International Financial Management
Rhedir gan Bangor Business School
15.000 Credyd neu 7.500 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Prof Lynn Hodgkinson
To analyse the financial management of multinational companies, and the influence of the macroeconomic, fiscal, currency and political environments on financial decision-making.
The financial management of multinational companies (MNCs). The impact of macroeconomic, fiscal, currency and political environments on MNCs. Determinants of exchange rates, and purchasing power and interest rate parity. Management of exchange rate exposure through forwards, options and money market contracts. Corporate financing decisions including sourcing funds from overseas and identifying costs of capital; capital investment appraisal; working capital management and the positioning of funds in the MNC.
A basic knowledge of course material.
In addition to the above, an ability to write analytically on specific issues.
In addition to the above, the ability to illustrate and enhance arguments and analyses through the use of relevant supporting evidence drawn from the established literature and real-life examples.
Analyse the factors that influence the evaluation and implementation of international investment projects.
Evaluate the impact of interest rates and inflation rates on exchange rates and the usefulness of the parity relationships.
Assess transaction and economic currency exposures and their management using external (derivatives and money markets) and internal techniques.
Evaluate the implications of the globalisation of financial markets for the financial management of multinational companies.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
case studies and numerical workshops
private study: preparation and revision
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- knowledge of theories and empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk and the operation of capital markets (in cases of degrees with significant finance content).
- Abstraction. From the study of economic principles and models, students see how one can abstract the essential features of complex systems and provide a useable framework for evaluation and assessment of the effects of policy or other exogenous events. Through this, the typical student will acquire proficiency in how to simplify while still retaining relevance. This is an approach that they can then apply in other contexts, thereby becoming more effective problem-solvers and decision-makers.
- An appreciation of the nature of the contexts in which finance can be seen as operating, including knowledge of the institutional framework necessary for understanding the role, operation and function of markets and financial institutions (e.g. the economic, legal, regulatory and tax environment, both national and international; the firm; the capital markets and the public sector).
- A knowledge of the major theoretical tools and theories of finance, and their relevance and application to theoretical and practical problems (e.g. concept of arbitrage and examples of its use; financial mathematics and capital budgeting criteria; informational efficiency; optimal risk sharing; portfolio theory; asset pricing models and the valuation of securities; cost of capital; derivative pricing; risk management; information asymmetry; principal agency relationships; signalling; Fisher separation and capital budgeting criteria; behavioural finance; term structure and the movement of interest rates; determination of exchange rates and financial intermediation).
- An understanding of the financing arrangements and governance structures of business entities, and an appreciation of how theory and evidence can be combined to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of such arrangements (e.g. decisions as to sources of finance and financial structure; the pricing of corporate securities; the market for corporate control; corporate governance structures and mechanisms; financial planning and international dimensions of finance).
- Problem solving and critical analysis: analysing facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions.
- Communication and listening including the ability to produce clear, structured business communications in a variety of media.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/abj-4405.html
Moffett, M. H, A. I Stonehill and D. K Eiteman (2016) Fundamentals of Multinational Finance, 5/E, Pearson Education. (MSE 2016) An electronic (and cheaper) version of the textbook is available at https://www.vitalsource.com/en-uk/products/fundamentals-of-multinational-finance-global-michael-h-moffett-v9781292076546
Details of newspaper articles discussing real-life examples of our discussions during the module as well as some journal articles will be provided during the module.