3904071: International business finance

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Semester:SS 15
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:38.0 L / 28.5 h
Self-directed study time:121.5 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 will be available on moodle.

Exam Modalities

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


19.02.201513:15 - 16:30H4
20.02.201509:00 - 12:15H4
03.03.201513:15 - 16:30H4
10.03.201513:15 - 16:30H4
24.03.201513:15 - 16:30H6 (Fabrikweg)
24.03.201513:15 - 16:30H4
28.04.201513:15 - 16:30H4
07.05.201513:15 - 16:30H4
21.05.201513:15 - 16:30H4
22.05.201509:00 - 12:15H4