FINAN515-22H (HAM)

International Finance

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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On completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the organisation of foreign exchange markets.
  • Demonstrate awareness of contemporary perspectives on international business and culture (e.g.: indigenous perspectives on a topical issue)
  • Determine and Analyse the relationships between foreign exchange rates and cost of capital.
  • Apply the models covered in this paper to analyse a range of current issues in international finance.
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Paper Structure

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There will be a 3-hours of lectures.


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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain why firms and nations seek out and benefit from international business activities [L1]
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  • Explain the workings of the Global Foreign Exchange Markets [L2]
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  • Measure the impact of exchange rate movements on the cash flows of multinational Corporations (MNCs) and firms [L3]
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  • Identify and implement a variety of different strategies to promote international business [L4]
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  • Understanding of these outcomes above requires familiarity with concepts and evidence pertaining to many factors [L5]

    International monetary systems, monetary unions, the balance of payments and the policy decisions of many nations;

    The reasons why MNC operate in different countries and how and why they move funds;

    Distinguishing between the actions taken, indicators reported, their impact on firm's profits and the welfare of people;

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  • Describe and demonstrate basic attributes of cultural understanding and protocols in effective intercultural communication about knowledge , ethics, and sustainability in international finance [L6]
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Assessment

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The Assessment Components with weights are provided in the paper outline.

There is no final exam for this paper.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test-01
20 Jan 2022
3:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test-02
3 Feb 2022
3:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Pitch an Idea: Research Pitch
4 Feb 2022
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Research Presentation
9 Feb 2022
3:00 PM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Madura, Hoque and Krishnamurti, International Financial Management. (2018), Asia-Pacific 1st edition. Cengage.
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Recommended Readings

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Journal articles:

Hewa Wellalage, N., Boubaker, S., Hunjra, A. I., & Verhoeven, P. (2021). The gender gap in access to finance: Evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance Research Letters, online, 102329. doi:10.1016/j.frl.2021.102329

Hewa Wellalage, N., Kumar, V., Hunjra, A., & Al-Faryan, M. (2021). Environmental performance and firm financing during COVID-19 outbreaks: Evidence from SMEs. Finance Research Letters, online, 102568. doi:10.1016/j.frl.2021.102568

Hewa Wellalage, N., & Thrikawala, S. (2021). Bank credit, microfinance and female ownership: Are women more disadvantaged than men?. Finance Research Letters, 42, 8 pages. doi:10.1016/j.frl.2021.101929

Hewa Wellalage, N., & Thrikawala, S. (2021). Does bribery sand or grease the wheels of firm level innovation: evidence from Latin American countries. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 31, 891-929. doi:10.1007/s00191-020-00717-0

Hewa Wellalage, N., Locke, S., & Samujh, H. (2020). Firm bribery and credit access: Evidence from Indian SMEs. Small Business Economics, 55, 283-304. doi:10.1007/s11187-019-00161-w

Hewa Wellalage, N., & Kumar, V. (2021). Environmental performance and bank lending: Evidence from unlisted firms. Business Strategy and the Environment, 30(7), 3309-3329. doi:10.1002/bse.2804

News and Media:

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/supporting-m%C4%81ori-succeed-trade-international-inter-tribal-trade-and-investment-organization

https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/about-us/te-ao-maori-strategy

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Online Support

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Moodle is the official communication platform for this paper. All relevant materials and documents will be uploaded to Moodle in due course. Announcements will be posted on Moodle from time to time to inform you of important notices, updates and other development pertaining to this paper. It is your responsibility to check these Announcements regularly.

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Workload

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The course has 18 (3 X 6) contact hours (lectures). The rest of the hours expected workload in this 15-point paper can be distributed between the presentation, assignments and the tests.

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Prerequisite(s)

Acceptance into the Master of Applied Finance programme.

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