FINA5631 International Financial Analysis

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit develops an understanding of the problems associated with international financial management. Topics include the environment of international financial management; foreign exchange risk management; multinational working capital management; foreign investment analysis; and financing of foreign operations.
Outcomes
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; (4) critically analyse the complex issues involved in foreign direct investment and exposure to country/political risk; and (5) develop competencies to work effectively in diverse teams.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments; (2) assignments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Gary Smith (Semester 1 and Semester 2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making and ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent) and MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications

Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none
Co-requisites:
Master of Applied Finance Students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent)
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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