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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of FIN340 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment 1 online test
Assessment 2
Assessment 3
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.