MBA 625 International Finance
F1P 2011 MB
Naseem Al Rahahleh
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ph.D.--University of New OrleansM.S.-- University of New OrleansM.S.- Yarmouk University
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:15am to 12noon; Tuseday: 2:30:00-5:00pm OR by appointment
Monday, August 15, 2011 to Sunday, October 09, 2011
--T---- Room MC32
5:30 - 9:50 PM
FI 360 and MBA 615
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Exams:
Your participation grade is based on the quality of your inputs into class discussions and your attendance. Your attendance is required. Students are expected to attend all classes regularly and punctually. Parking is often a hassle; allow enough time for it. Lectures will start promptly at 5:30pm. Please enter the classroom with as little disruption as possible. Two late arrivals will count as one unexcused absence. My expectation is that you do not leave the classroom in the middle of a lecture. Please prepare yourself for this. Your class participation will count 5% of your course grade. Participation is important to understanding the course material, so I will be monitoring your participation throughout the course.
Group Case Analysis:
Each group is required to analyze and write up a report on one case. The case that you will analyze will be given to you on the third week of class.Members of each group will be the experts to the topic of the case assigned to them. You should answer all questions and show your work.
Grading: Midterm Exam: 35%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Points will be deducted for late assignments. Late homework will be penalized at the rate of 10% per day, unless a plausible and documented excuse is presented. Assignments more than 2 days late will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class disruptions will not be allowed. Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. To assure that students have an opportunity to gain from the time spent in class; students are prohibited from using cell phones or beepers, reading newspaper, sleeping or engaging in any other form of distraction.
If you do not understand the material, it is your responsibility to ask questions. Students are encouraged to ask questions during lecture and after lecture to receive clarification about the material we have just covered. You can also see me during my office hours.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Tentative Class Schedule:
Week 1: Aug. 16, 2011
Introduction and Overview-Schedule, Grading, Class Policies
The International Financial Environment
Ch. 1: Multinational Financial Management: An Overview
Ch. 2: International Flow of Funds
Week 2: Aug. 23, 2011
The International Financial Environment
Ch. 3: International Financial Markets
Ch. 4: Exchange Rate Determination
Case Discussion (TBA)
Week 3: Aug. 30,2011
Ch. 5: Currency Derivatives
Week 4: Sep. 6, 2011
Exchange Rate Behavior
Ch.7:International Arbitrage and Interest Rate Parity
Ch.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Week 5: Sep.13, 2011
Ch.7: International Arbitrage and Interest Rate Parity
Ch. 8: Relationships among Inflation, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates
Week 6: Sep. 20, 2011
Exchange Rate Risk Management
Ch. 11: Managing Transaction Exposure
Long-Term Asset and Liability Management
Ch. 14: Multinational Capital Budgeting
Case Discussion (TBA)
Week 7: Sep. 27, 2011
Group Case Submission
Ch. 17: Multinational Cost of Capital and Capital Structure
Ch. 21: International Cash Management
Week 8: Oct. 3, 2011
Final Exam: Comprehensive
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 25
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:8/18/2011 5:51:07 PM