Course: International Finance

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Course title International Finance
Course code UEV/PMZF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Černohorská Liběna, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Prokop Viktor, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
International finance, characteristic and basic range of problems. Balance of payments, concept, structure, balance, factors influencing balance of payments, balancing processes. Exchange rate, its systems, determinants, exchange rate in long and short period, management of exchange rates, fundamental and technical analysis of exchange rate. Foreign exchange reserves, its structure and management, exchange intervention of central bank. Exchange market, its structure, foreign exchange operations - term and prompt, foreign exchange expositions and hazards. Model IS-LM-BP (Mundell-Fleming model). Rating. Eurocurrency and Eurocapital market, international monetary and financial investments. Historical development of international monetary system, Brettonwood institutions, Euro, European Monetary Union.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with basic knowledge of international financial relations from the point of view of money theories as well as practical external monetary policy.
Students will be able to use acquired knowledge in all sectors of the national economy as well as various views of the Euro area functioning.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment, Presentation

The assignment is granted upon completion of the following conditions: presentation and discussion of the current situation. The examination is written and oral. It is possible to achieve max. 100 points, while the final test is the max. 85 points, essay and its presentation max. 10 points, discussion and activity in seminars max. 5 points.
Recommended literature
  • Durčáková, Jaroslava. Mezinárodní finance. Praha: Management Press, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7261-221-5.
  • FRAIT, J.:. Teorie mezinárodních financí. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2001.
  • MARKOVÁ, J:. Mezinárodní měnová spolupráce. Praha: Oeconomica, 2006.
  • REVENDA, Z. a kol.:. Peněžní ekonomie a bankovnictví. Praha: Management Press, 2011.

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