Finance in Global Business (N1618)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module provides an introduction to financial markets, instruments and concepts and is designed for students with no previous knowledge of finance. At the beginning, the module focuses on the fundamentals of finance that are needed in decision-making such as time value of money, cost of capital, interest rates, returns and capital budgeting. The module will then discuss issues arising in multinational financial management such as international monetary system, exchange rate regimes and different tax and legal complexities. Further topics include: measuring financial risks arising from operating internationally such as the currency exchange risk, and the relevant ways and techniques companies can adapt to manage such risks.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.