The International Finance course is a part-time evening course, which provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the management of the financing activities of a large multinational company.
This International Finance short 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.
This part-time course offers the opportunity to learn whilst maintaining 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.
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.
“ This is a great course if you want an understanding of business and finance. The structure is concise and the material is well selected and presented. I think the course is clear and all the topics are well defined. I have learnt a lot of new information that I can see as being applicable in business. ”
Over the course of 10 weekly evening classes you will learn:
An interest in business finance.
Good English reading, writing and speaking skills.
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.
For an overview of international finance:
For more technical information:
Dr Permjit Singh