Global Finance for Managers: Navigating the Global Finance Environment
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To provide analysis and understanding of the global economic and financial environment in which multinational managers operate.
- Foreign exchange market: how currencies are traded globally; exchange rates; recent developments
- International Monetary Systems: different types of exchange rate arrangements and how currencies are managed by governments; fixed versus floating exchange rates and effects on firm planning and risk management
- Global payments imbalances and political sensitivities: why some countries have surpluses and others deficits in trade balances and implications for policy
- Interest rates and exchange rates: what affects returns on international investment
- Prices and exchange rates: what determines global competitiveness in merchandise trade
- Hedging foreign exchange risk: how firms manage their exposures to uncertain future exchange rates
- Transfer pricing: how firms price goods and services traded between international subsidiaries
- International portfolio investment: how is it different from purely domestic portfolios and what are the benefits and costs
- Direct foreign investment: how firms decide whether to buy or build it themselves when establishing a subsidiary in a foreign country
- International lending and borrowing: pricing international loans and country credit risk analysis
Who should attend
Ideal participants would be those employed by firms with international operations, customers, or suppliers. Participants will benefit from a deeper understanding of international finance and how it affects their firm.