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MPE707 - International Banking and Finance

Year: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: Xuan Nguyen
Trimester 2: Ha Vu
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester 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 including 3 scheduled online workshops

Content

This unit will provide participants with the ability to identify the major issues associated with the globalisation of financial markets and to understand the functions of the international financial and banking systems. Topics include internationalisation of banking and finance, foreign exchange markets and the balance of payment accounts, international parity conditions, the international monetary system, exchange rate arrangements and government intervention, foreign exchange derivatives, foreign exchange exposure and management, international banking and global financial markets and country risk analysis and debt crisis.

 

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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Explain key features of the global financial, monetary and banking systems.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Apply theoretical ideas to analyse the behaviour of foreign exchange markets.

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

ULO3

Evaluate information and use technologies to undertake transactions in foreign exchange markets.

GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Examine the role of uncertainty in financial markets and demonstrate how uncertainty can be managed.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Develop the skills needed to tackle complex issues in international banking and finance.

GLO6: Self-management

 

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

Assessment

Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 
Assignment (Individual) - 40% Week 9
Examination 2 hours 60% 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: MPE707 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.

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