MBA (Master of Business Administration)

International Financial Management and Corporate Finance BUS5012

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces the students to the theory and practise of corporate finance and analyses issues involved in financial management. 


Taught over 6 half days.

Excluded Courses

International Financial Management (ACCFIN5030)


The assignment comprises of two parts, namely:

a) A 2,500-word report, involving a choice between three themes on research-led themes, with a 70% weight of the total mark.

b) An individual or group presentation of case studies and/or academic papers on international financial management, with a 30% weight.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course explores the complexities of corporate financial management in an international setting, where companies are subject to exchange rate risk. The course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of international investment and financing decisions. The course emphasises the practical implications of finance theory and its application in international financial management. The course presents recent advances in the academic literature on multinational financial management, which are provide essential skills for mastering business administration.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1) Recognize the additional complexities financial managers face as they move from a domestic to an international arena.

2) Assess the central roles of finance theories in dealing with the complexities faced by financial managers in this environment.

3) Work in groups to appraise recent articles with reference to principles and practices learnt on the course.

4) Work individually to formulate a written report on advanced modern topics of international financial management and corporate finance.

5) Explain and discuss various aspects of international financial management, including the operations of currency markets, capital structure, capital budgeting and international investment.

6) Critically evaluate a range of relevant literature in the field of international financial management and corporate finance.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.