Metropolitan State University

FIN 550G : International Finance

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
FIN 601 Financial Management AND
MATH 115 College Algebra  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This graduate course examines the same topics as FIN 550, but with greater breadth, in greater depth, and with additional assignments. It is an introduction to the international dimensions of corporate financing, investment, and risk management decisions. Topics include foreign exchange markets, international financial systems, foreign exchange rate determination, currency risk, spot and forward rates, hedging, international monetary and trade flows, multinational capital budgeting, and cost of capital in emerging economies.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/16/2006 12/17/2006 - 05/01/2018 05/02/2018 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Understand how the international monetary system has evolved and discuss the pros and cons of alternative exchange rate regimes.
  2. Understand international parity relationships and how exchange rates are determined.
  3. Assess the foreign exchange exposure of a corporation and evaluate alternatives to manage the exposure.
  4. Analyze corporate investment decisions in an international context.
  5. Analyze corporate financing choices and capital structure decisions in an international context.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information