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Ryerson University
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Ted Rogers School of Business Management

FIN 621 International Finance – Winter 2013
Sections 011 and 701E

Sergiy Rakhmayil, Ph.D. Office: TRS 2-056, 416-979-5000 ext.4968, srakhmay@ryerson.ca
Class Schedule: Tuesdays 18:30-21:30, TRS 1-067, Office hours: Tuesdays 16:00-17:00,
Course website: http://my.ryerson.ca

Course Description
In this course, financial theory will be applied to a variety of international finance issues including interest rates, exchange rates, corporate valuation, securities valuation, risk management, and foreign currency derivatives. Practical solutions to real world financial issues will be explored.

Course overview
Students focus on the financial concepts, issues, methods, and industry practices relevant to international finance. Students will learn how to evaluate the financial position of a corporation or a trader through examination of portfolio composition, how to analyse financing and investment problems using discounted cash flow framework, how to evaluate the impact of different financing and investment decisions on the multinational corporations shareholders’ wealth, and how various interest rand foreign exchange rates are formed. Students will have to do a project related to international portfolio management where they will conceptualize a complex international finance issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation

Course objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name and discuss the issues in international finance and will be able to demonstrate this knowledge by being able to evaluate possible outcomes for various courses of financing and trading actions. This includes analyzing key international economic variables, understanding the international financial system, and application of principles and theories of international finance to corporate financing, investment, and trading.

* Course Materials 1. International Financial Management: Canadian Perspectives, 2nd Edition, by Eun, Resnick and Brean, McGraw-Hill Ryerson , 2008. 2. A financial calculator (required). It is recommended, although not required, to have a scientific calculator as well. Ideally you want to have calculator(s) that would have at least the following worksheets: time value of money, net present value, internal rate of return, statistics (mean, standard deviation, correlation), and cumulative normal distribution. 3. i-Clicker-2 device (required), please get it at the bookstore and register using your Matrix username (i.e. your email address is username@ryerson.ca) as student ID at http://www.iclicker.com/support/registeryourclicker/

* Teaching Methods
A combination of lectures, discussion and problem solving will be used. Students will be encouraged to think, analyze, evaluate, and problem-solve, not memorize. Students are expected to come to class on time and be prepared for the class, i.e., to have read the assigned reading and to have done the assigned problems.

Method of Evaluation:
The grade for this course is composed of the mark received for each of the following components: Method| Percent/Weight|
Pre-Tests (best 7 out of 10)| 10%|
iClickers Quizzes (best 7 out of 10)| 15%|
Journal| 5%|
Test 1| 15%|
Test 2| 15%|
Final test| 40%|
TOTAL| 100%|
Students will receive the...
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