finance, will gain the basic orientation in the financial markets instruments and methods of financing international business activities of enterprises with regard to their economic and financial strength, area of activities and risk sensibility.

    Course contents:

    Foreign Exchange Markets

    • Exchange Rate Quotations
    • Cross Rates
    • Locational Arbitrage, Triangular Arbitrage
    • Currency Speculations

    Currency Derivatives

    • FX forwards
    • Currency Futures
    • FX Swaps and Currency Swaps
    • Currency Options

    Exchange Rate Exposure

    • Transaction, Economic and Translation Exposure
    • Exchange Rate Risk Measurement
    • FX Exposures Management

    International Investment Decisions

    • Time Value of Money 
    • Stock Valuation
    • Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
    • Security Market Line e. Investment Criteria

    Assessment methods

    • Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation = 20 %
    • Presentation = 30 %
    • Mid-term test(s) = 25 %
    • Final test = 25 %
      • Total = 100 %

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations