INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Management PhD
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 621 International Finance Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erkan ILGÜN, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
International Finance is one of the most important areas of interest in business in the twenty-first century. With the liberalization of international financial and human capital markets over the last half-century, firms are becoming increasingly global as they engage in business. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the international markets in which firms operate, and to give you an understanding of the important international economic factors and relationships that can affect a multinational firm. The material covered in this course will be used to assess the risk of the economic environment in which multinational firms operate, and examine the decisions facing financial managers in a global environment and the tools used in making those decisions. The topics include foreign currency exchange rates, arbitrage and parity conditions, currency risk management, financing in the global market, and cross-border valuation and international investment with an emphasizes of concepts in Behavioral Finance.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction and What this Course Will Do for You and Your Purposes
  2. Risk and Financial Crises
  3. Ffinancing in the global market
  4. Monetary Policy
  5. Behavioral Finance and the Role of Psychology
  6. The Brain: Structure and Function
  7. Origins of Mind
  8. Neurochemistry
  9. Intuition
  10. \\\"Irrational Exuberance\\\"
  11. Anxiety, Fear, and Nervousness
  12. Personality Factors
  13. Making Decisions
  14. Emotion Management

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project150
    Presentation150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Levi, M. C.: International Finance, Fourth edition, Routledge, 2005
      • PETERSON, R. L.: Inside the Investor’s Brain, John Wiley & Sons, 2007

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0