1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
2. COURSE CODE MFF4013
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Tomorrow’s business leaders will be expected to comprehend global markets and lead their organizations through a constantly changing global environment. In addition, the business leaders are responsible to make financial decisions that increase firm value. As capital markets of the world become more integrated, a solid understanding of international finance has become essential for astute corporate decision making.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 7/ Year 4
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P O
28 26 5

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

119
7. CREDIT VALUE 119/40= 2.975  (3 credit); 2+2
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) NIL
9. OBJECTIVES 1.     To familiarize students with international finance environment for conduct business at global.

2.     To expose students with various significant issues and risk in International Finance.

3.     To guide students in evaluating of investment portfolio and decision making related to international finance without ignoring Islamic principles.

10. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

1.     Analyze the importance of international finance for business in global (LO1, C4)

2.     Explain various significant issues and risk in International Finance (LO1, C2)

3.     Analyze the performance of investment portfolios (LO2, P3)

4.     Point out financial decision to increase value of the organization without ignoring Shariah principles (LO3, CTPS3, C4)

11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Student should be able to develop a good understanding on international finance through a process of lectures and tutorials.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

·       The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Collaborative teamwork will be fosters throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in context.

Assessment strategy:

·         Formative

·         Sumative

13. SYNOPSIS International Finance course is introduce to equip students with international finance practices at global. This course will focus on foreign exchange markets, forecasting exchange rate, currency risk hedging techniques, and currency derivative instruments. In addition, macroeconomic policies, international portfolio management, and investment practices of multinational firms will also be reviewed to familiarize students with the type of practical issues in the international finance field.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES
Component %
Continuous Assessment 40%
Final examination 60%
Total 100%
6. CONTENT OUTLINE OF THE COURSE/MODULE AND SLT PER TOPIC

 

TOPIC Lecture Tutorial Test/Quiz/Exam Assignment Assessment(Internet Surfing) Self-study Total
Financing The Global Firm 8 8 7 23
Foreign Exchange Theory And Markets 6 5 7 18
Foreign Exchange Exposure 4 4 7 15
Foreign Investment Decisions 4 4 7 15
Global Finance Environment 6 5 7 18
Continuous Test/Quiz/Assessment 2 6 9 17
FINAL 3 10 13
TOTAL 28 26 5 6 54 119
17. REFERENCE: Main references supporting the course

1.     Moffett, M., Stonehill,A. & David Eiteman (2012), Fundamental of Mutinational Finance, International Edition.4th Ed., Prentice hall

Additional references supporting the course

2.     Shapiro, A. (2009), Foundations of Multinational Financial Management, 6th Edition, Wiley.

3.        Bekaert, G. & Hodrick,R. (2012), International Financial Management: International Edition, 2nd Ed.. Pearson.

4.        Levi, M (2009), International Finance ,5th Ed., Routledge, New York.

5.     Madura, J. (2012), International Financial Management, 11th Ed., South-Western, Cengage Learning