FIUNAMFM International Financial Management

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Jana Šimáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Jana Šimáková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Jana Šimáková, Ph.D.
Department of Finance and Accounting - School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: Ing. Irena Szarowská, Ph.D., MPA
Mon 14:45–16:20 A412
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
FIUNAMFM/01: Mon 16:25–17:10 A412, J. Šimáková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to provide students with necessary knowledge and orientation in a relatively complex area of the international financial management. Financial decisions could be a key within all kinds of the business. Therefore, the role of financial managers is very important nowadays and will be stressed throughout the course. It will be also highlighted how the area of international financial management has changed after the global financial crisis.
  • 1. Principles of international financial management
    Principles of international financial management. Reasons to engage in international business. Forms of international business – international trade, licencing, franchising, joint ventures, acquisitions of existing operations, establishing new foreign subsidiaries. Managing a multinational corporation. Agency problems. Valuation model for a multinational corporation.
  • 2. International financial markets
    Reasons and principles of using international financial markets in companies. International financial markets serving a multinational corporation. Foreign exchange market. International money market. International credit market. International bond market. International stock market.
  • 3. Foreign exchange risk management
    Characteristics of exchange rate risk. Measuring exchange rate movements. Forecasting exchange rates. Measuring exposure to exchange rate fluctuations. Transaction exposure. Economic exposure. Translation exposure. Managing transaction and economic exposure. Managing translation exposure. Internal and external methods of hedging against exchange rate risk – currency forwards, currency futures, currency options, swaps, cross hedging, money market hedging, leading, lagging, netting, currency diversification, natural hedging. Limitations of hedging.
  • 4. Long-term international asset and liability management
    Characteristics of long-term international assets and liabilities. Foreign direct investments (FDI). Revenue-related motives of FDI. Cost-related motives of FDI. Managing FDI. Host government views of FDI. Multinational capital budgeting. International corporate governance and control. Long-term financing on international financial markets. Sources of equity and debt capital.
  • 5. Short-term international asset and liability management
    Characteristics of short-term international assets and liabilities. Financing international trade. Payment methods of international trade. Short-term financing on international financial markets. International cash management. Techniques to optimize cash flows.
  • 6. Country risk analysis
    Country risk in terms of financial management. Country risk factors. Political risk. Economic and financial risk. Techniques to assess country risk. Measuring country risk. Techniques to decrease country risk. Incorporating country risk in capital budgeting. Preventing host government takeovers. Credit rating of the countries.
    required literature
  • MADURA, J. International Financial Management. Mason etc.: South-Western Publishing, 2011. ISBN 13978-0-538-48221. info
  • SHAPIRO, A. C. Multinational Financial Management. Boston, etc: John Willey & Sons, 2010. ISBN 13978-0470-415016. info
    recommended literature
  • SWEENEY, P. D., McFARLIN, D. B. International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-82528-3. info
  • EITEMAN, D. K., STONEHILL, A. I., MOFFETT, M. H. Multinational Business Finance: Global Edition. Essex: Pearson Education Ltd., 2012. ISBN 978-0-273-76553-0. info
  • BUTLER, K. C. Multinational Finance: Evaluating Opportunities, Costs, and Risks of Operations. New Jersey: John Willey & Sons, 2012. ISBN 978-1-118-27012-7. info
Teaching methods
Lecture with presentation in Power-point
Assessment methods
Written exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Activity Difficulty [h]
Ostatní studijní zátěž 66
Přednáška 26
Seminář 13
Zkouška 40
Summary 145
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2022.
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