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BX3031 - Multinational Business Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The study of the theory and practice of corporate international financial management including the measurement and management of operating, transaction and accounting exposure to foreign exchange rate risk, foreign currency futures and options, interest rate exposure and swaps, the financing of the multinational firm and multinational capital budgeting.

Learning Outcomes

  • design foreign exchange risk hedging strategies using futures and option contracts;
  • discuss the concept of operating exposure and the strategies for its management;
  • discuss the implications of segmented and integrated equity markets for multinational firms and portfolio investors;
  • explain and contrast corporate exposure to transaction and translation exposure to foreign exchange rate risk;
  • explain the basis of valuation of traded currency options;
  • solve international capital expenditure decisions;
  • understand how interest rate and currency swaps can be used in multinational risk management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: CO2601 OR BU2004
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO2602 AND CO3611

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (25%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (25%).

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.