Spring 2013

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Topics: 1980, 1967, 2007, 1983
Finance 4550 Syllabus Spring 2013
Instructor: Lynn Leary Meyers Phone: 587-7951 finllm@business.utah.edu

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or by appointment.

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Important Dates: Last day to drop: January 16, 2013. Last day to add: January 13,2013. Last day to withdraw is March 1, 2013.

Required Materials: (International Corporate Finance, 1st edition, J. Ashok Robin. (A good financial calculator is needed. We will be using them in class each day. I suggest the HP-10BII (about $35). I use the HP-12C. Be sure you have the user’s manual as it is not possible to describe multiple calculators’ functions! There are just too many brands and models available to do so. (Canvas: Power point slides and solutions to homework problems will be posted during the semester. Solutions will be posted after they have been discussed in class and collected.

Course Description: This course is designed to give students an understanding of the financing of international transactions. Discussions will focus on social, political, and economic principles that govern transactions, multinational corporate operations, international financial institutions, foreign exchange markets, risk and return, and foreign investment options. My goal is that by the end of this course, the student will have working knowledge of international financial markets and securities, multinational financial analysis, an appreciation of foreign cultural and social practices, an understanding of the ever-changing global economic environment, and an ability to explain how the United States is connected to and affected by worldwide economic and political issues.

Learning Objectives: Understand the underlying rationale for international trade Understand the role of foreign exchange and how it affects both multinational and domestic firms Understand the effects of

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