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MBAA 653 : International Finance

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College of Business (WBUAD)
International Finance
This course introduces the student to the role of international financial considerations in the development of corporate financial policy. The course studies and analyzes the international financial market, exchange rate behavior, exchange rate risk management, long-term asset and liability management, and short-term asset and liability management. Specific topics, such as, financing international trade, forecasting exchange rates, hedging techniques, international financial markets, long-term debt financing, country risk analysis, and multinational budgeting will be addressed

This course will provide students with the skills to evaluate the financial impacts for a firm operating in the international business environment. These firms will attempt to protect the purchasing power of foreign currency acquired in trade, reduce financial risks related to country exposure and economic exposure, and determine the optimum method to finance international trade. Additionally, students will understand the effect of exchange rates and international capital budgeting techniques.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:1. Discuss and explain multinational financial management and the international financial markets.2. Evaluate the relationship between interest rates, inflation, and exchange rates.3. Evaluate economic exposure, transaction exposure, and country risk analysis.4. Analyze hedging techniques to include options and futures.5. Evaluate direct foreign investment, multinational capital budgeting, and long-term debt financing.6. Discuss and analyze international cash management.7. Evaluate financing and international trade.8. Discuss and analyze the government influence on exchange rates, international arbitrade, and interest rate parity.9. Demonstrate appropriate and effective research skills in international finance and be able to communicate the results (oral and/or written) in this course.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428

Alpine’s software for this course helps students prepare themselves to learn International Finance by using interactive tutorials to overcome deficiencies in course prerequisite knowledge. These tutorials assist students who are unprepared for a finance course and to address any deficiency before it becomes a problem. By using these tutorials, instructors can make better use of their classroom time, since less time is spent on prerequisite knowledge. Instructors can put the link in announcements in Blackboard.

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dixie Button - 2/18/2015
Ronald R. Mau, Ph.D. - 2/18/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/18/2015
1-4 Master of Business Administration/Aviation 1. Understand and apply sound and appropriate business practices, policy, procedures, regulations, ethics, concepts and skills.
2. Apply effective research skills and techniques such as, problem identification, defining the research question(s), and determining methodology, to business projects.
3. Apply appropriate quantitative, economic, marketing, planning, accounting, and financial analysis to business problem solving and decision making.
4. Apply sound and appropriate communication skills and techniques in the presentation of business problems and projects.
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