Course Title: International Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Finance

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BAFI1075

City Campus

Postgraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Spring2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Spring2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Spring2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Professor On Kit Tam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5565

Course Coordinator Email: onkit.tam@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
005012 - Corporate Finance


Course Description

In this course, you will effectively research and manage a business project related to monetary systems and frameworks that meets a client’s needs. The course draws on and integrates concepts from most of the other Master of Finance courses which focus on specific areas of financial monetary funds and systems. The international economy plays an ever increasing role in finance and you will determine threats and opportunities while exploring determinants and implications while reviewing financial frameworks.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience. You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that include industry feedback.
This course also provides you with a capstone experience, which will provide you with the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Create a strategic project brief in an ethical sustainable manner using financial concepts and methodologies to provide solutions and recommendations for applications in a professional context.
  2. Apply interpersonal skills to work in teams and to communicate effectively with clients.
  3. Combine theoretical knowledge with practical application to identify, select and assess strategies with regards to various relevant organisational contexts.
  4. Apply and synthesis national and international business, finance, economic and analytical frameworks and techniques to address problems and opportunities.
  5. Critically reflect on your future career potential and lifelong learning.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.