Course syllabus MFI - International Finance (FBE - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: MFI
Course title in language of instruction: Mezinárodní finance
Course title in Czech: International Finance
Course title in English: International Finance
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. Klára Baková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Blanka Kedroňová (instructor)
doc. Ing. Zuzana Kučerová, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Prerequisites: Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
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)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to organize and plan ahead
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
-Ability of international investment decisions at the international capital markets
-Ability of managing exchange rate risk in foreing capital flows
-Knowledge of impact of the international monetary institutions on the interantional capital flows
-Konwledge of exchange rate causes in short and long term

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture26 h
     seminar26 h
     consultation10 h
     preparation for exam20 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h
reading of research papers and additional texts38 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
The student will obtain "small credit" after 57,5% success in written tests. Final evaluation is given as the sum of the points from tests, points received for activity during the seminars, best prediction of the exchange rate and oral exam: A 100 – 81, B 80 – 71, C 70 – 61, D 60 – 51, E 50 – 41 and F 40 or less points. The student of full-time study form can register during his foreign mobilty. In that case, he can pass two tests after arrival according to the individual agreement with the lecturer.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQMADURA, J.International Financial ManagementUSASouth-Western College Pub2014
RQDURČÁKOVÁ, J. -- MANDEL, M.Mezinárodní financePrahaManagement Press2010978-80-7261-221-5
RESOLNIK, B.Global investmentsBoston [u.a.Pearson [u.a.0-321-55212-1
REGANDOLFO, G.International Finance and Open-Economy MacroeconomicsBerlin, Heidelberg, New YorkSpringer20123-540-43459-3


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