3704071: International business finance

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Semester:SS 14
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:45.0 L / 34.0 h
Self-directed study time:56.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Banking and Financial Management (01.10.2008)


  • Global Financial Environment
  • International Parity Conditions
  • Foreign Exchange Rate Determination and Forecasting
  • The Foreign Exchange Market and Foreign Currency Derivatives
  • Foreign Exchange Exposure
  • Financing the Global Firm
  • Foreign Investment Decisions
  • International Trade Finance
  • Working Capital Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Having at ones disposal comprehensive and integrated knowledge of the majority of core areas in international business finance
  • Independently solving problems in international business finance by means of acquired concepts
  • Applying procedures and techniques that are specialised and always state-of-the-art
  • Identifying, conceptualising and defining new and abstract issues and problems in international business finance
  • Communicating acquired information comprehensibly to specialists and laities


Lectures Method

Interactive lecture with exercises


Required reading:

  • Eiteman, D.K. /Stonehill, A. I. /Moffett, M.H. (2007). Multinational Business Finance (11th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
  • Madura, J. (2006). International Financial Management (8th ed.). Cincinnati: South-Western.
  • Sercu, P. /Uppal, R. (1995). International Financial Markets and the Firm. Cincinnati: South-Western.


Lecture slides, additional literature and further details on the excursion to Italy will be available on moodle.

The excursion to Italy is scheduled for 14. - 16. May 2014. During this excursion we will organise 2 company visits and a visit to a university.

Exam Modalities

  • Written examination 120 minutes editing time, 80 minutes will be covered with the content of this course
  • Obligatory class participation


For ERASMUS IP participants, please check the content of the module description "Int. Corporate Finance".


13.03.201409:00 - 16:30H4
03.04.201409:00 - 16:30abgesagt/cancelled
04.04.201409:00 - 12:30abgesagt/cancelled
08.05.201413:15 - 18:15H4
09.05.201409:00 - 12:30H5 (Fabrikweg)
15.05.201409:00 - 16:30Exkursion
16.05.201409:00 - 12:30Exkursion