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BX3134 - Finance of International Trade

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is specifically shaped to provide a broad, but extensive, knowledge and a reasoning of the role and operation of international financial markets and their relevance for those working in the financial services sector and on international business. The subject is unique in the sense that most information and quantitative data is drawn from current financials. The study area of International markets is particularly relevant for keeping pace with technological changes in the financial landscape.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare, contrast and analyse the reasons for the existence of the international markets and their growth in the Asian region as well as other international markets globally;
  • analyse the importance of market efficiency including examining the EMH model in detail from the perspective of an investor and from that of an institutional context;
  • evaluate the range of international financial markets and the causes of innovation in such markets;
  • examine the dynamic of asset securitisation and its effect for businesses, investors, financial institutions and the structure of the financial system;
  • interpret and critically evaluate the global investment banks raison detre within the context of emergent markets, IPOs and other financially engineered products.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (10%) - Group
  • Report - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: BX2133 OR BX2022


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combination of Lectures and Tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 3, External
Census Date 06-Oct-2022
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.