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FIN 536 syllabus by Dr. Yuli Su Page 1 of 5 San Francisco State University College of Business Spring, 2011 FIN 536 International Finance Class: Section 001, T 15::35 - 18:20 Instructor: Dr. Yuli Su Office: SCI 306 Email: [email protected] Phone: 338-1385 Office Hours: M: 14:00 – 15:00 T: 12:00 – 15:00 Overview This course provides an introduction to international finance with the objective of instilling a basic understanding of international financial markets, including but not limited to currency risk in international investing and the management of exchange risk exposure. Traditional corporate finance functions such as investing decisions, financing decisions, and cost of capital are addressed in an international context. The first part of this course helps students developing an understanding of the workings of foreign exchange market. Part two of the course is devoted to the management of exchange risk exposure. Part three focuses on the analysis of financing decision in the international arena. The goal of this course is to provide students with a broad introduction to the practice of finance in multinational corporations. Text and Materials Required Reading David K. Eiteman, Arthur L. Stonehill and Michael H. Moffett, Multinational Business Finance , 12th edition, Addison Wesley Longman, 2010. Available in the SFSU Bookstore. Files containing classnotes, homework assignments and financial market data can be downloaded from your ILearn account. Calculator A financial calculator is required. Course Summary Prerequisites FIN 350 (C- or better), IBUS 330, and ISYS 263 (or pass computer information systems proficiency test). College Policy See CoB website. Class Administrative Policy Students must enroll in the class by February 4 . Students who are not enrolled will not be allowed to take the exams or add to the class later. No incomplete grade will be given. Class Format Lectures and discussions of homework assignments. Although lecture is the principal class format, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the class discussion by asking and answering questions. Extensive use of financial market data and quotations will be made in this class. It is important that you familiarize yourself with these financial data.
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