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 (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: