FINA3326 Applied Financial Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Finance major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit builds on the Level 2 Finance units, with particular emphasis on financial policy decisions for firms operating in a multinational environment. Topics include the hedging of risk in a multinational environment; international capital budgeting; international arbitrage mechanisms and aspects of political risk and foreign direct investment.
Students are able to (1) define and distinguish different types of foreign exchange risk and recommend appropriate management action on how to manage this risk; (2) describe the primary forms of financing used by multinationals and identify issues involved in capital structure decisions; (3) identify issues surrounding international capital budgeting investment decision making; and (4) critically analyse issues involved in foreign direct investment and exposure to country/political risk.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorials; (2) assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Gary Smith
Unit rules
FINA2222 Corporate Financial Policy
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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