154-0008/02 – International Finance (MF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Karel Hlaváček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Karel Hlaváček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesMaster
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- To interpret topics of international finance, its theoretical backgrounds and real events. - To explain impacts of exchange rate risk in company and discuss possibilities of measuring and managing exposures. - To design possible ways of financing through instruments that are offered in the international financial markets. - To argue advantages and disadvantages of various forms of international investments. - To evaluate process of financial crises - its causes, symptoms and consequences - including possibilities of their forecasting.

Teaching methods


The course extend the knowladges obtained in basic courses of economy and finance by information of financial relations among subjects on the international level. The task is to extend the knowladges of students so that they will be of good orientation in international finance problems and will be able to use particular instruments of international markets

Compulsory literature:

1. Shapiro, A.C.: Multinational financial management.John Wiley & Sons, 7th edition 2002 2. Paul R. Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld, International Economics: theory and policy. 6th Edition. Addison-Wesley, NY 2002. 3. David Eiteman, Arthur Stonehill, and Michael Moffett, Multinational Business Finance, 10th ed., Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2003. 4. Solnik, B.: International Investments.5th ed. New York, Addison Wesley, 2003. 5.Bank for International Settlemets: Triennial central bank survey of foreign exchange and derivates market activity 2001, BIS 2002, www.bis.org

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (M6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance P Czech Ostrava 5 Compulsory study plan

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