Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Self-paced. 16 weeks (48 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 International Finance


The course objective is to present international finance, focusing on topics such as international capital markets, international financial management and global markets.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to analyze the development, function, and roles of national and international financial organizations, monetary systems, and currencies
  • Weigh the costs and benefits of globalization on the domestic economy
  • Evaluate various strategies for hedging and managing foreign exchange risk
  • And investigate the causes, effects and resolutions of international financial crises
  • Differentiate between and measure the accounts of the international balance of payments
  • Demonstrate how to determine fixed and flexible exchange rates in foreign exchange markets and examine their impacts
  • Analyze the properties of domestic and foreign securities markets, such as stock and bond markets

General Course Topics:

  • Foundations of international finance
  • The balance of payments in international finance
  • History of money and finance
  • Globalization and multinational firms
  • Foreign exchange markets
  • Currency changes in international finance
  • International capital markets
  • Risk management in international finance
  • Hedging and strategic decision making
  • Capital and international financial management
  • International financial scams and crises
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials