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LB5401 - International Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is 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 landscapes.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate different financial markets, investment banks and financially engineered products relevant to Asia and a global context;
  • critically analyse the importance of market efficiency including examining the EMH model from the perspective of an investor and from that of an institutional context;
  • examine and reflect on the dynamic of asset securitisation and its effect on businesses, investors, financial institutions and the structure of the financial system.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual.
Basic knowledge of economics


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Huiping Zhang
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.