Course syllabus MFI - International Finance (FBE - SS 2014/2015)

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Course title: International Finance
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Finance (FBE)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: Final Bachelor Exam
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
The course focuses on practical experiences of exchange rate risk management and capital flows in international organizations. The objective is to provide knowledges about driving forces of exchange rate movements, role of the international monetary institutions and management of foreign capital flows.
Course content:
1.Balance of payments and exchange rate (allowance 2/1)
2.Fundamental and technical analysis of exchange rate (allowance 6/1)
3.Foreign transactions and exchange rate exposure (allowance 4/2)
4.Foreign exchange risk management (allowance 4/4)
5.International investments and capital flows (allowance 4/2)
6.International monetary policy and institutions (allowance 8/4)
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     seminar14 h
     consultation10 h
     workshop10 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular testing28 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
Total140 h
Key words:
Course completion:
There are 2 control tests with minimal 60% success rate at least and presentation of selected paper on actual topic. The student has the opportunity to repeat one control test. The final exam is oral.
Course methods: Lectures and seminars (roundtable debates), self study of literature and professional articles. Total number of hours 28, including 16 hours of seminars.
Reading list:
DURČÁKOVÁ, J. -- MANDEL, M. Mezinárodní finance. 4th ed. Praha: Management Press, 2010. 494 p. ISBN 978-80-7261-221-5.
TAUŠER, J. Měnový kurz v mezinárodním podnikání. Praha: Nakladatelství Oeconomica, 2007. 162 p. ISBN 978-80-245-1165-8.
SOLNIK, B. Global investments. 6th ed. Boston [u.a.: Pearson [u.a., 664 p. The Prentice Hall series in finance. ISBN 0-321-55212-1.
GANDOLFO, G. International Finance and Open-Economy Macroeconomics. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 2012. 613 p. ISBN 3-540-43459-3.

Study plans:
C-EPA-FIM Finance and Investment Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
C-EPA-FIM Finance and Investment Management, full-time form, initial academic year SS 2014/2015
Run in the period of: SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2013/2014, WS 2013/2014, SS 2012/2013   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Mgr. Petr Koráb, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 11/27/2014.

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