Economics

International Finance(ECON318)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
ECON318 International Finance 6 3 0 0 3 5
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Sevgi GENCAY İNECİ sineci@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective This course aims to cover the theoretical and practical basis of international finance.
Content Undergraduate programme
Course Learning Outcomes By the end of this course students should be able,
to understand the basic principles guiding global financial environment and global financial management,
to developpe an analytical approach by using necessary tools,
to solve various case studies exercises.
Teaching and Learning Methods Theoretical
References Dupuy.,M & all:; (2006) Finance internationale, Travaux Dirigés, Dunod.
Saunders A., (2007) Financial Institutions Management, McGraw-Hill.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction: basic financial calculation
2 International Transactions and Fundamentals of Balances of Payments Accounting
3 Exchange Rates: Prices and Volume Effects
4 Foreign Exchange Market: Traditional Products
5 Foreign Exchange Market: Foreign Currency Derivatives
6 Foreign Exchange Theory: Exchange Rate Determination; International Parity Condition
7 Defining Risk and Exposure: Exchange Rate Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Risk Management in Practice.
8 Futures Contracts: Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Risk Management
9 Options and Exchange Rate Risk Management
10 Financial Approach to the Exchange Rates;
11 Swaps and Risk Management: Exchange Rate Swaps, Interest Rate Swaps.
12 International Trade Finance: Trade Dilemma, Arrangement and International Trade Risks
13 Foreign Investment Decisions: Finance of the Direct Investment
14 The Role of Banks in Global Finance
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 40
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 10 5
Presentation 5 5
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 1 5
Quiz 2 5
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 19 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of different economic theories and main discussions driving current theoretical approaches X
2 Demonstrate ability to use basic qualitative and quantitative methods to asses different economic questions of applied fields
3 Show a sound understanding of current economic discussions and problems X
4 Have an effective and clear communication in written and oral formats in different public and professional contexts.
5 Demonstrate basic knowledge of the world economic history and a sound knowledge of the Turkish economic history
7 Demonstrate knowledge of standard quantitative techniques and empirical models used in economics
8 Show ability to apply basic economic theory to an applied topic
9 Show a basic understanding of analytical methods, both theory- and model-based X
10 Show ability to use economic concepts to discuss current economic issues X
11 Reason logically and work analytically
12 Show awareness on social aspects of the economics in different applied and theoretical fields
13 Identify appropriate economic models to analyse problems
16 Show understanding of basic statistical and econometric concepts and ability to apply basic concepts to own empirical work
17 Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the current economic issues in Turkey and a general knowledge of the issues in the world economy
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 2 28
Assignments 10 2 20
Presentation 5 1 5
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 8 8
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 2 1 2
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 8 8
Quiz 2 1 2
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 1 5 5
Total Workload 120
Total Workload / 25 4,80
Credits ECTS 5
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