IBF401 International Finance

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IBF401 International Finance 3 0 6 Mon 11:00-13:00 Wed 10:00-11:00
Prerequisite ECON202 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mehmed Ganic Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail mganic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail mganic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course provides students with an opportunity to develop theoretical and analytical skills necessary to understand and evaluate key financial issues in the international financial markets by emphasizing the so called globalization of the world of finance, the growing institutionalization of financial markets, and their integration into one global financial market.
Textbook Eun, C. S. and Resnick, B. G. (2014). International Financial Management. McGraw-Hill.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Define the globalization and explain its major impact on the world economy,
  2. Describe the balance-of-payments identity and discuss its implications under the fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes.
  3. Analyze the mechanism behind the functioning of the foreign exchange markets
  4. Explain the roles and types of international banks in the provision of banking services to their international customers.
  5. Explain the function of world financial markets and institutions in term of international bond and equity markets.
Teaching Methods The methods include lectures (which may involve power point presentation, video and audio aids), student presentations, projects and class discussions.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introductory Lecture
Week 2 Globalization and multinational firm Chapter 1
Week 3 Balance of payments Chapter 3
Week 4 The market for foreign exchange (FOREX) Chapter 5
Week 5 The Eurocurrency and Eurobond Markets Chapter 6
Week 6 Futures and Options on foreign exchange Chapter 7
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 International Capital flows
Week 9 International banking and money market Chapter 11
Week 10 International bond market & International equity markets Chapter 12, 13
Week 11 International portfolio investments Chapter 15
Week 12 Foreign Direct Investment and Cross-Border Acquisitions Chapter 16
Week 13 Project Financialization
Week 14 Individual Project - Presentation
Week 15 Individual Project - Presentation , Review
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Mid-term exam 1 25
Presentations 1 10
Class Discussion 1 5
Quiz 1 15
Homework 1 5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Project 5 3 15
Home Study 2 15 30 Midterm Exam Study 20 1 20
Quiz 15 1 15 Final Exam Study 25 1 25
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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