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International Finance

International Finance

Code: FIE3LF103
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 6
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: FIE3LF101 Introduction to Corporate Finance.

Learning outcomes
You are equipped with tools and theory to understand and analyse the international economic environment and the processes of international financial management. You identify financial systems and how they are structured. You can operate in the international financial markets and banking environment and are familiarised with foreign exchange markets and international trade. You recognize methods to manage foreign exchange and credit risk, including derivate instruments and how financial markets are different. You identify the various risks that businesses face in their daily operations in a competitive global environment. You also recognize and understand bank related risks and risk mitigation.


  • financial institutions
  • international banking: commercial and investment banking
  • foreign exchange markets
  • interbank markets and role of central banks
  • trade and project finance
  • bank and corporate risk management

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Guest lectures, partner company co-operations

An international case company and benchmarking the closest competitors in multicultural student teams.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Mika Mustikainen, Arto Elomaa

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.