International Financial Management


Yulia B. Ilina,  Associate Professor,



5 ECTS, 45 hours of classes


Major, concentration:

Management: International Management, Financial Management



Finance, Financial Management, International Economics


Aim of the Course:

International Finance course intended for bachelor students in International Management concentration covers main topics related to the international financial marketplace. It starts from basic concepts of exchange rates and international parity relations, provides understanding of international financial markets and instruments, using derivative instruments for trading and hedging against foreign exchange risk. This course could serve as a prerequisite for advanced master (MBA) courses on assets valuation, derivatives and risk management.


Course Content:

Topic 1. Introduction. Goals of International Financial Management. Overview of International Financial Markets.

Topic 2. International Parity Relationships and Exchange Rate Behavior.

Topic 3. Foreign Exchange Market and Arbitrage Activities.

Topic 4. International Money Market. International Bond Markets.

Topic 5. International Equity Markets. IPOs.

Topic 6. International Banking and Financial Crisis.

Topic 7. Corporate Governance around the World.

Topic 8. International Derivative Instruments.

Topic 9. Managing Currency Exposure with Derivatives.


Teaching Methods:

Lectures, group work, exercises, case study, home and in-class assignments


Course reading:

1. Eun C., Resnick B. G. International Financial Management. 4-th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007.
2. Eiteman D.K., Stonehill A.I., Moffet M.H. Multinational Business Finance. 11-th ed. Pearson Education, Inc., 2007.
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