FINC344-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

International Finance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts and issues in international finance. It develops a "tool-kit" of common approaches and applies it to many real-world examples in international finance. We cover topics such as the foreign exchange markets and exchange rate systems, balance of payments, international arbitrage and interest rate parity, exchange rate determination and forecasting, measuring and managing exchange rate risk, international debt and equity financing, currency derivatives, interest rate and currency swaps, and financial crises.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


ECON206 or FINC201 or FINC203 RP: 15 points in MATH or Year 13 Math with Calculus


FINC315, ECON344, ECON210

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

15 points in MATH or Year 13 Math with Calculus

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 102
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
03-P1 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03-P2 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03-P3 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Kuntal Das

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

All FINC344 Occurrences

  • FINC344-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024