International Finance FINA 7360

Textbooks and Other Required Elements
Required:
Lecture Notes for FINA 7360 (LN), available through this homepage.
Cases for FINA 7360
Old Exams for FINA 7360

Recommended:
International Financial Management, 3rd Edition, by Geert J Bekaert and Robert J. Hodrick. Prentice Hall, 2017.
International Financial Management, 7th Edition, by Cheol S. Eun and Bruce G. Resnick. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2014.
(One of them would be enough. You can buy these books through Internet vendors.)

Other Material: You should bring a financial calculator to the 2nd 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
    LN I-II-III-IV-V. Assignment: Case 1 (LN V)

  • PART 2.- Currency Risk Management
    LN VI-VII-VIII. Assignment: Case 2 (LN VIII)

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

  • PART 4.- 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 5.- 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 - March 5 and April 23 -tentative dates 50% (all exams are open book)
    Paper - April 2 15%
    Homework (cases) -due on case presentation dates 16%
    Case Presentation - TBA 15%
    Class Participation 4%


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