Global Finance - GENC2100

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Banking and Finance

Course Outline: GENC2100 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Excluded:All UG Business programs

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This course is an introductory course which welcomes students with no prior knowledge of finance or business. It will greatly benefit students from other faculties as it will allow them to integrate global financial factors into their disciplines and gain a more holistic picture of the interrelated forces of science, technology, the environment, engineering, law and arts in the world of finance.

To this end, the Global Finance course, offered by the Institute of Global Finance, will provide students with a comprehensive foundation level of general knowledge, skills and insights about the world of finance and the capacity to analyse those factors that contribute to global and regional financial stability, financial opportunities and prosperity. In the course, students will gain a practical understanding of factors contributing to foreign exchange rate risk, Asian capital markets, global tax management, global investment strategies, the role of multinational companies, such as IT, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, companies and global financial risk management.

The course also provides analysis of multinational banks, investment banks and the superannuation industry. This course is also designed to teach students, using real and live financial data and an interactive website, how large and small companies can work with banks and other financial institutions on trade finance, joint ventures, raising capital for new projects and expanding international business opportunities. The course is enhanced by opportunities to hear from international, world class scholars in the field of Global Finance.

This course is offered both through face to face lectures or online delivery and is facilitated through engagement in online activities, via an interactive website allowing students to gain a broad understanding of global financial issues, including the Asian capital markets.

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