2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Lectures||1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr workshop per week|
|Assessment||mid-term 2.5 hr exam (45%), final 2.5 hr exam (45%), and workshop presentations (10%) OR mid-term 2.5 hr exam (35%), final 2.5 hr exam (35%), research project (20%), and workshop presentations (10%).|
|Description||The major focus of this unit is providing students with an understanding of international banking and finance in the contemporary international financial environment. Due to the dynamic nature of the international banking environment, it is necessary to develop skills to effectively identify and understand the effects of current developments. Firstly, the international banking functions are presented; followed by international trade financing, participation in the interbank foreign exchange and Euro currency markets, international investment banking services, and sovereign lending. Other important topics include: international money laundering, international banking and debt crises, and offshore banking markets.|