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A220A0200 International Financial Management, 6 cr 
Code A220A0200  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name International Financial Management  Abbreviation International F 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Sheraz Ahmed 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

This course is only for master's level students including exchange students.


M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate Professor, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Sheraz Ahmed


After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- explain the structure and functions of MNCs
- compare the challenges concerning different legal environments, tax considerations and business risks faced by MNCs
- model the relationship between exchange rates and micro- and macro-level determinants of changes in exchange rates
- distinguish the foreign exchange exposure and risks of conducting international business
- measure the impacts of exchange rates on the profitability, growth, capital structure and valuation of MNCs
- design unique business idea of an MNC and build its international business strategies
- develop team working skills in multinational environment.


The course is designed to provide advanced-level (Master) knowledge of multinational financial management. The course covers four different areas in international financial management: 1) The International financial environment, 2) exchange rate behavior and determination of currency exchange rates, 3) exchange rate exposures and risk management, and 4) long-term asset and liability management of large MNCs.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures: 24 h, home assignments: 16 h, preparation for quizzes: 16 h, term paper writing and presentation: 48 h, preparation for exam and exam: 56 h. Total workload: 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5 on the basis of 100 points. Written Exam: 50 %, home assignments: 10 %, quizzes: 10 %, term paper: 30 %. Minimum passing criteria is 50 % of the points in term paper and exam.

Course Materials 

1. Madura and Fox: International Financial Management, 1st or 2nd European edition (Textbook)

2. Handouts in class and all additional material required by the lecturer


Completed bachelor's level (B.Sc.) courses in finance and/or economics.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


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