Postgraduate taught 

International Financial Analysis MSc

International Financial Management ACCFIN5030

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to build on the concepts learned from the first term International Corporate Finance course. It introduces the student to the international dimensions of financial markets and corporate financial decision- making. At the same time, it highlights potential problems and suggests possible solutions. The course also illustrates various operations of the international financial markets, such as the role of banks, the types of financial services and instruments, and their impact on the corporate enterprise.


10 x 2 hour seminars & 4 x 1 hour breakout sessions

Excluded Courses





■  Group Coursework (50%) - 4,000 words

■ Final Exam (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to develop the understanding of international dimensions of financial markets and corporate financial decision-making covering both theory and practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

■ Discuss the additional complexities financial managers face as they move from a domestic to an international arena, and the central roles of finance theories in dealing with these problems

■ Work in groups to critically evaluate a recent article with reference to principles and practices learnt on the course

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

■ Critically evaluate a range of relevant literature in the field of international financial management

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.