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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: NPK017
No such Code for pgprog: N1KP17
No such Code for pgprog: N1KD17
No such Code for pgprog: N1KB17

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI46115: INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (PT/EXECUTIVE)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to NPK017
Tied to N1KP17
Tied to N1KD17
Tied to N1KB17

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To provide students with an up to date and advanced understanding of the issues that confront the financial management of multinational corporations.

Content

  • Opportunities and challenges of multinationals.
  • Management of Currency risk.
  • Foreign Direct Investment.
  • International Capital Budgeting.
  • Country Risk Analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • had the opportunities to appreciate the complexity and contradictions of the current academic literature in the field of financial management of multinational corporations;
  • an advanced understanding of risks encountered by multinational companies and the process of managing these risks.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • demonstrated ability to learn and work independently in this area, exercising critical judgement and discrimination in the resolution of complex problematic situations;
  • practised skills of problem solving and critical thinking in the context of International Financial Management.
Key Skills:
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading. The written assignment will test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 28
Preparation and Reading 122
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Assignment 4,000 words maximum 100%

Formative Assessment:

None.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University