Course Title: International Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Finance

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh3 22


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 07


RMIT University Vietnam


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Caroline Chen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99255073

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus Building 80, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

As a consequence of many global factors, including floating exchange rates, the abolition of capital controls, the deregulation of financial markets and advances in information technology, the field of international finance has become increasingly important over the past three decades. An increase in international trade and increasing globalisation have contributed significantly to the importance of financial management beyond the domestic borders. In this course, you will learn that by understanding the financial decision-making framework from an international perspective, comprehending the global environment of business finance and being aware of the cultural variables of international business.

This course covers knowledge that is essential for today’s financial manager as it provides skills that ensure the competent evaluation of alternatives and the making of objective decisions from an international perspective. This course will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on, consolidate and apply what you have learnt in this course.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1 Interpret the implications of globalisation from a finance perspective and identify various types of international Monetary systems. CLO2 Examine the structure and trends of the balance of payments (BoP).
CLO3 Analyse important features of the foreign exchange markets, including international parity relationships, and apply approaches of forecasting exchange rates.
CLO4 Compare different types of foreign exchange exposures and formulate risk management strategies. CLO5 Evaluate the financial decision-making framework from an international perspective.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities may comprise of the following:
1. attend learning activities including lectures/recorded lectures and interactive sessions.

2. lead or participate in in-class discussion of questions that links to industry and global situation.
3. form market view and trade on real-life market and economic data accordingly.
4. rigorous self-study and preparation.
5. reading of, and note taking from recommended text books, as well as other references.
6. complete assessment tasks.
7. optional consultation with academic staff.

Students are expected to conduct their own readings before attending class. The materials presented in class may be different from the materials students download from Canvas in terms of information format, breadth and depth. The materials used in class are specifically designed to explain and demonstrate key concepts and may not include all the details.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. All the learning materials are posted on Canvas. Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3:  40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5