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International Finance (11233.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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International Finance deals with the identification and management of risks and returns arising from the international trade, investment, financing and dividend decisions of firms at both an individual transaction and portfolio level. It is a specialist unit in the Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking Major) and is relevant to any other course requiring this specialist knowledge and skills.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and critique the motivations and drivers behind international trade, investment, financing and dividend decisions;

2. Analyse ethical issues, agency problems and assess corporate governance structures;

3. Analyse and evaluate exchange rate regimes and their impact on international trade and investments;

4. Explain the functions of international financial markets with a particular emphasis on foreign exchange markets;

5. Analyse types of risks particularly associated with international trade and investments; and

6. Evaluate risks and returns in the context of foreign direct investments.

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.


11215 Business Finance.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

6409 International Financial Management.

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