SyllabusI Sec 3 2009 Fall

SyllabusI Sec 3 2009 Fall - San Jos State University...

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Course Name: Fundamentals of Finance Number: BUS 170 San José State University School: College of Business Department: Accounting and Finance Course Number: Business 177 Title: International Business Finance Section: 3 Semester: Fall Year: 2009 Instructor: Suresh K. Ahuja Office Location: BT 860 Telephone: Not the best way to reach me. Email me instead Email: Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 to 12:30 Class Days/Time: Wednesdays 6 PM to 8:45 PM Classroom: BBC 224 Prerequisites: BUS 170 (with a minimum grade of “C”) Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty home page. Course Description: This course introduces students to the global financial environment with special emphasis on the multinational enterprise. It focuses on the foreign exchange market and the workings of international financial markets. The course covers exchange rate parity relationships, techniques for measuring and hedging foreign exchange rate risk, strategies for managing the global cost and availability of capital, capital budgeting, long term debt, foreign direct investment and country risk. . Fall 2009. Page 1 of 9
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Number: BUS 170 Principal topics covered Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe the basic theory of comparative advantage. Understand the origins and development of the euro currency market. Describe how nations measure their own levels of international economic activity through Balance of Payments. Understand the what, when, where and why of currency trading. Define and calculate foreign exchange spot, forward and swap transactions. Be able to communicate with currency dealers, financial institutions and agents of all kinds when conducting foreign exchange transactions. Understand how the spot and forward foreign currency rates are aligned with interest rate differentials and differentials in expected inflation rates. Explain the three major approaches to exchange rate determination. Explain how options and futures are used to hedge foreign exchange exposure. Distinguish between transaction, operating and translation foreign exchange exposure and techniques used to hedge each type of exposure. Manage interest rate risk and foreign currency risk by using interest rate and cross currency swaps Examine how firms can tap global capital markets to minimize cost and maximize availability. Compare the weighted average cost of capital for a multinational firm with its domestic counterpart. Calculate the cost of foreign currency debt. Show how key competitive advantages support a firm’s strategy to originate and sustain direct foreign investment. Define and analyze country risk when making foreign investments.
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