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Balancing Risk & Finance

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Balancing Risk & Finance
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: MAIM-166
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
written examination

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAIM-166 (P420-0261) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016 , semester 1, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Gröhl
Dozierende des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
1 Professional Competencies
1.1 Knowledge
The Students can/know/apply
• explain the environments of economic risk parameters regarding an potential international investment.
• the latest state of methods regarding the strategic application of diversity related models.
• interpret qualitative and quantitative data and present appropriate and coherent recommendations that lead
  to effective marketing and business decisions
1.2 Skills
The Students can/know/apply
• specialised problem-solving skills required in research and/or innovation in order to develop new knowledge
  and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields.
• describe specific country risks from a macroeconomic perspective.
• interpret quantitative research on international risk.
• apply tools for optimising international portfolio investments.
2 Personal Competencies
2.1 Social Competencies
The Students can/know/apply
• lead and coordinate teams in a results-oriented fashion.
• present and prudently defend results in a complex and demanding environment.
2.2 Autonomy
The Students can/know/apply
• manage and transform work or study contexts that are complex, unpredictable and require new strategic approaches.
• reflect operational challenges of a company in the background of international challenges.

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Module content:
The first part of this module introduces concepts of dealing with international investment risks and returns. In the first section an overview of international financial market is given. The main focus here will be toward the emerging and frontier financial markets of Europe, their different features compared with advanced financial market. Through this focus the course will address those professionals who intend to expand their business toward emerging and frontier economies through the mergers and acquisitions that can be developed through the respective security markets. Moreover, the idea of international portfolio diversification is developed. Part two shows the macroeconomic perspective of a firm acting in an international environment. Finally the consequences for the strategy of an individual firm are discussed. Intensive focus is given to techniques and methods that are capable to balance the risks resulting from Foreign Direct Investments. The course is targeted at those professionals who have taken over or acquire for a strategic planning position and have basic knowledge of financial management and economic relations.
The second part takes the form of a seminar discusses scientific papers and case studies in the field of the lecture. Lectures in scientific methods (statistics, econometrics, economic concepts) are given. Students will prepare their presentations.

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Teaching methods/Media:
• Lectures
• Seminar on scientific paper
• Presentations

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Additional information:

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Recommended or required reading:
• Brealey, R. A., Myers, S. C., Allen, F. (2010), Principles of Corporate Finance, Mcgraw-Hill Publ.Comp.
• Krugman, Obstfeld, Melitz, (2011): International Economics: Theory and Policy, Prentice Hall International.
• Various Papers, references given in the lecture.
• Arouri, M.E.H., Jawadi, F., Nguyen, D.K. (2010): The Dynamics of Emerging Stock Markets, Physica-Verlag
• Ball, L.M. (2012): Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Worth Publishers
• Gamble, W.B. (2011): Investing in Emerging Markets, Apress
• Gregoriou, G.N. ed. (2010): Emerging Markets: Perfomance, Analysis and Innovation, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)

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