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International Financial Management

Spring 2009 MBA Course

B8399-018: International Financial Management

TR - Full Term, 09:00AM to 10:30AM
Location: URI 332

Instructor: Robert Hodrick

The course examines several important issues in international corporate finance using a mixture of classes involving lecture/discussion and the analysis of cases.  After a review of international finance fundamentals, considerable time is devoted to international capital budgeting decisions, which require an understanding of exchange rates and the determination of an appropriate cost of capital.  We examine these issues as they arise in the valuation of direct foreign investments, in international joint ventures and in international mergers and acquisitions.  A second issue is the determination and management of foreign exchange risks of various types.  The cases include discussions of the use of foreign currency forwards, options, and swaps.  A third issue involves the use of innovative, international financing vehicles for the multinational corporation.  A fourth issue is valuation of corporations in emerging markets, and a fifth issue is the use of project finance.

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