International Finance FINA 7360

Textbooks and Other Required Elements
Lecture Notes for FINA 7360 (LN), available through this homepage.
Old Exams (they will be available through this homepage, two weeks before each exam).

International Financial Markets: Prices and Policies, 2nd Edition, by Richard M. Levich. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2002.
International Financial Management, 2nd Edition, by Cheol S. Eun and Bruce G. Resnick. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2000.
(One of them would be enough. You can buy these books through Internet vendors.)

Other Material: You should also download the LN cases, available through this homepage. You should bring a financial calculator to the second midterm (you should know how to use it).

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Outline of the course
  • Review
    Review Chapter. It will not be covered in class. It will be assumed that you read it.

  • PART 1.- Foreign Exchange Rates and Currency Risk Management
    LN I-II-III-IV-V. Assignment: Case 1 (LN V)
    LN VI-VII-VIII. Assignment: Case 2 (LN VIII)

  • PART 2.- International Portfolio Investment
    LN XVII. Assignment: Case 3 (LN XVII).
    LN IX-X-XI. Assignment: Case 4 (LN X). Country Report.
    LN XII. Assignment: Case 5 (LN XII).

  • PART 3.- Interest Rate Derivatives in International Markets
    LN XIII. Assignment: Case 6 (LN XIII).
    LN XIV. Assignment: Case 7 (LN XIV).
    LN XV. Assignement: Case 8 (LN XV).

  • PART 4.- Gold Market (If time allows)
    LN XVI.

    Exams and Grading
    Final grades will be determined as a weighted average of scores on the midterms, a paper, a presentation and class participation, with the following weights:

    Midterms - October 1 and November 19 -tentative dates 50% (all exams are open book)
    Paper - October 29 15%
    Homework (cases) -due on case presentation dates 16%
    Case Presentation - TBA 15%
    Class Participation 4%

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