International Financial Management

Module code: ACFI 3311

Module description

This module exposes students to the political, economic and technical dimensions of international financial management. Students are introduced to the history and development of the international monetary system, the current international parity relations and exchange rate system; as well as, the alternative theories and mathematics underlying the determination and forecasting of currency exchange rates.

The module also considers the area of exposure management from the viewpoint of the multinational corporation where student will be introduced to the theory and applied methods of managing translation, transaction and economic exposure caused by fluctuating currency exchange rates.

This module introduces the international aspects of the theories and techniques taught in ACFI3309 (Financial Derivatives) and ACFI3310 (Advanced Corporate Finance) while it builds on the knowledge acquired by students in ACFI2301 (Financial Markets and Institutions), and ACFI2303 (Corporate Finance) in year two of their studies.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 22 hours


  • Speed-dating powerpoint (5 slides): 30%
  • Unseen exam (90 mins): 70%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books