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International Financial Management (in English only)

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
3-4 Weeks
Summer / Short course
On campus
Lisbon
English
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Program description

International Financial Management (in English only)

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy, has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course.
Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

 

Information regarding COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Portuguese government has temporarily closed all schools and universities from March 12th 2020.

In light of this, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be suspending face-to-face classes and offering all programs remotely instead. For more information about this, please contact the university.

Program content

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy, has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. To understand the nature and benefits of the internationalization of business and describe the general importance of international financial management
  2. The student understands the man in concepts of international finance and can apply them to personal interactions, business management issues and international transactions
  3. The student can describe the economic incidence of changes in the international trade flows, both within and across countries and economic areas.
  4. The student can predict the effect of a change in international transactions on flexible exchange rates
  5. The student can explain exchange rates quotations, cross rates and spot and forward markets
  6. The student can use Purchasing Power Parity and Interest Rate Parity to describe appropriately, under and over-value exchange rates
  7. The student can explain how forward contracts and financial derivatives can be used to deal with foreign exchange risk
  8. To understand the motivations for foreign direct investment and the evolution of the multinational corporation. The student also will be able to assess the political risk and value of foreign investments in different countries

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students will be expected to attend all classes since a major portion of the learning that takes place in the course will be discussions of financial decision‐making and economic behavior. Participation and engagement with the materials will enhance the learning process.

Tuition fees

Students from ISCTE-IUL's partner universities FEES - 3 ECTS/FEES - 6 ECTS : 450 EUR/1.000 EUR
Students from non-partner universities FEES - 3 ECTS/FEES - 6 ECTS : 550 EUR/1150 EUR
Students from portuguese universities FEES - 3 ECTS/FEES - 6 ECTS : 450 EUR/850 EURISCTE
Students FEES - 3 ECTS/FEES - 6 ECTS : -/500 EUR

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Founded in 1972, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is one of the most prestigious public universities in Portugal, particularly focused on postgraduate studies and scientific research. It is organized in four schools: ISCTE Business School, School of Sociology and...


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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa
Portugal

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