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MAF760 - International Finance


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Abdul Hayat Muhammad
Trimester 2: Michael D'Rosario

MAF702, MAF707, MAF759 and MPF753

Incompatible with: MFT760
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


The unit will enable students to understand the modern financial techniques underpinning investment, financing and risk management decisions of multinational corporations. In addition the unit covers international financial markets, international corporate governance, alternative investments, derivative securities and international portfolio management.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the successful completion of this unit students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Develop and apply a critical understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge in respect to exchange rate regimes, their interrelation with current accounts and capital accounts and the financial operations of business firms (arbitrage, financing, hedging, investment, and speculation) in an environment of open and integrated financial markets.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem-solving


Apply research and analytical skills to draw inferences related to complex real-world finance issues.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem-solving


Critically analyse key historical or contemporary events using ethical, social, regulatory, economic, sustainability and global perspective.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem-solving
GLO8: Global citizenship


Collaborate to present, justify and defend (orally and in writing) financial information and decisions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO7: Teamwork


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) - Written Report 2,000 words 20% Week 5

Assessment 2: 

Written Report (Group of 4)
Video presentation (Group of 4)
Written reflection (Individual)


4,000 words
500 words



Week 9
Examination 2 hours 40% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF760 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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