IET313 International Finance

Code IET313
Name International Finance
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Economics
Academic staff Inna Dovladbekova, Aleksandra Mihņenoka
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation In the course of studies such issues as international economic transactions and their reflection in the balance of payments of a country, international monetary system, currency exchange rate pressures and the functioning of the currency exchange market will be analyzed. The international capital markets - stock and bond markets, as well as financial futures, options and swaps will be studied. The focus will be made on international banking and international investor activity..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the study course is to give students the theoretical knowledge on the currency exchange rate and the influencing factors, the development and functioning of the international monetary system, to show functioning principles and structure of financial markets, to provide knowledge of financial business activities. Tasks: • to study the theory of currency exchange rates (exchange rate pressures, exchange rate determination and forecasting) in the short and long term; • to clarify the nature of foreign policy and the impact on the economy.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to analyze the factors that influence the exchange rate, understand money and capital market functioning principles - Students are able to predict changes in currency exchange rates.
Students are familiar with stocks, bonds and other financial instruments, the nature and use of facilities - Students are able to analyse financial instrument price dynamics, make decisions on investing in financial assets
Students are able to conduct foreign investment flow analysis to determine the feasibility, advantages and disadvantages - Students are able to assess the impact of foreign investments on the country's economic development, are able to assess the national policy aimed at foreign investment attraction.
Course prerequisites The study course is based on the knowledge acquired in the course of undergraduate studies - macroeconomics, finance, statistics

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