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.

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 2024/25. 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: