International Finance  Short Courses

Course Information

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Wednesday 4 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1996 Enrolment Closed
Wednesday 17 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1996 Apply Now
Wednesday 2 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1996 Apply Now

Course Content

This part-time evening course provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the management of the financing activities of a large multinational company.

Course content includes a description of the organisation and function of a corporate treasury department and the interaction with areas of a company. Practical examples are used to illustrate the nature of currency and interest rate risks and how they can be managed using various derivatives. Liquidity risk is also analysed. The types of bank inter-relationships and their management are discussed, the steps to arrange bank loans set out, and the significance of the many clauses found in a typical loan agreement are explored. Other domestic and international debt markets for finance and corresponding instruments available to a multinational company are also considered, as well as asset securitisation and trade finance.

Our short International Finance course studies the wide-ranging use of time value of money and discounted cash flow in corporate finance and ends with a discussion of the causes and characteristics of the global financial crisis from a multinational perspective.

Why choose the International Finance short course?

The course offers you the opportunity to learn whilst maintaining your daytime employment, combined with academic excellence and practical skill transfer. Our International Finance short course programme is delivered over 10 weeks from our Central London campus.

Tutor Info

Dr Permjit Singh is a qualified corporate treasurer and has held various positions in treasury management for financial services companies, including Head of Treasury. Permjit has a degree in biochemistry from Warwick University and a PhD in finance from Reading University.  He has devised, prepared and taught corporate finance courses at various universities and business schools, and is currently a visiting lecturer at City, University of London and a Treasury Consultant.


An interest in business finance.

English Requirements

Good English reading, writing and speaking skills.

What will I learn?

  • Organisation of the Treasury department.
  • Banks: what they do and how to deal with them.
  • Financing overseas trade.
  • Debt finance.
  • Equity finance.
  • Risk management (including derivatives).
  • Investment appraisal.

Teaching and Assessment

Class notes in Powerpoint format will be provided via the City's online learning environment (Moodle).

Classroom tuition will be complemented by group discussion of topical news of the City, economics, or global financial markets.

An informal one-hour multiple choice test at the end of the course will be given to test individuals' understanding and progress.

Recommended Reading

For an overview of international finance, read: The City and Global Financial Services 2016 edition (Dr Permjit Singh).

For more technical information, read: Corporate Financial Management (Arnold, G; FT Prentice Hall)

Career Outcome

This course will provide a broad overview of how a company operates in the international financial markets and will be of value to students considering working in corporate finance, e.g., as a treasurer, or in a bank dealing with commercial customers.

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