FIN340 International Finance (8)


The subject aims to develop an understanding of a representative range of issues in international finance and global financial markets. It covers topics such as spot and forward exchange rates, interest rate parity, currency hedging and exchange rate forecasting techniques. It focuses on the internationalisation of markets, global financial crisis and on international corporate governance issues.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN340
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

(FIN211 or FIN210) and (FIN230 or ECO320)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the basic concepts and terms in international finance.
  • be able to critically discuss the key theoretical relationships and to manipulate these relationships in both diagrammatic and arithmetic terms.
  • be able to analyse the functioning limitations and new developments in international financial markets.
  • be able to evaluate international financial market incomes; and
  • be able to apply relevant theories and techniques in solving quantitative problems in international finance.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the interntional monetary system;
  • the foreign exchange market;
  • measuring and managing transaction exposure;
  • measuring and managing operating exposure;
  • the determinants of exchange rates;
  • international debt and equity markets;
  • interest rate risk management and currency;
  • foreign investment theory;
  • multinational capital budgeting; and
  • corporate governance in a globalised world


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.