International Finance

llsms2054  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Finance
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Main themes
We set up a framework for:
  • understanding how international financial conditions influence the decision-making process of modern business leaders in the corporate and capital markets arenas.
  • understanding the characteristics, institutions, and players of the exchange rate markets.
  • exploring exchange rate regimes
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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During their programme, students of the LSM Master¿s in management or Master¿s in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities¿

  • A Scientific and Systematic Approach
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Working in an international environment

During their programme, students of the LSM Master¿s in management or Master¿s in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities¿

  • A Scientific and Systematic Approach
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Working in an international environment

On successful completion of this program, each student will acquire the following skills :

  • Undestand the basic models that are useful for international financial in international context (and that will be covered in the course of international corporate finance)
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
  • The globalization and the multinational corporation
  • The foreign exchange market
  • Exchange rate models: short term and long term models
  • Exchange rate determination and forecasting
  • Speculation and risk in the foreign exchange rate market
  • International debt and equity financing
  • International capital market equilibrium
  • Country and political risk
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures, workshops led by industry experts, assignments
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Final exam, assignment
Bibliography
  • International Financial Management (2nd Edition) (Prentice Hall Series in Finance)  - 2nd Edition by Geert J Bekaert and Robert J. Hodrick - Bloomberg market concepts: exchange rate module
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Management

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Management