International Finance

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Kolbe
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1425
End: 1540
Field Class: Day 2 - Yokohama - Monday, 26 January | Japan Download Syllabus

This course is designed to give students a greater appreciation of global business from a financial perspective. We study the fundamentals of international finance within the broader context of economic globalization. We examine foreign exchange and currency markets, understanding the techniques that are used to facilitate multi-currency business. We also consider how companies think about and manage the resulting financial and operational risks. We study world financial markets and institutions, and examine how companies invest and finance on a global basis. Finally, we consider the financial management of the multinational firm, with a focus on opportunities, risks and future challenges.

Field Class

Country: Japan
Day: 2 - Yokohama - Monday, 26 January

On 11 February 2015 we will visit Nissan in Yokohama. We will meet with Nissan personnel who will explain how their firm operates in a multinational environment, including how they deal with international financial and management problems. Academic Objectives: 1. To provide understanding of outsourcing and the manufacturing process. 2. To experience Nissan’s role as functioning company in the global economy. 3. To examine the hedging practices concerning currencies in international trade.