International Finance Management

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Course Information
International Business
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
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Contact Hours: 

None. At least one college-level business course recommended.


The principal objective of this course is to explain and analyze the main financial challenges to companies in an international context. Globalization, or the increasing economic integration of goods, services and financial markets at the international level, represents both opportunities and threats for governments and enterprises.

There is one main dimension separating domestic finance and international finance: International risk. Fluctuations in exchange rates, interest rates, and inflation require risk identification, risk measurement and hedging, important tasks for international finance.

This course provides discussions of some of the main challenges of international financial transactions. It is divided into two sections: In the first section, the student will be familiarized with exchange rate determination, balance of payments, the international monetary system, the European Monetary System and the parity conditions in real markets and financial markets; In the second section, they will examine the different derivatives for hedging (options, forwards, futures, and swaps), and exposure measurement (translation, transaction and economic exposure).