7 August 2021
International Business and Finance
The world’s economy is becoming increasingly global and individuals who understand the international context of business and finance are in demand.
This course will explore some of the key issues and themes from both a business and finance perspective, including how multinational corporations leverage financial markets when seeking to exploit international business opportunities, the management challenges presented, and the relevance of these to financial and capital markets.
Students will gain an understanding of the international business environment and its competitive and investment climate. Using frameworks and methodologies, students will also investigate the interaction between firm strategies, economic policies and the changing international environment.
The course is also designed to give you knowledge and understanding of international business and finance activities of any organisation. You will explore various aspects of international business and come face to face with the latest debates and discoveries in the subject. A wide range of topics such as financial derivatives, supply chains and corporate governance will be discussed, as will be the challenges and strategies related to managing across cultures and countries.
This course is suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates who are studying (or have previously studied) a social sciences degree or modules from a social sciences degree.
Topics to be covered include:
-Securitisation; credit rating
-Equity (stock) markets
-Derivatives I: futures and options
-Derivatives II: credit derivatives
-Financial regulation (time allowing)
-Globalization: What is it and what are its drivers
-Principles of International Trade
-The International Economic Environment
-Multinational Corporations: internal organization and strategies
-Market Structure and Firms’ Strategies
-Foreign Domestic investment
-Business Strategy - Use of Game Theory
-International Competition and Cooperation
-Economic and Political Country Risks
-Risk of Expropriation
By the end of the course students should be able:
-To gain an understanding of the international business environment and its competitive and investment climate
-To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the correlations between the areas of finance and the global economy
-To examine issues from both a business and economic perspective
-To enhance your understanding of the strategic context in which international business operates
-To help prepare you for a career in the finance operations of large multinational corporations.
Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London and Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Warwick
Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying Economics and related disciplines such as Business, Law, Mathematics
This course aims to explore some of the key issues and themes from both a business and finance perspective, including how multinational corporations leverage financial markets when seeking to exploit international business opportunities, the management challenges presented, and the relevance of these to financial and capital markets. Using frameworks and methodologies, students will investigate the interaction between firm strategies, economic policies and the changing international environment.
You must check with the relevant office of your institution if you will be awarded credit, but many institutions will allow this. In general, you’ll earn 3 credits in the US system, and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Warwick will provide any necessary supporting evidence to help evaluate the worth of the course.
GBP 2070: Tuition fee (includes a 10% early booking discount, social programme and guest lecture series)
We offer enhanced discounts for Warwick alumni, Warwick study abroad partners and group bookings of 5+ students