International Financial Management (N1548)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

On this module, you'll learn about global capital markets, looking at the decision-making process of international companies, and studying the issues surrounding multinational financial management.

This includes:

  • international monetary systems
  • exchange rate regimes
  • tax rules and legal and institutional complexities.

You'll also study risk factors for multinational companies, including fluctuations in foreign exhange rates and look at key financial instruments.

Other topics include:

  • measuring and managing currency exchange risk
  • capital budgeting for multinational cooperations
  • the implications of the financial crisis (2007-2009) on global companies.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


45%: Coursework (Essay, Observation)
55%: Examination (Unseen 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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: