FIN381 International Banking and Finance (8)

In this subject the students will learn about finance concepts within an investment banking context. The subject will combine the underlying financial valuation concepts with the different capital raising products used by global investment banks to provide students with practical real world skills.

The subject will investigate several capital raising methods used by companies including cross-border merger and acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE), initial public offerings (IPOs), corporate bond issuances and leveraged buy-outs (LBOs). Current issues, risks and trends in the global investment banking sector will also be examined in order to provide students with a broad appreciation of the role of investment banking within the global finance sector.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Jilin Uni- Finance & Economics
Tianjin University of Commerce
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Yangzhou University
Yunnan Uni-Finance & Economics

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN381. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students completing the Bachelor of Business Studies through the Joint Co-operation Program in China.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and differentiate between the products and services provided by investment banks.
  • be able to identify, describe and evaluate the different types of capital raising transactions performed by investment banks.
  • be able to explain, evaluate and apply company valuation techniques utilised by investment banks on different types of capital raising transactions; and
  • be able to explain and critically analyse the role and contribution of investment banks to international financial events and crises.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Products, services and activities conducted by investment banks;
  • Company valuation techniques utilised by investment banks;
  • Different types of capitial raising including, corporate bond issuances, private equity (PE) transaction, initial public offerings (IPOs) and leveraged buy-outs (LBOs);
  • Cross boarder merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions; and
  • Trends and challenges in investment banking.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of FIN381 in Term 3 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 %
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.