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Course Description

This course examines the international financial environment facing firms in a globalized economy. Students will assess the impact of economic policy and financial disturbances on financial markets, exchange rates, and capital flows. Other topics include investment analysis, asset management, capital markets, hedge funds, corporate finance, and international macroeconomics.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

PLEASE NOTE:
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Apply the dynamics of the International Monetary system by discussing the challenges and opportunities for conducting business globally.    
  • Review the role of corporate governance in global financial management.    
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges that come with being a MNC (Multinational Corporation) through discussion of key considerations for MNC’s and advantages and disadvantages of conducting business globally.    

Week 2

  • Appreciate the different functions of the foreign exchange market.    
  • Analyze the operational and financial transactions that occur in the foreign exchange markets.    
  • Practice the ability to determine how inflation in a country impacts how the exchange rates in that country is traded through practice.    

Week 3

  • Analyze risk factors associated with conducting business in foreign countries.    
  • Explore the risk mitigation tools that can be used to manage FX, interest rate, and credit spread risk.    
  • Differentiate between the use of futures, forwards, and derivatives and swap tools for risk mitigation.    

Week 4

  • Analyze and determine the differences between transaction, translation, and operating FX exposure.    
  • Explore the methods of determining the amount of FX currency exposure.    

Week 5

  • Identify the methods of determining the global cost of capital through assigned paper.    
  • Explore the methods of raising debt and equity globally.    
  • Explain the multinational tax implications involved with global financing efforts through weekly discussion.    

Week 6

  • Determine the impact political risk has on direct foreign investments.    
  • Analyze how the political environment in a country can impact direct foreign investments.    
  • Explore the capital budgeting analysis methods for assessing risk associated with a foreign project through.    

Prerequisites

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.

FIN/370 – Finance for Business or equivalent

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.

Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with an Enrollment Representative.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

If you have a question contact us at 866-345-1800.

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Individual Course
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 25, 2020 to Oct 05, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Individual Course
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 17, 2020 to Jan 11, 2021
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
191.7
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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