International Business Finance [CRN 31309]

Discipline: Finance
Instructor: Andre
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1700
End: 1820
Field Work: Day 2 | January 25, 2019 | Japan
Prerequisites: One (1) upper division principles of finance course Download Syllabus

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and principles in international finance that allow for competitive success. This course combines a strong foundation in international finance theory with current and practical applications. It provides thorough, up-to-date treatment of cutting-edge international finance issues along with traditional treatment of international financial management. The textbook contains hands-on, real-world applications and covers currency flows, exchange rates, international investment, asset and liability management, and financing international trade.

The theories of comparative advantage, imperfect markets, and product cycle will be presented. International opportunities and international business methods such as licensing, franchising, joint ventures, and acquisitions are covered.  Countries on the itinerary along with other emerging and established markets will serve as examples. Methods of evaluation: quizzes, midterm, final, field assignments, term project, and class participation.

Field Work

Country: Japan
Day: 2
Date: January 25, 2019

The Field Class for this course will focus on the financial and economic development of Japan in the world economy. To gather information on the financial development of Japan, we will visit the Bank of Japan and the Securities Exchange in Osaka.  This trip includes a meeting with members of the US Consulate and is designed to provide an education in the financial and economic development of Japan particularly in recent history. The class will also explore the current economic situation in Japan relative to the US, China, EU and the rest of the world.

  Learning objectives:  

  1. Learn about the recent financial development of Japan.
  2. Examine the world economic relationships of Japan and rest of the world.
  3. Study the steps taken in making Japan a major economy in the world.