International Financial Management

Module code: 6FNCE005W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module will develop your understanding of the key features of international financial management. You will examine the choices of raising capital, investment, risk management, acquisition activity, restructuring and other aspects of financial policy in markets which operate internationally. You will also learn to analyse exchange rates, the differences in tax rules, country risk factors and variations in legal regimes.

Subjects you will explore through the module syllabus include international finance in the context of the global financial marketplace, the international monetary system, foreign exchange theory,exchange rate equilibrium, currency market intervention, corporative financing, foreign investment decisions, and funding and fiscal regimes. By the time you complete the module, you will be able to critically examine contemporary issues influencing current financial markets in relation to recent financial crises, and evaluate the different strategies corporations may adopt relating to an international context. You will also be able to analyse the alternative exchange rate regimes countries adopt, and carry out independent research relating to exchange rates, using quantitative information.

The teaching and learning methods for this module involve a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Assessment will be based around an individual 2,000-word report, and an end-of-module closed-book exam.

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.