Courses & Units

International Financial Management BEA706



Most businesses operate in a global financial market, and very few facets of financial management are as important as managing exchange rate risk. This unit will provide you with the skills necessary to understand and address some of the multi-faceted issues of international financial management, with a focus on understanding exchange rate behaviour, factors influencing exchange rates, forecasting and managing exchange rate risk. Techniques will be studied and applied from various fields including financial management, macroeconomics, corporate finance and investment theory.


Unit name International Financial Management
Unit code BEA706
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Finance
Coordinator Associate Professor Joaquin Vespignani
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse the interaction between the real economy and financial markets.
  • Critically analyse the role of international conditions on financial markets and multinational corporate behaviour.
  • Transmit knowledge of finance in oral and written formats.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010103 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



AssessmentEQuizzes (XII) (5%)|Mid Semester Test - Multiple Choice Quiz (10%)|Exam (60%)|Workshop submission (10%)|Report Group Assignment (15%)
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You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:

Madura, J, Hoque, A, & krishnamurti, C,  2018, International financial management, 1st edn (Asia-pacific edition), South-Western Cengage Learning.

*A much cheaper eBook version has been organised for this unit. Use Promo code: UTAS10 at check out! A 10% Discount Offer is valid until 1 April 2019. You can access the online learning platform Connect which houses an eBook version of International financial management, 1st edn (Asia-pacific edition) (ISBN10: 0170394689). You can find it on here:


The following text books are all excellent choices. They are listed in the order of most helpful and most suitable addition to the main text prescribed above.

1. Shapiro, AC 2010 (or newer), Multinational financial management, 9th edn, Wiley, Hoboken,NJ. This is an excellent book, with many examples, graphs, and practice problems.

2. Eiteman,D., Rath,S., Daly,K., Moffett,M. Stonehill,A, 2011 (or newer), Multinational Business Finance, Pearson, 2nd Australian edition, French Forest, NSW. This is an excellent addition to the required text, with an Australian perspective on multinational finance.

3. Bekaert,G. and Hodrick, 2009 (or newer), International Financial Management, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ. It has many additional tables, graphs and case studies as well as examples and problems to complement the texts above.

4. Eun,C. and Resnick ,B. , 2012 (or newer), International Financial Management, McGraw Hill, 6th edition, New York. This is the all-time classic, written by the best specialists in the field.

5. Moosa, I., 2010 (or newer), International Finance: An Analytical Approach, McGraw Hill, 3rd edition, North Ryde, NSW. This book provides a more rigorous treatment of international finance theories. It would be useful for students planning to further their understanding in international finance. RECOMMENDED FOR ADVANCED POSTGRADUATE LEVEL.

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