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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title International Corporate Finance
Module Code EF597
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Anand Kumar
Semester 2: Anand Kumar
Autumn: Anand Kumar
Module TeachersClaire Kearney
Liam Hourihane
Michael Dowling
Noel Hayes
Anand Kumar
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module examines financial decision-making in an international evironment. This is accomplished by first studying the market for currencies and understand the economic equilibrium relationships that affect the value of the currencies. Students will develop understanding of measuring and managing exchange rate risk faced by companies. Investment appraisal will also be studied from an international perspective in order to develop a framework for decision-making regarding foreign direct investments and international portfolio investments. Raising capital globally also allows firms to lower their cost of capital and students will examine the opportunities and risks associated with international financing.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of currency markets and parity relationships in these markets.
2. Appraise the exchange rate risk faced by a company.
3. Appraise the various exchange rate risk management strategies and identify the benefits and risks of each one.
4. Contrast alternative for raising capital globally.
5. Evaluate international foreign direct investments by projecting expected cash flows and applying valuation techniques.
6. Evaluate international portfolio investments.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study36Assigned readings
Independent Study24Problem sets
Independent Study41Exam preparation
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Foreign exchange
Introduction to foreign exchange markets, quotation and parity relationships.

Exchange rate risk
Measurement and management of exchange rate exposure. Evaluation of both accounting and economic exposure.

International Capital Budgeting
Cross border cash flow projections, international taxation rules overview, transfer pricing.

International cost of capital
Raising capital globally to minimize cost of capital or for other strategic reasons; measuring international cost of capital.

International portfolio investments
Evalaution of portfolio holding international assets, framework for decision making regarding international portfolios.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Alan Shapiro: 0, Multinational Financial Management, 8th, John Wiley and Sons,
  • DK Eiteman, AI Stonehill, and MH Moffett: 0, Multinational Business Finance, 12th, Pearson,
  • Richard Levich: 0, International Financial Markets, 2nd, McGraw-Hill,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
GDGMGraduate Diploma in Global Management
MSGMMSc Global Management (Dig. Disruption)
Date of Last Revision04-JUN-10

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