4408089: International Business Finance

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Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Self-directed study time:69.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Global Financial Environment
  • International Parity Conditions
  • Foreign Exchange Rate Determination and Forecasting
  • The Foreign Exchange Market and the Use of 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 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.
  • Guest lectures by business leaders to show how theory is transferred into practice.
  • An excursion could be offered, lasting several days, to learn more about a foreign financial market.
  • Case studies could be offered and discussed in class.


  • Eiteman, D. K., Stonehill, A. I., & Moffett, M. H. (2013). Multinational business finance (13th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
  • Eun, C. S., Resnick, B. G., & Sabherwal, S. (2012). International finance (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
  • Madura, J. (2014). International financial management (12th ed.). Cincinnati: South-Western.
  • Sercu, P. (2009). International finance - Theory into practice. Princeton: Princeton University.

Additionally, research papers will be listed in the syllabus and used in class.


A syllabus with detailed information on textbooks in use and research papers as well as lecture slides will be posted on moodle.

Exam Modalities

Written examination (60 minutes)


12.09.201713:15 - 16:30H4
07.11.201709:00 - 12:15H4
14.11.201709:00 - 12:15H4
28.11.201709:00 - 12:15H4
01.12.201709:00 - 12:15H2
05.12.201713:15 - 16:30H4
07.12.201709:00 - 12:15H4


  • PWW-MA_International Business Finance (WS 17/18, bewertet)
  • PWW-MA_International Business Finance (SS 18, bewertet)